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Old 02-20-2014, 07:59 AM
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Default Favourite Roguelikes?

I realise there have been other threads about the same thing, but the ones I found were back in 2010. I apologise if there are any newer.

I really like Heroes of Loot and Hero Siege and was waiting impatiently to pounce on Hell, The Dungeon Again, but that seems to have been pulled or is a soft release or something. I've been eyeing Cavern for some time but I'm not sure about that and I missed the sale by a day.

I like the graphical style and rpg system named in Hell, The dungeon Again, is there any others like that out? I also liked that there was an option to play easy mode, without permadeath (I'm a bit of a wimp)

I was wondering if you could please name some of your favourites now? (sorry, I can never seem to make these things short and to the point!)
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:33 AM
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I never see Heroes of Loot as a roguelike, but it does have some of its mechanics. Same with Hero Siege. The latter more a dual stick shooter/RPG hybrid with a few roguelike mechanics.

For strict roguelikes i really like the ff:

Cardinal Quest 1
Cardinal Quest 2 (on soft launch, coming soon worldwide)
Dungelot (1, not 2. Maybe 2 when things get better post update)
100 Rogues
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:46 AM
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Hoplite is a fantastic deep tactical turn-based roguelike. Very strategic, almost chess-like

And anther great game I discovered recently is bit Dungeon. Fast, nice touch controls, charming visuals, great variety and challenge
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:59 AM
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I've nearly bought Hotlite quite a few times but I don't really like tactical and having to think about where and how to move and I read that's pretty unforgiving if you just blunder along. I've tried CQ1 and 2 and I like them both, but they never really draw me back, same with 100 rogues and Dungelot.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:22 AM
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Off the top of me head:

Cavern (truly one of IOS's gems - YOU MUST play this)
Dungeonism (love the style and it's more casual but very fun)
Sword of Fargoal (classic remade, MASSIVE dungeons)
Brogue (nuff said)
100 Rogues (haven't played it in years though, not sure if it's now stable)
Solomon's Keep (action-roguelike)
Cardinal QUest 1 and 2
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:40 AM
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The last review on the AppStore says that cavern is broken and crashes constantly after the latest update. Can anyone confirm if it works now?
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:20 AM
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868-HACK is one of the best. And another vote for Dungeonism -- not a traditional roguelike, but a terrific game that borrows a few things from the genre.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:26 AM
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I have 10-15 rogue type games and I played Brogue the most.
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:18 PM
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868-HACK is one of the best. And another vote for Dungeonism -- not a traditional roguelike, but a terrific game that borrows a few things from the genre.
I second this statement.
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:29 PM
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For iOS it would be 100 Rogues; I haven't played but a few others. It a real shame there aren't more ASCII games being ported over form PC.
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