On this week’s episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew is joined by Kinda Funny‘s Greg Miller to discuss Horizon Forbidden West review impressions and the upcoming Nintendo eShop closures on 3DS and Wii U systems. We also briefly discuss our time playing Lost Ark, Rune Factory 5, and OlliOlli World. Lastly, a listener question sparks a conversation about which video game characters we would draft as the new Suicide Squad – and my controversial pick might surprise you!
Spoiler: I chose Tingle because I hate that creepy video game toddler man and hope we finally bury him.
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Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:
00:00:00 – Introduction
00:03:01 – Greg Miller Intro
00:12:52 – Nintendo eShop Closure
00:27:05 – Horizon Forbidden West Review
00:51:05 – Horizon Zero Dawn Spoiler
00:51:20 – Horizon Forbidden West Review
00:55:56 – The Playlist
00:56:15 – League of Legends
00:58:15 – Lost Ark
01:02:19 – Rune Factory 5
01:06:59 – OlliOlli World
01:10:58 – Housekeeping
01:15:12 – Listener Questions
Topic Of The Show:
Horizon Forbidden West improves the first game’s experience in almost every way. Traversal options are more varied and fluid, fights with the machines are more dynamic than before, and excellent side quests populate huge open-world environments. Our reviewer, Kimberly Wallace, chats with Alex Stadnik and special guest Greg Miller about their experiences playing the project that sets a new standard for developer Guerilla Games.
Check out our Horizon Forbidden West review to see why it earned our all-new “Must-Play” badge.
This week’s iteration of The Playlist is more brief than usual; nonetheless, we’re eager to chat about the games we’ve been playing. Alex Van Aken laughs at the dichotomy of League of Legends’ highly competitive environment and its relaxing effect on his evenings, Stadnik can’t seem to put OlliOlli World down, and Kim shares more about her recent time playing Rune Factory 5, which releases next month.
For more Game Informer podcasts, be sure to check out Video Gameography, our video game history podcast, All Things Nintendo, which deep dives into Nintendo’s library of games every week, and From Panel to Podcast, our latest show focusing on the world of comic books!