Opinion: Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct Reaction!

The Direct yesterday was pretty hype! It mostly had a steady stream of info on games I am interested in or super excited by, and I actually hit a few of my predictions! So before I dig into the five most exciting announcements, here’s a recap of how I performed with my speculation cap: Persona…

Opinion: I’m Terribly Bored with NES Switch Online

It’s been an awkward experience watching Nintendo evolve how they handle digital distribution of their older games. While some ideas have been solid — the NES and SNES Minis and the Wii Virtual Console — others have not, and I’m afraid the Switch NES Online app is showing severe signs of being one of Nintendo’s…

Opinion: Let’s Talk about Metroid Prime 4

So we got a pretty severe update on the development of Metroid Prime 4 this morning. It was not immediately good — the secret team (probably Bandai Namco, possibly chunks of the Star Wars 1331 prototype team) have been pulled from the project, and it’s shifting over to Retro Studios, the developers of the original…

Opinion: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is what it says on the tin

Unreal I’ve had Ultimate for about three weeks now, and I’m still saying the header of this article. This game is just…it feels like an impossible dream somehow sprung upon reality that we shouldn’t have gotten. I’ve covered the game extensively since its reveal here on LVLS, and every time I start up the game…

Music: The 25 Best Smash Bros. Remixes – Ultimate Edition

All good things must come to an end, and we have now hit our last article spotlighting my favorite remixes from Super Smash Bros. with Ultimate. As the game is so new and the content so dense…this took a lot of internal debate to sort out, and I may have some changes down the road,…

Opinion: Smash Bros. Ultimate impressions!

Smashtastic I have put in a considerable number of hours into Smash Bros. Ultimate since its launch last week. The above is where I fell character-wise Sunday morning; I’ve since added another several: I still have a few to go: Dark Samus, Incineroar, Greninja, Dark Pit, Toon Link, and Cloud are left. But hey, that’s…

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…