Music: Top 25 Soundtracks Update

2018 had three huge releases in terms of soundtracks — Celeste, Gris and Smash Ultimate — so I added them all to my Top 25 soundtrack list. I also did some slight rearranging to the list, and crowned Splatoon 2 the definitive soundtrack in that series, so only one game fell off the list (since…

RANKED – Nintendo Switch Online’s NES Offerings (now with May 2019)

I’m keeping tally of the Switch NES Online selections here. I’m going to give each a sentence or two to quickly summarize if they’re worth your time or not. I’m not going to reiterate my older work on games I’ve given the NES Classic/NES anniversary treatment to; it’s all NEW content! I’m ranking the top…

Opinion: Retro Comps – Konami 50th Anniversary: Arcade Classics

Konami 50th Anniversary: Arcade Classics (Switch) High Points – Vulcan Venture (Gradius II), Life Force (Salamander) Low Points – Haunted Castle, Typhoon (A-Jax) Quirky Surprise – Twinbee Konami is finally embracing their back catalog via three (currently announced) compilations for their 50th Anniversary, with the first being a set of eight arcade titles from the…

Opinions: Bottom 25 Games – 24) Haunted Castle

24) Haunted Castle (Arcade, Konami, 1988) If you’ve looked at my top 111, you know I value Castlevania as a series quite highly. Aria of Sorrow is in the top 10, Symphony in the top 20, and Rondo in the top 50. I’ve even proclaimed it my favorite franchise in gaming! So it pains me…

Opinion: Castlevania Anniversary Collection’s Full Lineup!

Nintendo Life reports the remaining titles for Konami’s upcoming multiplatform Castlevania Anniversary Collection: Castlevania (1987, NES) Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (1988, NES) Castlevania: The Adventure (1989, Game Boy) Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (1990, NES) Kid Dracula (1990, NES) Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge (1991, Game Boy) Super Castlevania IV (1991, SNES) Castlevania Bloodlines / New Generation…

Opinions: My Personal Examination into Video Games and Gender!

I missed posting yesterday, thus ending a successful streak of content where I praised many of the women who have touched my life in games, music and beyond. To make some mild amends for that, I’d like to take a moment to spotlight some pre-existing content I have done regarding women in video games over…

Opinion: My Top 25 Bosses in Video Games

Recently the forum I frequent had a call for your favorite 25 bosses in video games. After some deliberation, I’ve come up with the following. Eventually I’ll supplement these with some commentary, but for now here are the best showdowns I’ve had in all of gaming. Ultimate (God) Rugal – Capcom Vs. SNK 2 Mother…

Opinions: Some of my favorite women streamers! Pt. 2

I spend a fair amount of time watching Youtube and Twitch LPs, reaction vids and streams, and I want to highlight some of the women I enjoy through those platforms today. Note that these can be NSFW for language, the games they’re playing, and content matter. SCf3 makes great reaction videos, and I discovered her…

Opinions: Some of my favorite women streamers! Pt. 1

I spend a fair amount of time watching Youtube and Twitch LPs, reaction vids and streams, and I want to highlight some of the women I enjoy through those platforms today. Note that these can be NSFW for language, the games they’re playing, and content matter. Mari and Stacy operate Geek Remix, and both are…