Opinion: Let’s talk about Square-Enix and Smash

With many outlets getting the opportunity to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the news has broke that Final Fantasy VII music retains the paltry two tracks Wii U/3DS received, and there has not been a sign of any FF representation outside of Cloud and the Midgar stage to be found thus far. This has been a…

Opinion: Night Slashers is Data East’s crowning achievement

This opinion will be in two parts. The first will focus on Night Slashers, while the second will address the emulation produced by Flying Tiger Entertainment. Data East is about as run-of-the-mill B-tier development studio as one could have been in the 1980s and 1990s. Their work tended towards the derivative, taking concepts pioneered by…

Opinions: Smash Bros. Ultimate Speculation – DLC!

Nintendo confirmed there would be five character/stage/music packs coming to Ultimate over the next year or so, and since I am DYING to play this game as it is I want to speculate on what they might be. This time I’m going to revive some of my most wanted characters who were not deconfirmed as…

Opinion: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Final Direct Reaction

  A nasty headache put me out of commission for writing about this Thursday, but I’m ready to discuss what happened in the Direct! First off, Grinch leak was fake. It definitely seemed too good to be true, and while I kept my expectations in check it SURE would have been neat to see Mach…

Opinion: SMASH DIRECT 11/1! Let’s guess the things!

Nintendo announced the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct will be this Thursday, 11/1 at 7AM PST! It’ll be 40 minutes long and will be the last Smash specific Direct before the game is released! Since events are keeping me from work this morning, let’s do something far funner than thinking about that and speculate…

Opinion: Heavy Burger Shoots its Way into Weirdest Retro Revival of the Year

Coming to Steam and Switch this month, Flying Tiger Entertainment is creating their own unique spin on their Data East licensing — Heavy Burger. This is kind of crazy town: 1-4 Players can battle against time-honored characters in a nostalgia-inducing collage of retro set-pieces from BurgerTime, Karate Champ, Lock ‘N Chase, Heavy Barrel, Side Pocket,…

Opinion: This Nintendo Direct was kinda crazy

So Nintendo’s postponed Direct made it to the air today, and there were some amazing announcements today. Some of them were done early, like Civilization VI and Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, but overall there were enough awesome to make up for it. So let’s tackle the five best announcements in my book: Capcom Beat-Em-Up…