Psychonauts 2

GWJ Conference Call 795

2021 GWJ Game of the Year Interview Series: Allen and Amanda.

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Each 2021 GWJ Game of the Year Interview episode contains a few one-on-one interviews with some of our favorite regular and guest hosts!

This week's episode features Lara Crigger sitting down with Alen Cook to discuss his gaming comforts of 2021, while Glendon Hass swaps seats with Amanda Knowlton to discuss their top games of the year.

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More GOTY lists. Very good.

Co-op is indeed fun in Orcs Must Die 3. Can’t recommend Stone Staff and/or Jar of Ghosts highly enough for giving yourself a bit of breathing room.

I'm so glad to see Before Your Eyes mentioned here. It was the hidden gem of the year for me. It's amazing to see a game really do something new in terms of inputs and how you play the game and I loved how the blinking mechanic subverts the idea that you need to see everything there is in the game to complete it.

One think I would add on FH5 (my GOTY) is that it is not that the racing is secondary or tertiary, it's that it can be if you want it to be. It may seem like a nitpick, but I do believe that a huge part of its success is the game's ability to appeal to pretty much any type of crowd. I think my favorite thing I saw in the community GOTY thread was how many people said something like "I'm not a racing fan but..." when including FH5.

I listened to this right after watching two episodes of Superstore, and was like whoa, Garrett is in my ears.

+1 to Lara Crigger's Jack Black appreciation... I revisited a lot of his stuff during lockdown, starting with Tenacious D and going out from there.

Knowing he's in Psychonauts 2 is an extra nudge to check out the game.