Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Yuka Tsujiyoko

Yuka Tsujiyoko Yuka Tsujiyoko started at Intelligent Systems after a stint working as a computer programmer for another company, but her schooling in music drove her into video game composition. Her first role for the company was 1990’s Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, and she would go on to serve as…

Opinion: Lyn is the best in Fire Emblem Warriors

This isn’t going to be a deep post; I just want to state that Lyn is incredibly fun to play in Fire Emblem Warriors. She teleports around, slashes all over the place, is insanely fast and has some amazing moves that do wonders for crowd control and zipping through large groups. Her voice is just…

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…

Opinion – Bottom 25 Games: 9) Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

9) Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (DS, Nintendo/Intelligent Systems, 2009) I happen to be a pretty big fan of Fire Emblem. I’ve bought nearly all of the titles that have come out in the US (except Radiant Dawn, primarily because Path of Radiance didn’t sink its teeth into me well enough to commit to more), and…

Opinion: Thoughts on Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright’s Mechanics

Okay, let’s get back to Fates. The characters didn’t resonate with me as much as Awakening and Fire Emblem, as I discussed last time. But in terms of its gameplay, how did it fare? The mechanics continue a lot of what Awakening added into the mix, with Pair Ups, Supports and marriages/children remaining a key aspect…

Opinion: Thoughts on Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright’s Cast

I wrapped up Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright yesterday, and have been trying to figure out how I feel about it. Like, there’s some good elements to it, but I feel that it is definitely a step behind Awakening and Fire Emblem (GBA). So here’s my attempt to decipher my own feelings about the game. It’ll be…

Music: Five Great Compositions from Women

It’s a bit of a tradition of mine to write about women composers in March, so I’m going to do that again with 5 of my favorite songs from my Top 100. Note – I realized I accidentally wrote about Wild Arms twice, so I’m picking a new song for this feature.   Winds across…