Site News: Top 111 updates and what’s upcoming

I’ve made some changes to my Top 111; Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition broke the top 50, and River City Girls, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Legend of Valkyrie, and Trials of Mana all join the top 111. I also made the respective changes to the franchise list. I will be working on the Dual Life Perspective…

Archives: Bringing the LVLs. of old into the LVLS+ of today

One of the biggest regrets I’ve had in my blogging career was nuking the vast majority of LVLs. back in 2013. I was beginning my bachelor’s degree and found that LVLs. was a distraction, and felt I should shift my attention towards academic work with all of my writing, not just for class. Nester and…

Comments on COVID-19 and the Future of LVLS+

Hi all, March 2020 was one of the most unsettling and bizarre months I’ve had to live through. The COVID-19 crisis is a very real and unprecedented period in modern human history — it’s certainly the most substantial event I’ve seen the entire planet undergo in my lifetime. During that month, all of my blogs…

Personal: Top 111 Changes

Hello, I looked over my Top 111 and made some position changes. I felt that Mario Odyssey, Mario 64, SMB3, and M.U.L.E. needed to be pushed down a bit, while Steamworld Heist, Smash Ultimate, The Alliance Alive and Capcom Vs. SNK 2 got fairly beefy promotions, alongside a few other shifts. I also updated the…

Site News: Top 111 Updates Once Again

Hi all, I’ve made some additions and changes to my Top 111! I tend to save these for about twice a year, and so this will be the last one until 2020! The biggest shift was Gris climbing into the top 15, but Ninja Saviors and Untitled Goose Game also had strong showings on the…

Site News: Music Hub YT Updates

Hey all, Periodically I have to go through my music hub and update links thanks to the mystique behind Youtube’s algorithms, publishers claiming content ID, lost accounts, discovering a user is a sexist asshole, etc.  Well, today was one of those days, and now we have functional links for all of the Women Composer posts,…

LVLS+ is 18 years old! It has graduated high school O_O

It’s hard to believe I’ve been working on a video game fan site for 18 years now. With the launch of Wildcat Online in 2001, my artwork and some element of my video games writing has been embraced by the Internet for half of my life span. It’s kind of wild to think about. I…

Site News: Whoops

Hi all, This past week or so has been pretty busy for me! My parents visited, I got some new furniture which led to rearranging my house, work has kept me busy this week, and then Bloodstained came out, and I have been super invested in it. So there’s been a dearth of content here,…

Welcome to LVLS+

Since I posted about taking a writing break I’ve been working off and on getting some of the changes in place that I wanted. First and foremost, all of my academic gaming essays, features and articles have jumped from P4 to here. I’ve spent this weekend getting brand new banners situated for them, as well…

Site News: Some thoughts

Hi all, I’m going to be honest — I’ve been super busy with work lately and I don’t have a whole lot of creative energy to expend on games writing right now. It’s unfortunate because I enjoy doing it, but that’s the thing that has given in these stressful weeks. I love my job, don’t…