Hirun Cryer

Staff Writer

Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

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One Year Later, Fire Emblem: Three Houses's Very Horny Community Endures

Here's to you, erotic and non-erotic artists.

Blightbound Devs Explain Why Developing for Xbox Series X and PS5 Would be "Kind of Tricky"

We talk to the developers of Awesomenauts about their upcoming dungeon crawler.

Lake is a Chill Mail-Delivery Game Where You "Probably" Can't Run Anyone Over

We speak to Gamious co-founder Jos Bouman about Lake.

USG Game of the Month: The Last of Us Part 2 is a Story of Hope as Much as Violence

Ellie's roaring rampage of revenge tops this month's releases.

The 5 Scariest Moments in The Last of Us Part 2

Naughty Dog's sequel sure is a fully-fledged horror game.

USG Game of the Month: If Found Teaches Us There's Beauty in the Wake of Suffering

If Found is about the pain of change, and the growth that comes of that struggle.

A Plague Tale: Innocence is the Best Horror Game Since Dead Space

One year after its release, we make the case for this remarkable gothic horror game.

Why Today's Apex Legends Season 5 Update Might Be Its Most Significant Yet

We explain why Apex Legends Season 5 is a big deal.

Starting Screen | My Morning Animal Crossing: New Horizons Routine Has Become My Mental Safety Net

Every day I follow the same route, and it has become my drip feed of normalcy.

Arms is the Nintendo Underdog That Brought Us All Together

At Reedpop HQ, Arms had a unifying power.

Persona 5 Royal Gave Us the Series' Greatest Villain

A weapon to surpass the Phantom Thieves.

Six Predictions for Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2

What comes next for Cloud, Tifa, Barret, Aerith, and Red XIII? We have some educated guesses.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Ending Explained

The ending for Final Fantasy 7 Remake is complicated, to put it lightly. We've made it more digestible for you.

A Perfect Build-up Makes Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Airbuster Fight Something Special

An early boss fight that shows how Square Enix isn't playing it safe with this remake.

Resident Evil Resistance Is Actually A Lot of Fun

The barely-controlled chaos of Resistance fits in well with Resident Evil 3's focus on action.

Persona 5 Royal's New Endings, Explained

Don't have over 100 hours to spare for round two of Persona 5? We got you.

The Other Side is a Meditative Mobile Puzzle Game for Anxious Times

Sometimes simplicity is all you need.

Starting Screen | Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Opening Weekend Was Amazingly Wholesome Fun With Friends

A wonderful weekend with Animal Crossing, the return of Half-Life, and everything else happening in a busy week for games.

Persona 5 Royal Finally Allows Ryuji, Ann, and the Rest to Escape the Constant Presence of the Protagonist

Friends hanging out. Not a phone in sight. Just vibing.

Starting Screen | I Finally Get It

How I finally came to embrace the hype around Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

Bloodroots' Boss Fights Are a Bloody Riot

The boss fights of Bloodroots are the undisputed high point of the game.

Three Major Differences That Make Persona 5 Royal a 100 Hour RPG Worth Replaying

Atlus makes some big improvements.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' New DLC Sheds Light on an Overlooked Character

At long last, the truth about Byleth's mom.

Starting Screen | Paying Tribute to Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Marvelous Sh*tposting Community on the Eve of the New DLC

Part of the success of Fire Emblem: Three Houses was a passionate community plastering memes all over the internet.

Nier Automata's Concert Was a Love Letter to Gestalt

PlatinumGames reflect on past glories and niches.

Revenant Might Be Apex Legends' Toughest Hero to Master Yet

Apex Legends' newest addition has an Ultimate ability that's tricky to use effectively.

Jedi: Fallen Order's Second Sister on Redemption for Trilla, Improvising Her Accent, and the Scene Where She Cried

Elizabeth Grullon reflects on her role in Jedi: Fallen Order's breakout hit.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Byleth Isn't Just Another Fire Emblem Sword Boy (or Girl)

As usual, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate takes an otherwise straightforward character and makes them fun.

Apex Legend's Surprise Third-Person Mode Taught Me More About Octane Than I Knew Possible

Why one of Apex Legends' best modes needs to make a comeback.

Does It Hold Up? The State of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Now That It's on PC

The past, present, and future of Monster Hunter.

Calling Persona 5 Scramble a Spin-Off Doesn't Quite Do It Justice

Persona's take on the musou sub-genre is more of a sequel than fan-service.

Apex Legends' Train of Pain is Wonderfully Unpredictable

All aboard the pain train.

Destiny 2 Needs More Exotic Quests Like Devil's Ruin

Finally, a quest for the Destiny fans who don't have time to run 400 missions.

Netflix's The Witcher Villain Was the Bane of My Gwent Career in The Witcher 3

At first it Gwent right over my head.

Hirun Cryer's Top 10 Games of 2019: Excuse the Turmoil

Samurais and showdowns.

