This is the last episode recorded at the beginning of quarantine season! After much delayed editing due to *gestures at the world* we’re finally caught up and the next episode you hear will be timely and not recorded several months ago! This episode is still a good one, though, even if it’s not talking about the recent hot topic games. Please enjoy, and stay tuned for more regular Make Me A Gamer content in the future!
This Week On Make Me A Gamer
Part #1: Breaking (lol) News on Fallout 76; Civilization VI and Animal Crossing Updates
Hey! It’s slow going but we’re getting closer and closer to a regular weekly schedule again! Here’s another episode from the backlog that we recorded a while back. This is a special episode because not one, but TWO special guests are joining TMan & HarveyZ for a deep dive into Civilization 6 (as well as the Civilization series). Friends of the podcast Slim (previously seen) and Professor Q (in his podcast debut!) share their thoughts and opinions on Civilization 6 as all four of us have recently been playing it.
Then at the end we have a special Trivia-Off where HarveyZ tries to prove he’s been made a gamer as he goes up against Slim and Professor Q! Enjoy!
(This episode was recorded sometime in April 2020.)
It’s another week which means another episode of Make Me A Gamer! TMan and HarveyZ hit every type of game under the sun in this one! First they talk about H.Bomberguy’s charity stream then they get into some sportsball talk, followed by a discussion about a sportsball-ish game they’ve been playing. Then they shift gears and talk about Civilization V and VI and try to talk about a new board game they played called Scythe, but end up talking about Magic: The Gathering instead. Video, board, card, and sports games are all covered in this episode so if you like games, there’s something here for everybody! Enjoy! (This episode was recorded January 22, 2019.)
Kingdom Hearts 3 comes out tomorrow and it will become the primary focus of my gaming free time for the foreseeable future. Which means R.I.P. to any games I was trying to finish before then. There’s quite a few games I’ve started and put several hours of time into but I haven’t completed. Is there a chance I’ll eventually finish them? Sure. But I haven’t done a full review in a while so I thought I’d combine the games I’ve played but not completed within the last month or so into one big review.
The games in question offer a wide variety of genres – I’ll be talking about The Witcher 3 (about 8-10 hours of play on PS4), Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 (about 10 hours of play on the Switch), Darksiders 3 (about 10 hours of play on PS4) and Valkyria Chronicles 4 (about 20 hours of play on the Switch). An Action RPG, Strategy, Action, and Strategy RPG. Got just about all my bases covered.
I’m going to try and take a slightly different format with this review as I’ll talk about my experiences overall with them – what I enjoyed about them and why I found myself not finishing them or eager to return to them. Most of the reviews I posted last year were games that I really enjoyed and wanted to gush over, while games that I only played for a little bit and didn’t like I ended up not talking about that much. I also fell away from my mini-reviews of what I’d played each month after I got busy during the holiday season – I’ll likely be returning to them in February but I’m not going to bother with January because this mostly covers everything I played (except for one other game which I will also make a review for and will talk about later this week).
Okay, with all that out of the way, let’s talk about games.
This week on Make Me A Gamer TMan & HarveyZ go on a wild ride of gaming tangents. We talk about the leaked Harry Potter RPG footage and somehow end up on the topic of how the world of wrestling and fighting games intersect. We also talk about Civilization 6 and Diablo 3 coming to the Switch, along with our views on gaming collectibles and collecting art in general. (This episode was recorded October 6th.)