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2 years ago#31
ShadowThaReaper posted...
Steamster posted...
Refer to them as "rogue-lites."


Rogue-lite doesn't mean anything. It's a nonsensical term that casual kiddies want to use to feel hardcore. These games have nothing to do with Rogue.


Actually, developers are starting to use the term. It means a game inspired by Roguelikes.

On-topic, my favorites are Shiren(SNES/DS) and ADOM.
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2 years ago#32
What the hell is the big deal? It's a freaking name. So what if say Spelunky isn't 'technically' a rogue like. The name is now more broad, so I don't see why you guys need to argue about what a rogue like or lite or whatever it is.
2 years ago#33
Oddly enough, Roguelike designers actually had a conference to determine exactly what the genre means. I can dig it up in a second.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roguelike#Classical_roguelikes_.2F_Berlin_Interpretation

In my simple interpretation of it, roguelikes are modeled specifically after Rogue, "rogue-lites" are inspired by roguelikes.

So yeah, there really is no reason to argue about it, since it was determined years ago.
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2 years ago#34
What the hell is the big deal? It's a freaking name. So what if say Spelunky isn't 'technically' a rogue like. The name is now more broad, so I don't see why you guys need to argue about what a rogue like or lite or whatever it is.

Snobs will nitpick over anything, just ignore people like that.
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2 years ago#35
From: locky723 | #030
With monster farms, I just let them come a little at a time, attack, then go heal in a room next to it. It usually works... Until I get greedy or something super powerful attacks quickly.


I stand in a doorway and let them attack me one at a time. Actually the absolute best thing is when you're infected with (or have the spell/skill that makes corpses infected with) the thaumites and you bump into a monster zoo. The thaumites spread from monster to monster and can wipe out the whole room.
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2 years ago#36
arleas posted...
They call em "roguelikes" in the same way that for the first few years every FPS was a "doom clone". There's not yet a better name for it.


There's no need for a better name, because Roguelikes exist for only one reason. To be like Rogue.

Rogue and Roguelikes are decades older than Doom, kiddo.
2 years ago#37
Don't starve has randomly generated levels, but you CAN have more than one life if you set things up so you can respawn. Otherwise no....Don't Starve is more of a survival game than a roguelike.


I agree that it's not a roguelike. "Survival" elements(well, at least keeping yourself fed) have always been part of the Roguelike genre.

Just sharing some knowledge to increase my e-peen.
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2 years ago#38
arleas posted...
From: locky723 | #030
With monster farms, I just let them come a little at a time, attack, then go heal in a room next to it. It usually works... Until I get greedy or something super powerful attacks quickly.


I stand in a doorway and let them attack me one at a time. Actually the absolute best thing is when you're infected with (or have the spell/skill that makes corpses infected with) the thaumites and you bump into a monster zoo. The thaumites spread from monster to monster and can wipe out the whole room.


Oh that's what I mean kinda. Then I just shut the door. But it's still killed me. Thay it's? Never heard of them.
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