The Quest to Finish Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem

Over the years, I’ve found that there are some games that I just cannot finish no matter how much I want to. Be it poor timing, lack of ability or just a plain ol’ lack of enthusiasm, I’m just not able to get these games done. One of these is the classic Gamecube horror title:…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #126

Up this week: Star Fox (SNES, 1993; Switch re-issue) – join in the fun of revisiting this classic SNES rail shooter starring Fox McCloud and the whole Star Fox crew Not Zangief (multiple consoles) – our occasional series that’s all about having fun with fighting games Metroid Prime (Wii, 2009) – follow the adventures of…

The Sights and Sounds of DOOM

Happy #Spooktober, everyone! As far as scary games go, images of id Software’s 1993 classic corridor shooter, DOOM, like this one… …this one…

‘Eliza’ is Coming to Nintendo Switch

Nowadays it seems like there’s an app for everything. It’s not true of course, but it’s becoming truer with every day that passes. So once it does become true and we allow apps into every facet of our lives, including the maintenance of our mental health, what will the repercussions be? This is the question…

Why I Love Luigi’s Mansion

As you may already know, for the month of October, we’re going to be covering spooky games.  While the Duck enjoys things of the spooky variety, if this post concerning Half Life 2’s Ravenholm is anything to go by, I like my spooky on the mild end of the spectrum.  (Unlike my salsa.  Make it…

Spooktober is Here!

Nintendo Month may be over, but that’s okay because Halloween is right around the corner! It’s a time of year that’s always been near to our hearts here at Virtual Bastion, one that we always honor by doing something special. Last year, we had Rare Scares, and we celebrated gaming’s best Tricks, Treats and Feats…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #125

Up this week: F-Zero (SNES, 1990; Switch re-issue) – blast off with this futuristic SNES racing game that would eventually spawn its own popular series Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch, 2019) – A limited series featuring small sampling of other players’ levels from this smash-hit sequel to the original Super Mario Maker Not Zangief (multiple…

Good Night, Arthur Morgan

When I formally hung up my Red Dead Redemption II hat back in February, I had no idea how close I actually was to finishing its main story. Well…at the risk of SPOILERS, which will ABOUND in this post…Arthur Morgan’s main story, that is. I also really had no idea what laid in wait for…

Ghost Parade Might Be Worth Keeping an Eye On

There’s always something new coming out of the indie games sector these days. Some of it is great, a lot of it is terrible, and then there are some games that aren’t easy to read right away. They don’t look like a home run, but there’s definitely potential. Ghost Parade is one of these games.

Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage Review

I have now completed the first two Spyro games in the Reignited Trilogy, so it is time for another review.  As is often the case with sequels, Spyro 2 adds a lot of new features to the Spyro formula.  While there are a lot of improvements, there were plenty of frustrating moments, as well.  Let’s…