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nicosharp
07-01-2013, 01:33 PM
If you were ever an old school fan of nintendo games, you should truly consider checking this gem out.
http://www.roguelegacy.com/
(if you buy it get it from this site, as you get a DRM free copy and a steam copy(that you can gift))

This game is a roguelike(permadeath 1 life)
where what you did in your last run effects your future generations
it's also a bit like castlevania(gameplay) and metroid(upgrades) - really similar to Ghouls N Ghosts (an old fave)

You can easily sink 30 hours into this game and not get bored. It has RPG, Platformer, and Shooter elements in it, that give it a ton of replayability.



(highly recommend getting a wired xbox controller for $25 or less retail if you don't have one - controller based PC games will become a norm soon if you enjoy random titles from steam)

SomeoneRandom
07-01-2013, 01:37 PM
I currently am in love with this game, I started playing it at 1am Friday and then randomly looked and it was light out... it is SO addicting... and I am constantly saying "okay just one more generation"

nicosharp
07-01-2013, 01:46 PM
me too.. I already 'beat' 1 normal play through.... 125 children to do it
I won't spoil anything though.

All I gotta say is I.B.S with penta jumps.

Grubar
07-01-2013, 01:47 PM
thumbs up to this post. Rogue Legacy is a fantastic game. Challenging and rewarding. It also has a new game plus feature so you will have countless hours of game play.

I had 90 children on my first play through.. but this second one looks to be a little bit more challenging :)

nicosharp
07-01-2013, 01:48 PM
thumbs up to this post. Rogue Legacy is a fantastic game. Challenging and rewarding. It also has a new game plus feature so you will have countless hours of game play.

new game plus is kind of a spoiler.. but yeah.. I wish I knew that before 'beating' the first version.. damn that is hard.

Grubar
07-01-2013, 01:50 PM
wasn't trying to spoil.. I think it helps to know that you will get more out of the game. I was a little worried when I was near the end and I was missing a lot of upgrades/gear.

Think of it more like Diablo.. you get to a nightmare like difficulty.. harder monsters.. better loot.

NoahBuddy
07-01-2013, 04:35 PM
glad to hear you guys like it. i was really considering buying this and now i surely will.

cavench
07-01-2013, 05:06 PM
I'm either going to buy Rogue Legacy or Dust Elysian Tail. But I'm holding out for steam summer sale, it's a long shot that these two games will be on sales... but Steam has surprised me many times before.

fitzle
07-01-2013, 05:13 PM
Steam summer sale! That's like the highlight of my summer. I admit though I bought so much on the GOG summer sale I probably have enough games to play until sometime in 2017.

heatzz
07-01-2013, 08:43 PM
I wonder how many new game+ are there, was watching a stream and he complete new game +3 and guess what?

It's new game +4 now!

Xintia
07-01-2013, 09:39 PM
Yeah Steam sales are bad for my wallet. I picked up SPAZ a couple days ago for $2, amazing fun at that price. And today I grabbed Fable for $3. I actually really liked the original so that was an easy buy. :p

Khazrakh
07-01-2013, 10:01 PM
Do I need a controller to play the game? I never got into that controller stuff, but it really does sound interesting. So could I play it with my keyboard?

Gwaer
07-01-2013, 10:12 PM
I have been playing with my keyboard, it works, but I can see how a controller would be much better.

Mivo
07-01-2013, 10:15 PM
I'm either going to buy Rogue Legacy or Dust Elysian Tail. But I'm holding out for steam summer sale, it's a long shot that these two games will be on sales... but Steam has surprised me many times before.

I haven't played Rogue Legacy (the feedback on the Steam forum wasn't that positive when I looked, though people here seem to dig it, so I need to look again), but Dust is an absolute gem. It plays extremely well, the story is solid, it has memorable characters and the animations/art are superb. It's a steal even at the full price. Really enjoyed it!

Kilo24
07-01-2013, 11:44 PM
Currently at New Game Plus #6, and it's become fairly easy to sneak through to the bosses as an Assassin then kill all of them on the next life with a Archmage + Time Stop. I think I'm finished with it for at least a while.


I'm either going to buy Rogue Legacy or Dust Elysian Tail. But I'm holding out for steam summer sale, it's a long shot that these two games will be on sales... but Steam has surprised me many times before.
Having finished both Dust and Rogue Legacy, I'd favor Dust unless longevity is a major draw or if you want a significant roguelike challenge. Both are quite good, however.

Mugaaz
07-02-2013, 07:25 AM
I played both and preferred Rogue Legacy over Dust as well, but like mentioned previously, both are solid games.

Rycajo
07-02-2013, 11:51 AM
I haven't played Rogue Legacy (the feedback on the Steam forum wasn't that positive when I looked, though people here seem to dig it, so I need to look again), but Dust is an absolute gem. It plays extremely well, the story is solid, it has memorable characters and the animations/art are superb. It's a steal even at the full price. Really enjoyed it!

And you don't even have to pay full price as Dust is on sale on Steam today, 50% off.

Mugaaz
07-02-2013, 12:26 PM
Don't understand people needing Steam sales on $15 indie games. These are already pretty much the most content you can get via any form of entertainment at that price point.

cavench
07-02-2013, 12:36 PM
And you don't even have to pay full price as Dust is on sale on Steam today, 50% off.

Woo, thanks for the heads up!


Don't understand people needing Steam sales on $15 indie games. These are already pretty much the most content you can get via any form of entertainment at that price point.

I agree, but money is still money.

nicosharp
07-02-2013, 12:42 PM
Don't understand people needing Steam sales on $15 indie games. These are already pretty much the most content you can get via any form of entertainment at that price point.
True. I am trying to be better as a consumer and buy games from developers directly for the full-price if they are indie cause they make more that way. I love steam, but it really takes a chunk away from the people making these amazing indie games.

Steam sales just help boost a games visibility, and further incentivize people to try them out.

As someone that dropped a ridiculous amount of money on a card game that I can't play, there is no need for me to be stingy with indie games, if I know they will consume my time and that I will actually play them.

That said, I have purchased bundles, and individual games that I have never installed or played.. to shame. Impulse shopping.

Prism
07-02-2013, 06:49 PM
Do I need a controller to play the game? I never got into that controller stuff, but it really does sound interesting. So could I play it with my keyboard?

The game is far better with a controller. Anything works. I'm using a wiimote as my xbox controllers are at home and it is fine. I probably would not bother with this game without a controller but with it I've popped 20-30 hours in over the past few days. Really fun game, shame there isn't much customization and it's more just "unlock everything, then grind!"