Tales Of Arise Review, Life Is Strange, Alan Wake Remastered | GI Show
We're back with another hugely exciting episode of The Game Informer Show! This week, we're breaking down our review impressions of Tales of Arise, Life is Strange: True Colors, and WarioWare: Get It Together. On top of that, we're joined by the illustrious Riana Manuel from G4TV and What's Good Games to regale of us with her journey through the industry, talk about why Psychonauts 2 is her current game of the year, and tell us if she's hyped for the fastly-approaching Alan Wake Remastered!
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Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:
00:00:00 – Introduction
00:08:44 – Alan Wake Remastered News
00:17:33 – Tales of Arise Review Discussion
00:39:43 – Life is Strange: True Colors
01:05:33 – WarioWare: Get It Together!
01:12:18 – Psychonauts 2
01:18:06 – Housekeeping
01:24:17 – Community Emails
Topic of the Show:
Tales of Arise, the latest JRPG from Bandai Namco, is almost here, and with it comes an excellent combat experience wrapping in a beautiful art style and intriguing story. On this segment, Jay, Kim, and Stadnik break down his thorough review impressions on the game and tell you why this may be a game of the year candidate. We also discuss the game's accessibility options and whether or not this is a good place for newcomers to jump in.
On the biggest Playlist segment we've had in a while, Kim kicks things off with her official review impressions of Life is Strange: True Colors and tells you why protagonist Alex Chen may be one of the best video game characters in recent memory.
Next up, Alex talks about his hands-on time with WarioWare: Get It Together, the micro-game collection that has players solving puzzles with various wacky characters all in a very speedy fashion. Does it hold up to the series legacy or leave a stinky taste in the mouths of Switch players? You'll have to listen to find out.
Finally, Riana takes us home with another chat about the brilliance of Psychonauts 2. We discuss why it's been such a revelation for our guest and why she thinks everyone should give it a shot.
This week we're covering which video game characters really need some PTO, how are taste in games has changed over the years, and what titles we've given a second chance after bouncing off them the first time! 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.
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Alex Van Aken contributed to this article.