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Ori and the Will of the Wisps Playthrough on Virtual Bastion

Cary has already braved the original Ori and the Blind Forest, and now she’ll be playing through the sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps!  In this difficult, but beautiful, Metroidvania-style game, Ori ends up in the land of Niwen after being separated from the baby owl Ku!

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Guess what, everyone!  Our Virtual Bastion Youtube channel finally reached 1,000 subscribers just a few days ago!  It’s been a long journey that took several years (I want to say 6-7, but I can’t remember at the moment) and roughly 2,500 videos!  Starting out, we were lucky if we got even 1 view per video, which is understandable, but a bit disheartening after all the work we had put in.  Now we can get 15 or 20 or even 30 views on a video within the first day or so, and our subscribers are growing faster, as well.  Not to mention we are getting more supportive comments from long-time viewers to let us know our videos are appreciated.

Last year, horror games Little Nightmares 2 and FNAF: Security Breach performed quite well, and Nostalgic Notions is pretty popular, too.  This is a series Cary created where we play about 15 minutes of retro games, so you can get an idea of what a game is like in a short period of time.  She and I have recorded a lot of videos for that series over the years, spanning Atari, Sega Genesis, NES, SNES, and more!  More recently, Miitopia has been rather popular and is still ongoing.  In this cute and silly RPG, you can choose the faces for every character in the game using Mii’s that you or other players have made.  It’s quite a hoot!  I also must give Hatm0nster credit for creating the thumbnail overlay!  Our videos definitely look better now that they have proper thumbnails!

Now that we’ve reached such an important milestone, I look forward to seeing to what new heights our channel will soar in the coming years!

Hoa: A Beautiful and Relaxing Platformer

Hoa (pronounced “hwa”) is Vietnamese for “flower” and also the name of a lovely indie game and said game’s titular character, a tiny fairy-like creature the size of a bug.  This relaxing game features stunning hand-painted artwork, a beautiful soundtrack, and a peaceful atmosphere where the focus is solely on platforming and minor puzzling.  This game only took me about two hours to complete, but it was a delight from start to finish.  And I likely would have never given it a chance if it wasn’t recommended to us on Youtube by one of our commenters, Ramona Q.

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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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Drawing 30 Expressions for Crispin and Dr. Loboto from Psychonauts

As my artistic endeavors continue, I often find myself failing to improve because I’m too “afraid” to practice things I’m not particularly good at.  Of course, that’s exactly what I should be focusing on if I want to get better, and one area in which I need a helping hand is facial expressions.  I found this sheet of 30 expressions on Deviant Art, which seemed like the perfect method in which to force myself to practice faces I would have otherwise avoided or simply not thought about.

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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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The Duck’s Miitopia Access Key

I’ve never really been a big fan of Nintendo’s Mii’s.  You know, those simple customizable characters that debuted many years ago on the Wii.  I guess I was just never interested in making a character that resembled myself.  Thanks to Miitopia, however, my opinion changed the moment I created my very first Mii that was based not on myself, but rather, on one of my new favorite characters, Crispin Whytehead from Psychonauts!  Mii’s just became a lot more appealing once I started basing them on fictional characters rather than real people!

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Joe & Mac: A Prehistoric Blast from the Past

When I was a duckling, my parents were responsible for buying all the games for the SNES.  After all, my dad actually got it as some sort of gift from his workplace, and for some inexplicable reason, I was too “afraid” to play any of the games when I was especially young, meaning my parents got the most use out of our first family console.  As such, Joe & Mac was just one of a hearty collection of games my parents had accumulated over the years.  This game stars the titular cavemen (Mac is only available in two-player), who fight and jump their way through 12 stages swarming with dinosaurs and Neanderthals, each level ending with a climactic battle against some huge prehistoric baddy.

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Joe & Mac Playthrough on Virtual Bastion

Joe & Mac is a silly SNES game from the Duck’s childhood where you play as a caveman and fight some odd looking dinosaurs whose necks are made of circles.  And a mammoth whose trunk falls off, which is as horrifying as it sounds.  You also obtain meat from defeated Neanderthals, so make of that as you will.

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