Opinion: Fan Remixes I’d Love to See in Smash Ultimate (Part I)

Smash Bros. Ultimate has a TON of remixes from many of the legends of the medium — Koji Kondo, Yuko Shimomura, Yuzo Koshiro, Michiru Yamane, Yasunori Mitsuda, Michiko Naruke, and many, many more — but there’s times I’ve heard a remix from passionate fans that match up with the quality of professional composers that I…

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…

The Last Story Imagery

Character Art Zael (Elza) Calista (Kanan) Dagran (Quark) Syrenne (Seiren) Yurick (Yuris) Lowell (Jackal) Mirania (Manamia) Count Arganan General Asthar (General Trista) Therius (Tasha) Zangurak (Zangurg) Jirall Group Art Concept Work

Opinion: My Top 25 Gaming Box Arts

Box art is a key element towards a game’s marketing muscle; it was once upon a time a major indicator what a game might contain within, and is typically carefully designed to attract customers in through compelling artwork and strong character designs. Ideally. There are far too many examples of poorly executed box art, ones…

Opinion – Where the hell is The Last Story on the Wii U, Nintendo?

As the Wii U rides off into the sunset, there’s been a somewhat steady trickling of Virtual Console releases over the past year to help give it a decent sendoff. Lately we’ve been seeing a lot of TurboGrafx titles from Konami, but quite a few Wii titles made the leap onto the service beginning late…