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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 Sumonix.com. 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.

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…

Ride 3 Review (PS4)

Born to be Bland   Motorbikes: loud, obnoxious, buzzing, vehicular banshees periodically screeching down the road outside my house. They’re like cars but with two wheels. They’re the source of endless hilarious ragdolling when crashing in Grand Theft Auto. They’re what the cast of Sons of Anarchy ride occasionally…

Shortest Trip To Earth Preview (PC)

The Voyage Home     Having your game situated as an “FTL-like” is certainly purchasing some comically big Sideshow Bob-esque shoes to fill. Faster Than Light casts a gargantuan shadow over the roguelike genre, yet Interactive Fate’s new spacebound title has the unenviable task of taking on FTL. Shortest…

Niffelheim Review (PC)

No break from the harsh necessities of survival, even in the afterlife!       There’s plenty of fiction about Vikings that focuses on daring longboat raids, fierce battles and their mythical gods. However, not quite as much attention is given to the day-to-day realities of endlessly chopping down…

Tropico 6 Preview (PC)

Presidente’s Preview   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 midst of great…

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