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Call Of Duty: Vanguard and Forza Horizon 5 Review Impressions | GI Show

by Alex Van Aken on Nov 04, 2021 at 08:13 PM

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses the three pillars of Call Of Duty: Vanguard: multiplayer, zombies, and, unfortunately, a lackluster campaign. In a positive turn, we share our Forza Horizon 5 review impressions and talk about how the series continues to shine. Wesley and Jill join the Alexes to discuss the news of Uncharted's former Creative Director, Amy Hennig, working on a narrative-driven game in the Marvel universe. 

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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
00:03:36 - Amy Hennig's New Marvel Game
00:24:37 - Call of Duty: Vanguard
00:46:28 - Forza Horizon 5
01:02:57 - Special Announcement
01:07:07 - Shin Megami Tensei V Review Impressions
01:32:57 - Riders Republic
01:49:35 - Housekeeping
01:53:45 - Listener Emails


A New Project From Uncharted's Former Creative Director

Topic of the Show:

Call Of Duty: Vanguard Impressions

Call Of Duty: Vanguard is finally here, but is it just more of the same? Or does the first-person shooter stand out amidst its end-of-year competition? Dan Tack and Alex Stadnik break down the shortcomings of the game's single-player campaign while praising its multiplayer offerings.

Check out our Call of Duty: Vanguard review here.

The Playlist:

Game Informer staff discuss the games they're playing.

Racing games and role-playing games dominate our conversations this week! Brian Shea joins the podcast to share why Forza Horizon V is his favorite racing game ever made, Kimberly Wallace talks about the highs and lows of Shin Megami Tensei V, and Blake Hester details why Riders Republic fails to properly understand the culture its trying to imitate (those downhill races are great, though.)

Check out our Forza Horizon 5 review here.

Products In This Article

Call of Duty: Vanguardcover

Call of Duty: Vanguard

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
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Forza Horizon 5cover

Forza Horizon 5

Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
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Shin Megami Tensei Vcover

Shin Megami Tensei V

Release Date:
Age of Empires IVcover

Age of Empires IV

Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
October 28, 2021 (PC), 
August 22, 2023 (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One)
Riders Republiccover

Riders Republic

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC
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