Depths of Peril and Din's Curse are wonderful games that anyone interested in RPGs would be very wise to spend some time with. For why that is, look here and here. They're among the few non-ascii games to capture most of the reasons that I adore roguelikes with such a burning passion and they contain worlds of consequence and reaction that should make morality sliders and alternate endings blush with embarrassment. A new game from Soldak is of great interest then, particularly when it sounds a bit like DIN IN SPACE. Drox Operative's beta is available to prepurchasers now. Thoughts when I've played it and more info below.
I like existing in a game's world rather than trying to save it from destruction just because no one else has the necessary agency to get off their backsides and do it themselves. Sounds like Drox is my kind of game.
In the new space race, the major races are scouting, colonizing, and expanding, trying to take over the galaxy by diplomacy, technology, war, or any other means their scheming minds can contemplate.
As a Drox Operative it's NOT your job to manage all of those annoying people, build thousands of buildings, play nice with your enemies, or balance the budget. It IS your job to pick the winning side and maybe even help them conquer the galaxy if you're being nice, more importantly though is to rake in as many credits as possible, well that and build the coolest, deadliest ship in the known universe.
Here's a quick bullet point list of features:
Explore a dynamic and evolving galaxy
Explore a unique sector of the galaxy in every game, with different "monsters", ship components, quests, and even races
Fight in the galactic war between the various alien races
Battle hundreds of different enemy starships
Build the coolest and deadliest starship in the galaxy
Outfit your ship with thousands of components and crew
Adventure with your friends with co-op multiplayer
All of that sounds absolutely delightful. Of course, proof, puddings and all that so I'll have a play before frothing too excitedly. Preorders are $14.99, compared to $19.99 at release, and include beta access.