Join us this month for “Uncanny Accounts”

Here at Virtual Bastion, we love the fall and everything that comes with it, including the spooky aura of October. Traditionally, we’ve used this month to share with you our own stories about scary games, haunting moments in games, games that make things go bump in the night! Though 2020 has been challenging, our October…

Demon’s Souls Remake is Still Looking Really Cool!

Okay, so this isn’t really breaking news, but it’s still worth seeing for anyone who hasn’t gotten around to it yet. See, Sony and Bluepoint Games released about 4 minutes of gameplay for Demon’s Souls Remake, and I have to say that it’s really looking impressive. The improved framerate alone is enough to have me…

Child of Light: An Excellent RPG for Those Pressed for Time

More often than not, a game with an interesting art style is a surefire way to grab my attention.  While this is most certainly not the only criteria one should consider when perusing their gaming options, it has also led me to such interesting titles as Okami, GRIS, and Cuphead, all of which are excellent…

This Was Unexpected

Well, I’ve finished Control’s last DLC add-on: AWE. As expected, it only lasted a few hours, but it took some twists and turns that I didn’t really expect. It’s strange; I kind of got what I wanted in it, got a piece of news I never expected and still walked away feeling a little disappointed….

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #170

Up this week: Rayman Legends (Switch, 2017) – enjoyable and hilarious platforming abounds in this latest Rayman game; it’s Rayman versus the Dark Teensies, nightmares must be fought, and many lums collected! Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4, 2017) – who is Aloy and why are her lands overrun by machines? We find out in our playthrough…

Top 5: Ambient Soundtracks in Games

Let’s face it. The world as we know it today—2020 and then some—is a very stressful place. I like to fancy myself a generally calm individual, however, even the aura within my own personal bubble has become permanently tinged with anxiety. As such, I find myself turning to my own forms of stress relief; and…

Unforgettable: The Final Boss of Yoshi’s Island

In the recent-ish past, I wrote about my experiences playing Yoshi’s Island for the very first time, a really charming and unique game for the SNES.  One of the biggest highlights for me was the fun and unique boss fights.  While there were many memorable examples, the boss fight that stood out the most to…

Alan Wake is Back in Control, And I’m Psyched!

I finally got around to trying out the DLC for Control, and I have to say that I’m really enjoying it. The first portion, The Foundation, was interesting enough. It added a new sector and gave new insight into the origins of The Bureau and their relationship with The Board. Control thrives on giving its…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #169

Up this week: Rayman Legends (Switch, 2017) – enjoyable and hilarious platforming abounds in this latest Rayman game; it’s Rayman versus the Dark Teensies, nightmares must be fought, and many lums collected! Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4, 2017) – who is Aloy and why are her lands overrun by machines? We find out in our playthrough…

Off to a Good Start with The Witcher 3

When I sat down unencumbered and ready to finally and fully enjoy The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt a couple weeks ago, I was…nervous? Yes, nervous. And intimidated. Before me lain no mere game. Rather, it was an RPG masterpiece that had received countless awards, industry-wide acclaim, and praise from game site large and small. And…