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Member since November 28, 2019
Last visited March 1, 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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Recommended Lists by Rovarsson

Rovarsson's Superlative top 9 - 9 items   February 24, 2021
Only supercalifragilisticexpialidocious games on this list.

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Games that made me laugh sincerely at least once, during play or when thinking about them later.

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Polls by Rovarsson

RPG games worth playing for a text adventurer. - 3 votes for 3 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...

Best parser games since 2017 - 89 votes for 37 games; created November 9, 2020
When browsing for good recent games, I'm overwhelmed by the amount of Twine and Choice games. Add to that a great number of games with...

Historical sci-fi / alternate history - 12 votes for 10 games; created September 22, 2020
I loved "Slouching towards Bedlam". Does anyone know of any other games that have that...

Wide open spaces. - 17 votes for 12 games; created November 29, 2019
This can apply to the setting of the games; prairies, deserts, icecaps come to mind. It can also apply to the feel of a game, the...

Historical adventures. - 12 votes for 10 games; created November 28, 2019
I love historical novels, no matter what time period they're set in. They do have to be accurate though. Can you suggest IF-games that...

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Reviews by Rovarsson

Border Reivers, by Vivienne Dunstan   March 1, 2021
"Murder most foul! Archie Elliot has been slain, his throat cut in the night. The Warden, the highest authority of law in these parts is..." - See the full review

Everybody Loves a Parade, by Cody Sandifer   February 28, 2021
"The intro to Everybody Loves a Parade sets you up for a fast and funny ride. The game itself does not disappoint. It picks up the joke..." - See the full review

The Darkest Road, by Clive Wilson   February 26, 2021
"...says the narrator voice in The Darkest Road at a certain point. Lucky indeed, given that there was no clue whatsoever that I would..." - See the full review

She's Got a Thing for a Spring, by Brent VanFossen   February 24, 2021
"What an atmosphere... I've spent the last few hours finishing this story and I feel like I'm slowly waking up from a dream. She's Got a..." - See the full review

Aunts and Butlers, by Robin Johnson   February 23, 2021
"The opening paragraph of Aunts and Butlers immediately sets the tone for this game: silly, jolly punniness played off of British..." - See the full review

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Rovarsson's Played Games List

Everybody Loves a Parade, by Cody Sandifer
The Darkest Road, by Clive Wilson
She's Got a Thing for a Spring, by Brent VanFossen
Aunts and Butlers, by Robin Johnson
Trading Punches, by Mike Snyder

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