Hirun Cryer

Guides 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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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.