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Miitopia Returns for Part 4 on Virtual Bastion

Miitopia is back, the cute and silly RPG where all of the roles are played by Mii characters, including the Dark Lord, who has been stealing everyone’s faces and putting them on monsters!  This time, we will be rescuing our kidnapped friends and facing off against Dark Lord Mr. Bean!

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In case you missed it and would rather start from the beginning, the first episode can be found below:

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Last, but not least, the Duck’s Access Key is: 5MKGH6B.  The available characters that I’ve made at the moment are: Crispin Whytehead and Dr. Loboto from Psychonauts, Swaine from Ni no Kuni, and Medli and Ghirahim from The Legend of Zelda series!

Can You Survive the Death Road to Canada?

Death Road to Canada is an Oregon Trail-inspired, roguelike game where your group must survive the long road from Florida to Canada during the zombie apocalypse.  Along the way, you encounter new people to recruit to your team, gather supplies, and make tough decisions that can have serious consequences.  And once a team member dies, that’s it!  The Death Road has claimed yet another victim, and all you can do is move forward and hope for the best.

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Challenge-Challenge Template by KittyCouch

I found this fun art template online, which was created by KittyCouch on Deviant Art. As you can see, it was a rather challenging (but also amusing) little endeavor where I was tasked with drawing my chosen character with various…disadvantages.  I decided to do two of these, one for Dr. Loboto and one for Crispin, both characters from Psychonauts.

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Helping the Fab Fairies in Miitopia

I recently recorded part 3 of my Miitopia playthrough, which saw the formation of my third and, presumably, final team.  This time, I created all three of my new team members’ Mii’s, with their identities being as follows.  Charlotte, the energetic cat, joined the team first.  She is actually meant to resemble my character from Animal Crossing: New Horizons.  After that came two characters from The Legend of Zelda series, Medli from Wind Waker and Ghirahim from Skyward Sword.  Seeing as I was trying to utilize some of the new jobs, I ended up making Medli a kind flower and Ghirahim a stubborn imp.  I had since changed to the princess job, and I must admit, it felt rather odd not being in charge of healing this time.  (That role fell instead to Medli, and she didn’t always stay on top of things as much as I would have liked.)

The new land we explored was the Realm of the Fey, a forested location where we appear to be the size of a bug.  Or perhaps everything was just really huge.  During this time, we fought turkeys with disturbingly big butts, my characters developed a strange obsession with tomatoes, and we assisted the residents of the Elven Retreat, including the three Fab Fairy sisters.  The faces I chose for them seemed quite obvious, as I picked the three goddesses from the Zelda series, Din, Farore, and Nayru.

We were actually joined by the Fab Fairies during this leg of the adventure (only one accompanied us at a time), and the additional help was quite nice, considering the game was getting just a tad more difficult.  Even so, our adventure has still been rather easy thus far, and I typically refuse to use the copious amounts of sprinkles (for restoring HP and MP) that have since been bestowed upon me because it almost feels like cheating!  I heard that the game becomes difficult at the end, and I rather look forward to some actual challenge eventually.

Charlotte and I watch some sheep float away…

While I’m still having a lot of fun with this game, I have to admit that I didn’t become quite as attached to my third team.  Maybe it’s because I already used up my top character choices for my first two teams.  Maybe I was put off by the fact that this team used some of the weirder jobs.  Or maybe my team had simply been kidnapped one time too many, so the desire to bond with them just wasn’t as strong.

Whatever the case may be, I’ll admit that I spent much of the Realm of the Fey looking forward to completing it and getting my old team members back.  I heard that, after your third team gets taken by the Dark Lord, you can finally rescue all of your previous allies and fight alongside whomever you want.  And so, I’ve just gotten rather excited to see my old friends again, especially Crispin and Dr. Loboto (I became a big fan of Psychonauts recently).  As for my third ally, there are apparently two secret jobs that you can unlock later in the game, so one of them can fill that final empty spot (in my team and in my heart).

