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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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Mega Man 11: Demo Review

The very first, and only, Mega Man game I’ve played thus far is Mega Man X, as requested by one of our Youtube commenters.  While I often intended on giving the series another try, the sheer number of titles made me a bit overwhelmed.  Recently, however, I decided to try a demo for the newest (as of writing this) entry in the series, Mega Man 11.  To my understanding, Mega Man games allow you to play the levels in any order you choose.  But considering only one level was accessible in the demo, my choice was made for me, the level featuring Block Man, though I never actually managed to reach the boss, for reasons that will be made clear soon enough.

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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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I Didn’t Dread Playing Metroid Dread

While I haven’t exactly played that many Metroid games, pretty much every console release since the original Metroid Prime on the GameCube has been a big deal for me.  This particular game sees Samus investigating planet ZDR, from which the Galactic Federation received evidence that the dangerous X parasite is still in existence.  While I am aware that Dread is supposed to be a sequel to Metroid Fusion, I never played that game and have no idea how they compare, what Dread builds upon, and so on.

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Minecraft: Demo Review

It might seem hard to believe, but…I’ve never played Minecraft before.  I know, Minecraft has got to be one of the most popular games of all time, but…nope.  Never played it.  Seeing as I had recently tried out the demo for a similar game called Terraria, however, I decided it was time I gave Minecraft a chance, as well…in demo format, at least.

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Crystal Chronicles: Have I Been Playing All Wrong?

It feels like the GameCube era of games falls into an odd middle ground where they’re just old enough that getting your hands on them is hard, but they’re also too new to be included on Virtual Console or the Switch’s online service.  So when I saw that the Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles HD remake was on sale on the PS4, I jumped at the chance to buy it.  (My other reason is for recording the game for YouTube.  GameCube games also tend to be difficult to record, considering they aren’t HDMI-compatible.)  Having not played the game for 15 years, this recent playthrough opened my eyes to the fact that…I know surprisingly little about this game, despite having beaten it multiple times.

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World of Final Fantasy: Demo Review

World of Final Fantasy is a game I’ve had a passing interest in for the last couple of years, even though I knew nothing about it, except for the vague notion that it featured Final Fantasy characters from across the franchise.  It wasn’t until quite recently, however, that I decided to check out the “Dungeon Demo”, which enlightened me to the fact that this game seems to be a mix of Final Fantasy and Pokemon.

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Metamorphosis: Demo Review

I remember taking a world literature class in high school many years ago, and one of the most intriguing stories was Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, where a young man named Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find he has changed into a bug.  There is no explanation for why this has happened, and the entire story takes place in the apartment he shares with his parents and younger sister.  Despite this simple, and rather bizarre, premise, it was something that had managed to stick with me throughout the years.  So when I discovered the demo for a game inspired by it, I simply had to check it out.

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