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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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Aug 28, 2017

InFAMOUS, the 2009 super-powered open-world action title, made huge waves when it released as a PlayStation 3 exclusive. The game came courtesy of Sucker Punch, the creators of Sly Cooper. It follows the adventures of Cole McGrath as he either cleans up the streets of Empire City or terrorizes its citizens. McGrath seems to be responsible for a massive blast in the center of the city, which starts him on a journey to clear his name and uncover the truth of what happened. 

Does inFAMOUS deserve to be held up as one of the best games period?

Outro music: Katamari Forever 'Tales from Arctic Katamari Roundabouts, and You and I, in Cherry Blossom Season' by Star Salzman (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03586)

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Aug 21, 2017

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time released in 2003, and it presented a new standard that action-adventure games still strive to achieve to this day. The titular prince and Farah, his sometimes-ally, have a relationship dynamic that felt lively and real, few games prior to 2003 had achieved such a portrayal. The influence of The Sands of Time can be felt in titles like Braid, The Last of Us, and BioShock Infinite.

With a legacy that stretches back almost 15 years, is Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time one of the best games period?

Outro music: The Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance 'Central Park (Metal Mix)' by Commando 64 (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02273)

You can follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod
Or download the podcast from Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thebestgamesperiod

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Aug 14, 2017

After Bungie concluded their work on Halo: Reach, they turned their eyes toward a game that a small segment of the company had been fleshing out for years. That game would eventually become Destiny after overcoming numerous development challenges. Destiny's devs had to contend with a malicious engine that required obscene amounts of time to load changes, stratospheric expectations, a rough split with its long-time composer, and the decision to scrap the entire story with less than a year left of development time. The stakes were high. But when Destiny released to the public, Bungie thought they had a winner on their hands - Destiny was, after all, the most pre-ordered game in history! Unfortunately, the critical reception was mixed. 

Looking at Destiny several years after its launch and subsequent revisions - is it one of the best games period?

Jason Pfitzer from Northern Heart Games joins us this week to discuss! You can follow him on Twitter: @JasonPfitzer and check out his upcoming game called Pinbrawl, a competitive, four-player pinball melee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlIkn9y4Ucw

 

Outro music: Destiny 'Hope Rising' by Jillian Aversa and zircon (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03002)

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Aug 7, 2017

In 2008, the now defunct Lionhead Studios released what many saw as the culmination of founder Peter Molyneux's vision. Molyneux had hyped the original Fable as a game that would change the very fabric of the industry, which left fans very underwhelmed when it released as a solid, but rather run-of-the-mill RPG. With Fable 2, things were destined to be different. Molyneux apologized for his salesmanship of Fable and swore that things would be different. Fable 2 managed to deliver on what Lionhead had seemed to promise with the original - it was actually a different kind of RPG. Also, there was a dog and it was very endearing. 

It's time to ask: Is Fable 2 one of the best games period?

Outro music: The Sims 3 'Musicolours' by Guifrog (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02420)

You can follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod
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