Opinions: My Favorite Women in Video Games Hub

I was working on this series over at P4, but I think it’s not quite the right fit — I’m not academically examining these characters and sources and all that, just discussing why I think these women are amazing. So, I’m making a list with some minor details for 40 women or girls that I…

Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Saori Kobayashi

Saori Kobayashi Kobayashi began her musical career at Sega around 1993, and primarily worked on Game Gear and Master System titles such as Sonic Drift 2, Sonic Triple Trouble, Sylvan Tale, Donald Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck and more. She branched out into the Saturn performing sound effects for NiGHTS Into Dreams, but her…

Opinion: This Nintendo Direct was kinda crazy

So Nintendo’s postponed Direct made it to the air today, and there were some amazing announcements today. Some of them were done early, like Civilization VI and Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, but overall there were enough awesome to make up for it. So let’s tackle the five best announcements in my book: Capcom Beat-Em-Up…

Opinion: My Favorite Super Moves in Video Games – King of Fighters

Let’s move forward with more super move discussion! As noted last time, I’ve decided to group these into specific categories: Smash Bros., Hyrule/Fire Emblem Warriors, Street Fighter, Marvel/Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Capcom Fighters (i.e. Capcom vs. SNK, Darkstalkers, Power Stone, etc.), King of Fighters, SNK Fighters (The Last Blade, Fatal Fury, Neo Geo Battle Coliseum, etc.),…

Opinion: The Dreamcast is 19 years old today!

Continuing a fine LVLS tradition, I mark the anniversary of Sega’s last console every year with some sort of post, as it was a super pivotal system for my youth and remains a pretty damn impressive machine, despite its short shelf life. Bringing the likes of Skies of Arcadia, Soul Calibur, Street Fighter Alpha 3,…

Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Manaka Kataoka

Manaka Kataoka Kataoka joined Nintendo in 2006, and her debut was the breakout Wii smash Wii Fit. However, her future projects brought her into the realms of Nintendo’s larger franchises, with Animal Crossing: City Folk in 2008 and Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks in 2009. Contributing remixes to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, she…

Opinion: Taito Revives The Ninja Warriors Once Again

I don’t think I’ve talked a TON about Ninja Warriors on LVLS; I’ve mentioned it in my SNES Classic wishlist and that’s about it. However, I’ve always thought the games looked really cool and I’ve heard great things from the SNES sequel in particular, so imagine my joy to see Taito recruit Natsume Atari (the…

Opinion: Mega Man 11 Demo Brings the Hype

Hello everyone! I’m back from my vacation and wanted to talk a little about some stuff I’ve played or seen the past two weeks. And a good place to start off is with Mega Man 11‘s Switch demo! If you’ve looked at my Ranked article on the NES games, you’ll know I have a lot…

Site News: The Belmont Chronicles

With the Smash Bros. Ultimate reveal of Simon and Richter Belmont, one thing has become clear on my (MANY) repeated viewings of reactions to the Direct — a depressing number of people who watched the show and taped their live responses were hyped for Simon, but didn’t really know much about him, his games, or…