#73 Oh my! You're a shy queen. Not I! I'm a sky queen

Episode #73

Oh my! You're a shy queen. Not I! I'm a sky queen

It’s the start of MisanthroPlay Season 5(!!) and we attended the Sunless Skies launch event at Failbetter Games’ South London office. We talk a little bit about that experience, and a whole lot about the first 10 hours of Sunless Skies, an unconventional and fiercely literary RPG that understands the potential of steampunk without stumbling down the usual pro-imperialist pratfalls.

Also, We Talk about the latest Final Fantasy XIV announcements, Subnautica, Resident Evil 2, and Ace Combat 7.

Shortly after recording this podcast, it was announced that Spatsz of the French cold wave duo KaS Product had passed away. The intermission music in this week’s episode is KaS Product’s “Loony Bin” in tribute.

#70 What's All This Bungie Business, Then?


Episode #70

What’s all this Bungie Business, Then?

Alva Chua explains to Robert Fenner who Bungie are, from Alex Saropian’s bedroom game Operation Desert Storm, to Halo, to their beloved/maligned Paul McCartney-featuring Destiny, and how the developer has weaved their approach to storytelling throughout their history. Join us to learn about sword logic and waterbeds.

#68 Magical Golden Sound Shower


Robert and Alva are back to share some of their favourite video game music with each other, and with you.

Tracks featured:

Hustlers’ Concept - “Loin” (from Black/Matrix)
Atsunori Namba - “Samurai Gunman ~ Shin Za Zaan” (from Rising Zan: The Samurai Gunman)
Masashi Hamauzu - “Aussenwelt” (from SaGa Frontier II)
Rob Hubbard - “Loading” (from Sanxion)
Masafumi Takada - “Where Angels Play” (from Killer7)
Zuntata - “Daddy Mulk” (from The Ninja Warriors)
Hidehito Aoki - “City 1 ~ School Revisited” (from Revelations: Persona)
John Foxx - “Into the Wonderful” (from Gods)
Mieko Ishikawa - “Trading Village of Redmont” (from Ys III: Wanderers from Ys)
Kenichiro Fukui - “Badlands” (from Einhänder)
Masashi Hamauzu - “DG - ‘Sadness’” (from Unlimited Saga)
Jake Kaufman - “Caught Red Handed” (from Mighty Switch Force)
Toshiko Tasaki - “Kuzunoha Detective Agency” (from Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner)