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Awesome Pea: Demo Review

Awesome Pea is a retro-styled platformer where you control a supposedly greedy pea who enjoys collecting money. The game clearly wants to be reminiscent of old-school games, with green-tinged graphics and an unforgiving nature, sending you back to the start of each level whenever you mess up. The demo consists of the first three stages of the game, which took me roughly 10 minutes to complete.

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Portal Knights: Demo Review

My first impression upon starting the Portal Knights demo was that it felt a lot like Minecraft with RPG elements.  The game is described as a sandbox RPG, and the world is split up into a bunch of randomly-generated islands, though the demo only had us exploring one island after I spent a good deal of time customizing my character’s appearance and choosing between a class of Warrior, Ranger, and Mage.

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Having now recorded both Psychonauts games for Youtube (not including the VR game), I recently decided to go back and try to get a lot of the stuff I had missed, as I am a bit of a completionist and enjoy getting 100% in games whenever possible. So last Wednesday, I managed to get Platinum in Psychonauts 2 (which means I got 100% in the game and 100% of the trophies). It was a fairly simple feat, though I couldn’t find one of the figments in Loboto’s mind until I looked up a video. It was a red figment on a pink background, and I had apparently walked past it multiple times.

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FNAF: Security Breach: Not Quite Deserving of Superstar Status

It would be pretty difficult for any gamer to be unaware of the premise behind the hugely popular Five Nights at Freddy’s series at this point.  The early games largely involved sitting in place in your office while you check your cameras and try to keep out the roaming animatronics in a pizza restaurant reminiscent of the real-life Chuck E. Cheese.  For years, I, and surely countless other fans, had fantasized over the possibility of a free-roaming FNAF game (an official one, anyway) that would take the franchise to a whole new level in terms of gameplay.  And we finally have it, in the form of Security Breach, where you team up with the titular Freddy and try to survive the night in an 80’s style mall known as Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizzaplex.

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FNAF: Security Breach Playthrough on Virtual Bastion

Join us for our playthrough of FNAF: Security Breach, where we must team up with Glamrock Freddy in order to survive the night inside Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizzaplex!

Video from YouTube User: Virtual Bastion

Deltarune Chapter 2 is Even Better

After roughly a 3-year wait, the second chapter of Deltarune has finally been released (and for free, no less!).  Considering the long time period between both chapters, I have to admit that I don’t remember Chapter 1 super well, but I can’t shake the feeling that Chapter 2 is even better.  The game might not be complete, but I can at least write a little review for how my experience with Chapter 2 went.

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Psychonauts 2 is a Much More Polished Sequel

In the recent past, the Duck wrote a rather…critical review about the original Psychonauts from 2In the recent past, the Duck wrote a rather…critical review about the original Psychonauts from 2005.  While I praised the game’s characters, story, and creativity, I was a lot harsher when it came to the game’s clunky platforming.  With that said, I may have given the impression that I disliked the game, which is simply not true.  I have since replayed it, and despite its flaws, I grew to love the original Psychonauts so much that I was left with no choice but to buy the sequel at full price (I rarely ever buy digital games until they go on sale).

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Making Toriel’s Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie from Undertale

For Thanksgiving this year, Mother Duck and I were inspired to try replicating the butterscotch cinnamon pie that Toriel bakes in Undertale.  As far as I can tell, this is not a pre-existing recipe, so I had to consult some cooking websites that we were less familiar with for some directions.  It took us two tries to get it right, but we were eventually successful.  A brief account of our endeavors shall begin below, but if you’re eager to make the pie right this instant, I shall provide the link to the recipe we used right here.

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