Carmelita and Rosalina Learn to Share

I’m not sure when I last talked about “the beans” (AKA our Siamese kitty sisters Rosalina and Carmelita), but any day not spent discussing adorable kittens is one day too many.  (They are no longer technically kittens, but in my mind, they will be babies forever.)  Today, I wanted to write about how cooperative our little kitties have become with each other.

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The First Tree is Something Truly Special

The First Tree is an interesting sort of game that I have to approach a bit differently than I would my usual game reviews.  The big difference here is…The First Tree is not really a video game.  It is, but it’s not.  It’s more like an interactive story than anything else.  So if it’s a traditional game you’re after, you might want to pass this one up.  But if you’re interested in something a bit different, then by all means, read on. Continue reading The First Tree is Something Truly Special

Breathing on the Other Side: Yet Another Eerie Dream

The spooky goodness continues to spill over into November because I had another unsettling dream I wanted to write about from the night of October 14.  While creepy dreams are obviously not preferable when one is going through them, they are certainly more fun to write about.  This particular dream had a decidedly eerie tone throughout, and standout moments from it came about when a haunted house attraction turned out to be more fact than fiction….

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Haunted Mansion Color Palettes for October 2020

This post comes a bit late for Halloween, but I wanted to share with you all some drawings I did for the month of October.  Months ago, I tried my hand at color palettes, the theme being the amazing game, Hollow Knight, that I had recently had the pleasure of playing.  Since I had so much fun with this style of drawing, I decided to do a whole set of Haunted Mansion pictures in this style for the spookiest month of the year.  Behold!

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Playing as a Two-Year Old in Among the Sleep

Going into Among the Sleep, I had no idea what to expect.  In fact, I was not even aware the game existed until I was searching for the release date for Little Nightmares 2.  Though my search was in vain, I was recommended several horror games, the most intriguing being Among the Sleep, which I held onto for many months in anticipation of recording the game for our Virtual Bastion YouTube channel (shameless advertising is shameless, I know…but the playlist can be found here).  I had heard good things about the game, but ultimately, I had no idea what to expect aside from one simple detail.  The game is played entirely from the perspective of a two-year old. Continue reading Playing as a Two-Year Old in Among the Sleep

Inmost Is As Beautiful As It Is Eerie

I first became aware of Inmost thanks to a trailer on YouTube.  I don’t recall even finishing the trailer because the first few moments had already piqued my interest.  The game’s surprisingly beautiful pixel art style and eerie atmosphere was what hooked me.  Oftentimes, it is unwise to judge a game based solely on such shallow details, but I am happy to say that Inmost was one poorly-researched game that paid off.  Having recently published my playthrough of the game over on our Virtual Bastion YouTube channel, I thought it was about time I wrote a review so you, my dear readers, can decide for yourself if Inmost is worth your time. Continue reading Inmost Is As Beautiful As It Is Eerie

Knocking at the Door: Another Creepy Dream

I had a very spooky dream the night of September 22.  The dream started out in a candy store, which seems unassuming enough.  It was a rather dirty candy store, though, because people would take bites out of candy and leave the rest there, which was most unpleasant indeed.  I wanted some candy to bring home, especially some dark chocolate, but it was hard to find what I wanted, especially if I wanted candy that was untouched!  (This part of the dream might have been because I recently bought some cookies, which turned out to be all smashed up when I opened the package.) Continue reading Knocking at the Door: Another Creepy Dream

Child of Light: An Excellent RPG for Those Pressed for Time

More often than not, a game with an interesting art style is a surefire way to grab my attention.  While this is most certainly not the only criteria one should consider when perusing their gaming options, it has also led me to such interesting titles as Okami, GRIS, and Cuphead, all of which are excellent games in their own right.  Another such game was Child of Light, whose pink-haired protagonist immediately caught my notice.  Interest piqued, I originally passed this game up on the Wii U because of the console’s limited hard drive space, only to end up buying it for the slightly more spacious Switch. Continue reading Child of Light: An Excellent RPG for Those Pressed for Time

Kirby’s Dream Land 3 Review

For the last ten years, Kirby’s Dream Land 3 and I have kept passing each other by, with no more than mere glances in the other’s direction before ultimately going our separate ways.  Whether in the form of a physical SNES cartridge or a quick download vie the Wii U Virtual Console, I have had multiple opportunities to play the game, but have always chosen to spend my money on the highly praised Kirby Super Star instead.  Finally, with the release of the SNES collection provided by the Switch Online service, I hadn’t any reason to ignore this game any longer.  And now, in this post, I answer the question: do I regret taking so long to play this game?  Well…yes and no. Continue reading Kirby’s Dream Land 3 Review