PAX West was a blur this year, I did so much, and I had so much fun that it is hard to talk about anything in particular. I enjoyed most of the panels I went too. Two of the funniest featured Kris Straub: PAX Rumble 2017 (video game wresting at its finest) and the live version of his internet radio show 28 Plays Later (two guys talk about stuff). Of course the Telltale group play of Batman: The Enemy Within was as fun as always, and even though it has changed to a bunch of random ads, I still love going to the Gearbox show.
I didn’t have time to play a lot of the games on the show floor or elsewhere, but I am going to say that Forza 7 is the default game of show for me. I played it twice, and it is simply stunning on the Xbox One X. It truly shows the craziness the X will be able to pull off this Christmas. Board game wise, I am not going to name a game of the year. The ones I played were all fine, but I didn’t play a game I had to have. Though Dwarves: Dig, Delve, Die at least had some sweet dwarven shaped dice, and I won, which is always a bonus.
PAX West is always an experience, and there are some moments after all the walking and waiting in lines that make me wonder if it is all worth it, but every year I can’t wait to do it all over again. If you like geeky things and hanging out with geeky people, try to get yourself to a PAX. There will be something for you. Even if you have to weed through the three hundred “how to make your stream successful” panels. Though I can help you out with that: be funny, talented, have good screen presence, and self promote like crazy. Until next year PAX West!