Francis DiPersio

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Chorus (XSX), Battlefield 2042 (XSX), Xeno Crisis (Neo Geo)

How To Play As Ayane In Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Here’s How To Stealthily Avoid Ghosts As Dead or Alive’s Purple-Haired Kunoichi Ayane In Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water   Dead or Alive mainstay and kunoichi of the Mugen Tenshin clan, Ayane, makes a cameo as a playable character in Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, now available…

Can You Have A Truly Great Survival Horror Game Without Puzzles?

Once An Integral Component Of The Genre, Puzzles Are Taking A Backseat To Action In Modern Horror Games: Does it Matter?     I might have a problem. Maybe it’s a side effect of growing up in the golden days of the point-and-click era when games like Shadowgate and…

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water Review (PS5)

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water Review: Slightly Out Of Focus   This December marks 20 years since Fatal Frame made its debut on the PlayStation 2, scaring players senseless with its unique brand of photography-focused survival horror. To celebrate the occasion, developer Koei Tecmo Games has re-released the…

Talking Terror With Fatal Frame Creators Keisuke Kikuchi And Makoto Shibata

Fatal Frame Producer Keisuke Kikuchi and Director Makoto Shibata Join Us To Talk About Remastering Terror, The Series’ Legacy, And Their Own Encounters With The Supernatural   With the upcoming release of Koei Tecmo’s remaster of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water just around the corner, we at Hey…

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes Review (PS5)

House of Ashes Review: Burning Down The House     Leaving behind the haunted New England town of Little Hope, The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes—the third installment in Supermassive Games’ collection of bite-sized tales of terror—transports players beneath the dunes of War-torn Iraq to experience a new…

Chasing Static Review (PC)

Developed by Headware Games, Chasing Static dials in a unique spin on the psychological horror genre with its lo-fi visuals and focus on sonic exploration.

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