Додано: 24 січня
I play a lot of rogue-like games, and some I fall in love with, while others either don't hold my interest, or worse, annoy me and get deleted. Diehard Dungeon is one of the few that I really love.
I'm not a fan of 8-bit style anymore, but it works well for this game. Sometimes the screen does get cluttered and you accidently step on a pressure plate, triggering a trap, but you learn how to watch out for things like that.
You have a loot chest (like a mimic) who follows you around and collects the treasure, leveling up when it gains enough. At higher levels, the chest will gain ranged attacks and join you in fights. But there are also little imps who only attack the chest, and prevents the chest from collecting any loot while it's being chased around the room.
The games difficulty adjusts with your success or failure, so you always get a suitable challenge. It took me 6 attempts before I first escaped the dungeon, and it unlocked optional champions who wander the edge of the dungeon on top of the walls and jump down to attack you... all while you are dealing with the regular room stuff like traps, monsters, etc.
The game has a large variety of perks you can gain through a single dungeon delve and the ones you find are randomized. In one game, I gained the ability to hide in my loot chest, so monsters wouldn't be able to find me. Great if you need a breather and accidently bite off too many monsters at once. Other times I'm gained throwing knives, or flame resistance. All of them offer different ways to play the game, so it always keeps it fresh and interesting.
Overall, I think this is the first rogue-like game in a long while with enough variety to keep me coming back time after time. Highly recommended.