Music: Ben Harper’s “Oppression”

I need to listen to Ben Harper more; he’s REALLY good. And this song encapsulates a lot of what I feel is going on today, despite being from 1995’s Fight for Your Mind. Cutting lyrics and sneering delivery combine to create a masterful protest. Image from benharper.com

Opinion: Lyn is the best in Fire Emblem Warriors

This isn’t going to be a deep post; I just want to state that Lyn is incredibly fun to play in Fire Emblem Warriors. She teleports around, slashes all over the place, is insanely fast and has some amazing moves that do wonders for crowd control and zipping through large groups. Her voice is just…

Opinion: Artistic Discussion – 2/7/2018

Fire Emblem stood out on the shelf when it launched for the GBA way back in 2003. Its anime influence on its medieval world was unfaltering, and as someone who had finally discovered how much they adored such art design around that time, I was immediately drawn to its distinctive character designs. To this day…

Music: The Temper Trap’s “Science of Fear”

While “Sweet Disposition” and “Fader” were bigger hits for Australian-based The Temper Trap from their first LP Conditions, I’ve always preferred this edgier single over the others. It has a very strong message I can really relate to and has been a song I recently rediscovered as one I kinda love. lol I didn’t get…

Opinion: Hyrule Warriors vs. Fire Emblem Warriors

This past weekend was mostly spent working my way through Fire Emblem Warriors’ Story Mode, which I’m pleased to say is a solid evolution of the formula established by Hyrule Warriors. In fact, in many ways this is easily the better game mechanically, although I think I do prefer HW just a little bit more…

Music: Five Modern RPG & Action/Adventure Tunes from my Top 100

I have 15 more tracks to go on my Top 100 before I can wrap it up, so let’s just continue marching forward with these posts! 🙂 Today I want to talk about some of my favorite tunes from relatively recent RPGs and Action/Adventure games! Home Sweet Home – Beyond Good & Evil (Christophe Heral,…

Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Lena Raine

Lena Raine Raine is a relatively new composer in the video game industry, getting her start with the Guild Wars series of video games beginning with its second entry, and contributing music to several expansions (credited as Lena Chappelle). Since then, she has been heavily involved in the indie scene, serving as lead composer for…