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Giant Bombcast Game of the Year 2017: Best Shopkeeper

Dec. 25th 2017

We deliberate about 2017's Best Shopkeeper!

Episode Notes:

We had 5 days of deliberations! That's a lot of podcasting! So we broke each day into 4 parts.

This video is Day 1, part 2 (of 4). Want to see the rest? LINKS!

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Let the games (of the year) begin!

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Edited By RonnieBarzel • 

Can they spin this off into "Old Game Shopkeeper of the Year," just so the RE4 merchant can get his due?

I never thought of Tae as a shopkeeper in "Persona 5," but, yeah, I guess she was. Really enjoyed her quest line.

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I predict the pig from cuphead

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Gyoru  Online • 

I'm worried I'm starting to like NieR.

- Dan Ryckert

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They did a good job on this one.

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Edited By pvtboolean • 

Never been more proud to be a Giant Bomb Premium Subsriber!

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Sergio • 

It gets so good at the 5:10 mark. https://youtu.be/3Ov3TNcPTTc

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Edited By xymox • 

I'm glad this is a category. I also played RE4 for the first time this year, and I think Necrodancer as well, so it's been a good year for shopkeepers for me.

Actual video spoilers, not for giggles:

Iwai was robbed.

Layer Cake! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53w3b-kwWnI

Also, Strange Resistance Woman sells you trophies for in game currency. Robbed.

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Them playing the Person 5 soundtrack for Iwai has reminded me how amazing that soundtrack is, which makes me really want to do a NG+ just to hear it again...

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Not even mentioning Beedle is a shame. Dude's always so happy to see you!

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No mention of Crypt of the Necrodancer for best shopkeeper of all time?

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Edited By MeatSim • 

Mysterious Merchant from RE4 is definitely the best shopkeeper of all time.

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2:28 Get out of here Brad.

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Edited By jbick89 • 

Holy shit, the jazz piano riff of the Bombcast music at the end of this is sweet!

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Edited By Mumps • 

Beedle is my vote for best shopkeeper, he's so charming, sweet and funny. However, the only 2 games on this list I've played are BotW and Animal Crossing PC.

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CrashTanuki • 

They don't have a feed of the Google Doc they use for these deliberations, right? Should be a major part of these video podcasts so that people can easily follow along with the discussion.

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@crashtanuki: They do, it slides up from time to time. You can see them putting stars on the titles.

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What about Pascal from Nier Automata?

At the end of the game, if you make the choice of wiping his memory after THAT scene with the kids, he goes back to his now-decimated village and starts selling the leftover parts from the dead robots littering the area. He doesn't realize that those were the robots he used to call his friends and family just a few hours ago.

Quite an emotional moment!

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@saethir: Yeah, but have you seen him after refusing to hand over a beetle? Dude has a hidden dark side. His friendly side is all an act!

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@tchog: That part broke me wide open. I had to get up and go for a walk, and since I was playing it in November in NY, that meant a cold walk. Lol

Then after finishing I heard Alex say the same thing on the Waypoint spoilercast, and knew then he was probably putting that Nier the top of his GOTY list same as me. No game has affected me so much emotionally in a long time. And then DDLC hit me 10x as hard a couple weeks later. Games are good in 2017.

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Can we please get some graphics in post referencing what game they're talking about during these segments. I'm trying to figure out who "Emile" is during this segment and it's hard to follow along.

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Handibot was not up for best new character last year. He should have been, but yall snubbed him cause you're no fun.

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MstrMnyBgs • 

Can you please edit out that text file at the bottom of the video that completely spoils one of the other categories (2017's old game of the year).

I understand these videos have an "order", but if you are going to put them up individually you need to be extra careful about spoilers.

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Why isn't there just a whole video so i can just let it play? :/

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It's tough to argue against Emil, even if I think Gun Daddy or Goth Doctor would give him a run for his money. I have yet to play Pyre, so I can't comment on Falcon Ron, but Porkrind is such a nothing background character that to see him even be mentioned at all is shocking.