Episode #6 Xeno Gear Solid?!

Happy New February! After many scheduling conflicts, Alvin and Robert reconvene to compare their travel logs of Xenoblade Chronicles X's lush Planet Mira and have a wider discussion of meaningful quest design in recent open world games, including Fallout 4, Just Cause 3 and Batman Arkham Knight, and Alvin observes examples of East-West pollination evident in the design of Xenoblade and XCOM 2.

In recent games, Alvin brings his wit & wisdom to The Witness and gets returns to Homeworld in Deserts of Kharak, while Robert broods over tragedy simulator Pathologic HD, and neither of us have a great time with Final Fantasy Explorers. We also fawn over Meitantei Pikachu, lament the fact that Unsung Story will remain unsung, and we tell you why you should put aside your social anxiety to break out your DanganRonpa and/or Watch_Dogs-branded wallet to back Knights & Bikes on Kickstarter.

And last, but certainly not least, what games podcast would be complete without a discussion of the recent controversy surrounding Fire Emblem Fates? All this and more, in MisanthroPlay Episode #6!