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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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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!

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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!

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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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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Miitopia Returns for Part 4 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 will be rescuing our kidnapped friends and facing off against Dark Lord Mr. Bean!

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!

Helping the Fab Fairies in Miitopia

I recently recorded part 3 of my Miitopia playthrough, which saw the formation of my third and, presumably, final team.  This time, I created all three of my new team members’ Mii’s, with their identities being as follows.  Charlotte, the energetic cat, joined the team first.  She is actually meant to resemble my character from Animal Crossing: New Horizons.  After that came two characters from The Legend of Zelda series, Medli from Wind Waker and Ghirahim from Skyward Sword.  Seeing as I was trying to utilize some of the new jobs, I ended up making Medli a kind flower and Ghirahim a stubborn imp.  I had since changed to the princess job, and I must admit, it felt rather odd not being in charge of healing this time.  (That role fell instead to Medli, and she didn’t always stay on top of things as much as I would have liked.)

The new land we explored was the Realm of the Fey, a forested location where we appear to be the size of a bug.  Or perhaps everything was just really huge.  During this time, we fought turkeys with disturbingly big butts, my characters developed a strange obsession with tomatoes, and we assisted the residents of the Elven Retreat, including the three Fab Fairy sisters.  The faces I chose for them seemed quite obvious, as I picked the three goddesses from the Zelda series, Din, Farore, and Nayru.

We were actually joined by the Fab Fairies during this leg of the adventure (only one accompanied us at a time), and the additional help was quite nice, considering the game was getting just a tad more difficult.  Even so, our adventure has still been rather easy thus far, and I typically refuse to use the copious amounts of sprinkles (for restoring HP and MP) that have since been bestowed upon me because it almost feels like cheating!  I heard that the game becomes difficult at the end, and I rather look forward to some actual challenge eventually.

Charlotte and I watch some sheep float away…

While I’m still having a lot of fun with this game, I have to admit that I didn’t become quite as attached to my third team.  Maybe it’s because I already used up my top character choices for my first two teams.  Maybe I was put off by the fact that this team used some of the weirder jobs.  Or maybe my team had simply been kidnapped one time too many, so the desire to bond with them just wasn’t as strong.

Whatever the case may be, I’ll admit that I spent much of the Realm of the Fey looking forward to completing it and getting my old team members back.  I heard that, after your third team gets taken by the Dark Lord, you can finally rescue all of your previous allies and fight alongside whomever you want.  And so, I’ve just gotten rather excited to see my old friends again, especially Crispin and Dr. Loboto (I became a big fan of Psychonauts recently).  As for my third ally, there are apparently two secret jobs that you can unlock later in the game, so one of them can fill that final empty spot (in my team and in my heart).

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Despite struggling to bond with my final team, and despite really not being a fan of most of the jobs remaining after team two was kidnapped (I still haven’t used tank, and I never plan to), Miitopia has still made for a surprisingly good time.  I’ve just grown a bit tired of repeatedly starting over with new team mates and having to start from scratch with a new job of my own.  Anyway, for the upcoming part 4, Karkaton, here I come!

Also, if you wish to use my new Mii’s, screenshots of them, along with my Access Key, are available below.

Medli from Wind Waker
Ghirahim from Skyward Sword

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This post was originally published on Virtual Bastion on May 31, 2022.

Miitopia Returns for Part 3 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!  Last time, the Duck ventured through the desert with Dr. Loboto, Swaine, and Glamrock Freddy!  This time, we’ll be exploring the Realm of the Fey with a brand new team!

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Dr. Loboto, Swaine, and Freddy Join the Duck in Miitopia

I’m still working my way through Miitopia, a charming RPG where you can choose the faces of every character in the game.  Very soon, our Youtube playthrough shall be taking a break, which will be temporary or permanent depending on the views.  I’ve already written a review about the demo, and now I’d like to write a little update concerning my experience with the next chunk of Miitopia.  Spoilers ahead, though…is the story of Miitopia really that important?

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