Valentine's Special - Doki Doki Literature Club (feat. Samer Farag)


Surprise! Cocoa Controller's Samer Farag joins Robert for an in-depth and spoiler-filled discussion of Doki Doki Literature Club, a romance visual novel about Japanese high school girls, poetry, and definitely nothing else. It's best that you play it before listening, and you definitely should, as it's both free and short.

Happy Valentimes, MisanthroPals!

#61 The Year is 201X

the misanthroplay gals celebrate the new year

We kick off MisanthroPlay Season 4 the only way we know how: hurriedly trying to cram 35 games of 2017 into an hour and forty-five minute podcast. Happy New Year, from us to you!

The Games of 2017: ARMs, Assassin's Creed Origins, Cuphead, Danganronpa V3, Dead Cells, Destiny 2, Detention, Dropmix, The Evil Within 2, For Honor, Hellblade, Golf Story, Gravity Rush 2, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Injustice 2, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, NieR Automata, Night in the Woods, Nioh, Observer, Persona 5, Prey, Pyre, Resident Evil 7, Ruiner, Shadow of War, Super Mario Odyssey, Tekken 7, WhiteDay: A Labyrinth Named School, Wipeout Omega Collection, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Yakuza 0, Ys VIII

#50 Over the Hill


Life Begins at 50

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.

Mail Call: Episode 50 Approaches


Mail Call!

We can hardly believe it, but we're gearing up to record our 50th (COUNT IT FIFTIETH) episode. And we want to hear from you! Thoughts, anecdotes, questions, suggestions, topic/game journal requests, the lot!

Leave a comment below, or send them over to for a chance to be read on this milestone episode. We've already received a few great letters, but we're always welcoming more. Keep `em coming.

#45 E3 Summer Vacation



Fashionably late, it's MisanthroPlay's E3 2017 episode! Robert was casing the floors of the Los Angeles Convention Center in the doughy pink flesh this year, and he's brought all the hot scoops you've probably already heard about. Alva and Robert discuss what's hot, what's not, and the sleeper hits that may have flown under the radar.

We also have time to Play Dead Cells, River City: Knights of Justice, and ARMS.

Finally, we crack open the mailbag to discuss favorite RPGs and Robert's traumatic childhood incident that will forever equate the beloved Phantasy Star IV with less-beloved racism.