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.

Elder Scrolls 25th Anniversary Video: Morrowind Giveaway

Elder Scrolls Gets Into Its Quarter Life Crisis Bethesda have taken a welcome break from the calamities of Fallout 76 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of its flagship Franchise: The Elder Scrolls. To truly rejoice the birthday of Tamriel, they’re giving away The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind for free!…

Tropico 6 Review (PC)

Totally Tropical and Totally Totalitarian   The satirical tropical Bannana-Republic-em-up series Tropico has been roaring along for five entries now. With the exception of the piratical Tropico 2, each game in the series has cast the player as El Presidente, the ruler of a tiny Caribbean island in the…

Truberbrook Review

Simulated Stop-Motion   In my youth, I’d always enjoyed the old Aardman animations: most famously Wallace and Gromit. Though stop-motion animation was tapering off as a form for special effects on movies, there was something about the authenticity of models and clay that gave them a warmth that really…

Test of Time: Tomb Raider

Can Lara Croft stand the Test of Time?       Here is the first episode of an ambitious new video podcast, where two thirty-somethings revisit games from their youth to find out if they can stand the Test of Time. Join Jonathan and Francis as they navigate long-forgotten…

Hey Poor Player’s Top 25 Games of 2018

Who will win 2018’s Crystal Joystick award?   2018 was a polarising year in the world, with Brexit, Trump and populist movements continuing to dominate headlines all over the world. Every passing day seemed like it was conditioning us for the startling image that greeted us this at the…

Iris.Fall Review (PC)

Falling for Iris     Brevity, as they say, is the soul of wit. It’s a sign of eloquence to be able to say more with fewer words. Iris.Fall takes this maxim to the extreme by telling a completely wordless story about a girl living in an orphanage awoken…

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