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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. - 2 votes for 2 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
I've recently started playing Cliff Diver 1 and I quit because I got impossibly stuck. I don't want to give u^p on a potential treasure...

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...

Best parser games since 2017 - 95 votes for 38 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...

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Reviews by Rovarsson

The Shadow in the Cathedral, by Ian Finley and Jon Ingold   June 24, 2021
"Isaac Newton: Mathematical Lawmaker. Charles Babbage: Father of the Computer. Abraham-Louis Breguet: Master-Horologist. These..." - See the full review

Whom The Telling Changed, by Aaron A. Reed   June 8, 2021
"Whom the Telling Changed is a different kind of IF. I was enthralled by this story within a story on multiple levels. Superficially, this..." - See the full review

The Duel That Spanned the Ages, by Oliver Ullmann   June 8, 2021
"IF has its fair share of unfinished trilogies and abandoned series.This can be disappointing (or, depending on the quality of the piece,..." - See the full review

Baluthar, by Chris Molloy Wischer   June 8, 2021
"A lonely bedridden father... His son gone down the well to seek demonic assistance in avenging his mother's death... A statue of..." - See the full review

Medicum Veloctic, by Lawrence M Marable   June 8, 2021
"Night after night you sit awake, waiting for your superhero-boyfriend to come home so you can patch up his injuries. It's hurting you...." - See the full review

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Rovarsson's Played Games List

The Wizard Sniffer, by Buster Hudson
Magic Realms -- The Sword of Kasza, by James Mallette
The Plant, by Michael J. Roberts
Founder's Mercy, by Thomas Insel
Whom The Telling Changed, by Aaron A. Reed

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