Opinions: Smash Bros. Third Party Additions (if I had any say)

All right, let’s finally wrap up this article series and discuss 6 characters from third parties I’d like to see come into the world of Smash. I don’t expect any of them to make it save maybe Shovel Knight, but that’s fine. This is all for fun. This has been trimmed a tad from the…

Music: Amanda Lepre tackles Super Metroid

Super Metroid is a soundtrack that is just hovering right outside of my top 25. It’s really, really good stuff, and I was quite impressed with Descendants of Erdrick guitarist Amanda Lepre’s solo take on the iconic “Brinstar – Red Soil” with “Red Soil Swamp Pulse”. She nails the atmosphere so beautifully here. I wish…

Opinions: If I could design a NES Classic 2…

Nintendo plans to re-release the NES Classic next year, but that’s sort of old hat. If Nintendo came over to me to generate a NES Classic 2 (modeled after the late second model of the console) with the same number of games, this would be what I would supply. Now in this case I’m giving…

Opinions: Absolute Bullshit in Games – Skyrim

So, why am I ranting about Skyrim of all things randomly? Well, I’ve been dabbling off and on with it the past month and a half or so. And between my badass Level 51 super assassin and my attempts to start up a new jack-of-all-trades character, I just really begin to get into a groove…

Opinion: The Best Games of the Metroid Franchise

With my recent playthrough of Samus Returns under my belt, I figure it’s time to properly do a proper “Top Metroids!” article now. It’s also Halloween and Metroids are spooky. :p I’ll repost some of my commentary from elsewhere for Super Metroid. Super Metroid Surprise (or not)! I’ve written a lot on the game already,…

Opinion: Five Hopeful Things I Hope to See in a Smash Bros. Switch

Slowly but surely I’m getting all of my thoughts on a new Smash Bros. compiled. After detailing new Nintendo fighters I’d like to see as well as some modifications to existing combatants (and unlikely jettisons), I’d like to address a few other particulars in a new/upgraded version of Smash: Incorporate the 3DS stages! The biggest…

Opinions: The Best of the Worst – Turrets (Portal)

Turrets (Portal and Portal 2, Valve) There are not many enemies within the Aperture Science testing rooms (beyond GLaDOS’ constant, incessant presence), but the main direct antagonists to Chell’s attempts to stay alive are the adorably lethal turrets. And the best part is their cute commentary as they sling hundreds of bullets at the player…

Opinion: Eulogy to Visceral

Once again, Electronic Arts has decided to shutter a prominent development studio under its wing, this time Visceral Games, the creators of Dead Space. As I’ve noted on my Top 111, I loved the first two entries of that series very, very much and am dismayed to see that the original team will likely never…

Opinions: Bottom 25 Games – 24) inFAMOUS

24) inFAMOUS (PS3, Sony/Sucker Punch, 2009) If you’ve looked at my top 111, you know I value Sucker Punch’s Sly 2 quite highly. So after Sony bungled their security protocols for their online store some years back, I decided to pick inFAMOUS as one of the two free games they offered as tribute to those…