YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #222

Up this week: Portal Knights (demo) – time to try out this popular sandbox RPG that involves tactics, crafting, and plenty more! Wanderjahr (demo) – we take a brief, strange trip through the demo of this unusual RPG. Disgaea 4 Complete + (demo) – we try out this tactical RPG set in the Netherworld, where…

Spooptober: World of Goo

Thirteen years ago, on October 13 (how spooky!), 2008, a game was unleashed upon the world that caused quite the stir. It was unlike any game any before it. Except…well…this little game called Lemmings that also rippled the game waters considerably back in 1991. But, the game I’m speaking on is World of Goo, an…

Metroid Dread can Already be Played in 4K (on PC)

It hasn’t even been a week since Metroid Dread released for the Switch, and emulation enthusiasts have not only managed to get the game to run on PC, they’re supposedly getting it to run better. I’m not sure if this is an emulation mile stone or anything, but it sure is crazy to think that…

Spooptober: Ni no Kuni’s Spoopiest Familiars

Seeing as Ni no Kuni is a colorful and child-friendly RPG, it makes sense that even the spookier elements aren’t going to be particularly scary.  In a fashion quite similar to Pokemon, throughout the game, every normal enemy can potentially be captured and used to aid you in battle.  Seeing as I’ve always been a…

Ori and the Will of the Wisps: A Worthy Sequel

I often approach sequels with a bit of trepidation.  A fair number have either been a disappointment in their own right or fell short due to overly high expectations.  Fortunately, Ori and the Will of the Wisps is one of those happy cases where the sequel is just as good as, if not better, than…

Spooptober: The Brain Tumbler Experiment

Despite being a generally light-hearted adventure, Psychonauts has some genuinely scary moments. For me some of the most memorable are the Nightmare creatures and the Nightmare Prison in Milla’s mind. From their loud whispers to their revolting appearance, everything to do with these things makes me shiver involuntarily. Other things though, things like The Brain…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #221

Up this week: Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye – we’ve been waiting for this new expansion to the Outer Wilds, so let’s see what it’s all about! Not Zangief – our occasional series that’s all about having fun with fighting games. Connect: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ wegameunited@gmail.comWatch: YouTube ~ Video BastionShop: Spreadshirt

Spooptober: Gregg the Grim Reaper

Food for thought: if one were the world’s best Conker’s Bad Fur Day player, it is possible that one might never, ever meet Gregg the Grim Reaper in his “home,” as it were. Given that I am not the best, let alone a sufficiently-okay player of Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Gregg’s is a face I…

Retro Games Are Getting More Expensive

It probably goes without saying that gaming is an expensive hobby. You gotta buy the systems, the games, the accessories…it adds up fast. This usually applies more to new games than to older ones, but that might not be completely true for much longer. See, it seems that retro games are getting more and more…

Spooptober: Smoky Progg and Waterwraith

For the Duck’s first foray into spoopiness, I shall be discussing some of the spookier aspects of a series near and dear to my heart, Pikmin.  Frankly, Pikmin is a perfect example of spoopiness because it manages to exude a mixture of both cute and horrifying all at once!  Sure, the Pikmin themselves are adorable,…