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Last visited January 17, 2021
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I prefer Story over Puzzles. Except when I don't.
I do not have an objective checklist to determine ratings. Much depends on my expectations and personal preferences.
I pay a lot of attention to the use of space and the overall writing, the arc of tension.
Reading the review will give a better idea of my assessment of a game.
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Best parser games since 2017
- 86 votes for 37 games; created November 9, 2020
When browsing for good recent games, I'm overwhelmed by the amount of Twine and Choice games. Add to that a great number of games with...Historical sci-fi / alternate history
- 12 votes for 10 games; created September 22, 2020
I loved "Slouching towards Bedlam". Does anyone know of any other games that have that...Wide open spaces.
- 17 votes for 12 games; created November 29, 2019
This can apply to the setting of the games; prairies, deserts, icecaps come to mind. It can also apply to the feel of a game, the...Historical adventures.
- 12 votes for 10 games; created November 28, 2019
I love historical novels, no matter what time period they're set in. They do have to be accurate though. Can you suggest IF-games that...
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Reviews by Rovarsson
, by Jon Thackray and Jonathan Partington January 17, 2021
"That is the tempting question the game asks you after you've typed QUIT. Many times I responded YES to just try and avoid that last nasty..." - See the full reviewRimworld
, by Russel A. Duderstadt January 12, 2021
"One. Rimworld is a thoroughly enjoyable though standard SF-adventure. So, threehundred years ago, during the intergalactic war, the..." - See the full reviewThe Hound of Shadow
, by Chris Elliott and Richard Edwards January 9, 2021
"The first half of the manual for The Hound of Shadow which I found online is about a rather complex-looking character-creating process,..." - See the full reviewWorld
, by J. D. McDonald January 4, 2021
"After a few false starts I have finished the most-impressive World. Before we turn our attention to the awesomeness of the game, there..." - See the full reviewSherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels
, by Bob Bates December 25, 2020
"That's how the great Sherlock Holmes impatiently welcomes you back to London when you restore a saved game. This and other dry or witty..." - See the full review
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