Opinion: Steamworld is Brilliant! All of it!

Image and Form have quietly been producing some of the best indie games of all time. The Steamworld series has, so far, proven to be an astounding set of games I have absolutely fallen in love with. While I’ve had time away from LVLS for the chaotic blend of fires and broken laptops, I’ve spent…

Opinion: Smash Bros. Ultimate impressions!

Smashtastic I have put in a considerable number of hours into Smash Bros. Ultimate since its launch last week. The above is where I fell character-wise Sunday morning; I’ve since added another several: I still have a few to go: Dark Samus, Incineroar, Greninja, Dark Pit, Toon Link, and Cloud are left. But hey, that’s…

Opinion: Let’s talk about Square-Enix and Smash

With many outlets getting the opportunity to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the news has broke that Final Fantasy VII music retains the paltry two tracks Wii U/3DS received, and there has not been a sign of any FF representation outside of Cloud and the Midgar stage to be found thus far. This has been a…

Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Saki Kasuga

Saki Kasuga Kasuga (maiden name Haruyama) started her composing career at Intelligent Systems, beginning on the second Game Boy Advance Fire Emblem title with the series’ lead composer Yuka Tsujiyoko. She would continue to work at the company for several years, providing music and sound to Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Fire Emblem: Sacred…

Opinion: Night Slashers is Data East’s crowning achievement

This opinion will be in two parts. The first will focus on Night Slashers, while the second will address the emulation produced by Flying Tiger Entertainment. Data East is about as run-of-the-mill B-tier development studio as one could have been in the 1980s and 1990s. Their work tended towards the derivative, taking concepts pioneered by…

Opinions: Smash Bros. Ultimate Speculation – DLC!

Nintendo confirmed there would be five character/stage/music packs coming to Ultimate over the next year or so, and since I am DYING to play this game as it is I want to speculate on what they might be. This time I’m going to revive some of my most wanted characters who were not deconfirmed as…

Opinion: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Final Direct Reaction

  A nasty headache put me out of commission for writing about this Thursday, but I’m ready to discuss what happened in the Direct! First off, Grinch leak was fake. It definitely seemed too good to be true, and while I kept my expectations in check it SURE would have been neat to see Mach…