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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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Reviews by Rovarsson

The Weight of a Soul, by Chin Kee Yong   May 10, 2021
"A sick goblin, bleeding from his eyes, is brought into the clinic and dies on the operating table, right before the eyes of Marid, a..." - See the full review

Ballyhoo, by Jeff O'Neill   May 7, 2021
"Yes. That's just one of the great things about Ballyhoo: you get to learn circus-lingo. After overhearing the circus boss talking to an..." - See the full review

Time: All Things Come to an End, by Andy Phillips   May 4, 2021
"Really. If there was a blockbuster version of this game starring a young Harrison Ford (or even Nicholas Cage, I've often thought the..." - See the full review

Eleanor, by Rob   April 27, 2021
"Your love is gone. Dead. You wish to see her once more. Maybe even stay with her in the dark... Or say your goodbyes and live... Eleanor..." - See the full review

[PYG]MALION*, by C.J.   April 23, 2021
"[PYG]MALION*'s intro sets up the scenes for a murder investigation among beings of the 4th and 5th dimension, gods if you will. They are..." - See the full review

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