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Recommendations by Andromache (Hawaii)

Some of my absolute favorite games.

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1. Worlds Apart
by Suzanne Britton
(1999)
Average member rating: (72 ratings)

Andromache says:

Fleshed-out characters, meticulous world-building, rich setting, and good writing make this one of my favorite games.

2. Metamorphoses
by Emily Short
(2000)
Average member rating: (92 ratings)

Andromache says:

The protagonist is compelling, backstory well-integrated without infodumps that break the immersion, and good writing.

3. Aotearoa
by Matt Wigdahl
(2010)
Average member rating: (43 ratings)

Andromache says:

Enjoyable and well-paced game, never allowing for lengthy periods of "How do I move this story along?" Animals were fun and the world was great to explore.

4. Bronze
by Emily Short
(2006)
Average member rating: (184 ratings)

Andromache says:

A refreshingly bittersweet take on classic fairy tale characters. Magic that feels natural for the game world. Matter-of-fact, even.

5. The Moonlit Tower, by Yoon Ha Lee (2002)
Average member rating: (50 ratings)
Andromache says:

Richly atmospheric. Engages all five senses. That is unusual and welcome.

6. Suveh Nux
by David Fisher
(2007)
Average member rating: (151 ratings)

Andromache says:

*gasp* A puzzle game among stories. But this one is exceptional. A game that rewards experimentation, gives guidance, and just made me feel good to progress in.

7. Sunset Over Savannah, by Ivan Cockrum (1997)
Average member rating: (43 ratings)
Andromache says:

Some truly beautiful imagery. Slice of life with a bit of imagination. Reminds me of "Charlotte's Web."

8. Babel
by Ian Finley
(1997)
Average member rating: (115 ratings)

Andromache says:

Three-dimensional characters and a mystery that's revealed in tantalizing morsels makes this game hard to put down.

9. Shade
by Andrew Plotkin
(2000)
Average member rating: (301 ratings)

Andromache says:

Surreal and plain funny at times.


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