Ranking All Psychonauts 2 Levels

Not so very long ago, I ranked the wildly creative mindscapes featured in the original Psychonauts. Having finally caught up with the series, I now have the pleasure of ranking the worlds found in Psychonauts 2. Considering the franchise’s emphasis on psychology, it’s no surprise the Psychonauts games contain some of the most unique worlds…

Ranking All Psychonauts Levels

Having recently completed Psychonauts for the first time, I can safely say that the game has some of the most creative selection of levels I’ve ever seen in a video game.  These levels take place in the minds of various characters you meet over the course of your adventure and can tell you a lot…

Unravel: Demo Review

A game which has crossed my path a lot lately is an intriguing little game called Unravel.  In this puzzle platformer, you play as a little yarn creature called…ahem, Yarny.  It looked promising, but at the same time, I was a bit reluctant.  I think I was worried Yarny (based on the name, no doubt)…

I Have Mixed Feelings for Psychonauts

Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot about Psychonauts 2, the highly anticipated sequel to, well, the first Psychonauts game, which released all the way back in 2005.  Intrigued, I was not quite ready to jump straight into the sequel when I had yet to play the original, so I downloaded Psychonauts on my PS4 and…

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…

Ori and the Blind Forest: Aggravating, Yet Amazing

Yet another game on my backlog, I had never before heard of Ori and the Blind Forest until someone had requested we play it on our Youtube channel.  Cary ended up taking on the responsibility of recording her playthrough of this amazing game, and as I watched her progress, I knew that this was a…

Shady Part of Me: A Girl and Her Shadow Unite

Shady Part of Me is a unique puzzle-platformer where a girl and her shadow work together to solve puzzles and progress through a watercolor landscape. The two main characters are opposites. The girl is afraid of light and must hide in the shadows, while her shadow must remain in the light and uses shadows as…

Ty the Tasmanian Tiger: Another Platformer from a Bygone Era

There was something truly special about the platformers released during the late 90’s and early 2000’s.  Banjo-Kazooie, Jak and Daxter, and Sly Cooper were just a few series that were absolutely spectacular, but which, unfortunately, didn’t really survive beyond that golden age of platforming goodness.  Considering my love for these types of games, a friend…

Spelunky: Demo Review

Spelunky falls into a broad category of games that I have heard good things about, but have never actually played.  Thanks to the trial version that I downloaded on the PS4, I finally had a chance to experience this game for myself.  Though my initial impression was fairly neutral, I quickly grew to appreciate Spelunky…

Cheeky Charlatans: Laylee

If you’re a lifelong fan of Banjo-Kazooie like we all are here at Virtual Bastion, then odds are you’ll also be familiar with its spiritual successor, Yooka-Laylee.  The most important and most notable feature is the titular buddy duo, Yooka and Laylee, who serve as the replacements for Banjo and Kazooie, respectively.  While a chameleon…