Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Yuko Takehara

Yuko Takehara Takehara joined Capcom around 1993, where she was first tasked to provide support for the arcade version of The Punisher. She was later selected to lead the composition on Marvel crossover titles X-Men Vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter, and Marvel Vs. Capcom, arguably her best-known work for the company. Other…

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…

Opinion – Mega Man 1 – 6 Ranked!

So after reviewing all of the Strider games a bit ago, I wanted to tackle something else and possibly make it into a recurring feature. This time, I want to cover the NES Mega Man games and share my opinion on them all! This go-around I’ll be placing them in the order I adore them…

Opinion: 5 Wonderful Level Themes

Many of my Top 100 picks are level themes…so much that just picking five of them would be difficult. So I’m just going to gush about five that are tickling my fancy today and cover more in the future. Castlevania – Wicked Child (NES, Konami, Kinuyo Yamashita) This here is my jam. One of my…

Music: Four More Fantastic Women Composers

Radiant Historia – The Edge of Green (DS, Atlus, Yoko Shimomura) Shimomura needs really no introduction, as she is arguably the best known woman in video game music today: her back catalog includes selections from Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros., Super Mario RPG and many more. I chose this song as…

Culture Clash!: Mega Man/Rockman (NES/Famicom)

Study 22 – Mega Man/Rockman 1 -6 (Capcom) Capcom’s premiere NES franchise had the most entries of any NES hero or heroine with seven (including the Japan only Rock Board); only Mario, whose menagerie of appearances is impossible to beat, had more to his name. The games all revolved around Mega Man/Rockman’s (American/Japanese) talent for…