Music: Five Modern RPG & Action/Adventure Tunes from my Top 100

I have 15 more tracks to go on my Top 100 before I can wrap it up, so let’s just continue marching forward with these posts! 🙂 Today I want to talk about some of my favorite tunes from relatively recent RPGs and Action/Adventure games! Home Sweet Home – Beyond Good & Evil (Christophe Heral,…

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…

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…

Music – BogusRed’s Remix “Gale of Ages” from Chrono Trigger

BogusRed has become one of my favorite remixers, and even though she hasn’t put out anything in several years (to my knowledge, anyway), her stirring piano renditions of Zelda, Metroid and Chrono Trigger are in my book exemplary. Unfortunately not many of her compositions are on Youtube, so my two favorite CT tracks from her…

Opinion: Artistic Discussion – 9/3/2017

Secret of Mana (SNES, Square Soft) I adore the box art for this game. It’s so delightfully lush and green and dripping with detail. It is the epitome of classy, beautiful illustration. And the logo just manages to fit in without being intrusive at all. In my book, there’s only a small handful of cases of…

Opinion: Let’s rank the SNES Classic line-up – Part 4

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars   Square delivered a rather intriguing spin on Mario with their RPG effort, setting into motion other efforts by Intelligent Systems and Alphadream in the future. However, both Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi don’t entirely follow the blueprint Square laid down for their origin point, letting SMRPG…