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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 - 21 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 - 15 votes for 8 games; created March 15, 2022
Manors, butlers, m'ladies, m'lords. Be they upstairs or downstairs, or asking if you rang.

Best mechanical/physics puzzles. - 13 votes for 12 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...

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RPG games worth playing for a text adventurer. - 6 votes for 4 games; created February 12, 2021
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Reviews by Rovarsson

Hibernated 1 (Director's Cut), by Stefan Vogt   May 25, 2023
"0.14 light years. That's all. At the speed of travel that would be like standing on the doorstep of the destination. Almost being able to..." - See the full review

Repeat the Ending, by Drew Cook   May 8, 2023
"---> Our learned co-contributor to Intfiction and writer of the comprehensive IF and Infocom-related blog Gold Machine has unearthed an..." - See the full review

Protocol, by 30x30   May 4, 2023
">"Weightlessness, wonder, a rare smile as the planet descended below you, a brilliant viridian marble swirled with soft white clouds."..." - See the full review

Marie Waits, by Dee Cooke   May 4, 2023
"(This review is based on the Spring Thing 2023 version.) In this tense and fast-moving thriller, Marie must escape her mysterious captors..." - See the full review

I Am Prey, by Joey Cramsey   May 4, 2023
"(This review is based on the Spring Thing 2023 version.) Well this is something else! I Am Prey is a tense pursuit thriller where the PC..." - See the full review

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Rovarsson's Played Games List

Hibernated 1 (Director's Cut), by Stefan Vogt
Lady Thalia and the Masterpiece of Moldavia, by E. Joyce and N. Cormier
Stygian Dreams, by Giorgos Menelaou
Mirror, by Ondrej Odokienko
The Mamertine, by K Vella

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