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I prefer Story over Puzzles. Except when I don't.

I do not have an objective checklist to determine ratings. Much depends on my expectations and personal preferences.
I pay a lot of attention to the use of space and the overall writing, the arc of tension.

Reading the review will give a better idea of my assessment of a game.

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Polls by Rovarsson

BBC Micro gems - 20 votes for 18 games; created March 23, 2022
I found the BBC Micro archive a little while ago and I'm overwhelmed. ( Any...

Wodehousean Comedy - 13 votes for 8 games; created March 15, 2022
Manors, butlers, m'ladies, m'lords. Be they upstairs or downstairs, or asking if you rang.

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Reviews by Rovarsson

The White Bull, by Jim Aikin   May 23, 2022
"Opening up The White Bull, I was immediately drawn into the setting by a short musical score that helped set the mood. Important turning..." - See the full review

Andromeda Apocalypse ó Extended Edition, by Marco Innocenti   May 19, 2022
"Alone... Alone in the deepest, most serious meaning of the word. Before you a blackness the stars do not penetrate. Around you a galaxy..." - See the full review

Yes, Another Game with a Dragon!, by John Kean   May 12, 2022
"In olden times, shrouded from memory by the mists of time, darkness had fallen over the Land of IF. There was bitter strife amongst the..." - See the full review

Good Grub!, by Damon L. Wakes   April 26, 2022
"Bugs are delicious! Really! Iíve tried them and they are! (mealworm burger and barbecued grasshoppers if youíre curious) Good Grub is..." - See the full review

Alone, by Paul Michael Winters   April 26, 2022
"In the near future, you are a survivor of the plague. And you have just run out of gas. Fortunately there's a gas station nearby... Alone..." - See the full review

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