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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.

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Measureless to Man, by Ivan R. (2017)
(8 ratings)
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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No Sign Should Remain Inert, by Lucila Mayol   June 7, 2018
""No Sign Should Remain Inert" has a great title and some interesting writing, but it's hobbled by a stilted vocabulary (I suspect that..." - See the full review

Sub Rosa, by Joey Jones, Melvin Rangasamy   June 2, 2018
"I generally have a policy of not rating or reviewing games that I haven't played to completion (and worse yet, this game famously has a..." - See the full review

An Evening at the Ransom Woodingdean Museum House, by Ryan Veeder   May 25, 2018
"Overall, "An Evening at the Ransom Woodingdean Museum House" is a very effectively spooky ghost story, which deftly builds up suspense..." - See the full review

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 review

My 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 review

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