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Quantum Shift Dec 27, 2013 @ 9:54pm
This considered a roguelike?
Just wondering
Last edited by Quantum Shift; Dec 27, 2013 @ 9:55pm
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Radioactive Dec 27, 2013 @ 10:33pm 
Depends on how picky you are about the term.

Spelunky has permadeath, is procedurally generated, difficult, has items to find, and resources to manage. However, it is a real-time sidescrolling platformer instead of a top-down turn-based dungeon crawler.
Quantum Shift Dec 27, 2013 @ 10:40pm 
Maybe a Roguelike like? Don't really knoe how that term is used.
Otterpoppins Dec 27, 2013 @ 11:36pm 
I personally don't consider this game a roguelike. It's not 'like' the game rogue at all. I personally classify this game as an action platformer with some roguelike elements, or a 'roguelike-like/roguelite' as some people call it.
meritone Dec 30, 2013 @ 12:13pm 
It references nethack if that counts for anything.(expensive camera)
Rufus Dec 30, 2013 @ 2:35pm 
Some people consider Spelunky to be a rogue-like, but it isn't. A rogue-like-like, yes, as it does have some rogue-like elements, but the term 'rogue-like' literally means 'a game like Rogue'.
T0R0ID Dec 30, 2013 @ 3:43pm 
Originally posted by Otterpoppins:
an action platformer with some roguelike elements
We should just call it that, because that is what this game is.

roguelite, roguelike-like
These terms are too broad and generalized to be useful. (And they're kinda stupid.)
ExtraSpectre Dec 30, 2013 @ 3:53pm 
Honestly I'm tired of ♥♥♥♥♥-footing around the hardcore rougelike crowd when it comes to applying the term "rougelike" to games with rougelike elements.

It's a rougelike as far as I'm concerned.
T0R0ID Dec 30, 2013 @ 4:05pm 
Originally posted by ExtraSpectre:
Honestly I'm tired of ♥♥♥♥♥-footing around the hardcore rougelike crowd when it comes to applying the term "rougelike" to games with rougelike elements.

It's a rougelike as far as I'm concerned.

It's a roguelike as far as you're concerned only because you don't know any better.
... Or because you just don't care. Either way, your input has no value.

Your ignorance doesn't make you right.
Otterpoppins Dec 30, 2013 @ 4:08pm 
Originally posted by ExtraSpectre:
Honestly I'm tired of ♥♥♥♥♥-footing around the hardcore rougelike crowd when it comes to applying the term "rougelike" to games with rougelike elements.

It's a rougelike as far as I'm concerned.
I'm not really here to argue a 'genre', but the reason I don't put it as a roguelike is because it's not similar in the least to the game Rogue. It's not 'like' Rogue. Also, when you're advertising this game to somebody, calling it a roguelike really does not describe it at all, and people who are fans of true roguelikes would think this is something completely different than what it really is.

I don't even like rogue or true roguelikes, so I'm not necessarily part of the 'hardcore roguelike' crowd. It's just a 2D action platformer with roguelike elements in my view.
ExtraSpectre Dec 30, 2013 @ 4:08pm 
Originally posted by T0R0ID:
Originally posted by ExtraSpectre:
Honestly I'm tired of ♥♥♥♥♥-footing around the hardcore rougelike crowd when it comes to applying the term "rougelike" to games with rougelike elements.

It's a rougelike as far as I'm concerned.

It's a roguelike as far as you're concerned only because you don't know any better.
... Or because you just don't care. Either way, your input has no value.

Your ignorance doesn't make you right. :berserk:

That's kool. I refuse to waste my time calling anything a rouge-like-like.
T0R0ID Dec 30, 2013 @ 4:10pm 
Originally posted by ExtraSpectre:
I refuse to waste my time calling anything a rouge-like-like.

Me too.
Oscar Fate Dec 30, 2013 @ 4:12pm 
Originally posted by ExtraSpectre:
Honestly I'm tired of ♥♥♥♥♥-footing around the hardcore rougelike crowd ...

If you don't like how sensitive they get, stop bogarting their favourite makeup.
Rexic The King Dec 30, 2013 @ 6:24pm 
It is indeed roguelike. ftl is roguelike, isaac is roguelike, spelunky is roguelike, rogue legacy is roguelike. anything with randomized levels and upgrades is roguelike.
Last edited by Rexic The King; Dec 31, 2013 @ 3:24am
apricot Dec 30, 2013 @ 7:02pm 
If you hate "rogue-like", you may like "rogue-hate". ;-)
Last edited by apricot; Dec 30, 2013 @ 7:02pm
Martiny Dec 30, 2013 @ 9:24pm 
Does it really matter?
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