GI Show 134: Hitman Absolution, Epic Mickey 2, Walking Dead Ep. 5

by Matt Helgeson on Nov 22, 2012 at 01:00 PM

Enjoy a helping of the Game Informer Show for Thanksgiving, as we talk about a couple of big releases plus the conclusion of Telltale's The Walking Dead.

First up is Hitman: Absolution. Host Matt Helgeson is joined by "The Jeffs" -- Jeff Cork and Jeff Marchifava -- to discuss the new reboot of IO Interactive's long-running Hitman series. The Hitman games have always been long on depth and spotty on execution, but this latest is the best and most polished entry to date. It's also got some very interesting community creation features, which we discuss as well.

The second segment, which deals with Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two and the handheld Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion, turns out a bit more contentious than we expected. Matt Miller is still a little miffed at how Epic Mickey 2 turned out, and Bryan Vore and Ben Hanson have some serious disagreements about the quality of Power of Illusion.

Finally, Jeff Cork returns with Ben Reeves in tow to ponder the epic finale of The Walking Dead. The fifth and final episode just released, it's a powerful conclusion to one of the year's most gripping gaming experiences.