Category Archives: Games

Getting My Butt Kicked in Celeste

Over the years, I’ve been slowly catching up on a whole bunch of popular indie games.  Undertale, Cuphead, Hollow Knight, and most recently, Celeste.  Like Cuphead, I went into Celeste with a mixture of excitement and trepidation because I had heard that this game was brutally difficult.  On the surface, the game follows Madeline as she attempts to climb Celeste Mountain, despite warnings that weird things happen to people who do so.

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The Last Campfire: A Serene and Engaging Puzzle Game

Always on the hunt for interesting indie games, The Last Campfire is one of the newest additions to my digital library.  Aside from watching a trailer at one point that I now no longer remember, I went into this game knowing almost nothing about it aside from the fact that it involved solving puzzles.  While it’s not always wise to buy a game with very little research, I’m pleased to say this is one minor gamble that certainly paid off.

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Ni no Kuni for the DS vs. PS3 – What’s the Difference?

As a big fan of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for the PS3, it was only a matter of time before I discovered that there was actually an earlier version of the game for the DS called Ni no Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn.  Unfortunately, this version of the game was only released in Japan, with the reasoning I had heard being the fact that this game requires a physical copy of the Wizard’s Companion, a book that is included in a digital format with the PS3 release.  On the upside, fans have created an English translation of the game, which I recently watched on YouTube thanks to YouTuber Alice N Asgard.  So what’s the difference between the two games, you might be asking?  Well, you’re in luck, because that’s the exact focus of today’s post!

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Screenshot by The Duck of Indeed

I just revisited Little Nightmares 2 and got 100% of the trophies in the game! I had missed practically everything, but thanks to a guide I found on YouTube, it didn’t take me long to get every trophy, including finding every spooky shadow child and every hat (minus two that must be part of the Nome’s Attic DLC?). Interesting events are as follows:

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Little Nightmares 2 is Back for More Gruesome Goodness

The long-awaited Little Nightmares 2 is finally here, folks!  And though I was a bit hesitant about setting my expectations too high (I’ve been let down by too many sequels, you see), I can safely say this game does not disappoint!  This time around, we play as a boy named Mono, though it isn’t long before we are accompanied by Six from the original game.  (We don’t find out it’s her until the end of chapter 2, but this detail is pretty much already spoiled in the game’s online description, so…)  Mono’s goal is to brave the Pale City, reach the Signal Tower, and find the source of the Transmission.  Along the way, he and Six encounter various grotesque creatures and must use stealth and wits to survive.

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Drawing Midna 11 Years Later

When I redraw a character years later, it can be fun to compare them and see how much I’ve improved.  It can also be…a bit painful, to be honest.  One of my most recent pictures was of Midna from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.  I’ve been meaning to draw her again for a while, but I didn’t get around to it until 11 years later!  That’s right, I haven’t drawn Midna since 2010, and my first reaction upon seeing this old picture was…what the heck even is this monstrosity?

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