In this week’s episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses the new maps and modes in Halo Infinite Season 2, Square Enix selling their western studios for an ostensibly modest price, and the dichotomy of Trek To Yomi’s disappointing graphics and stellar art direction. Jill highlights Loot River during The Playlist segment, an innovative roguelike dungeon crawler with Tetris-like puzzle elements.
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Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:
00:00:00 – Intro
00:03:03 – Square Enix Sells Western Studios
00:23:33 – Loot River
00:36:34 – Trek To Yomi
00:55:45 – Spelunky
01:00:49 – Halo Infinite Season 2
01:16:52 – Housekeeping
01:21:28 – Community Emails
01:24:14 – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Spoilers
01:24:48 – Community Emails
01:31:06 – Star Wars Movie Spoilers
01:39:47 – Community Emails
Square Enix Sells Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, And More, Including Tomb Raider IP, To Embracer Group
Topic Of The Show:
Trek To Yomi is Devolver Digital’s new 2D side-scroller set in a fictionalized, black and white depiction of Japan’s Edo period. Inspired by the works of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, the game has a very compelling art direction. Unfortunately, other aspects of the game – especially combat and narrative design – are below average. Jill Grodt and Alex Van Aken share their review impressions of this anticipated indie.
Read or watch our Trek To Yomi review here.
Halo Infinite Season 2 is finally here and Alex Stadnik breaks down the game’s new maps, modes, and battle pass. Jill explains how Loot River’s Tetris-like environment helps to create a compelling roguelike formula. Alex Van Aken is simply playing Spelunky.
Read our Loot River review here.
We have another great edition of Listener Questions, during which the community asks us a lot about Star Wars.
Read this week’s questions below and submit your own via the Official Game Informer Community Discord or by emailing us at Podcast@GameInformer.com:
What’s your lightsaber color? – AnAttackCorgi
Now that the game press conference season is almost upon us, what game are you guys most excited to learn more about? Bonus Star Wars question: what’s the worst Star Wars movie? – SnakeEater1964
Share your favorite new trilogy Star Wars scene? SPOILERS ALLOWED! – Groffles
First-time caller, long-time listener – what would a famed Whose Line Is It Anyway say about Grizzlies in 5? Thanks, keep making a great show. – Dan Tack
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