Tag Archives: indie games

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

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

Singing with Animals in Fe

Despite my stubborn love of physical games over digital, I have started to amass a small collection of digital games on the Switch (“amass” meaning about five games, which accounts for about 50% of my entire Switch collection, so…it’s all relative, I suppose).  This all started when I was perusing the Switch eShop out of curiosity and saw a whole bunch of games on sale for $10 or less.  The very first game that caught my eye was Fe, an indie game that was being sold for $5!  With a price tag like that, how could I possibly pass it up?  Fe was, what I’d like to call, an experimental game.  I bought it out of curiosity and because I wanted something unique to add to our YouTube channel.  I have most certainly accomplished that goal, but is it an actually good game?  And furthermore, would I recommend buying it for its full price of $20? Continue reading Singing with Animals in Fe

Practicing the Rubber Hose Art Style with Cuphead

G’day, everyone, I’ve got a new set of fan art to share with you all!  Earlier this year, I finally got around to playing the immensely popular Cuphead.  You know, that super difficult game that was drawn in the classic rubber hose art style from the 1930’s?  Well, as I so often do when I enjoy a game, I decided to draw some fan art and, while I was at it, get a little bit of experience drawing in a totally new art style I had never tried before. Continue reading Practicing the Rubber Hose Art Style with Cuphead

Banjo-Kazooie Plush, Hollow Knight Pins, and More Random Goodness

The Duck is a big fan of collecting things, be it pins, Funko figures, plushies, and more.  Silly though it may be, I really like collecting items revolving around some of my favorite things, namely video games and Disney.  My collecting in the former category has gotten a lot more interesting ever since I discovered a really awesome website called Fangamer.  (Sponsor me, Fangamer!)  They seem to specialize in games that are well-loved, but which have a smaller presence, if that makes sense.  I mean, if you scrounge around, you might find a Mario or Zelda-related item, but games like Okami or Hollow Knight have their own categories and thus, a much larger emphasis. Continue reading Banjo-Kazooie Plush, Hollow Knight Pins, and More Random Goodness

Top 5 Songs from Hollow Knight

I recently completed the oh, so beautiful indie title, Hollow Knight, created by Australian game developer, Team Cherry.  Everything about this game is amazing, the gameplay, the lore, the graphics, and of course, that lovely soundtrack by composer Christopher Larkin.  So without further ado, my top five favorite songs from Hollow Knight (including music found in the DLC). Continue reading Top 5 Songs from Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight Was an Unforgettable Experience

Having limited money to spend on games, the two main times when my gaming library is allowed to grow is my birthday and Christmas.  And so, by the time these special dates arrive, I have a selection of games already on my wish list.  I’ve been able to largely keep up with my gaming wants in this manner, but boy, does it make holidays pretty unsurprising.  Last Christmas, however, I found myself in a very special circumstance indeed.  I had no must-have games on my wish list.  For the first time in years, I actually got to visit the game store and just…browse. Continue reading Hollow Knight Was an Unforgettable Experience