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Rose

New Zealand

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Member since January 23, 2008
Last visited August 5, 2012
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I'm a spare-time player of IF, an amateur Inform 7 programmer, and a haunter of raif. I'm rubbish at puzzles, so I tend to prefer conversation-oriented games -- please bear this bias in mind when you read my reviews, as they generally do favor the puzzle light.

I've changed names on this site a few times - I'm currently Rose, but I have previously been IcyChoc and Laela. Just to avoid any possible (but unlikely) confusion.

My rating system:
* So bad I couldn't finish it
** Bad, but finishable
*** Okay but bland
**** Enjoyable, but missing a few essential elements
***** An excellent game missing very little

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Monday, 16:30, by Alexander "Mordred" Andonov   July 14, 2010
""Escape the locked room" games have been done so many times it's very difficult to write this genre in a way that feels original. Monday,..." - See the full review

Blue Lacuna, by Aaron A. Reed   July 14, 2010
"The words 'interactive fiction' imply a story you can truly influence - that you're part of the process of telling the story...." - See the full review

Fine-Tuned, by Dennis Jerz   July 12, 2010
"Right from the pun-filled title, Fine-Tuned promises a fun ride. You play Troy Sterling, a wannabe dashing hero who charges around the..." - See the full review

The Duel in the Snow, by Utkonos   November 30, 2009
"The Duel in the Snow is a strong, short piece with very strong emotional impact. A story of betrayal, danger and lost love, this game..." - See the full review

The Legend of Lady Magaidh, by Daniel Freas   September 15, 2009
"A very interesting section of a larger story. I'd love to know more about the surrounding tale; but fitting in more exposition just..." - See the full review

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Rose's Played Games List

How Suzy Got Her Powers, by David Whyld
It, by Emily Boegheim
The Hours, by Robert Patten
A Comedy of Error Messages, by Adam Le Doux
Cold Iron, by Lyman Clive Charles

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