Shu-Woon Jul 16, 2013 @ 9:59pm
Are there any other games like this?
This is really good, are there any other rpg games where you customize your character/level up and it's turn based and challenging/fun?

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Haldurson Jul 16, 2013 @ 10:53pm 
Welcome to the world of rogue-likes. There are lots and lots of variations on this. Some of them have more or less character customization. I'm sure that other people can recommend some as well, but here's a few you may want to try.

Tome 4: http://te4.org/
Tome 4 is a really tough rogue-like with a lot of depth, a lot of complexity, mods, customization, and so on, and you can try it for free. I THINK there is (was?) a Greenlight project for this but I couldn't find it when I looked for it.

Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead: http://en.cataclysmdda.com/
This is a post-apocalyptic rogue-like game that I tried in an early state, and it's still being developed (I haven't tried it in a while, but it's very popular). But it does have a lot of character customization to it. It also has a kickstarter here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/568375735/cataclysm-dark-days-ahead-dedicated-developer

Dungeonmans: http://www.dungeonmans.com/
You can download a pre-alpha (yes, such a thing exists), and back it to get access to the alphas or betas or just wait and buy it. At the start, you simply pick a character class that has specific starting skills assigned, but one of the classes allows you to pretty much customize everything. Also starting with a warrior character class does not prevent you from taking mage skills and vice versa as you level up. So you pretty much can make any kind of character that you like. It's a pre-alpha so keep that in mind (in other words, there's probably going to be a lot more to the game going forward, and not all classes are currently playable).
The kickstarter is here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/56637190/dungeonmans-the-heroic-adventure-roguelike/posts/537004


I've also played Rogue, Hack, Nethack and all their variants, ADOM, Brogue, Angband, and Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, not all of which have a lot of customization options, but all have their proponents. they are all *FREE*, so look for them and check them out as well.
Haldurson Jul 16, 2013 @ 11:03pm 
One more game I'll mention, because it's on Steam. With the expansion there are now 5 character classes, and no real customization at the start, but you select increases in skills and stats every time you level: "Sword of the Stars: The Pit". It's a tougher game to beat than Dredmor, though it has been beaten (though not by me, not by a long shot, not even on the easiest level). Here's the store page:http://store.steampowered.com/app/233700/?snr=1_7_15__13
And here's the DLC: http://store.steampowered.com/app/238450/

It's a rogue-llike set in the "Sword of the Stars" universe.
Shu-Woon Jul 16, 2013 @ 11:22pm 
Originally posted by Haldurson:
One more game I'll mention, because it's on Steam. With the expansion there are now 5 character classes, and no real customization at the start, but you select increases in skills and stats every time you level: "Sword of the Stars: The Pit". It's a tougher game to beat than Dredmor, though it has been beaten (though not by me, not by a long shot, not even on the easiest level). Here's the store page:http://store.steampowered.com/app/233700/?snr=1_7_15__13
And here's the DLC: http://store.steampowered.com/app/238450/

It's a rogue-llike set in the "Sword of the Stars" universe.
sword of the stars the pit was on my mind but it's not on sale. Also I wasn't looking for strictly roguelike games, although I do like them. I just like turn based rpgs with customizations.
Haldurson Jul 16, 2013 @ 11:44pm 
IF you are talking RPGs, rather than rogue-likes, I strongly recommend Fallout 1 and 2. They have turn-based combat, but free movement, and LOTS of customization. A couple of years ago, I picked up a combo box that included both games, plus Fallout: Tactics.
whoisbatman Jul 17, 2013 @ 1:30am 
All of the Might & Magic-series, including Heroes of Might & Magic (though not strictly an RPG), is pretty much turn-based. Not sure if that will float your boat, because M&M has its (fairly unique) flaws but they can be fun.
sansnipple Jul 17, 2013 @ 3:18am 
The current humble bundle weekly sale is the entire catalogue of spiderweb software's games, all of them really great, well-written, very deep old-school turn-based RPGs. http://www.humblebundle.com/weekly
ABOZ Nov 9, 2013 @ 6:23pm 
none nearly as interesting.. I second TOME. Also you might try doomRL.
Van_Camal Dec 2, 2013 @ 7:06am 
Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup. A lot of fun, it can be played via a browser online everywhere or offline via client: http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/
shebitme Dec 7, 2013 @ 8:40am 
theres some less graphical ones, like Brogue, Wazhack, Nethack, etc
Slap McManmuscle Dec 8, 2013 @ 5:36am 
I second Dungeon Crawl:SS That game gets pretty intense.
Haldurson Dec 9, 2013 @ 9:18am 
There's also a ton of different roguelikes for tablets and smartphones, some better than others. I occasionally play Pixel Dungeon when I'm stuck in a waiting room, etc. Also, I recommend Powder, if you want a real challenge, or 100 Rogues, if you want something a bit easier. Sword of Fargoal, btw, is another lightweight roguelike -- my nephew used to like playing it on my Ipad when he visited (it's a little bit too lightweight for me, though).
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Haldurson Dec 19, 2013 @ 6:26pm 
If you want more ideas of roguelikes to try, or want to vote for your favorite roguelikes, here's a couple of links:

1. Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year poll: http://roguelikedeveloper.blogspot.com/
2. RogueBasin: http://roguebasin.roguelikedevelopment.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
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Mr. Stimpson Dec 20, 2013 @ 1:16am 
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Gimli007 Dec 20, 2013 @ 3:25am 
How about Delver
Yea is like Doom but more like heretic or hexen but is not linear has it's randomnes :D
Long live roguelikes
Bob of Mage Dec 20, 2013 @ 10:56am 
While not quite the same you might like Dwarf Fortress. In it as the name clearly says you run a Dwarven fort/town/city/hole where everything has died and is now full of unhappy ghosts and monsters. There are tons of options on what you can do. You can mine for ores (there are many as well as many alloys you can make too) to make items to sell. You can have your Dwarves try and rasie animals (or other living things) for meat, skins, bones, and others parts. You can be a jerk and raid the traders that vist (of course the might pay you back in kind next time they vist).

There's also a mode where you make a hero and go into the world where you made your forts (ethier the ruins or I think now the still standing ones too). I must say there is something awsome about being able to cut off your foe's toes one at a time if you so chose (this is of course if your foe gives you the time, if you can even hit one of said toes or if the foe even has toes). Just so you know the combat can also do things like this in fort mode, you just can't tell your Dwarves what part of their foes to aim for (after a elf attack for example you might need to pick up a bunch of elf legs, arms, hands, toes, vomit and heads).

It's a game all about options which allows great freedom, but at the cost of having to learn what all the options are. It's totally free and doesn't take a very go PC to run. In fact one of the issues some people have is it looks so bad with out one of the many mods that give it a facelift (they are easy to find so don't worry, in fact I think they are the first thing in the mod sub-forum). It's a big investment but can be worth it. Just remmeber DF's motto "Loseing is FUN!" for when that dumb Dwarf in a fit of rage opens a floodgate and fills your fort with water and drowns himself, his friends and his family.

Also the sense of humor in the forums is worth a check on its own (mermaid farming was a funny topic for example funny before it got removed from the game).
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