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Member since February 1, 2021
Last visited May 17, 2024
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ratings: 5 - masterpiece; 4 - excellent; 3 - good but needs work; 2 - mediocre, needs a lot of work; 1 - just plain bad

i've been playing IF since i first got my hands on Zork II in grade school. i'm deliriously happy that the art of interactive fiction has continued to be explored to the present!

i like games with high interactivity, which give you a choice of problems to tackle at any given time. the critical drum i beat the hardest is immersion -- even a treasure hunt game can be immersive if it really feels like you're there and there are reasonable responses for everything you type.

i have a bad habit of reviewing bursts of games that are somehow related to one another. i write a review, then i notice the page suggests another game that i've also played, so i go review that, and so on.

i type like this because i'm not a capitalist.

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