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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.
Interactive Fiction by Ivanr
|Measureless to Man, by Ivan R. (2017)|
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 reviewMy 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 reviewYou 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
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, 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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