Mike Russo

Los Angeles

Top 10 Reviewer
Member since October 30, 2020
Last visited May 19, 2024
Profile ID (TUID): lzj370u772du3hx7

E-mail: [click to reveal]

Author of Sting and The Eleusinian Miseries.

My super rigorous scoring rubric:

1 star = terminally buggy or otherwise really not worth playing.

2 stars = some real strengths but some flaws too.

3 stars = an enjoyable game that's well worth playing.

4 stars = a great game that might just be lacking a bit of ambition or pizzazz to get it over the top.

5 stars = an amazing achievement that I'll remember for a long time to come.

News about games authored by Mike Russo (RSS Feed)
Add a comment on this profile

Interactive Fiction by Mike Russo

The Eleusinian Miseries, by Mike Russo (2020)
(26 ratings)
Well, isn't this a lark! After solid years of going after old Alky to let you in on that Mysteries wheeze of his, at last tonight's the night. He's dragged you from Athens to Eleusis for the to-do,...

Sting, by Mike Russo (2021)
(18 ratings)
Six bees. Five bags of groceries. A four-pound dumbbell. Three sailboats. One twin. Sting is a puzzleless parser memoir about ordinary days and unexpected interruptions.

Recommended Lists by Mike Russo

This member hasn't created any lists yet.

Polls by Mike Russo

This member hasn't created any polls yet.

Reviews by Mike Russo

Social Democracy: An Alternate History, by Autumn Chen   May 15, 2024
"Youíll probably go into this death-of-the-Weimar-Republic simulator expecting a titanic struggle against Hitler, pouring all your wits..." - See the full review

Studio, by Charm Cochran   May 15, 2024
"(This is one of those games that canít meaningfully be reviewed without spoiling a particular narrative and gameplay twist, so it might..." - See the full review

Pass A Bill, by Leo Weinreb   May 15, 2024
"(I beta-tested this game) In my first review of this yearís Thing, I lifted up Potato Peace as an example of a game that has the..." - See the full review

To Beseech Old Sins, by Nic June   May 14, 2024
"OK, anecdote time: when I was in high school, my summer job for a couple years was as a busboy at a country club. This was less exciting..." - See the full review

You Can Only Turn Left, by Emiland Kray and Ember Chan and Mary Kray   May 14, 2024
"Iíve made the point before (even in another review for this festival, I think?) that dreams are typically more meaningful to experience..." - See the full review

See all 481 reviews by Mike Russo
See all ratings and reviews by Mike Russo

Mike Russo's Play Lists

Played Games

This member hasn't added any games to his Played List yet.

Wish List

This member hasn't added any games to his Wish List yet.

"Not Interested" List

This member hasn't added any games to his "Not Interested" List yet.