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…

Opinion: Let’s rank the SNES Classic line-up – Part 3

Secret of Mana Of all the games on the SNES Classic, this is the one I feel the most conflicted about. Secret of Mana is a fascinating game that has a lot of positives: an amazing soundtrack that still stands as one of the best on the system, great spritework, a compelling multiplayer component and…

Opinion: Let’s rank the SNES Classic line-up – Part 2

Final Fantasy III While I haven’t finished FFIII (aka VI) quite yet, it is absolutely a crucial piece of SNES history and one of the best RPG’s on the system. Of course, I would have nominated Chrono Trigger if I had my way, but I’m afraid Final Fantasy has the branding recognition AND the first…

Opinion – Mega Man 1 – 6 Ranked!

So after reviewing all of the Strider games a bit ago, I wanted to tackle something else and possibly make it into a recurring feature. This time, I want to cover the NES Mega Man games and share my opinion on them all! This go-around I’ll be placing them in the order I adore them…

Opinion: Bottom 25 Games – 15) Street Fighter (Arcade)

15) Street Fighter (Arcade, Capcom, 1987) Street Fighter desperately tried to evolve the one-on-one fighting genre to the next level, but its controls prevent it from that lofty aspiration. Unlike Karate Champ, Way of the Exploding Fist or Epyx International Karate, Capcom’s first effort initially removed the button press to initiate an attack for a…