Opinion: The Dreamcast was delightfully quirky

I apologize for the delay on this one; blame Metroid. Sega’s swansong console left one lasting legacy before it was snuffed out; it was home to a very bizarre and delightful collection of games from a wide range of developers. And the majority of the kookier titles were from the auspices of Sega themselves, firing…

Opinion: Get hyped with great Dreamcast Intros

I did this on LVLS before, but that original post is long gone so I’m redoing it. The Dreamcast had SO MANY DAMN GOOD INTRODUCTIONS to its games! So many that I’m narrowing my picks to 5 just to not overdo it. So what five intros sold me most out of the system’s library? Soul…

Music: Skies of Arcadia (Top 25 Soundtracks)

As part of my proposed Dreamcast anniversary celebration, let’s begin with my favorite DC game of all time, Skies of Arcadia. However, I’ve recently discussed that game in my Top 111, so instead I want to talk about the phenomenal soundtrack for it. Composed by Yutaka Minobe and Takayuki Maeda, Skies features a wide array…

Opinion: Bottom 25 Games – 18) Super Thunder Blade (Genesis)

18) Super Thunder Blade (Genesis, Sega, 1989) Launch titles have much to prove — they need to highlight the new system’s capabilities as well as be compelling enough on their own to entice people to make a purchase alongside the console. And there’s been more than a few over the years that have managed to…

Opinion: Artistic Discussion – 8/2/2017

Ecco the Dolphin (Sega, Genesis) Today’s great example of box art comes from Boris Vallejo, well-known fantasy artist who did more than a few Genesis covers for Sega back in the 1990s. This one is a splendid example, perfectly capturing the essence of the game, not to mention being a pretty damn nice painting all…