2015 – A Dual Life Perspective (Parts I, II and III)

Originally written in 2015 and early 2016. End-of-the-year reflections are in full force across the gaming sphere, but I’ve only played three games that have come out in 2015 (Splatoon, Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, and Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows). And while I have bought or been gifted several games in the last week thanks…

Opinion: Critical Favorites – Wii U

As you might have guessed by my moving the NES and Super NES articles, I’m going to begin working on this series anew over here at LVLS. And it seems fitting to relaunch it with the unfortunate Wii U, a system that truly deserved better than the reality it got. I love the console. It’s…

Opinion: Top 5 Ending Themes

To start off my new series on VGM favorites (I even made a new page for it!), I thought it would be fun to start off with my favorite ending/credit themes in video games. These five all appear in my Top 100 Favorite Songs in any game, and they are my favorite composition from the…

Opinion: Splatoon is not dead yet!

If you didn’t know better, the recent Splatoon revelation that Splatfests were ending this month would sound like a death knell for the game’s community. Some have even postulated as much, but I don’t really think that’s true, though. I’ve played this game for well over a year now, and I’ve seen no signs of…

Music: Little V Mills’ Knockout Splatoon Cover

Little V Mills makes some killer rock/metal remixes, and this take on the Squid Sisters’ trademark theme is definitely one of my faves. It’s only missing the Squid Sister vocals, but it shreds so hard it’s totally okay.

Music – “Staff Credits” from Splatoon

Splatoon is easily one of the most unique soundtracks in all of games, adopting multitudes of musical genres and mashing them all into one re-imagined squid universe. The Vocaloid moment in Japan is clearly an inspiration for the sounds of the Squid Sisters, and this R’n’B cut of their theme is iconic to me of…