Posts Tagged ‘Rogue Legacy’

Wot I Think: Rogue Legacy

By Adam Smith on June 27th, 2013.

My Rogue Legacy ends in defeat. I’m close to discovering all of the castle’s secrets and I’ve slain fearsome bosses, each taking me one step closer to victory, but my much-pruned family tree has been reduced to kindling. As I peeled my eyes from the window in which so many generations had perished, I vowed to remember my last and most valiant relation – a giant lich queen with a vampiric sword and a fear of chickens.

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Rogue Legacy Release Date Is… Next Week! Quick!

By John Walker on June 20th, 2013.

My goodness, I’ve had a good time playing Rogue Legacy. In one of the most enthusiastic previews I’ve written, I declared that were it not to be a hit there’d be no justice in the universe. I meant it. And now it has a release date so you can play too – and it’s next week. 27th June, on Steam. There’s a trailer to prove it.

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Hands On: Rogue Legacy

By John Walker on May 9th, 2013.

It’s foolish to try to predict a hit.

I cannot imagine a world in which Rogue Legacy is not a hit.

There’s no question that Rogue Legacy owes a massive amount to Spelunky. But crucially, it’s an evolution of the type of game, not a mimic, a festival of completely original ideas on top of a familiar roguelike platformer mechanic. In each new game a castle (and later tower, forest and dungeon) is procedurally generated in gorgeous 2D pixel art, into which your brave hero must venture, gathering gold, blueprints and bonus items, seeing how far he or she can reach before inevitable death. But rather than starting again from scratch, here every death is met with progress.

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I Need To Be Playing Rogue Legacy Right Now

By John Walker on April 18th, 2013.

GAMES!

My arrival to Rogue-likes was a late and timid one. I’m a wimp, and fear the ASCII. But games like Spelunky and Dungeons Of Dredmor are my happy place, so the sight of Rogue Legacy has me biting at the screen to get to play. A 2D procedurally generated platformer, packed with dangers of death, but this time should you die, you pass on your knowledge to your children. Children who are… unique.

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