Jedi: Fallen Order's Intro Beautifully Captures One of Star Wars' Defining Traits

Star Wars has always made us feel small in a powerful way.

8 of the Best New Pokemon in Sword and Shield, From Polteageist to Grapploct

Eight of our favorite new monsters from Pokemon Gen 8.

Starting Screen | Google Stadia is Gaming for No One

Google's first foray into the console space manages to alienate both causal and hardcore gamers alike.

Ranking The Outer Worlds' Companions, From Parvati to Ugh... Felix

The Outer Worlds offers you six companions, but some are cooler than others.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne's Final Boss Makes for a Brilliant and Terrifying Finale

Shara Ishvalda caps off Monster Hunter: World's excellent expansion with an outstanding battle.

Brenda Romero On Her Own Storied History, From FAQ Writing to Empire of Sin

At Gamescom 2019, we catch up with industry legend Brenda Romero to learn about her upcoming Prohibition-era set strategy game.

Trials of Mana Interview: The Developers on Topping the Fan Translation and the Possibility of New Mana Games

"[T]he localization team took a look at the translation and the first thing they said was, 'We're going to show them up.'"

Dreams' Top Creators Share Their Expert Tips in Creating Levels, Games, and Worlds

Some of the biggest early creators in Dreams impart wisdom for new players.

Three Interesting Twists that Battlefield 5 Firestorm Brings to an Overcrowded Battle Royale Genre

Battlefield 5's Firestorm mode brings some fresh ideas to the Battle Royale landscape, but is it enough to stand out?

Nero Deserves Better in Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5's view of masculinity feels dated in 2019.

Monster Hunter: World: How Capcom Has Kept Its Most Successful Game Fresh

It's been a truly standout year for Capcom's biggest game to date.

Hirun's Top 10 Games of 2018: I'm a Wannabe Japanese Hipster, Sorry

Please excuse my naivety.

Battlefield 5: Five Takeaways After Two Days With the Review Version

Some big, and understated changes to the established FPS formula.

DICE Talks Battlefield 5 and Why the Single-Player Shooter Campaign Isn't Dead

In the year Call of Duty ditched its campaign, EA's Battlefield 5 is trying to tell meaningful stories.

Red Dead Redemption 2's Opening Suffers From a Painful Lack of Direction

Little Houser on the Prairie.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Trades In Bonfires for Grappling Hooks and Traversal is Better For It

A jump and grappling hook change things more than you may think.

NBA 2K19's The Prelude Tackles the Chinese Basketball League in a Novel Way

NBA 2K explores basketball outside of America.

Telltale’s Executive Producer on The Walking Dead, Clementine, and the Telltale Tool

Brodie Andersen talks the past and future of Telltale's biggest franchise.

Devil May Cry 5 Hands-On: Accessible Yet Deep, and Nero Is Somehow Not Annoying

Day one of Gamescom 2018 and we're already talking about a Game of the Show contender.

EA is Tuning Battlefield 5's Multiplayer to be a More Survival, Team-Focused Experience

You can even rebuild things, but Dice isn't copying Fortnite.

Little Nightmares Creates Big Memories

As Tarsier Studios' excellent horror game arrives on Switch, we look at why its twisted monsters stick in the mind.

USgamer Stream: State of Decay 2 [Finished]

In the USgamer stream for Tuesday, May 15, we're playing through the opening hours of State of Decay 2.

Traversing the Dark Depths of Below's Long Development

At EGX Rezzed 2018, we got an inside look at the long in-development title from Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP developer Capybara Games.

Knights and Bikes, the Kickstarter Success Story with Double Fine’s Backing

The developers behind Knights and Bikes have some words of wisdom from going through Kickstarter.

Monster Hunter World's 10 Most Frustrating Fights, Ranked

Monster Hunter: World has some of the toughest fights around. But which ones are the most frustrating?

How Shadow of the Colossus’ Ending Betrays its Own Storytelling

In a mysterious world of moral ambiguity, the arrival of Lord Emon gives me answers I wasn't seeking.

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sea of Thieves

What’s the endgame goal for Sea of Thieves, and is there a character creator?

How Sea of Thieves Attempts to Turn the Tables on Trolls

Is locking up trolls the key to a pleasant high seas gaming experience?

2018 Will Be the Year of Dancing All Night to Persona

With the upcoming releases of two rhythm games and an anime, it's a good year for Persona fans.

Hirun's 10 Favorite Games of 2017: The Digital Beast in the East

It's been a year to remember for single player and Japanese games.

Star Wars Battlefront 2's Janina Gavankar on Diversity, the Voice Actor Strike, and the State of Twitter in 2017

Commander Iden Versio herself drops by to talk about her role and casting in the game, as well as issues around the gaming industry at large.

The Evil Within 2 Makes Amazing Use of the PS4 Controller's Speaker

Finally, that little speaker is put to work.