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Miitopia is Way Better Than It Has Any Right to Be

When I initially saw a partial playthrough of the original 3DS release of Miitopia on YouTube, my expectations were low.  You see, I’ve never been a big fan of Mii’s.  For me, these simple, customizable characters were just not very appealing, and so I expected Miitopia to be a shallow and dull experience.  I was quickly surprised by how charming and quirky the game ended up being, and I found myself toying with the idea of playing Miitopia for myself.  I finally gave the game a try after the demo was released for the Switch, and it wasn’t long before a full copy of the game was added to my library.  I had been writing about my experiences with the game over the last few months, and today, it’s finally time for a full review.

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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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Bringing Peace to Miitopia Once and For All

I’ve finally done it, dear readers!  I have finally completed my grand adventure in Miitopia, at long last!  The Darker Lord has been defeated, and I’ve thoroughly explored the generous post-game as thoroughly as I care to.  I’ll be writing a full review eventually, but for now, this post shall offer a recap of the final two major chunks of Miitopia, leaving off after our victory over Dark Lord Mr. Bean.  Spoilers to follow, but Miitopia doesn’t exactly have the most riveting story in the world anyway.

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Miitopia Continues with the Post-Game on Virtual Bastion

The final stretch of Miitopia is here, 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!  All that remains now is the post-game, where we explore the tropical Galados Isle and the neon-adorned New Lumos and are faced with our toughest challenges yet!

Video from YouTube User: Virtual Bastion

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

Video from YouTube User: Virtual Bastion

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, Medli and Ghirahim from The Legend of Zelda series, Ly from Rayman 2, and the Hatbox Ghost from the Haunted Mansion!

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:

Video from YouTube User: Virtual Bastion

Kirby Works Extremely Well in Three Dimensions

Having long since grown bored of the tired old Kirby formula, Kirby and the Forgotten Land has brought a much needed change to a series that’s grown a bit stale.  Not so very long ago, I reviewed the game’s demo, and I’ve now returned to talk about my full experience with the pink puffball’s new 3D adventure!

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Miitopia Returns for Part 5 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’ll be exploring several new lands as we seek out an even greater threat, Darker Lord Temmie!

Video from YouTube User: Virtual Bastion

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

Video from YouTube User: Virtual Bastion

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!

Saving My Friends in Miitopia

As I make my way through Miitopia, the cute and silly RPG where you choose the faces of every character in the game, my next goal was to travel through the volcanic region of Karkaton, at the end of which we explored the castle of Dark Lord Mr. Bean!  Along the way, my ever-expanding team and I rescued all of my past pals, starting with the third member of every team and ending with my very first ally, Psychonauts’ very own Crispin Whytehead.  Oh, how I missed my tiny, ugly dude!

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