In this week’s episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses Kirby And The Forgotten Land’s unexpected March release date and Dying Light 2 Stay Human’s recently-announced hour count. Lastly, Alex Stadnik introduces a new segment wherein the hosts must compete in a fantasy draft featuring the best games released in 2018.
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Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:
00:00:00 – Introduction
00:04:03 – Kirby and the Forgotten Land
00:17:05 – The Spectacular Video Game Draft of 2018
01:09:07 – Housekeeping
01:14:01 – Listener Questions
01:15:24 – Dying Light 2 Game Length Discussion
01:31:24 – Listener Questions
Topic Of The Show:
While everyone is creating lists of their most anticipated upcoming games, the Game Informer crew is taking time to look back at one of the best years of gaming in The Spectacular Video Game Draft of 2018. Host Alex Stadnik uses his love for fantasy football leagues to pit Ben, Kim, John, and Van Aken against one another. The rules are simple: each player must draft a team of five video games released in 2018 in an attempt to assemble the best team, and then podcast listeners will vote on which team deserves the number one spot. Video games are picked via Snake Draft rules, meaning the pick order is reversed each round. Lastly, each team must include one pick from Metacritic’s Worst Rated Games Of 2018.
In light of recent Dying Light 2 news, this week’s slate of listener questions begs the question: what is the ideal video game length? Additionally, the crew discusses the first games they remember playing and underappreciated aspects of games like sound design, user interface, and the small details that make a game feel amazing to play.
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