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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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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

Little Nightmares is More Like a Dream Come True

Over the years, I have had an increasingly strong belief that gaming was not quite what it used to be.  I was convinced that the “glory days” of the mid-90’s to early 2000’s had come to an end, for one reason or another.  I missed old-school platformers like Banjo-Kazooie.  I bemoaned the fact that many of my favorite series had either died off entirely or been reduced to husks of their former selves.

Fortunately, in recent months, I have come to shed these pessimistic sentiments, realizing in the process that such thoughts were, well, ridiculous.  Modern gaming is no better, and no worse, than it’s ever been.  It’s just different.  And that’s actually…a really good thing.  I mean, if Yooka-Laylee, a game released earlier this year, has taught me anything, it’s that resurrecting an old style of game that we all used to love is not the way to go.  That was then.  This is now.  Go ahead and enjoy the games of the past (I certainly do), but as far as the future of gaming is concerned, I need to stop focusing on what games USED to be like and instead set my sights on what they ARE today. Continue reading Little Nightmares is More Like a Dream Come True

Foxy Cosplay: The Finishing Touches

At long last, the long-awaited moment has arrived!  Foxy is complete, after nearly a year’s worth of work, not to mention blood, sweat, and tears.  Literally, as far as the blood is concerned.  Sewing needles are sharp.  The tears almost happened on a few occasions, during the more difficult parts of the project.  The sweat is just figurative.  That’s gross.  Anyway, self-indulgent rambling aside, the final steps are detailed below. Continue reading Foxy Cosplay: The Finishing Touches

Foxy Cosplay: The Head Part 4

Now that Foxy’s head is nearly complete, all that’s left are the glorious details!  So let’s not waste any time!  First off, the creation of the tuft on the top of his head and the ears were pretty straightforward.  The tuft was carved from upholstery foam and covered in red “fur”.  It was a bothersome shape to work with, but it was a pretty simple affair otherwise, and I was able to attach it to the top of the head with super glue.  The main bulk of the ears were cut out of the largest scraps of upholstery foam I had left over (one ear even had to be made out of two pieces stitched together because I didn’t have a piece large enough for the whole thing), while the rim was also cut out of foam and sewn on.  After sewing on the fabric, the ears were largely complete, save for attaching them to the head, which will be described shortly. Continue reading Foxy Cosplay: The Head Part 4

Foxy Cosplay: The Head Part 3

Based on the number of posts covering this topic, Foxy’s head has obviously been the most involved part of the costume, and I suppose it makes sense.  A face is far more important than a leg or a foot, after all, and so I simply must make it perfect.  This is also the process I’ve been looking forward to since the beginning, adding the fur and other various details to the head.  Now he’s really going to start looking like more than just a foam blob. Continue reading Foxy Cosplay: The Head Part 3

Foxy Cosplay: The Head Part 2

Well, the Duck has been hard at work constructing the noggin of the frightening, yet also strangely adorable, Foxy the pirate from Five Nights at Freddy’s.  Last time I talked about this cosplay, I had described how to make the main frame of Foxy’s head out of plastic canvas.  The next step was covering it with upholstery foam.  I’ll try not to bore you guys with the details, but this was certainly one time-consuming process.  A lot of people glue the foam on, but I hate working with glue, and some glue causes the foam to get hard and puff up, so I just sewed it onto the canvas using lesser-needed colors of thread.  I was able to use leftover scraps of foam to cover Foxy’s head, which was pretty nice, as it prevented these pieces from being wasted, and I even managed to avoid opening my final roll of foam.  (I bought an extra roll because I thought I’d need it…but I didn’t.  Now I can save it for some future projects I have in mind….) Continue reading Foxy Cosplay: The Head Part 2