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The Best Games Period

Ever found yourself wondering about the best games period? Join Jeremy Brown, Jack Gardner, and Daniel Jones as they debate, argue, and sometimes agree over the best video games. The trio bring years of podcasting, game criticism, and somewhat related tangents to the table to create one of the most interesting podcasts you'll find in this corner of the internet.
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Apr 24, 2017

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons was born from the vision of filmmaker Josef Fares. Fares, a Lebanese refugee, managed to escape the country's civil war in 1987 and relocate to Sweden with his family. He became a prolific director in the Swedish film world and made Jalla! Jalla! one of the most popular films in the country. Released by Starbreeze Studios in 2013, Brothers adopted a highly unconventional dual joystick control scheme for its isometric adventure game. It became an instant critical darling, but what did it do right to earn that praise? Perhaps things are different when revisiting the game from a 2017 perspective.

Is Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons worthy of the praise it received for its cinematic vision and unique control scheme? Is it one of the best games period?

Outro music: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 'Love and Loss' by Sebastien Skaf (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03484)

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Apr 17, 2017

Hideki Kamiya's Devil May Cry released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2 and arguably changed the course of action games for years to come. In a very loose adaptation of Dante's Inferno, Devil May Cry stars a white-haired, pistol and sword-wielding demon slayer named Dante who embarks on a quest to stop a demonic invasion of Earth. The fluid combat mechanics and cheesy story captivated audiences.

Have the years been kind to the game that was once intended to be Resident Evil 4? Is Devil May Cry one of the best games period?

Outro music: Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World 'Go the Distance' by Sixto Sounds (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01850)

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Apr 10, 2017

We haven't talked much about sports games on the show. This week, Daniel Jones brings the digital baseball series MLB The Show up to the plate. It's sadly an Honorable Mention episode because Jack and Jeremy vanished at the merest hint of physical activity.

Outro music: Super Spike V'Ball 'Copacabana Beach' by Leandro Abreu (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02858)

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Apr 4, 2017

Terry Cavanagh and Stephen Levelle (also known as Increpare) teamed up back in 2011 to create the video game equivalent of a short story. Oíche Mhaith (Irish for "good night") is free, takes about 20 minutes to complete, and will leave you a sobbing mess. It features some NSFW language and images if you're interested in giving it a try. It's basically an M-rated, 8-bit flash game about a broken family as experienced by a kid. If you are looking for a game that will haunt you for days, Oíche Mhaith will give you much to think about.

You can find and play Oíche Mhaith on the Increpare website: https://ded.increpare.com/~locus/oiche_mhaith/

Outro music: VVVVVV 'Clubbed Baby VVVVVVeal' by Danny Baranowsky (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02205)

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Apr 1, 2017

We were just so excited to cover this game that we released the episode two days early! Lair is without a doubt not only one of the best games period, but THE BEST GAME period. "Why even bother having an episode about it?" you might ask. We simply figured that enough was enough and that greatness really should be paid its due. 

Outro music: Wizards & Warriors ''Wizards in My Armor (Warrior in My Long Johns)" by Brothersynthe and Trenthian (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01665)

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