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Pokémon Legends: Arceus Review And Blizzard's New Survival Game | GI Show

by Alex Stadnik on Jan 27, 2022 at 02:53 PM

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we break down our Pokémon Legends: Arceus review and tell you whether or not Game Freak nailed the series' most significant departure to date. We also discuss Blizzard's new survival game and the title's weird announcement via a public job listing. Lastly, Alex Van Aken shares his impressions of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, which sparks a discussion on the series' prestige in PlayStation's line-up of video games.

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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 PodcastsSpotify, or your favorite podcast app.

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 – Introduction

00:02:50 ­– Blizzard Announces Survival Game

00:16:29 – Pokémon Legends: Arceus Review

00:41:29 – Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

00:52:30 – Housekeeping

00:58:23 – Listener Questions

Topic Of The Week:

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Review

The first big game of 2022 is here, and fans of the long-running series should be excited. Senior Editor Brian Shea and Video Editor Alex Stadnik discuss the highs and lows of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, breaking down everything from new catching and battle mechanics to crafting and exploration. Lastly, we talk about the technical limitations of Game Freak's latest adventure and why it doesn't sour the experience.

Read our Pokémon Legends: Arceus review here.

Listener Questions:

The Game Informer crew answers your burning questions.

We're back with another banger of a Listener Questions segment featuring our favorite Pokémon starters, the best concerts we've ever been to, and the all-important question: are we ok?

Read this week's questions below and submit your own via the Official Game Informer Community Discord or by emailing us at

With Pokémon coming out, feel obligated to ask who your favorite starter is and why? For me, it's hard to pick between good old reliable Charmander or the more recent Rowlet - Kody Gipson (Discord) 
Last night I got to see Tool live for the first time in about 13 years, and it got me wondering: what's the greatest live musical performance you've attended in your life? - ROOK aka Rob Hudak (Discord) 
The world is a crazier than usual place right now. My question is: how is everyone doing? Take care of yourselves. Thanks for all the work that you do. - LegendofGamer102 (Discord)

Products In This Article

Pokémon Legends: Arceuscover

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Release Date:
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collectioncover

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

PlayStation 5, PC
Release Date:
January 28, 2022 (PlayStation 5), 
October 19, 2022 (PC)