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New Super Lucky’s Tale Playthrough on Virtual Bastion

Join us for our playthrough of New Super Lucky’s Tale, a cute platformer that follows the adventure of young fox Lucky as he collects clover pages, explores both open worlds and 2D side-scrolling levels, and works to defeat the sorcerer kitty Jinx and his feline family, the Kitty Litter!

Video from YouTube User: Virtual Bastion

Raji: An Ancient Epic: Demo Review

Raji: An Ancient Epic is one of those intriguing looking games I had my eye on for a while.  Set in ancient India and based on Hindu mythology, the game follows Raji’s adventure to rescue her little brother Golu, who was kidnapped by demons.  The unique setting and theme of the game really helps it to stand out from countless other demos I’ve played, and from what I’ve seen from the screenshots, Raji also looks like it could be a rather beautiful game.  Not to mention the cut scenes take the form of a puppet show, which is super interesting, as well.  Subject matter and aesthetics aside, this is still a game, and so gameplay is inevitably going to be a vital part of the experience.

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Figment 2: Creed Valley: Demo Review

Figment 2: Creed Valley is an upcoming adventure game that takes place in the human mind.  It is scheduled for release on October 15, 2022, but if you’re not inclined to wait, there is a demo on the Switch that grants players access to the game’s first level (though I saw videos online that showed an additional location available in the PC demo…).  The main character is Dusty, who represents the Mind’s courage, and he is accompanied by a little red bird named Piper that I hear will be playable in co-op.  While the main story involves restoring order after the Mind’s Moral Compass is damaged, our goal in the demo is to vanquish the Mind’s fear of the dark, a large and hulking creature called the Black Hog.

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The Almost Gone: Demo Review

In recent years, I’ve grown rather fond of casual puzzle games that don’t require quick thinking and reflexes.  One such game for which I decided to try the demo was The Almost Gone, during which you explore the house of a broken family, each room serving as a diorama that hides items and clues to progress.

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When the Past Was Around: A Tale of Love and Loss

A while back, I reviewed the demo for a casual puzzle game called When the Past Was Around, which tells the story of Eda and a man known simply as the Owl.  The story is told without any words and reveals the tragic twist right from the start, though it is the way in which the story is told that makes it both beautiful and heartbreaking even if we already know where it’s going.

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When the Past Was Around Playthrough on Virtual Bastion

When the Past Was Around is a relaxing puzzle game focuses on the life of a young woman named Eda and tells a wordless story about love and heartbreak. The demo covers the prologue, which I played a while back:

Video from YouTube User: Virtual Bastion

And now we’re continuing from where we left off!  Today’s episode covers chapters 1 and 2:

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Bastion: Surviving in a World Shattered By the Calamity

Bastion follows the story of Kid, who is working to restore the Bastion after the Calamity, an event that destroyed much of the world.  This is one of an abundant number of critically-acclaimed games that I finally got around to playing years after its release.  When playing these sorts of games, there’s always the danger of allowing one’s expectations to interfere with the experience.  So without further ado, what follows is the fairest review I can muster for a game about which I’ve heard nothing but praise.

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Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince – Demo Review

A few months ago, I reviewed the demo for Trine 2, a side-scrolling puzzle-platformer where you play as three unique characters, Amadeus the wizard, Pontius the knight, and Zoya the thief.  Recently, I had the pleasure of playing the demo for the much more recent Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince.

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Wanderjahr: Demo Review

Wanderjahr is a cute and colorful JRPG with a deceptive level of difficulty.  In fact, the game’s subtitle is “Try Again or Walk Away”, which seems like a clear challenge to the player.  Are you going to try again and figure out where you went wrong…or give up?  Well, considering I took the latter route, you might be able to infer that the alternative option wasn’t super appealing.

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