Ryan provides an update on his weird journey to try and buy a PlayStation 5. Both Jocelyn and Ryan played The Medium, but one on the Xbox Series X and the other on PC. Finally, Ryan wraps up his time (for now) with Cyberpunk 2077. We discuss the various endings, but in vague terms, in an attempt to keep things spoiler free. If you want to go in to the endings absolutely spoiler free, feel free to skip the discussion. We close out the show with various news stories, including that whole GameStop stock situation, there’s some new Tomb Raider stuff coming, Google is shutting down internal Stadia studios, and we have more details and a release date for Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
Ryan unfortunately did not enjoy his time with Torchlight III, but has some tips for securing years of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at a minimal cost. Jocelyn takes up medieval cemetery management with Graveyard Keeper. Ryan is ready to pick up a PlayStation 5, but are electronic stores ready? We go a little long in What We’re Playing, but take some time to discuss the latest news out of Blizzard, with Vicarious Visions merging with Team 3 to work on a Diablo II remake.
We return after finishing Call of the Sea, and are ready to discuss the puzzles, the story, the setting, and of course… SPOILERS! We keep spoilers pretty light for the majority of our conversation, but begin a chat about the ending around the thirty minute mark. If you’re looking to enjoy this game for yourself, from a story perspective, best to skip forward ten minutes to the news. Speaking of news! Ubisoft gets in on the Star Wars fun, and Pokemon will be celebrating 25 years in 2021. And finally, we receive more details on New Pokemon Snap, now due out on April 30th for Nintendo Switch.
Addressing the Old Man Murph in the room, Ryan played a lot of PC games over the last week (and promises to limit his complaining). These PC games include Cyberpunk 2077 and Horizon Zero Dawn. Both Joce and Ryan got a chance to check out Call of the Sea, a puzzle exploration game on Xbox Game Pass. In the news, Bowser gets furious in a new trailer for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, and Lucasfilm Games announces a new Indiana Jones game from Machine Games and Bethesda.
We’re back for 2021 with this milestone, yet totally normal, episode of TGI! We kick things off with the most missed TGI Game of 2020, Hades. Ryan picked it up on Nintendo Switch, after the planets aligned with cloud sync, an eShop sale, and some eShop credit from Christmas. Jocelyn couched it up with some Assassin’s Creed Valhalla over the holidays. Finally, Ryan played Super Meat Boy Forever on Nintendo Switch, which sees a change up to the classic Super Meat Boy formula in Ryan’s favour (except for the bosses). We then close out the show with our most anticipated games scheduled for 2021.
Ryan and Jocelyn close out the year THAT WAS 2020 and chat about all their favourite video game experiences. We kick things off with our personal Top 5 (in no particular order), with a few Nintendo overlaps. After a good jolly chat about some great games, we continue talking about great games with our Honourable Mentions. What were your favourite games of 2020? Be sure to join the conversation in Discord. Thank you to all that supported The Gamers’ Inn over the last year, and in previous years. We really appreciate it! Have yourselves a great holiday and see you in the New Year!
We’ve got plenty to say about Cyberpunk 2077, but before that we get an update on Ryan’s adventures in Bugsnax and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. When it comes to Cyberpunk 2077, Ryan is playing on Xbox One X and Joce is playing on Xbox Series X (check out this great performance comparison by Digital Foundry). We chat about what we like about the game, the bugs we’ve encountered, the terrible performance issues on base PS4 and Xbox One, and of course all the refund madness (including the fact that most retailers are refusing refunds).
Joce and Ryan delay their recording this week to chat all about The Game Awards 2020! There were plenty of game announcements to get excited about, including creepy Vin Diesel AND a new Mass Effect. Also Perfect Dark is back! Some fun surprises, some cool indie games, and a few awards given out as well. Tune in for our GOTY episode in just a few weeks, until then happy gaming!
Jocelyn’s Xbox Series X was not a mirage (or a box filled with rocks), so she was able to jump into Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on the next gen system. We talk a whole bunch about the new viking adventure, so get your raiding axes ready. Afterwards, we wrap up our chats on Bugsnax, and dip our toes into Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and Jackbox Games Trivia Murder Party 2.
Jocelyn was able to get her Xbox Series X order in, but the quest was not an easy one, and some have her convinced it’s an empty box? We shall see next week! While Joce waits for her Xbox, she has started her adventures in the Shadowlands for the new World of Warcraft expansion. Ryan promises to join her soon, but has been busy with Miles Morales and Bugsnax. That’s right, we’re talking about MORE Bugsnax! (Joce’s Note: BUNGER, BUNGER, BUNGER, BUNGER)