Oh dear god yes campers, It’s that time again that I blather on about things which are yet to come in terms of gaming antics. This time, we visited the EGX Rezzed 2016 event, being held at the time of writing at the Tobacco Docks.
Last year I wrote about such wonders as Bloodborne, which mainly just vexed me, and has since continued to vex me. Tembo The Badass elephant was something to really look forward to. That was, until the release day where Sega or the developers released the wrong build onto Steam and we covered that in a YouTube video. There were many other good things to come out of such a packed and varied venue, that this year’s event was looked forward to even more.
Oh how the balls became saggier with time. Err… what? To explain, just sit back and read Part 1 of the overview from Rezzed and a look at some of the titles on offer.
Rezzed be a ghost town….
So them balls? Why mention saggy balls at all? Is this a Pot Noodle advert?
Nope, it only comes from the overall experience we had when attending EGX Rezzed 2016 on the Thursday. On the face of it, everyone had ran out of money to even bother turning up. It seems that perhaps interest was on the wane or maybe people didn’t have as much to show, but honestly the space occupied by EGX this year was around half of what it was before. Adding insult to injury, the venue’s hospitality had been massively reduced. Not only reduced, with prices hiked up to an average of £10 too.
Look at them, the filthy gamers….hate them, hate them all!
It seems to just plainly cash in on the gaming public who would be coming to see what games to burn their hard earned cash on. Which actually would be odd to say, considering that there were far fewer vendors around even to take advantage of the general buzz to sell whatever they happened to have.
Why was this? Where had everyone ran off to?
I guess only the EGX organisers can answer that, if they wanted to. Perhaps the Thursday was a set-up day and actually the bigger presence by all was meant for the weekend. If this was the case, surely it would have been better to not have anyone attend? But given the selection on display at all on the Thursday, one can only wonder how many punters would conclude the same. If this were to continue, then it honestly would be better for all, to look for other events to attend.
Hooray for free marketing stuff!
That being said, there were nowhere near as many queues for the games, save for Dark Souls 3 and the VR booths. Thus it was a lot easier to get around and enjoy some real quality time with the titles, with no rush to finish at any time. We also got a ridiculous amount of free gaming tat, of which we say to all the developers and PR people, thank you very much!
An additional Mucho kudos shout-out must go to the Carmageddon chaps who had t-shirts bigger than medium too. So for the first time ever, I managed to score something I would actually be able to wear from these things! That being said, it was very much worthwhile for some other reasons, some of which will surprise you. Continue reading