PAX East: Two games that belong on Wii

DSC_0328While touring the PAX East exhibition floor, we had the pleasure of seeing two amazing games destined for much success: Limbo and Puzzle Quest 2. David labeled PQ2 a must buy that’s all but pre-ordered for his DS Lite, while I couldn’t stop gushing over Limbo, a simple black and white Xbox Live Arcade 2D platformer that deals in nothing but light, shadow and a pair of beady white eyes (pictured).

Trouble is, neither is on the Wii. It’s more of a shame with Puzzle Quest 2, I suppose, as the colorful visuals and pointer-based story mode, pictured below, were made for an IR pointer, not a joystick (as was the case in the Xbox 360 demo video). When David questioned the PQ2 rep, he pretty much shot down Wii support. Sad panda, but at least the series is making a return to the DS.

Limbo, on the other hand, would have a nice home on the 2D platformer-friendly WiiWare. When I talked with the producer, however, it seemed the title was locked up in “exclusive” land for now.

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3 Responses to PAX East: Two games that belong on Wii

  1. David says:

    A rep from D3 walked me through a demo of the DS version of Puzzle Quest 2. Has all the same features as the Xbox 360 version and has a better screen layout than the first Puzzle Quest DS. When I pushed them for info about a DS or iPhone version of PQ2, they said they wanted to put it on all systems, but it would greatly hinge on the sales of the Xbox 360 and DS versions. I plan to buy the DS version on Day 1 .. it looks awesome!

    Walking around the show floor, though, I really did notice the domination of Xbox 360 games, especially Xbox Live Arcade titles. If Steam wasn’t coming to the Mac this Fall, I’d actually consider picking up a 360 for access to all of the sweet indie games I saw at PAX.

  2. Jack says:

    “If Steam wasn’t coming to the Mac this Fall, I’d actually consider picking up a 360 for access to all of the sweet indie games I saw at PAX.”

    Good point about Steam for Mac. I keep forgetting how huge that news is for Mac owners, like myself.

  3. RoyalRook says:

    @David
    Wait did you even get to play PQ2? It’s from D3/I2, their reputation is not that good. And I still couldn’t forgive them for Galactrix, and Puzzle Kingdoms for that matter. Technically speaking PQ 2 is PQ 6 after Puzzle Chronicle(PQ5), so yea.

    Anyway, maybe you should get a chance to play the thing for more than an hour or two before recommend the title(PQ2).

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