My VG Music Picks #32 – The Grand Finale (Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story

When it comes to writing for these VG Music Picks articles, I impose a couple of rules on myself that determine what pieces of music I cover. One such rule is “can I write a couple of paragraphs where I can justify why I like the music based solely on the music whilst also sounding as pretentious as possible?” I like to think I do a decent enough job pretending like I know what I’m talking about when it comes to music but, sometimes, it’s hard to justify why I like a particular track. Sometimes, it’s just good. Continue reading

My VG Music Picks #12 – We Can’t Lose! (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)

Despite my love for the Mario & Luigi series of RPGs, I had only recently managed to finally beat the very first entry: Superstar Saga for the GBA; a game that came out 12 years ago (look I’m slow, alright). I honestly consider it the weakest game in the series; something I know a lot of people will disagree with me on, but I won’t deny the charm it had. It had a great script, an interesting new world, fun combat and, of course, good music. Continue reading