Publisert: 26. mai
I started playing Rogue Legacy on a whim one day when none of my co-op friends were online and immediately got sucked into it. I really like pretty much everything about this game and would recommend it for pretty much everyone.
The gameplay is solid, if you like 2D sidescrolling games. The combat is fluid, and the enemies are diverse. The different classes you unlock also give you some diversity in gameplay style and allow you to pick what you prefer (tanky vs fast vs magic) I really enjoy the presentation as well as the art style is clean and congruous, but they aren't afraid to play with things for fun.
What really sets Rogue Legacy apart though is the character selection. As with a proper rogue-like, you will be dying a lot. Like, a lot. And once you do, you are giving the option of picking between 3 successors, with random rolled characteristics. The traits are interesting and add a really fun element to the game. I don't want to go into detail about what they do because it's fun to discover them, but it's a nice design that keeps the game fresh.
Speaking of rogue-likes, this is how they should be. You expect to die constantly, but I rarely find it frustrating because that's part of the experience. The goal isn't to finish everything in one life, it's to live long enough to collect loot and gear to unlock permanent upgrades for your lineage. Thus, each attempt gives you a slightly better chance at getting farther the next time. The scaling works really well too. You will slow creep farther and farther into deeper areas, sometimes without even realizing right away that you're making progress. I'm finding that balance to be well executed as I can reasonably proceed to harder areas around the time I'm starting to find the area I've been playing in too easy.
This is a game that it's easy to get sucked into. I often find myself playing for an hour or two longer than I planned on because I've unlocked something new and say "just one more run before I quit" several times in a row. It's fun, amusing, challenging, and gives you something to work towards. You really can't ask for more than that.