Once, Twice, Eight Times Okami

Yesterday Okami released on Switch and someone asked me two questions:

Is Okami the game I’ve bought the most times?


How many times have I bought it?

I had to think about it. I originally bought Okami on PS2 (where I first played it to completion). I bought it on the Wii as I was curious how the motion controls would affect the game (it was far less fun to play that way, in my opinion). I bought the first HD remaster on PS3. I bought the PS3 version again for my partner on his system. I bought the PS4 digital version. I bought the PS4 physical version.

Then I bought the PS4 physical version two more times for a couple of my friends who hadn’t played it.

There it is: I’ve bought Okami eight times.

And I’m about to buy it for my Switch.

That would make nine. Nine times.


You’ll have to forgive me; I’m awfully sleepy.

But, yes, it’s easily the game I’ve bought the most times.

I haven’t played the game to completion since the original PS2 version, though I did play the PS3 version to around 75% before I decided I wanted to beat Blockhead Grande (the great big impenetrable jerk), then couldn’t, then put the game aside because I figured I’d beat him eventually, then never did, and, therefore, never finished the PS3 version. When the PS4 version was announced, I thought I’d play it right away and vowed to take down Blockhead Grande once and for all, then grew pre-weary before the game released, then never even started it.


After all these years, I’ve only ever beat the game properly once, and started it twice more on the Wii and the PS3.

Now I’m curious how the touch screen controls work. I can see it being simplified and I can see it being far more complicated. I supposed I’ll see soon enough.

I tried to remember the next game I’d bought multiple times, and I believe it to be various entries in the Borderlands series. I have the Game of the Year edition of the first game for both PS3 and 360. I have Borderlands 2 for both PS3 and 360. I have the Pre-Sequel for PS3. And I have the Handsome Collection for both PS4 and Xbox One. Believe it or not, I think I’ve played all the games to completion with various folks on all those systems other than the One.

I have to laugh at myself a little; that’s an awful lot of times to buy the same games.

With that I ask: what game/s have you bought the most times (no matter the situation)?

This weekend is going to be packed with people time so I won’t be getting much gaming time in. If I do find myself with some time and the Switch on hand, I will probably keep chipping away at Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, or start in on some Kirby: Star Allies or Super Mario Odyssey. I will also keep putting time into the limited event in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. If I am feeling really ambitious, I will boot up Steam and see if I can play a couple smaller games I’ve been thinking of.

What will you be playing this weekend?

I hope you’re able to stay cool and please be safe out there. Cheers, friends.

4 replies »

  1. Five times is my record. That was Steamworld Dig. I have it on PS3, Vita, PS4, 3DS, and Steam. Otherwise, there’s about a dozen games I’ve purchased three times. I tend to REALLY like things and want to support my favorite companies, so I buy whatever ports are available for the consoles I own.

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    • Oh wow! I would ask if you really liked that game, but I suppose that would be rhetorical at this point! I’ve never played it!

      I love that you want to support your favorite companies; I do, too! Another reason I love Limited Run games. I love that they give developers a chance to make a pressing of a digital only game.


  2. Hmm, I can’t say that I’ve purchased a game multiple times. If I do, it’ll likely be Okami because I bought it for the Wii but I never played it and I’d like to play it! But I wholeheartedly agree with supporting a beloved game/developer.

    I have had a surprising amount of fun so far with the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta. I wasn’t a fan of BOPS 3 because the incredibly short TTK, wall-running and special abilities destroyed me in matches. Now assists are counted in kills, movement is “boots on the ground,” and abilities are tweaked including a support-based Specialist.

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    • I really hope it functions well on the Switch. If you get it and play it, please let me know what you think.

      I’m glad to hear that! I was also not a fan of BLOPS3, but that was more due to the single player campaign. YIKES.

      Those sound like good changes.


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