Opinions: My Top 5 Underrated Gaming Soundtracks

Earlier today Lady Pelvic put up a great video on her favorite gaming soundtracks that she felt are underrated: And while she excluded JRPGs (namely because she did them on their own), I thought it might be fun to do the same exercise myself. I will include JRPGs in my tally, though. Let’s go! I’ve…

Archives: The Looking Back Series – 1995 – 2000

When LVLs. became a thing, I thought it might be interesting to go through each year of my life and do a little write up on both the events that transpired per 365.25 days, as well as reflect on games that came out that particular year to award it the “best of that year”. Considering…

Archives: What Made the Dreamcast Special to Me – Skies of Arcadia

This was originally posted in September 2009 as part of my ten-year anniversary celebration of the Dreamcast. A tangent from my previous Dreamcast memories revolving around Capcom fighters – I think it’s time I move onto my favorite game of all time (Ed. note – Still #9 on my Top 111 now!).  What I want…

Opinions: The Ten Games that Perhaps Best Define Me

Recently a prompt has been making its way around social media: pick ten games that will help you get to know me. An interesting thought, this. So I decided to look at what I think overall encompasses my passion for games, without looking necessarily at my favorites or anything like that — the games that…

Opinion: The Most Artistically Beautiful Games of All Time (imo)

This was a random thought I had during work yesterday — what are the games I find best represent a system on a purely artistic level? I.e., which ones really nail a unique sense of visual architecture and environments, striking character design, features an innovative style, and/or just stuns the eyes with how pretty it…

Opinion: Decade of Memories – The 15 Best Pieces of Video Game Art this Decade

Video games have been a centerpiece for fantastic art direction, and is a major selling point for my initial interest in a particular title. Thankfully, the past decade has seen no shortage of spectacular artwork in the medium, and I’ve selected fifteen individual examples of exemplary execution to celebrate below. These samples are representative of…

Music: Top 25 Video Game Fan Remixes: #16 – 20

Rock band On Being Human splits its focus between original music and video game covers, and when they switch over to the VGM side of things they’re quite smashing at it. Their medley of Goldeneye injects a lot of apropos edge to the spectacular soundtrack, and their rapid fire transitions give a lot of songs…

Skies of Arcadia Imagery

Main Cast Vyse Aika Fina Novel Art Group Art In-Game Art Concept Work Valkyria Chronicles Cameos Sonic & All-Star Racing Transformed Cameos Secondary Cast Drachma Gilder Enrique Rameriz Piastol Valuan Royalty/Generals Bounties In-Game Art Concept Work Support Characters and NPC’s Ship’s Crew Other Important NPC’s

Music – Women Who Make Badass VGM Fan Remixes Pt. 2

Today I’d like to continue talking a little about some women fan remixers who have done some amazing mixes reimagining video game compositions — namely RPGs — in novel directions! RebeccaETripp has been on fire lately, becoming one of OC Remix’s most frequent contributors the past few years. She absolutely nails the mood of her…