Listmas 2018: Top Games with Stylized Graphics

With video game graphics getting more and more realistic, the games that really stand out to me above all others are actually those with interesting and unique art styles.  There’s certainly something to be said for a game that looks like a work of art, and below, I’d like to list my top examples of…

Listmas 2018: Most Memorable Odyssey Moments

Listmas is back for another season of list-making mayhem!  Santa’s got his list of good and naughty children.  We here at Virtual Bastion have lists for more gaming topics than you can shake a Wiimote at.  In recent months, I got the immense joy of playing Super Mario Odyssey.  Though I had many memorable moments…

I’m Grateful For: Overlooked Conveniences

Good day, dear readers!  Are you ready to be thankful!  I can’t hear you!!!  Ahem, it’s time to discuss a few more things the Duck is grateful for in celebration of Thanksgiving.  Today will be a random collection of convenient gaming features the Duck appreciates that most people probably overlook.

I’m Grateful For: Certain Life Changes

In celebration of Thanksgiving, we here at Virtual Bastion have decided, in the spirit of gratitude, to discuss some of the things we’re thankful for in the world of gaming.  As I thought over my life, I recalled several things about my early years as a gamer that I’m grateful for…or am grateful that have…

Super Mario Odyssey was…Wow

Though I’m about a year late, I am thrilled to have finally gotten the opportunity to play Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo’s newest and most innovative console yet.  Though I had a rather unhappy history with Mario’s first 3D outing on the N64, Super Mario 64, that doesn’t mean that I don’t prefer playing as…

It’s Official…I Have a Switch!

That’s right, I bought a Switch.  For a time, I had no idea when I was ever going to buy Nintendo’s newest console.  I mean, while Super Mario Odyssey looked amazing, I couldn’t really justify spending $300 when I would only buy one game.  As was also the case with the Wii, I wasn’t truly…

Rare Scares: Kackle from Haunted Hall

Halloween is just around the corner, and for the Duck’s final Rare Scares post, it’s about time we dialed the spook-meter up a notch.  Donkey Kong Country 2 is one of my favorite games, what with the pirates and the awesome team of Diddy and Dixie, not to mention my favorite world of the game,…

Rare Scares: A Mysterious Encounter in Conker’s Bad Fur Day

This next Rare Scares post focuses on a game I don’t believe I’ve ever discussed before, Conker’s Bad Fur Day.  Having missed my chance to purchase this game on the N64, I finally ended up buying the Live and Reloaded version on the XBox.  The reason I never speak of this game is because it…

Rare Scares: Creepy Sounds in Creepy Castle

The Duck’s newest Rare Scares illustrates just how much one’s own imagination can be their worst nightmare.  Seeing as today’s post focuses on Donkey Kong 64, it should come as no surprise that the specific world I have in mind is Creepy Castle.  I have had an increasingly rocky relationship with this game, as the…

Rare Scares: The “Unforgettable” King RedEye

In video games, boss fights are often meant to be an epic affair where our heroes face off against a foe that is, more often than not, super powerful, huge, or both.  For these reasons, only the most memorable of boss encounters can be chosen for our Unforgettable series, as we simply can’t pick them…