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Like many, I started out with Infocom. Around the turn of the century I got into programming and writing IF but moved on to other games before really accomplishing much. I am thrilled by the incredible diversity and range of games (and engines) available today. And a bit overwhelmed!

I play games to be entertained and challenged (but not stymied). I am agnostic as to parser versus menu-driven (or whatever other options there might be), as long as the format meets the needs of the story. I read very quickly and don't have nearly as much patience as I should.

I'm inclined not to review anything I can't appreciate, and I don't like to rate without reviewing (unless there are other reviews up that express my thoughts), so most of my ratings will be three stars and up. Three stars is where things start to get interesting; enough flaws to really dissect, yet good enough to make it worth discussing at all.

If I make a mistake, let me know so I can fix it. If I'm just wrong, feel free to tell me. I probably won't agree but we can have fun debating it!

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Lore: A Tale of a Sword and Those Who Wielded It, by T. Y. Vaught   March 23, 2014
"While I did finish this, it took me three tries to get to an end, mainly because some of the initial segments are not very interesting or..." - See the full review

Snow, by Erica.Szalkowski   March 22, 2014
"This isn't really a mystery; if anything, it's a thriller. It needs to be edited, and strongly, and probably twice. It's reasonably..." - See the full review

Alice Falling, by Matthias Conrady   March 11, 2014
"It seems to be a fairly straightforward rendition of a specific scene from Alice in Wonderland, but I only made it ten or so clicks in...." - See the full review

Threnody, by John "Doppler" Schiff   March 7, 2014
"This was so good, but it could have been so much better if the bugs were fixed. There's humor that's genuinely funny, a companion who is..." - See the full review

Moonmist, by Stu Galley, Jim Lawrence   March 7, 2014
"I really wanted to like this game. The set-up is breezy and to the point, hitting a lot of the high points you'd expect in a certain type..." - See the full review

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forgepoet's Play Lists

Played Games

The PK Girl, by Robert Goodwin, Helen Trevillion, Nanami Nekono, and Oya-G
Alice Falling, by Matthias Conrady
Debt, by Tony Perriello
One Eye Open, by Caelyn Sandel (as Colin Sandel) and Carolyn VanEseltine
Moonmist, by Stu Galley, Jim Lawrence

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Wish List

Threediopolis, by Andrew Schultz
First Things First, by J. Robinson Wheeler
A New Life, by A O Muniz
Back To Life... Unfortunately, by David Whyld
Adventurer's Consumer Guide, by Řyvind Thorsby

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