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RajAgain Aug 28, 2013 @ 7:52am
Spelunky or Rogue Legacy?
Which is the better game?
Last edited by RajAgain; Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:06am
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Revelanth Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:02am 
Neither game is a roguelike, but both have some roguelike elements in them. Can't say with certainty which one is better, but Spelunky seems way more challenging and thus more fun and entertaining.
Sebiblydom Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:07am 
Yeah I have both and i would DEFINATELY say that Spelunky is better imo
Radioactive Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:07am 
Both are great games, but I think Spelunky is the better of the two and has more replay value.

I still recommend getting botth, but I'd personally prioritize getting Spelunky before Rogue Legacy.
RajAgain Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:08am 
Originally posted by Revelanth:
Neither game is a roguelike, but both have some roguelike elements in them. Can't say with certainty which one is better, but Spelunky seems way more challenging and thus more fun and entertaining.

Yeah I've edited my question as you're right in saying they aren't really roguelikes. Thanks!
RajAgain Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:09am 
Originally posted by Sebadam:
Yeah I have both and i would DEFINATELY say that Spelunky is better imo

Cool why do you think that?
RajAgain Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:10am 
Originally posted by Radioactive:
Both are great games, but I think Spelunky is the better of the two and has more replay value.

I still recommend getting botth, but I'd personally prioritize getting Spelunky before Rogue Legacy.

Thanks for your help!
GregoryIII Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:11am 
I'd say Spelunky gives you much more of a pure roguelike expierience. Rogue Legacy is more of a grind and a chore early on. Both are great fun, but to me, Spelunky has a more longevity and consistant fun. You have to hone in your skills rather than grind for upgrades.
RajAgain Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:19am 
Originally posted by GregoryIII:
I'd say Spelunky gives you much more of a pure roguelike expierience. Rogue Legacy is more of a grind and a chore early on. Both are great fun, but to me, Spelunky has a more longevity and consistant fun. You have to hone in your skills rather than grind for upgrades.

Ah I see. Thanks for your help!
Nergal Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:54am 
i have both games and rogue legacy i have all unlocked reached lvl 507(max lvl) and now i don't have more fun playing it, but spelunky has more replayability.
Worst Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:31am 
Personally, I would say you'd enjoy Spelunky more. I do.

The great thing I have found about Spelunky is that I don't even have to be progressing or winning consistently to enjoy it. I just like being in the world & traversing the stages. I can not say the same about Rogue Legacy.

I've played 54 hours of Spelunky in less than 6 days. I am just absolutely addicted. I'm having such a nice time playing & listening to podcasts.
Scampfarmer Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:33am 
Spelunky is far, far better designed and will probably last you much longer, especially if you don't like grinding.

I got bored of Rogue Legacy fairly quickly, although the time I had with it was fun. Spelunky on the other hand just doesn't get old.
skiddlywibble Aug 28, 2013 @ 4:25pm 
I love them both, but Spelunky wins.
Dicaprio321 Aug 28, 2013 @ 6:39pm 
both are fantastic, if you want to save, wait for next sales :)
Achelon Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:06pm 
I don't even think we would have Rogue Legacy if it hadn't been for Spelunky, something I also think the creator of Rogue Legacy admits by having a "Spelunker" role added.

Anyway: I've played ♥♥♥♥tons of Rogue Legacy and it's definitely a grreat game, however once you reach +4/+5 difficulty (and above) and have all stats maxed out, it becomes rather dull because the only way to upgrade your stats is through fairy chests which supercedes challenges that aren't randomized to the same degree as the castle rooms are.

In terms of which game is more challenging: When it comes to single completion, definitely Spelunky, but overall, Rogue Legacy is definitely a far more difficult game, why? Because it never ends (= no fixed difficulty), whenever you beat the game it one-ups you on the difficulty and increases the monster levels significantly, something which becomes more and more of a daunting task since your stat upgrades can't keep up in the least anymore.

Thankfully, any selections of games aren't mutually exclusive, so play both!
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Radioactive Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:33pm 
Originally posted by achelon:
I don't even think we would have Rogue Legacy if it hadn't been for Spelunky, something I also think the creator of Rogue Legacy admits by having a "Spelunker" role added.

Yeah, Spelunky basically started the trend of combining roguelike elements with other genres. Edmund McMillen has said that there'd be no Binding of Isaac without Spelunky.
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