Opinions: Let’s make guesses for Dragon Quest music in Smash!

With Banjo-Kazooie tackled yesterday, let’s talk about Dragon Quest music. As I’ve noted elsewhere, the sad matter is Koichi Sugiyama — as talented as he has been during his career with the series — is a bigoted piece of shit. So whatever remixes or originals we hear, he’s involved in some capacity. But to put…

Opinions: Nintendo took all my money with their E3 Direct

I’ve sat here at home in stunned shookness rewatching the Nintendo Direct that aired today multiple times, taking it in. It’s nothing short of perfect. Sure, there’s some games in there I’m not interested in, but it is crafted with such care and cohesion that it flows beautifully from piece to piece, capping end to…

Dragon Quest Imagery

Dragon Quest I – III Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Dragon Quest Spinoffs Group Art (from more than one game)

Opinions: Smash Bros. Third Party Additions (if I had any say)

All right, let’s finally wrap up this article series and discuss 6 characters from third parties I’d like to see come into the world of Smash. I don’t expect any of them to make it save maybe Shovel Knight, but that’s fine. This is all for fun. This has been trimmed a tad from the…

Opinion: Enemy Encounters – Metal King Slimes (Dragon Quest)

Metal King Slimes (Dragon Quest, Square-Enix) Dragon Quest came up with a kooky idea for an enemy; one of the run-of-the-mill slimes but coated in metal. This increases their defense tenfold, but managing to slay one would net a heavy chunk of experience. Unfortunately for the player, metal slimes of all types tend to be…

Culture Clash! – Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest (NES/Famicom)

Study 16: Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest (Enix/Chunsoft/Nintendo [publisher of Dragon Warrior in the U.S.], NES/Famicom) Dragon Quest is a very intriguing franchise to study. In Japan, to say that it’s massively popular is a bit of an understatement. A Dragon Quest release translates into a mass exodus from school and work for many Japanese fans. Each…

Imagery: Some Updates!

In Sin & Punishment… In Dragon Quest… In Beyond Good & Evil… In The Last Story…    

Femicom – A Brief Rundown of Minor Women in NES/Famicom Titles, 1983-1986

I’ve realized that, as this project has progressed, I’ve been mostly covering major characters in the gaming canon. Any damsel thus far has been in multiple titles (Peach, Pauline, Zelda), and there hasn’t been a secondary character beyond Nana to discuss as of yet, and she was a fairly prominent milestone in Nintendo’s exploration in…