#53 Compile Taster


Alva guides Robert on a whistle stop tour of some of Compile's best known scrolling shooters: Blazing Lazers/Gunhed, M.U.S.H.A/Musha Aleste, Robo Aleste/Dennin Aleste, and Space Megaforce/Super Aleste. Join us on this journey through time and space in which we both falsely attribute Kim Cattrall to two movies she had nothing to do with.

In We Play, Alva continues the shooter theme with Danmaku Unlimited 3, Robert reviews Blue Reflection and drunkenly buys Ruiner, while Alva does the same with Cuphead.

#52 A Dirty Pair of Shooters

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We're a little late this week after running into some editing trouble, but we managed to shoot through. Alva and Robert discuss Vic Tokai's Battle Mania duology, a pair of Mega Drive shooters that meld Forgotten Worlds with Dirty Pair. Prepare for more trouble!

This week in We Play: Destiny 2, WhiteDay: A Labyrinth Named School, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, the Etrian Odyssey V demo, and Amazon's Running Diet.

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#51 Creator Showcase: We Dig Rani Baker


Alva and Robert take some time pouring over the games of the wonderfully unique Rani Baker (Patreon, Itch, Blog), a solo developer who combines zinester sensibilities, sonic art, and 80s Macintosh aesthetics to create a body of work that's fresh, political, and kvlt as fvck. 

Help crowdfund her upcoming game Death Sword, and check out the demo here.

We Play: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Vostok Inc., Rez Infinite, Downwell, Hitman 2016.
We Drop: Ultra Despair Girls.

Music in this episode comes from Rani's games Never Go To Work and The Corner of Sunny Lane and Easy Street. You can purchase her music at Bandcamp.

#50 Over the Hill


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A MisanthroPlay for the Discerning Mature Set

We did it! Alva and Robert celebrate their milestone episode by talking about anything and everything. From the canonical MisanthroPlay Origin Story, to passport woes, `90s cyber cafes, sharks using keycards, and buying video games from a denim-clad Charlie Brooker, no topic is taboo.

We Play: Sonic Mania, Ys Seven, the No Man's Sky patch, and Apathy ~Midnight Collection Vol. 1~. Nobody plays White Day because Robert's delivery goes missing.

And we open the MisanthroMailbag to read your letters! A big thank you to everyone who wrote in, and to all of our listeners who've stuck with us for fifty episodes. Here's to you.

Corrections: I (Robert) erroneously called Detention an Indonesian game, when it is in fact a Taiwanese game. Sincere apologies for this embarrassing foible.

Save Point #04 Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings" (feat. Justyna Burzynska)


In this mini-episode, Robert invites illustrator, whackademic, and prankster Justyna Burzynska for a discussion of Dominique Pamplemousse, the claymation point and click musical starring a genderqueer private eye. Even if you don't like musicals, there's a lot to enjoy here.

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