Music: The Soundtrack of Mega Man 3

A forum thread popped up asking people what their favorite Mega Man stage theme was. For me, it’s Snake Man or bust. Mega Man 3 was my first exposure to the franchise, and I’m pretty positive Snake Man was my first choice to try out (because he’s SNAKE Man; you think I was gonna try…

Music -“Heartbeat, Heartbreak” from Persona 4

Shoji Meguro has become one of my favorite composers thanks to his masterful work on injecting a ton of style into the Persona series, and this is my favorite from P4. Catchy as all out! Great memories.

Opinion: SNK

After several years of being SNK Playmore, the company has once again reverted to the name that made them famous in the first place: SNK. I like a lot of SNK’s work over the years: The Last Blade 2 is my favorite, but King of Fighters (’98, ’99 and XI), Fatal Fury (especially the Real…

Art: Darkstalkers 3

After all this time, I finally own a Darkstalkers game, so I wanted to celebrate! Morrigan is not my favorite Darkstalkers character, but Dai-chan’s astounding cover for the third (and unfortunately last) entry in the franchise is among my favorite pieces from Capcom. There’s more art in the Misc. Imagery (down quite a ways). (PS…

Opinion: Absolute Bullshit Design in Games (4/23/16)

I want to start up a few recurring features here on LVLS, and this will be the first: game design decisions so appallingly stupid, shortsighted, ignorant and/or malicious that they destroy — or at least inhibit — any goodwill and pleasure derived from the player (in this case, me). Today I’m going to discuss a…