Opinions: Let’s make guesses for Dragon Quest music in Smash!

With Banjo-Kazooie tackled yesterday, let’s talk about Dragon Quest music. As I’ve noted elsewhere, the sad matter is Koichi Sugiyama — as talented as he has been during his career with the series — is a bigoted piece of shit. So whatever remixes or originals we hear, he’s involved in some capacity. But to put…

Opinions: Let’s make guesses for Banjo-Kazooie music in Smash!

So unlike with Persona I’m very hype for the next two Smash announcements for DLC (sorry, but P5 was not the game I wanted to represent the series *shrug*), and I’m wanting to make some guesses about the music for both Banjo-Kazooie and The Hero. To start off, let’s look at the five hopeful Banjo-Kazooie tracks…

RANKED – Nintendo Switch Online’s NES Offerings (now with June 2019)

I’m keeping tally of the Switch NES Online selections here. I’m going to give each a sentence or two to quickly summarize if they’re worth your time or not. I’m not going to reiterate my older work on games I’ve given the NES Classic/NES anniversary treatment to; it’s all NEW content! I’m ranking the top…

Opinions: Let’s examine the Hero and Banjo-Kazooie in Smash

So, we got reveal trailers for Dragon Quest‘s Heroes (from III, IV, VIII and XI, respectively) and Banjo-Kazooie’s titular duo yesterday, and I want to speculate how they will work. We’ll see how wrong I am in the months ahead, haha. Let’s begin with the Heroes. Their page is already up on the Smash Bros. site,…

Opinion: E3 Speculation Time! (Update: How’d I Do)

E3 has more or less come to pass, with most of the heavy hitters showing their conferences and two full days of press reactions, so I’m going to safely assume I can update this to see how well I predicted things! 1. I suspect two DLC characters for Smash Ultimate will be revealed. One at…

Opinions: GungHo shows off Grandia HD Collection

As I reported earlier, GungHo is bringing Grandia HD Collection to the Switch, uniting both the PS1 Grandia and DC Grandia II and giving them some visualization upgrades along the way. RPG Site got a chance to play the original Grandia and learned some new information about the collection, which I am sharing below: –…

Opinions: Nintendo took all my money with their E3 Direct

I’ve sat here at home in stunned shookness rewatching the Nintendo Direct that aired today multiple times, taking it in. It’s nothing short of perfect. Sure, there’s some games in there I’m not interested in, but it is crafted with such care and cohesion that it flows beautifully from piece to piece, capping end to…