What’s a Thursday without another exciting episode of The Game Informer Show? We’re back to our regular scheduled release and today we’re diving into our impressions of Forspoken, Sifu, and our Game of the Year pick for 2021. That’s not all though. Jill, John, Stadnik, and Van Aken are here to go over their personal top ten lists and discuss what games made a huge impact on them in a stacked year. Later in the show, Marcus, Dan, and Kim join the madness to recap who won The Game Awards predictions from a few weeks ago and wrap the proceedings with another fun section of Listener Questions!
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Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:
00:00:00 – Introduction
00:03:30 – Game Informer’s Top 10 Games of 2021
00:06:34 – Editor Top 10 Picks of 2021 (Part 1)
00:54:31 – The Playlist
00:55:00 – Forspoken Impressions
01:08:47 – Sifu Hands-On Preview
01:19:32 – Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
01:34:09 – Housekeeping
01:38:46 – The Game Awards Predictions Winner
01:50:45 – Listener Emails
Topic Of The Show:
It’s that glorious time of year again when we get to sit down and celebrate the best of the best in the industry. 2021 was anything but ordinary, but it still produced some amazing gaming experiences, and today we’re recapping our official top ten list and letting you know what won our Game of the Year. We also want to take some time over the next few weeks to give each editor a chance to spotlight their own lists. Today’s episode features the Alexes, Jill, and John talking about their love for Metroid Dread, Life is Strange, and so much more. If you enjoyed this chat, be sure to tune in over the next few weeks as we highlight more top tens from the rest of the editorial staff!
Check out our top ten list here.
After weeks of chaos, we’re finally returning to The Playlist! The GI crew has been hard at work checking out some of 2022’s most interesting titles. Jill sticks with us here to talk about her time previewing Forspoken, Square Enix’s new action title that has a lot going for it, but also a lot to prove before it releases in May of next year. Stadnik later chimes in with his thoughts on his hands-on time with Sifu, developer Sloclap’s exciting new action game. With masterful melee combat, slick style, and an interesting aging mechanic, it has instantly shot up his most anticipated list for 2021, and is excited to share his experience with you! Finally, John Carson wraps up the segment with his thoughts on his time with Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker and discusses why the month and a half long grind has been worth it to see all the new content!
Check out our New Gameplay Today on Sifu here.
This week’s Listener Questions kicks off with a different segment. We’re bringing Marcus, Dan, and Kim back to recap the winner of our Game Awards predictions we did a few weeks ago. Who reigns supreme, and who is looking forward to next year? You’ll just have to tune in to find out. After that, we answer your burning questions of what bosses made us throw a controller, whether or not we like the end-of-year recaps, and what we thought of the year in games!
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