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The Best Games Period - Episode 39 - Okami


Jack Gardner

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Two games concluded the run of Capcom's golden age of IP development with their semi-independent Clover Studio: God Hand and Okami. There are few games with the pedigree of Okami; directed by Hideki Kamiya (the creator of Viewtiful Joe, Devil May Cry, and future creator of Bayonetta) and produced by Atsushi Inaba (one of the most successful game producers of all time). Released in 2006 for the PlayStation 2, Okami holds the world record as being one of the least commercially successful game to garner multiple game of the year awards. Does it stand as one of the best games period a decade later?

 

We also touch on the mystery of how the iconic ring sound effect from Sonic the Hedgehog made its way onto gas station cash registers across North America. If you've heard that sound at a local gas station, let us know in the comments!

 

Each week we will be tackling a video game, old or new, that at least one of us believes deserves to stand as one of the greatest games of all time. We'll dive into its history, development, and gameplay, while trying to argue for or against the game of the week. Sometimes we will be in harmonious agreement, other times we might be fighting a bitter battle to the very end. However each episode shakes out, we hope that everyone who listens will find the show entertaining and informative.

 

 

Outro music: Okami 'Celestial Winds from the East' by McVaffe (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01700)

 

You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is (sometimes) available as well, so you can watch what we are talking about while we talk about it! You can also follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod

 

New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday

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Yeah there was some issue with the recording that makes it echo a bit. I'm putting up a version that's a little more cleaned up, so hopefully it resolves the double Daniel issue. One Daniel is hard enough to deal with on a podcast.

 

Edit: The episode has now been updated with a version that's a bit more cleaned up.

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Okami is maybe the 2nd game that I have purchased multiple for multiple systems. Love this title. The 1st game being Valkryia Chronicles. Third game I think is Bastion. 

 

Double Daniel is kind of frightening. 

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