Pax Dei is generating a lot of buzz, and in my opinion, it should serve
as a warning to games like Ashes of Creation. The first trailer offers a
glimpse of combat and the user interface, all from the perspective of
the in-game engine. If games like Ashes don't launch soon, titles like
Pax Dei may swoop in and steal their audience. The first look of Pax Dei
is pretty impressive, and it has convinced me to join the queue for
Not only were the visuals striking, which is to be expected with the Unreal Engine, but I felt like shots were taken at games like Ashes that have been hesitant to show combat and user interface as both were featured in the Pax Dei release trailer. Granted it is not in depth but it gives me hope the game is further along than just being a set of ideas.
Also impressive in the video was the support for cross platform. They showed the game on a tablet which is exciting. I don't do much gaming on mobile platforms but that is because most games don't offer it as a supported option; the more I see games like this support it the closer I get to jumping into gaming on something other than my big rig.
I didn't know this game was out there working its way towards an alpha, but after the trailer and some of the interview videos I am firmly in the camp of "excited to see what comes next". Again, I got the sense Pax Dei is closer to reality than games that suck up a lot of community buzz currently and the MMO market is ripe for some disruption.