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New Super Lucky’s Tale: A Charming Platformer with an Old-School Feel

I’m always on the lookout for some quality platformers that remind me of the good, old days.  Whether you’d prefer side-scrollers or something of the more open variety, you’re in luck either way with New Super Lucky’s Tale.  This adorable platformer stars a young fox named Lucky who must collect pages for the Book of Ages and defeat the sorcerer cat Jinx and his villainous children, the Kitty Litter.

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DRTC: Four Jerks Mode Returns on Virtual Bastion

Like a zombie rising from its grave, Death Road to Canada has returned once more!  Although we were unable to finish Four Jerks Mode back in October, I’ve got a whole new group of characters to add to our growing roster.  Will we finally reach Canada or will we die trying?  (We’ll probably die, as Four Jerks Mode has 30% more zombies!)

The United States has been infested with zombies, and our only hope for survival is to reach Canada!  Join the Duck and various custom characters as we fight zombies, gather supplies, and encounter no shortage of bad luck in this challenging roguelike game.  We WILL die, but fortunately, every randomly-generated playthrough will be different!

Video from YouTube User: Virtual Bastion
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Death Road to Canada Highlights

Lately, I’ve been playing a lot of Death Road to Canada, with the main purpose being to earn Zombo Points so that I can unlock various upgrades, including new traits and perks.  In the process, I managed to reach Canada in Familiar Characters Mode two more times (for a total of three successful runs), along with many failed attempts.  While I didn’t record these particular playthroughs, I did take notes so that I could share some of the highlights from my adventures:

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Cogen: Sword of Rewind: Demo Review

Cogen: Sword of Rewind is a 2D action game where you have the ability to rewind time by up to 3 seconds using the Ouroboros System, a feature of Kohaku’s talking sword, ExeBreaker.  In a way, the game gave me some old-school Mega Man vibes, with the high difficulty, side-scrolling gameplay, and the buttload of robots you need to defeat along the way.  The difference is the fact that you have a gun rather than a sword and that you have no health, meaning a single hit is enough to kill you, which is where that 3-second rewind comes in handy.

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Nostalgic Notions Returns with Capcom Arcade Stadium

Nostalgic Notions is a series where we play 15-20 minutes of a retro game and give our thoughts on it.  It’s a great way to check out a wide variety of classic games in a compact period of time!  This time, Cary’s retro collection of choice is Capcom Arcade Stadium, starting with 1943: The Battle of Midway from 1987!

Video from YouTube User: Virtual Bastion

2022 Art Summary

Yet another year has passed, and yet another art summary has formed.  This year was a weird one for art for two reasons.  For one thing, I’ve had this unusually long obsession with Psychonauts ever since I first played the original game around the end of 2021, which would explain the copious amounts of fan art for it (mainly for my two favorites, Crispin and Dr. Loboto, with a few others thrown in because of reasons soon to be explained).  The other reason is that this year has felt inexplicably busy, and I’ve had very little time or energy to work on anything outside of Youtube.  Hence why the second half of the year devolves into traditional sketches that may or may not be colored using my new markers that tend to bleed if I don’t practice utmost care.

2022 was a Crispin and Loboto invasion!
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Ranking All Demos I Played in 2022 Part 2

My 2022 demo ranking continues, and today, I shall be presenting you all with my very favorite demos from this past year!  These are the ones that stand the greatest chance of being added to my gaming collection, along with a few that I’ve already played in their entirety.  But in case you missed the first half, you can revisit it with ease right here.

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Ranking All Demos I Played in 2022 Part 1

I got to play a wide variety of demos this year, ranging from digital board games, murder mysteries, quirky microgames, and anything in between.  Some were great, some were mediocre, but all will be ranked over the course of the next two posts.  Like last year, these games are ranked based on how much I enjoyed them, not necessarily based on their quality.

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Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer: Demo Review

Cadence of Hyrule is a rhythm-adventure game that takes place in the world of The Legend of Zelda! Apparently, some guy named Octavo put the King of Hyrule to sleep with his magic, and it’s up to Link (and several other playable characters) to defeat Octavo and his four champions.  Although I’m typically not a fan of rhythm games (partly because I’m downright bad at them), this is one game from the genre that I’m mighty tempted to see more of!

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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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