Opinion: Blaster Master Zero 2 is a game of highs and lows

Inti Creates performed an admirable job on their remake of Sunsoft’s Blaster Master, easily rising to the creme of the series’ crop. Now acting entirely on their own with the sequel, how well does it hold up to the previous high standard they themselves established? Well, it’s a little complicated. Following the good ending of…

Gender Gazette: Bloodstained and its Presentation of Heroine Miriam

It’s been a while coming, but I want to talk about Koji Igarashi’s spiritual Castlevania “sequel” Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Now, if you read my non-academic/critical work over at LVLS, you might know that I find Castlevania to be the greatest gaming franchise of all time. So any sort of news of a game…

Art: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

I have reservations about this game (which I may write a more elaborate piece about shortly), but this is some great art. It’s close to Ayami Kojima’s haunting style for Castlevania, and that’s nothing to sneeze at in my book.

Opinion: Blaster Master Zero is the best game in the series

Sunsoft’s Blaster Master is one of the NES’ B-tier classics; not as iconic as Super Mario, Mega Man, Legend of Zelda or Castlevania, but still fondly remembered and a good game in its own right. However, it is a flawed one, primarily for its decision to handicap the player with a gun meter that drains…

Music: Fire the Blaster Rifle from Blaster Master Zero

I bought Blaster Master Zero today and gave it a bit of a testfire, and it’s so far a splendid remake of the NES classic. And this brand new composition Inti Creates’ composers brought to the early dungeons is pretty damn awesome, I have to say. It fits the overhead sections so well I would…

Art: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (gallery)

I wish Miriam’s outfit was a little bit more “wearing clothes that might save you from taking damage vs a frilly, revealing dress that fails utterly in protection”, but I do like the art design for this game. Since it’s 3D maybe IGA and team will include some alts.