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…

Opinion: Bottom 25 Games – 19) Avenger (Arcade)

19) Avenger (Arcade, Capcom, 1987) Capcom certainly was not slouching in attempting new approaches to game design back in the 1980s. However, there were a few duds along the way, and Avenger is another example of the company swinging and missing, much like Trojan and the original Street Fighter. In this case, it’s tackling a…

Opinion: Let’s just get this MvC: Infinite spiel off my chest

As might be apparent, I have some thoughts on Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite. I think it’s been rushed to market, the promotion has been bizarre at best, and has the starting roster lacked pizazz to put it mildly. Only six new characters (Jedah, X, Gamora, Captain Marvel, Ultron and a redesigned Thanos) with the rest…

Opinion: Get hyped with great Dreamcast Intros

I did this on LVLS before, but that original post is long gone so I’m redoing it. The Dreamcast had SO MANY DAMN GOOD INTRODUCTIONS to its games! So many that I’m narrowing my picks to 5 just to not overdo it. So what five intros sold me most out of the system’s library? Soul…

Opinions: The Best of the Worst – Verdugo (Resident Evil 4)

Verdugo (Resident Evil 4) In a game full of epic and memorable boss encounters, Verdugo stands tall among the pack of nasties Leon Kennedy has to battle on his mission. First off, take a look at him: He’s just a wickedly awesome enemy design. A anthropomorphic nightmare/insect hybrid, Verdugo seems unassuming at first when it…

Opinion: Street Fighter is 30 years old today!

30 years ago the original Street Fighter made its debut in Japanese arcades. Now while that effort wasn’t really all that great, the sequel more than made up for it and the series has been going on strong ever since. It’s really remarkable how Street Fighter II rewrote the arcade narrative. Beat em ups and…