About Way Too Many Games

Way Too Many Games is an up and coming video gaming site run by a group of friends from around the world united by their passion and love of games. We’re simply fans writing for other fans and are always open to feedback. Here we publish reviews, opinion pieces, E3 coverage, and our own personal awards such as the Cream of the Crap (given to exceptionally bad games who are in need of a roast session) and the Wiseau Awards (given to games that are so bad they’re miraculously good somehow).

At Way Too Many Games we feature a stringent review method divided into four segments: Graphics and Gameplay (each of those representing 25% of the final score), Sound (10% of the final score) and Fun Factor (40%). Final scores are always rounded to the nearest multiple of 0.5. No longer will you run across the frustration of not understanding why a game got the score it did, or feel the experience of questioning why a game got a 7.9 instead of an 8.

The Team:

Leo1Leo Faria – Founder and Maniacal Game Collector

Founder and mastermind behind Way Too Many Games, hailing from the southern swag that is São Paulo, a Sega widower who considers the Dreamcast to be the greatest console ever released, the greatest Guitar Hero and Tetris player you’ll ever meet. My favorite games include Perfect Dark, Banjo-Tooie, the Guitar Hero series, Bioshock Infinite and Star Wars Rogue Squadron II. I also own an Ouya. Never turned it on.


Jordan Hawes – Reviewer, Designer, and Cursed Ginger

Our resident Californian ginger, Jordan’s one of the only ones on the team who has a family (aka life). When he’s not taking care of sick kids he’s playing games with a wife who’s just as much a gamer as him or actually reviewing them for us, making him a valuable member of the team. Even if he’s pretty much stolen all our souls. His favorites include Dark Souls, Fallout 2, Majora’s Mask, and Shadow of the Colossus. 


Jason Palazini – Director of Strategy and Hipster in Chief

Boston born turned typical Brooklyn hipster with too much beard and too little time; trading off sleep for the chance to test his patience with the most frustrating games. From Dark Souls to The Witness to the ironman Xcom playthrough; if it offers a challenge, it’s on his list. When he’s not hiding in the mountains, editing music tracks, or pretentiously talking about craft beer, you’ll find him replaying the Bioshock, Mass Effect, or Soulsborne franchises.


Todd Eggleston – Reviewer and Reason HR Exists

East Coast Born and bred, Todd has been in this game for a long time. B&W TV in the kitchen with Pong hooked up to it. Atari 2600 with Pitfall and Combat. Commodore 64 with Wizardy. PC with King’s Quest on 5″ floppy’s. Nintendo, SNES, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, SEGA, PlayStation, Xbox… like previously stated, Todd has been doing this a long time. With his wife and kids, he is also introduced to gaming he would otherwise ignore like mobile, platformers and MOBA’s, but his main niche is those Action Adventure narrative games.

Heidi1Heidi Hawes – Reviewer and Mother Overlord

As an avid gamer from childhood, Heidi has come to love and appreciate games from all genres and works hard finding time to play all of them between work and her two children. Some of Heidi’s favorite games are: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Dragon Age: Origins, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Bioshock, and Street Fighter 2.


Baylen Marston – Reviewer and Overwatch Addict

Playing games has been an essential part of Baylen’s life ever since he started walking. He loves his games to have a great sense of humor and the ability to cook a mean steak dinner to come home to after a long day of work. His favorite genres are 2D/3D Platforming and JRPGs. Baylen’s choice of characters are usually the underdogs or the comic reliefs that are never picked. If he’s not playing a newer title, you can bet he’s attempting to improve his Overwatch “skills”. His favorite games include multiple Final Fantasy installments (but mainly 6) Bioshock Infinite, Overwatch and Bloodborne. He does not like long walks on the beach.


Stephen Johnson – Reviewer and Team Token Swag Daddy

Baltimore native and dedicated long time gamer, Steve has had his hands on a controller from pixel blocks to polygons. Between living a colorful social single life and spending quality time with his best bud, his son, Stephen is always seeking the next FPS with which he will climb to the top of the leaderboards, but also enjoys rich, narrative driven, single player experiences, as well. His favorite games include Bloodborne, Resident Evil 7 (VR), Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and the Halo franchise.


Sarah Benderman – Reviewer and Lover of All Things Dog

Sarah is a single dog-mom seeking adventure and fun but is also too lazy to leave her room so she makes do with video games. Her favorite types of games are the ones where she can woo beautiful ladies and dreamy daddies™ since she can’t do that in real life. Sarah also loves games where she can waste her hard earned money just so her character can have a cool hat. Looking at you, Club Penguin. Best Games since ’96: Animal Crossing, Life is Strange, Dragon age: Origins, Fallout New Vegas, Okami, any game with a dog companion.


Kyle Nicol – Reviewer from Across the Pond

The British Way Too Many Games reviewer with a passion for technology. Primarily a PC gamer (but also a bit of a console gamer) he loves all sorts of games from stealth to platformers and is absolutely terrible at competitive shooters. Favourite games include; Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater, Monster Hunter World, Splinter Cell and currently addicted to Warframe.