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Mike Russo

Los Angeles

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Member since October 30, 2020
Last visited March 1, 2021
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Author of 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.

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The Eleusinian Miseries, by Mike Russo (2020)
(19 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,...

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You Will Thank Me as Fast as You Thank a Werewolf, by B.J. Best   December 13, 2020
"So YWTMaFAYTaW – I feel like I need an acronym for the acronym, why don’t we just go with Thank a Werewolf – so Thank a Werewolf’s About..." - See the full review

You Couldn't Have Done That, by Ann Hugo   December 13, 2020
"There are a fair few pieces of IF that explore feelings of constraint or paralysis by seeming to offer choices but then negating the..." - See the full review

Where the Wind Once Blew Free, by No Sell Out Productions   December 13, 2020
"I’m not sure what I ever did to it, but the Comp randomizer apparently has decided to punish me by stacking rock-hard games one after the..." - See the full review

What the Bus?, by E. Joyce   December 13, 2020
"Weird confession: I’ve been a public-transit user all my life, and now that I haven’t had a commute in over six months – I kind of miss..." - See the full review

The Wayward Story, by Ralfe Rich (as Cristmo Ibarra)   December 13, 2020
"The Wayward Story lives up to its title – this is a narrative-driven piece of IF that wends through a bunch of different characters,..." - See the full review

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