Artistic Discussion: Just Dance 4 (Wii U)

Hey regularity of a feature, how novel. XD Just Dance has a horrid aesthetic to me. I just don’t like its whole visual presentation. It’s very trend-focused and hyper sanitized to minimally offend…it is the epitome of generic art. So I induct Just Dance 4 as its honoree into my “bad” box art collection, as…

Opinion: The Virtual Console Rides into the Night

Nintendo recently confirmed that the Switch will not see a Virtual Console as seen on the Wii, Wii U and 3DS. At this point, this isn’t a huge shock; the Switch has been out for over a year, and Nintendo has made two big shifts in policy in regards to its back catalog. One, the…

Music: Top VGM STKs #7 – Splatoon 2/Octo Expansion

  Splatoon has become one of my favorite franchises in the past decade, if not all time. It’s just such a splendidly executed game world, and the music is a huge part of why I have all the emotions about it. I feel this soundtrack is related in spirit to Sega’s Jet Set Radio, but…

Music: The Last 5 Songs from my Top 100 VGM!

Finally! It’s time to put an end cap on this feature as I round out the last five songs from my Top 100 VGM! Of course, now I need to do my favorite soundtracks properly…my work is never done! lol Open the World (Part I), Culdcept, Kenji Ito, PS2, NEC/OmiyaSoft, 2002 This is a definite…

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…

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…