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Rogue-likes?

12-18-2015, 09:17 PM
#1
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,728
Rogue-likes?

Actually looking for some excellent rogue-likes that are likely hidden gems?

Have too many to list - but the usual - wayward souls, sproggiwood, goblin sword, etc. - I will likely have. So if there are roguelike fans that have some games that no-one seems to know about, but are excellent, or a least good, i would love to hear about them.

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12-19-2015, 12:10 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,088
Um... Goblin Sword is so not rl.

Absolute best one for me is Sproggiwood.

Wayward souls is more action adventure with some rl elements, but yeah, it's one of the appstore's absolute best.
12-19-2015, 12:15 AM
#3
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,586
Not sure about hidden but off the top of my head, such games that are assimilated with the term roguelike:

FTL
Out there
Don't starve
This war of mine
Inethack
Cataclysm dark days ahead
Cardinal quest
Powder
Dungeonism
Wazhack
Downwell
Crowntakers
Desktop dungeons
Tallowmere
Card dungeon
Dungeon of the Endless

There you go, knock yourself out. And remember: would you like your possessions identified?
12-19-2015, 12:55 AM
#4
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by Talbs View Post
Not sure about hidden but off the top of my head, such games that are assimilated with the term roguelike:

FTL
Out there
Don't starve
This war of mine
Inethack
Cataclysm dark days ahead
Cardinal quest
Powder
Dungeonism
Wazhack
Downwell
Crowntakers
Desktop dungeons
Tallowmere
Card dungeon
Dungeon of the Endless

There you go, knock yourself out. And remember: would you like your possessions identified?
Anywhere to get info on how to play Cataclysm? Looks like it could be great, but instructions are cryptic and difficult.

Thanks for the list. I will go through them.

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12-19-2015, 04:30 AM
#5
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,586
Quote:
Originally Posted by pluto6 View Post
Anywhere to get info on how to play Cataclysm? Looks like it could be great, but instructions are cryptic and difficult.

Thanks for the list. I will go through them.
I'm sort of light on the cataclysm knowledge. There is a TA game thread for that, and someone did mention some good getting started pointers. So have a trawl through that. Then, I'm pretty sure there's a wiki, use that as your "how to" Google question source.
If you haven't played an ASCII roguelike in the past, you may be in for a system shock. Like have you played nethack? Or rogue or something like that? They use text keyboard letter commands to do stuff. Just know what to press or what can be input is a huge learning curve in itself, so be warned.
Theoretically cataclysm or nethack or any of those rogues have huge playable potential. Like cataclysm is almost an open apocolyptic suburbia city / do what you want. The only hindrance is....you gotta do all commands by text letter. There's no gta joystick control here. It's a doozy I'm tellin' ya. And whether or not cataclysm is appropriate on a phone or even tablet interface is debatable. Nonetheless, any platform, text command entries are awkward. So there's just a quick warning if your not familiar, really only to give you a heads up, that if you're struggling at first (and I mean like first 8 hours), then that's totally normal.
12-19-2015, 12:05 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 1,886
Cardinal Quest 2
Pixel Dungeon
100 Rogues

CQ 2 has gotten more play time than any other App Store game.

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