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Member since November 28, 2019
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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Recommended Lists by Rovarsson

Rovarsson's Superlative top 7 - 7 items   November 18, 2020
Only supercalifragilisticexpialidocious games on this list.

Uncle Rovarsson's Beginner's Must-Plays. - 8 items   November 9, 2020

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Games that made me laugh sincerely at least once, during play or when thinking about them later.

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This list is not a best of. Nor does it have a theme. I haven't even finished some of the games on it. (shame on me!) This is a list of...

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Polls by Rovarsson

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

Avon, 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 review

Rimworld, 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 review

The 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 review

World, 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 review

Sherlock: 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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Rovarsson's Played Games List

Avon, by Jon Thackray and Jonathan Partington
Endure, by Emily Short
Rimworld, by Russel A. Duderstadt
The Hound of Shadow, by Chris Elliott and Richard Edwards
World, by J. D. McDonald

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