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Member since November 28, 2019
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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 - 22 votes for 18 games; created March 23, 2022
I found the BBC Micro archive a little while ago and I'm overwhelmed. ( Any...

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Manors, butlers, m'ladies, m'lords. Be they upstairs or downstairs, or asking if you rang.

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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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Reviews by Rovarsson

The Shadow in the Cathedral, by Ian Finley and Jon Ingold   June 7, 2024
"Isaac Newton: Mathematical Lawmaker. Charles Babbage: Father of the Computer. Abraham-Louis Breguet: Master-Horologist. These..." - See the full review

Once and Future, by G. Kevin Wilson   March 30, 2024
"--------------------------------------------------------------------------- "She is not any common earth Water or wood or air, But..." - See the full review

Les lettres du Docteur Jeangille, by manonamora   March 27, 2024
"Feeling angry, hurt, betrayed, le Docteur must leave for the countryside, banished from the educated and cultured social circles of the..." - See the full review

La Fabrique des Princes, by No Game Without Stakes   March 27, 2024
"The product of the Prince-factory, your education is almost complete. In these final hours before being sent off to the Kingdom that..." - See the full review

Excuse Me, Do You Have The Time?, by Jean Childs   February 10, 2024
"Picture this: You and your friends are taking a stroll through the woods when you suddenly come upon a dilapidated house with a big..." - See the full review

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Rovarsson's Played Games List

Alltarach, by Katie Canning and Josef Olsson
Machine of Death, by Hulk Handsome
Horse Master, by Tom McHenry
Once and Future, by G. Kevin Wilson
La Fabrique des Princes, by No Game Without Stakes

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