Site News: The Belmont Chronicles will continue past October

Hi all, My plan was to be a little further along in “The Belmont Chronicles” by this point, but life has a funny way of not actually working out the way you want sometimes. :p Anyway, I have three P4 pieces still planned for the series: “Culture Clash!” articles on Simon’s Quest and Dracula’s Curse,…

The Best of the Worst: Halloween Special #2 – Medusa Heads (Castlevania series)

Medusa Heads (Castlevania series) Some enemies earn their fame not for their designs, but for their mechanic design. For instance, in Castlevania Medusa’s discarded hair (which, as might be obvious if you know her mythology, are animate snakes) regenerate their skulls and flesh and gain the ability to levitate and phase through walls. Brainlessly they…

The Belmont Chronicles – The History of Castlevania’s Legacy Bosses Part 1

Castlevania from the very beginning has established its bestiary as one of the gaming medium’s finest — this article will focus on some of the iconic bosses Konami created, particularly ones that have multiple appearances throughout the series. This will be a multi-part set of posts to help facilitate my writing them. Dracula will have…

Opinion: The Belmont Chronicles – An Attempt to Detail the Series’ Origins

It’s embarrassing that Castlevania‘s creators are mostly unknown. How one of the most iconic gaming franchises of all time — despite its relative quiet in the past several years — could have its staff remain mostly anonymous despite over 30 years is dumbfounding. So I am taking on the impossible task to compile disparate information…

Site News: The Belmont Chronicles

With the Smash Bros. Ultimate reveal of Simon and Richter Belmont, one thing has become clear on my (MANY) repeated viewings of reactions to the Direct — a depressing number of people who watched the show and taped their live responses were hyped for Simon, but didn’t really know much about him, his games, or…

Opinion: Wednesday’s Smash Bros Direct Reaction

So Wednesday was a thing that happened and I couldn’t articulate my sheer joy so I just posted a bunch of videos to faintly express how hyped I was. Well, some time has passed, I’ve done a lot of rewatches, and it’s time to take a deep dive into that Direct. So let’s examine my…

Opinion: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate goes for my soul

So this happened… And then this… And the hits kept coming… FUCK I’m gonna need time to process this, but I am beyond ecstatic right now 😀 Expect a much deeper dive into all this tomorrow. I’m still catching up on all this. AHHHHHHHHH