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Robert Fenner


Favorite Games:
  • Earthbound
  • Killer7
  • Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

44 games reviewed
77.4 average score
80 median score
54.5% of games recommended
Scores 13.0 higher than average

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Robert Fenner's Reviews

Robert Fenner is an American writer and multimedia artist based in London, UK. He has held a keen interest in Japanese popular culture since childhood, with a particular focus on video games, underground manga and queer literature. He holds an MA in Japanese Cultural Studies and Creative Industries from Birkbeck University. Alongside fellow critic Alva Chua, he co-hosts the bi-weekly games podcast MisanthroPlay, which can be found at his website. He has a giant cat named Borscht, and he will show you pictures if you ask.
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Robert Fenner
Feb 24, 2019

Sunless Skies is one of the most interesting and well-written games ever made.

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Robert Fenner
Nov 13, 2018

Creating a "good" H.P Lovecraft game in 2018 is probably an impossible task, but Call of Cthulhu is a valiant effort.

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85% - Death Mark
Oct 31, 2018

Death Mark is a genuinely scary experience that would be stronger if it didn't feel obliged to fall back on out-of-place cheesecake shots.

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Robert Fenner
Sep 30, 2018

Metal Max Xeno lacks just about all of the characteristics that made the series interesting to begin with.

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Robert Fenner
Sep 23, 2018

Heaven Will Be Mine is the no-bones-about-it queer Mobile Suit Gundam we've always wanted.

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Robert Fenner
Sep 19, 2018

428: Shibuya Scramble's Western release is a miracle. Don't sleep on it.

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75% - Chasm
Jul 31, 2018

Chasm's procedural dungeon, though a technical marvel, ends up woefully underutilised and results in a title that does little to set itself apart from its peers.

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Robert Fenner
Jul 24, 2018

Zwei: The Arges Adventure is better observed as a Falcom museum piece rather than a tight, satisfying experience, but I'm thrilled we've access to it all the same.

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Robert Fenner
May 31, 2018

Cultist Simulator is a posthumanist spiral that, like its endless card combinations, is greater than the sum of its parts.

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Robert Fenner

The 25th Ward has a few cool ideas, yet they're almost always held back by outdated ignorance and rampant misogyny, turning what could have been a powerful avant-garde adventure game into a frustratingly juvenile monument to phallocentrism.

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Robert Fenner
Mar 11, 2018

The must-skip hit of the winter.

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Robert Fenner
Jan 3, 2018

In a sea of copycats, The House in Fata Morgana is a standout visual novel.

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Robert Fenner
Dec 27, 2017

Misao may not be a filling portion, but sometimes all you need is a bite-sized parody.

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Robert Fenner
Dec 24, 2017

Funny, sad, and with the sharpest teeth, Doki Doki Literature Club is one of the most pleasant surprises of 2017.

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Abstraction Games have done a great job emulating Kemco's MacVenture ports, just know going in this is a package that knows its audience.

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Robert Fenner
Dec 6, 2017

Chaos;Child is, for better or worse, a 5pb visual novel.

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Robert Fenner
Oct 10, 2017

There's a bud of good ideas present in Blue Reflection. Unfortunately, it spectacularly fails to blossom.

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85% - Ys SEVEN
Aug 29, 2017

Ys SEVEN has never felt more at home than it does on PC.

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Robert Fenner

River City: Knights of Justice has the potential to be a quick and dirty fantasy brawl, but instead it ends up a tedious exercise in frustration.

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Robert Fenner
Jun 11, 2017

2064: Read Only Memories isn't just a gorgeous homage to Japanese-style adventure games of the late 1980s and early 1990s, it's inclusive, positive, and heartwarming.

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