Jonathan Trussler

Jonathan is HeyPoorPlayer's token British person, so expect him to thoroughly exploit this by quoting Monty Python and saying things like "Pip, pip, toodly-whotsit!" for the delight of American readers. He likes artsy-fartsy games, RPGs and RPG-Hybrids (which means pretty much everything at this point). He used to write for He's also just realised how much fun it is to refer to himself in the third person like he's The Rock or something.

Layers of Fear 2 Review (PC)

Layers too Scary to Peel Away     For many years I’ve wondered what horror games could match the mind-warping terror of the Amnesia titles. Many of the horror titles I’ve reviewed more recently seemed to make frustratingly fundamental errors in creating good scares, from tiresomely meandering gameplay to…

It Lurks Below Released: A Game By Diablo Creator David Brevik

Now it lurks on Steam too   The venerable Graybeard Games today announced that It Lurks Below, a passion project developed entirely by Diablo creator David Brevik, is now available on Steam for PC for $19.99 USD. The game is an action-oriented survival-RPG with eight character classes, randomized scenery, with a 2D perspective,…

Techland Partners With Square Enix On Dying Light 2 In Americas

Two Leading Lights Join Up   Techland Publishing and Square Enix today announced their Americas partnership to distribute the upcoming zombie-filled platforming open-worlder, Dying Light 2. Dying Light 2 continues telling the story of a post-apocalyptic world where humanity has been driven into small enclaves by hordes of ravenous…

Release Date of Root Letter: Last Answer Announced – Day One Edition Details

Getting to the Root of the Mystery   Today, PQube and developer Kadokawa Games have given us the much anticipated release date of Root Letter: Last Answer. The live action/animated hybrid visual novel bestseller will be out August 30th in Europe and September 3rd in North America for Nintendo…

Vambrace: Cold Soul Releases Today

Stone Cold Soul   Rejoice, fans of both Japanese cartoonery and roguelikery, for the strategic roguelike adventure Vambrace: Cold Soul will be released on Steam and GOG today! It’ll also behoove folks to snap it up as quickly as possible since buyers will get a 10% release discount if…

Close to the Sun Review (PC)

Closer to Bioshock     Just as Icarus flew too close to the sun, the obvious question on many people’s minds will be: does Close to the Sun sail too close to Bioshock? Stom in a Teacup’s new title and Ken Levine’s classic share much in common: both are…

Review Archives

  • 2019 (75)
  • 2018 (252)
  • 2017 (434)
  • 2016 (427)
  • 2015 (172)
  • 2014 (92)
  • 2013 (28)
  • 2012 (11)
  • 2011 (9)
  • 2010 (12)