Mike Russo

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Member since October 30, 2020
Last visited December 4, 2023
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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.

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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)
(17 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.

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The Vambrace of Destiny, by Arthur DiBianca   November 30, 2023
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review I posted to the IntFiction forums during 2023's IFComp). Itís probably the dream of most IF..." - See the full review

The Sculptor, by Yakoub Mousli   November 30, 2023
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review I posted to the IntFiction forums during 2023's IFComp). The randomizer, ever playful, gave..." - See the full review

Lonehouse, by Ayu Sekarlangit Mokoginta   November 29, 2023
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review I posted to the IntFiction forums during 2023's IFComp). My wife has a sweatshirt that used..." - See the full review

Bali B&B, by Felicity Banks   November 29, 2023
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review I posted to the IntFiction forums during 2023's IFComp). For all that Bali B&B lives up to..." - See the full review

Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head, by The Hungry Reader   November 29, 2023
"(This is a lightly-edited version of a review I posted to the IntFiction forums during 2023's IFComp). Everyone remembers the first time..." - See the full review

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