I really wanted to like Rogue Legacy, but it's too damn hard for me and I'm getting bored of seeing the same areas over and over. After 4 hours I haven't even gotten out of the first area (without immediately dying) or beat the first boss.
I'm ok at platformers I think, I mean I completed all of Rayman Origins withouth too much trouble, except the insane secret level, and that has it's tricky parts. I watched some quick looks of Rogue Legacy and it didn't seem too bad, but I failed to realize from videos just how quickly the cost ramps up on the upgrades. I can get an average of 400-500 gold on a run and that's about it and I've reached the point where all the upgrades cost more than that.
So now I'm just wasting lives with absolutely no reward on the time spent playing the game - which is horrible. If I could carry over money between lives or if the price progression on the upgrades wasn't so extreme I think the game would be more managable for me. As is, I've hit a brick wall where it's impossible to progress and I'm getting tired of the same music, the same enemies, and same tileset.
I guess for the $9 I spent I got a few hours of entertainment out of the game, it just bugs me that I'm never going to see more than 25% of the game because the developers didn't seem to care about making it accessible to people that don't have razer sharp reaction times.
For those who don't read through the whole thread, I got over that initial difficulty hump and am now progressing steadily through the game (in fact, I've unlocked the final boss, but currently having a real hard time beating him). I still think the game could benefit from difficulty options, but thank you to all of those who offered advice and didn't just say "you suck, get better, or eff off dirty casual".
Beat it! So yeah once you get over that initial hump it's matter of time and grinding as necessary to make up for lack of reflexes; but I still
think difficulty options wouldn't harm the game and would make it enjoyable to more people without affecting those who like the current level of challenge