Jay Petrequin

Jay Petrequin started writing at HeyPoorPlayer in the summer of 2012, but first got his start writing for It's Super Effective, a Pokemon podcast that happened to be a reflection of two of his biggest interests: pocket monsters, and making people listen to him say things. Jay is still making people listen to him say things to this day, as an editorial and review writer, regular co-host on the Hey Poor Podcast, and occasional Fun Video Dude. He's also Hey Poor Player's managing editor, meaning he has a captive audience whenever he wants it. He promises to use this power only for good. Favorite games: Okami, Shadow of the Colossus, Xenoblade Chronicles, The World Ends With You, Bastion, Pokemon Emerald
superbeat: xonic

Superbeat: Xonic (Switch) Review

Quality backbeat Good rhythm games are really beautiful as a cross-section of different artistic mediums. In the same way that a game with hand-painted visuals can strike players on an ocular level independent of gameplay, a game’s music can leave a similar impression. So why not harness that impression…
Star Wars Battlefront II

EA Only Cares About Player Input Enough to Know How to Lie

The more things change, the more they stay the same, and the more that one Reddit post gets downvoted   Star Wars Battlefront II has had a rough time in the last few days. A recent series of comments from EA made their way onto the Star Wars Battlefront subreddit, resulting in…
Hyakki's Castle

Wrasslin’ and Castlein’: Hyakki Castle Releases Today

Ghouls and snake-women and fat blob creatures, oh my! Be brave, take sword in hand, and set to the treacherous waves. On the other side of a boat trip is a treacherous and impossible castle, looming out of the darkness. Edo Japan-based strategic RPG Hyakki Castle launches today, bringing with it…

RiME Explores Strange New Lands on Switch

Five stages of adventure, all now on the go Independent developer Tequila Works’ artistic and evocative game RiME first released this past May on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. Now, the whimsical and often surprising adventure has made its way to the Nintendo Switch, seeking a new audience interested in…
super mario odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey Review (Switch)

Mario’s Bizarre Adventure It feels redundant to even write this review at this point, after all that’s already been said about Super Mario Odyssey. It’s an odd position for me, too. I hold the Super Mario Galaxy games in esteemed regard, personally. I only came back to the roots…

A Hat in Time Review (PC)

She who wears many hats This is a really interesting time for games. It was a few years ago that it seemed like every game developer was hopping on this hot new Kickstarter thing, from the DoubleFine project that would eventually become Broken Age to the less favorably-fated Mighty No. 9. On came A…

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