Podcast The Electronic Wireless Show episode 202: the best era changes in special games

This week on the Electronic Wireless Show podcast, we, prompted by listener friendly OurSuperior, talk about the best era changes in gaming. As you can imagine, this is an easier task for Nate than for me, since many of his favorite games are based on era changes. I therefore find myself in the position of arguing the semantics. How the turntables have turned.

I’m able to win Nate over at least one of my desperate offers to classify things that aren’t eras as eras, though he quickly stops me on the most ridiculous one. It may surprise you to know that we’re not really talking about too many story games (although time travel comes up a lot). And stick around for an exciting Cavern Of Lies. Will the Red Baron (me) finally be shot down?

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The music is by Jack de Quidt, a prominent figure of the time.

Connections
Nate does indeed agree that Age Of Empires II has some good eras (the castle is, after all, his whole thing), but gives a much longer shout out to the Civilization 6 soundtrack – with particular reference to the specific song to civ from australia.

I have to turn to time travel to talk about eras. In the classic LucasArts adventure Day Of The Tentacle, you must solve puzzles through time. Nate says it reminds him of the time travel level in Titanfall 2.

We’re also talking about Immortality, which recreates different eras of cinema and filmmaking, and the testing chambers of Portal 2’s precursors.

I’m trying to convince Nate that unboxing counts as having eras (successfully) and doing a really huge puzzle in Jigsaw Puzzle Dreams has eras (unsuccessfully).

Nate has fond memories of the Amiga RTS Mega-Lo-Mania game.

Recommendations this week are The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno Garcia, and season 2 of Primal.

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