Opinion: Splatoon 2 and Inktastic Impressions pt. 2 (Spoilers)

So hey, I have put in over 20 hours into Splatoon 2 now! With the solo campaign finally splatted I feel like I can share better impressions of the game and how it improves over its Wii U prequel. Since I will talk about the campaign mode there will be some spoiler-y bits ahead, so…

Music: 5 VGM Favorites from the 16-bit Era

It’s the new year, so let’s continue writing about my favorite VGM! I’m going to try to do this twice per month here on in to rush through the rest of these songs. This time, let’s focus on 16-bit jams! Whirlwind, Shinobi III: The Ninja Master, Hirofumi Murasaki/Morihiko Akiyama/Masayuki Nagao, Genesis, Sega, 1993 This is…

Opinion: Holy Splatfest Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2! I HAS IT AND IT IS GOOD lol Okay, I’m sure you want better impressions than that. So here’s my rudimentary thoughts on the game so far: I’m level 7, so I can’t get into all the nitty gritty of all the modes yet…but Turf War is as fun if not better than…

Opinion: I HAS A SWITCH (impressions)

I’m currently in the Monterey Peninsula at the moment, awash in the seaside air and really feeling good (despite a slight fenderbender AND nearly running over a wayward cyclist). My parents and I worked out an arrangement for me to get a Switch (basically I’ll be paying them back for a few months), so I’ve…

Opinion: Five Ways – Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is easily my game of the year (and like the past decade), but it is not a perfect game through and through. If I had a seat at the design table, here’s five ways I would suggest getting it a little closer to that ideal: Increase enemy diversity….

Music: Five NES Songs I Adore

Another month, another five songs from my Top 100! This time around, it’s all 8-bit Nintendo! Stage 3, Journey to Silius, Naoki Kodaka, NES, Sunsoft, 1990 I’ve seen it elsewhere, and I’ll say it again: Naoki Kodaka is the finest composer on the NES, and this is example C of why I believe so (behind…

Music: Amanda Lepre tackles Super Metroid

Super Metroid is a soundtrack that is just hovering right outside of my top 25. It’s really, really good stuff, and I was quite impressed with Descendants of Erdrick guitarist Amanda Lepre’s solo take on the iconic “Brinstar – Red Soil” with “Red Soil Swamp Pulse”. She nails the atmosphere so beautifully here. I wish…

Opinions: If I could design a NES Classic 2…

Nintendo plans to re-release the NES Classic next year, but that’s sort of old hat. If Nintendo came over to me to generate a NES Classic 2 (modeled after the late second model of the console) with the same number of games, this would be what I would supply. Now in this case I’m giving…