Episode 106

This War of Mine (with Alex - First Five)


February 14th, 2024

2 hrs 36 mins 46 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

This War of Mine, by 11 Bit Studios is often labeled not only as a good game, but also as an important game, especially as countries are invaded and lives are turned upside down in the same ways, over and over again. Because of how forever relevant this game is, and with a little pushing from friend of the show Randall on our "Games in Real-World Settings" episode a few months back, I was eager to give this a try- and it ended up winning a poll on Patreon! I was also lucky enough to be joined by Alex, host of the First Five YouTube channel. You should check out his channel for wonderful gaming content, including The Time-Strapped Gamer's Guide to Life Sims, and helping you find what games you should try from that giant itch.io bundle you bought.

Intros/Personal Histories/Opening Thoughts 1:25
Story Setup/Setting/Bleak Tone 14:36
Gameplay Mechanics 39:29
Closing Thoughts/Recommendations/Housekeeping 1:16:45

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