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In this week’s episode of The Game Informer Show, the podcast crew discusses their Marvel’s Midnight Suns hands-on reactions, Far Cry 6 preview impressions, news surrounding the upcoming Dead Space remake, and returning to Destiny 2: Season of the Lost after last week’s announcements about The Witch Queen expansion. Later in the show, we react to the community’s hot takes about games like Metal Gear Solid 5 and Uncharted 4.
This month’s cover story revealed that Marvel’s Midnight Suns is the upcoming card-based strategy RPG from Firaxis, the studio behind the beloved XCOM series. The game’s necromantic themes and dark narrative separate it from Marvel Games’ other offerings, and after playing it ourselves, the game feels very promising.
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Marvel’s Midnight Suns is not only a departure for Firaxis but also for Marvel Games. This upcoming tactical game differentiates itself from its developer’s previous catalog of games by introducing an exciting card-based gameplay loop and provides a much darker storyline than we’re used to experiencing in a Marvel video game. On top of describing their hands-on time with the project, the crew shares more information about The Hunter, the brand new character created by a collaboration between Firaxis and Marvel.
Keep up with our Midnight Suns exclusive coverage here.
Far Cry 6 is only a month away from release, so Brian Shea kicks off this segment by telling us why Ubisoft’s open-world project remains one of his most anticipated releases after his recent hands-on session. In short, the game is shaping up nicely, though we still have reservations about the dichotomy between Far Cry 6’s gameplay loop and ambitious plot.
Matt Miller, Liana Ruppert, and John Carson then join the panel to dissect why Destiny 2 is once again enjoying its time in the limelight following last week’s reveal of The Witch Queen expansion. Even though the game is not without its flaws, the panel explains why the story content featured in Season of the Lost is worth returning to Destiny 2 to experience.
This week the Game Informer community asks about beloved media franchises that would make for great games, if 2022 is going to be a historic year for video games, and whether we’re more excited for Grand Theft Auto 6 or Elder Scrolls VI. During our new segment, titled Heat Map, our community members call in to share their gaming hot takes!
Read their questions below, or submit your own via the Official Game Informer Community Discord or by emailing us at Podcast@GameInformer.com: