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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

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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Feb 24, 2019

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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