Opinions: RANKED – Fire Emblem

Disclaimer: Nintendo Life recently ranked the Fire Emblem series as released in America, and whoooooooooooooooa k did it set off some sort of rebuttal “objection” mode, lol. Anyway, I was bound to get around to doing a proper RANKED for FE, so this is as good an excuse as any. Let’s talk about the five…

Opinion: Decade of Memories – The 15 Best Pieces of Video Game Art this Decade

Video games have been a centerpiece for fantastic art direction, and is a major selling point for my initial interest in a particular title. Thankfully, the past decade has seen no shortage of spectacular artwork in the medium, and I’ve selected fifteen individual examples of exemplary execution to celebrate below. These samples are representative of…

Opinion: 10 of My Worst Video Game Characters of All Time

I’ve been working on my Favorite Women in Games list for a while, as well as compiling my Favorite Men, and had the thought today of…well, the opposite direction, haha. There have been characters who have irked the hell out of me, some to the point that I turned the game off in disgust, others…

Opinion: My Top 25 Gaming Box Arts

Box art is a key element towards a game’s marketing muscle; it was once upon a time a major indicator what a game might contain within, and is typically carefully designed to attract customers in through compelling artwork and strong character designs. Ideally. There are far too many examples of poorly executed box art, ones…

Music: Five Nintendo Selections from my Top 100 VGM

Today’s top 100 VGM post is all about Nintendo. But to keep it interesting, it’s sort of a grab bag of Nintendo tunes from five different platforms from five different series of games! Super Mario 64 – Dire Dire Docks (N64, Koji Kondo, Nintendo, 1996) This is one of my favorite tunes in all of…

Opinions – A Dual Life Perspective, 2017 (Pt. 2)

All right, so here we are with the second half of my year in review for 2017. This was ultimately a better six months than the first. I had a job through all of it (I’m not huge on it but it’s a steady source of income more or less), my healing made a ton…