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Despite struggling to bond with my final team, and despite really not being a fan of most of the jobs remaining after team two was kidnapped (I still haven’t used tank, and I never plan to), Miitopia has still made for a surprisingly good time.  I’ve just grown a bit tired of repeatedly starting over with new team mates and having to start from scratch with a new job of my own.  Anyway, for the upcoming part 4, Karkaton, here I come!

Also, if you wish to use my new Mii’s, screenshots of them, along with my Access Key, are available below.

Medli from Wind Waker
Ghirahim from Skyward Sword

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This post was originally published on Virtual Bastion on May 31, 2022.

Death Road to Canada Playthrough on Virtual Bastion

The United States has been infested with zombies, and our only hope for survival is to reach Canada!  Join the Duck and various custom characters as we fight zombies, gather supplies, and encounter no shortage of bad luck in this challenging roguelike game.  We WILL die, but fortunately, every randomly-generated playthrough will be different!

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I’m Still Not a Big Fan of Super Mario 64

I don’t really like Super Mario 64.  There, I said it.  I understand that the game was a big deal for its time, considering it was one of the first 3D platformers ever made.  While that is certainly something to be admired, I never really had the best opinion of this game.  In fact, I feel Super Mario 64 might be the reason I bore poor Mario a bit of a grudge over the years.  So when I gave it another chance recently thanks to Super Mario 3D All-Stars, was I finally ready to forgive Mario?  Keep on reading to find out!

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps Playthrough on Virtual Bastion

Cary has already braved the original Ori and the Blind Forest, and now she’ll be playing through the sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps!  In this difficult, but beautiful, Metroidvania-style game, Ori ends up in the land of Niwen after being separated from the baby owl Ku!

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Guess what, everyone!  Our Virtual Bastion Youtube channel finally reached 1,000 subscribers just a few days ago!  It’s been a long journey that took several years (I want to say 6-7, but I can’t remember at the moment) and roughly 2,500 videos!  Starting out, we were lucky if we got even 1 view per video, which is understandable, but a bit disheartening after all the work we had put in.  Now we can get 15 or 20 or even 30 views on a video within the first day or so, and our subscribers are growing faster, as well.  Not to mention we are getting more supportive comments from long-time viewers to let us know our videos are appreciated.

Last year, horror games Little Nightmares 2 and FNAF: Security Breach performed quite well, and Nostalgic Notions is pretty popular, too.  This is a series Cary created where we play about 15 minutes of retro games, so you can get an idea of what a game is like in a short period of time.  She and I have recorded a lot of videos for that series over the years, spanning Atari, Sega Genesis, NES, SNES, and more!  More recently, Miitopia has been rather popular and is still ongoing.  In this cute and silly RPG, you can choose the faces for every character in the game using Mii’s that you or other players have made.  It’s quite a hoot!  I also must give Hatm0nster credit for creating the thumbnail overlay!  Our videos definitely look better now that they have proper thumbnails!

Now that we’ve reached such an important milestone, I look forward to seeing to what new heights our channel will soar in the coming years!

Hoa: A Beautiful and Relaxing Platformer

Hoa (pronounced “hwa”) is Vietnamese for “flower” and also the name of a lovely indie game and said game’s titular character, a tiny fairy-like creature the size of a bug.  This relaxing game features stunning hand-painted artwork, a beautiful soundtrack, and a peaceful atmosphere where the focus is solely on platforming and minor puzzling.  This game only took me about two hours to complete, but it was a delight from start to finish.  And I likely would have never given it a chance if it wasn’t recommended to us on Youtube by one of our commenters, Ramona Q.

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Miitopia Returns for Part 3 on Virtual Bastion

Miitopia is back, the cute and silly RPG where all of the roles are played by Mii characters, including the Dark Lord, who has been stealing everyone’s faces and putting them on monsters!  Last time, the Duck ventured through the desert with Dr. Loboto, Swaine, and Glamrock Freddy!  This time, we’ll be exploring the Realm of the Fey with a brand new team!

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