Opinion: Retro Comps – Taito Legends 1 and 2

Long ago, I had a feature here on retro compilations. This is an attempt to sort of bring that back, but this time around I’m just going to focus on the ones I think excel at their job of bringing together a bunch of great games. TAITO LEGENDS (PS2, Xbox, and PC) Highlights: Bubble Bobble,…

Opinion: Bless me bagpipes! :(

Alan Young passed away today; a 96 year legacy left behind him. Ducktales was a constant in my childhood — the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his family gave me an early (albeit stereotyped and somewhat offensive) glimpse into a world beyond America (er, Duckberg). McDuck was the highlight of the show, with Young giving…

Music – “Staff Credits” from Splatoon

Splatoon is easily one of the most unique soundtracks in all of games, adopting multitudes of musical genres and mashing them all into one re-imagined squid universe. The Vocaloid moment in Japan is clearly an inspiration for the sounds of the Squid Sisters, and this R’n’B cut of their theme is iconic to me of…

Opinion: I need to say so much more on Resident Evil 6

I already wrote a fairly considerable amount of hate text on Resident Evil 6, but I feel compelled to add a little more to that screed. Of all of the games I’ve played — especially in recent times — I have to say that RE6 is unquestionably among the most disappointing. I have rarely seen…

Archives – Games I Strongly Disdain, V.1

You know, video games are generally good things, but I’ve run into quite a few that have gotten my gander. I wrote about a few of them back on P4, but I’ve retired that series some time ago. I held onto most of these pieces, though, so I’m going to recycle them over here. Here’s…