Opinions: Smash Speculation – Echo Fighters

Just so you know, LVLS is going to be really geared around Smash Bros. Ultimate (as if that wasn’t obvious already) as the game nears its release, and I’ve got another speculation article on tap all about Echo Fighters — namely one potential Echo for everyone who hasn’t received one yet or is an Echo…

Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Jessica Curry

Jessica Curry Curry is the co-founder and lead composer for the developer The Chinese Room, and has quickly garnered a lot of accolades for her musical contributions to all of the company’s games thus far, including Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. Unfortunately, the experience of working with Sony on the latter caused…

Opinion: The Alliance Alive deserves your attention

The gaming industry is a relentless machine, often dwarfing smaller titles in the search of the next big bestseller. This is the case in the media component as well, as many review outlets pass over smaller, more niche titles to focus on what is perceived as the next big thing. Thus the constant infatuation with…

Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Miki Higashino

Miki Higashino Higashino was one of Konami’s long-term composers (although she is currently not working in the video game industry), starting off her storied musical career with the arcade version of Gradius. She would continue to be a part of that series’ aural legacy by composing for Salamander, Life Force, Gradius III and the Gradius…

Archives: Mega Man 3 Tactics from Lvl.

I mentioned in my Top 111 that I made a homemade strategy guide for Mega Man 3 as a young teenager, and this article was my attempt to digitize it for the “modern” age. I’m leaving it mostly alone, but this is the methodology I still follow when I play this game! In celebration of…

Opinion: Smash Bros. Ultimate Speculations Post-Direct

As promised, I have thoughts. Lots of thoughts. So here’s a list of where I think Ultimate can go from here. This supersedes all previous speculation. Pacing I believe we have another Smash Direct towards the game’s release. This will go into everything we had not covered, such as trophies and other Vault items, other…

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…