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Darkest Dungeon 2, Shin Megami Tensei V, and Guardians of the Galaxy | GI Show

by Alex Stadnik on Oct 28, 2021 at 04:46 PM

We're back with another exciting episode of The Game Informer Show! In a game-heavy episode, we're talking about our impressions of Darkest Dungeon 2, Shin Megami Tensei V, and our review of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy! On top of that, we also quickly discuss the highlights from Sony's latest State of Play, and end the show with a buck-wild entry of community questions.

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner), Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), and Dan Tack (@dantack)

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

00:02:38 – Sony State of Play Highlights

00:26:28 – Darkest Dungeon 2 Impressions

00:41:24 – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Review

00:53:49 – Shin Megami Tensei V

01:12:30 – Ad Break

01:14:00 – Housekeeping

01:18:14 – Listener Emails

Topic Of The Show:

Darkest Dungeon 2 Impressions

Darkest Dungeon 2 is out in early access, and it's making waves here at Game Informer. Join Dan Tack as he breaks down his time with developer Red Hook Studios' ambitious sequel to the 2015 grotesque indie gem. We talk about the highs and lows of the experience thus far and chat about why fans should give the game a try even if they usually don't play titles in early access.

Watch our Darkest Dungeon 2 New Gameplay Today here.

The Playlist:

Game Informer staff discuss the games they're playing.

Join us for another massive segment of The Playlist! Reiner kicks things off for us by expanding on his review of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and lets us know why Eidos Montreal's new superhero action title is one of the year's biggest surprises. Next up, Kim "Kstar" Wallace goes into her early impressions of Shin Megami Tensei V and lets us know whether or not fans are going to like the latest series entry from Atlus! Finally, Alex Van Aken is handing in some late homework and lets us know how he's enjoying playing catch up with Back 4 Blood and Psychonauts 2.

Read our Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy review here.

Listener Questions:

The Game Informer crew answers your burning questions.

This week's selection of listener questions goes entirely off the rails, as the crew discusses what classes they'd be if the GI team were in an RPG, what games we'd give out for Halloween, and what three gaming wishes we have.

Read their questions below, or submit your own via the Official Game Informer Community Discord or by emailing us at

Hello everyone at Game Informer. First of all, thanks for always giving me a podcast to listen to. So many of a certain age remember the game genie, right? Well, let's say you're cleaning one and find an old one. When you dust it off, an actual genie pops out. It tells you "I am the mighty gaming genie! I can grant any three gaming wishes," so if you had any three gaming wishes, what would they be and why? #bigmanswag - Mike Boyle (Email)

 If GI was an RPG, what kind of character would you be? Class/stats/specials/tropes etc. Dan Tack we already know is canonically a mage, but what else we got? - Crayter (discord)

If you had enough money to hand out game codes for Halloween, what game would you choose to give out? - BiscuitsWithDavey (Discord)

Products In This Article

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxycover

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

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Shin Megami Tensei Vcover

Shin Megami Tensei V

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Darkest Dungeon IIcover

Darkest Dungeon II

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Psychonauts 2cover

Psychonauts 2

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Back 4 Bloodcover

Back 4 Blood

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