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I give star ratings based on how much I personally enjoyed playing the game in question, for the most part. This is a terribly unfair system and I apologize.

I review games when I feel like I have something to say about them, which doesn't necessarily correspond to any other traits of the game in question.

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Interactive Fiction by Ivanr

Measureless to Man, by Ivan R. (2017)
(8 ratings)
You're on your way home from Cairo, with nothing but a rumpled suit and an apple for lunch. But the plane passes through dark air, over a fathomless sea. Past the heavens, under the deep, there are...

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Reviews by Ivanr

The Lurking Horror II: The Lurkening, by Ryan Veeder   April 17, 2018
"I'm normally not a fan of toughie puzzle games at all, but "The Lurkening" managed to draw me in, and had me keeping a notes file and..." - See the full review

My Evil Twin, by Carl Muckenhoupt   April 2, 2018
"This game is in a style that I usually really enjoy, and I thought the main puzzle mechanic was really neat, but for some reason I..." - See the full review

You Are a Turkey!, by Jacqueline A. Lott   March 31, 2018
"...but based on the ABOUT text, probably the former. Not much else to say. I'm glad it exists."

Hard Puzzle, by Ade McT   March 31, 2018
"I haven't played enough of this game to give it a star rating, so I won't, but I wanted to use this space to ruminate a little bit on the..." - See the full review

Open Up!, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy   August 9, 2017
"The title of this review sums up roughly 90% of what I have to say about Open Up!; it's a particularly cute and satisfying coda to..." - See the full review

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