Friday, September 17, 2021

Why Deathloop Is A Game Of The Year Contender – GI Show (Feat. James Willems)

Click to watch embedded media Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! This week, we're breaking down Blake Hester's Deathloop review impressions and why Arkane Studios has a Game of the Year contender on its hands. We also discuss Dying Light 2 delay news and Eastward, a charming pixel art game. On top of that, we're joined by the one and only James Willems, Co-Founder of Funhaus, to talk about his journey through the video game industry and hear more about his recent voice acting role in Psychonauts 2 and what it was like working with Double Fine.  Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Dan Tack (@DanTack), and special guest James Willems (@JamesWillems). The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:03:19 – James Willems Intro 00:19:56 – Dying Light 2 Delay 00:29:23 – Deathloop 00:52:40 – Eastward 01:00:58 – Psychonauts 2 01:03:17 – Gloomhaven Video Game 01:10:03 – The Artful Escape 01:13:57 – Housekeeping 01:18:43 – Community Emails News: Dying Light 2 Delayed To February Dying Light 2 Delayed To 2022 New Dying Light 2 Gameplay Shows Off Impressive Parkour During Gamescom 2021 Topic Of The Show: Why Deathloop Is A Game Of The Year Contender After years of waiting, Deathloop is finally out. The game follows protagonist Colt Vahn as he journeys across the island of Blackreef to break the time loop he is stuck in. The loop repeats itself at the end of every day, and Colt quickly learns that he will have to eliminate the island's eight leaders to escape. Deathloop is a game about learning your enemy's patterns, and it then requires you to exploit them for knowledge and, ultimately, victory. Blake Hester, Alex Van Aken, and Marcus Stewart have an in-depth discussion about why the game is worth playing. Check out our Deathloop review here. The Playlist: Game Informer Staff discuss the games they're playing. Fall is almost here, and with it comes myriad game releases. Dan Tack is here to share his Eastward review impressions and talks about the game's excellent worldbuilding. Next up is special guest James Willems to discuss his love for both Psychonauts 2 (who would have thought?) and his time playing the video game version of the Gloomhaven board game! Finally, Marcus gives us a quick lowdown on what he's playing, including The Artful Escape, the gorgeous indie that features some big Hollywood names! Listener Questions: The Game Informer crew answers your burning questions. This week we're talking about what titles we'd love to lend our voices to, which iconic character would slay at the Met Gala, and the unexpected way we found a video game! Thanks to everyone who submitted questions and Heat Map submissions! We'll be getting to your hot takes in the next few weeks and spacing out each episode. Read their questions below, or submit your own via the Official Game Informer Community Discord or by emailing us at [email protected]:  This question is for James. Are there any other game series that you are passionate about and would like to play a role in similar to Psychonauts? - Carlos Mora (Twitter) Wassup GI show, hope y’all’s having a swaggin week. Got a question about the show. The rich and famous dressed up as their favorite cereal at the Met Gala this year. Others used the limelight to draw attention to a cause of their choice. But I want to know which game characters would be invited to the Gala and what they’d wear to the show. Who do you think would slay? - AnAttackCorgi (Discord) Recently, for the first time ever, I borrowed a video game from the public library while picking up books for the kids. It was Kingdom Come Deliverance, a game I had been hesitant about buying given the mixed reviews. I like it, so I bought it! What is an odd/unexpected way you discovered a game that you liked. Thanks and good luck with the new podcast format! - Phil from Ottawa, Canada
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