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…

Music – Our Lady Peace’s “The Wonderful Future”

Yes, I post a lot of Our Lady Peace songs — they’re my favorite band, so :p Anyway, I haven’t actually listened to “The Wonderful Future” in a long time. But I was reminded of that when I was looking over my iTunes list making a mixtape of the band’s catalog and noticed it wasn’t…

Art: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

I have reservations about this game (which I may write a more elaborate piece about shortly), but this is some great art. It’s close to Ayami Kojima’s haunting style for Castlevania, and that’s nothing to sneeze at in my book.

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…

Music – Phoebe Ryan’s “Mine”

I don’t exactly remember how I came across this song, but ever since Phoebe Ryan’s “Mine” entered my brain I’ve had a fondness for it. It’s a really catchy modern pop song and Ryan has a great voice, but earlier this week the lyrics squirreled their way into my consciousness with such force that I…