It's a genre I'd never really even heard about until recently, so I'm curious as to what the best examples of it are. I'm not sure what the definition is--top-down ARPG with no story and randomly-generated content? The only "rogue-like" games I've played are Rogue Legacy, which I absolutely LOVE (even if it is obscenely hard) and Sword of the Stars: The Pit.
Unless some of the other indie games I've tried are also rogue-likes (Terraria? Monaco? Dust? Cave Story? Don't Starve?) Like I said, I'm not too terribly clear on the proper definition. I guess what I'm saying is I'd like to know about other good games in the same vein as The Pit and Rogue Legacy.
"And you see where that can lead you, into what mistakes and absurdities, when you are dealing with a man like Arsene Lupin."
Nope. Spelunky is a platformer. Roguelike is in the name. Like Rogue. If it's a completely different genre, then it's not a roguelike.
This new crap is just indie marketing nonsense. Stop perpetuating it. The genre is older than you are.
No need to be rude. You have no idea how old I am, and it is not relevant.
I merely pointed out that I *think* it is *considered* roguelike. Not that *I* consider it roguelike. I also admitted that I am not that familiar with the genre, so attacking me for upsetting your precious genre's classification is unreasonable.
Also, the fact that you admit there is "indie marketing nonsense" suggests that *some* people DO consider it to be the case.
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