Rovarsson

Belgium

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Member since November 28, 2019
Last visited September 25, 2021
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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

Best mechanical/physics puzzles. - 9 votes for 9 games; created June 23, 2021
I had a lot of fun with the underground trolley puzzle in Axe of Kolt by Larry Horsfield. Any other games that feature cool mechanical...

AGT must plays? - 7 votes for 4 games; created May 7, 2021
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RPG games worth playing for a text adventurer. - 5 votes for 4 games; created February 12, 2021
Over on the IF-Forum, there was a post recommending a number of Eamon games that are not hardcore RPG. So, can you suggest Eamon or other...

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Historical sci-fi / alternate history - 13 votes for 10 games; created September 22, 2020
I loved "Slouching towards Bedlam". Does anyone know of any other games that have that...

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Reviews by Rovarsson

Lord Bellwater's Secret, by Sam Gordon   September 25, 2021
"Being trapped ina single room with a bunch of puzzles is not normally my preferred cup of IF-tea. Lord Bellwater's Secret however managed..." - See the full review

Birmingham IV, by Peter Emery   September 20, 2021
"He's got a bad case of the hay fevers! Can't even look at stuff without his eyes watering. Yes, the protagonist of Birmingham IV has a..." - See the full review

Metamorphoses, by Emily Short   September 9, 2021
"First off, some tech-stuff: This game is, hands-down, the most deeply implemented piece of Interactive Fiction I have ever played or..." - See the full review

The Weight of a Soul, by Chin Kee Yong   September 9, 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

Toonesia, by Jacob Weinstein   September 9, 2021
"It's impossible to translate the experience of watching a Looney Tunes-cartoon into text. Of course it is. All the visual slapstick, the..." - See the full review

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Rovarsson's Played Games List

Lord Bellwater's Secret, by Sam Gordon
Toonesia, by Jacob Weinstein
Father Leofwine is Dead, by Pugpup
Distress, by Mike Snyder
Dragon Adventure, by William Stott

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