John Websell, Author at Goomba Stomp
April 22, 2018
The mysterious island setting of The Witness

12-Months Later and I’ve Finally Finished ‘The Witness’

If ever there was a game capable of sharpening a player’s mind, giving them pause for thought, or fostering in them a newfound appreciation of the genre and the wider medium, The Witness is it.
April 20, 2018

Best of ‘Far Cry 5’ (Part 1): Five Greatest Attractions on The Henbane River

Far Cry 5 is without a doubt one of our favorite games of 2018 so far. We've published a raving review as well as a list ranking our favorite characters, and now we bring you our list of the 15 things we love most about the game.
April 16, 2018
Far Cry 5

Ranking ‘Far Cry 5’s Guns for Hire from Worst to Best

We've put together this list ranking all ten of Far Cry 5’s characterful and extremely obliging ‘Guns for Hire’ – in order from least to most effective.
April 6, 2018
A Way Out Review

‘A Way Out’: A Unique Co-Op Experience That Falls Frustratingly Flat

Playable only in co-op, A Way Out is certainly one of 2018's most intriguing titles. But does it live up to the pre-release hype? Check out Goomba Stomp's (belated) review and find out.
April 4, 2018

Not so Final Fantasy – ‘FFXI’ and the Series’ First Foray into MMO Territory

Whatever way you look at it, Final Fantasy XI marks a turning point for the series. Not just because it was the first Final Fantasy MMO, but because of the influence it’s had on traditional single-player entries like XII, the XIII trilogy, and XV more recently.
March 23, 2018
Far Cry 3

What Makes ‘Far Cry 3’s Vaas Such a Compelling Character?

Few characters in modern gaming have embedded themselves in the minds of players quite so deeply as Vaas Montenegro.
March 16, 2018

Not so Final Fantasy – The Top 5 ‘FF’ Mini-Games

I recently finished what I would conservatively estimate was my 300th playthrough of Final Fantasy VII. As always, between dealing with the competing threats of a megalomaniacal conglomerate and a genetically enhanced warrior with delusions of Godhood, I spent some time at the Gold Saucer.
March 10, 2018

‘A Way Out’ Preview – A Potentially Revolutionary Co-Op Experience

Of all the games featured at E3 2017, A Way Out probably piqued my interest more than any other title.
February 24, 2018

Not so Final Fantasy – ‘FFX-2’: A Not So Surprising Hit

Taken altogether, Final Fantasy X-2 is not only a rewarding experience the first time around, but also a game that both encourages and rewards repeated play-throughs by virtue of its robust mechanics.
February 16, 2018

Games that Changed Our Lives: ‘Life is Strange’ Teaches Us It’s Okay to Cry

I first played Life is Strange in the autumn of 2016. I was in my mid-twenties at the time, so naturally, this article isn’t a tribute to the game that first fanned the flames of my passion for the medium. Moreover, as a pessimistic Englishman who possesses all the artistic flair of a 60-year-old accountant, I had very little in common with the denizens of Arcadia Bay, save perhaps a few painfully familiar moments of teenage angst.