Edward Lacey

Oxford, England

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Member since November 16, 2012
Last visited March 28, 2022
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I'm a long-time occasional IF enthusiast, following new releases more closely since the 2012 IFComp. I'm rating enough works that I think I should follow other users in explaining my rating system.

5 stars: An excellent work that I'm likely to remember and enjoy revisiting years later. I don't think any regular IF reader should miss this, and if difficulty isn't a concern, I'll recommend it to non-IFers as an example of the medium. (If this game were an IFComp entry and I could disregard length requirements, I'd rate it as a 10.)
4 stars: Very good, possibly attaining 5-star quality in some areas (writing, world model, etc.). Recommended to all regular IF readers, even those who don't usually appreciate the theme or genre. (IFComp rating 8-9.)
3 stars: Good, possibly with some impressive features. Not essential reading, but recommended unless you dislike the theme or genre. (IFComp rating 6-7.)
2 stars: A work showing noticeable flaws or a relative lack of ambition, but which may still be of interest if you particularly like the theme or genre. (IFComp rating 4-5.)
1 star: A work I feel unable to recommend. (IFComp rating 1-3.)

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Reviews by Edward Lacey

The Price of Freedom, by Wyatt Ryder   April 18, 2013
"This very short escape-the-prison game incorporates many of the problems common in untested first efforts. There are errors of spelling..." - See the full review

Castle of the Red Prince, by C.E.J. Pacian   March 20, 2013
"In C.E.J. Pacian's Castle of the Red Prince, a student of "the arcane" suffers from nightmares about the land of Amaranth and its..." - See the full review

Fingertips: Something Grabbed Ahold of My Hand, by Melvin Rangasamy   March 20, 2013
"Although Fingertips: Something Grabbed Ahold of My Hand takes its title and a minor detail of its plot from a song by They Might Be..." - See the full review

It, by Emily Boegheim   February 27, 2013
"Emily Boegheim's It explores the social dynamics among four girls (one of them the protagonist) engaged in a children's game like..." - See the full review

Counterfeit Monkey, by Emily Short   January 7, 2013
"Emily Short's Counterfeit Monkey is a large and ambitious contribution to several IF genres, but I think the description that best..." - See the full review

Edward Lacey's Played Games List

A Final Grind, by nrsm_ha
Ailihphilia, by Andrew Schultz (as N. Y. Llewellyn)
Bullhockey!, by B F Lindsay
Re: Dragon, by Jack Welch
StupidRPG, by Steven Richards

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