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Your top 3 Rogue-Likes on PC?

#141BoswerLKPosted 7/26/2014 6:03:50 PM
Ticking_Death posted...
The amount of fail in this thread is astounding.

Risk of Rain is an action platformer.
Binding of Isaac is a top down shooter.
Rogue Legacy is also an action platformer.
Spelunky is a platformer.

None of these games are Roguelikes. Just because you have procedural generation and permadeath (which Rogue Legacy doesn't even fully have) does not mean your game is a Roguelike. That's akin to saying Warframe is a Call of Duty-like because they both have guns, loadouts, and level-based progression systems. They're completely different genres.

Roguelike is a genre named (fittingly) for games that are like Rogue, which is a turn-based, procedurally generated dungeon crawler RPG. Games like Rogue include Hack, NetHack, ADOM, etc.

Genres are by definition rigid and arbitrary. They are not dictated by opinion. Call of Duty is a First Person Shooter, and no amount of m-muh opinions will change that, the same way that games like Binding of Issac are not Roguelikes, and no amount of opinion will change that, either.

You people seem to take the fact that those games aren't Roguelikes to be an insult, but it isn't. Abyss Odyssey is a good game, but it is not a Roguelike. NetHack is also a good game, and it is also not a RTS. You can't simply "change" the definition of a genre like some of these indie devs think they can to use it as a buzzword.

Also, my top three Roguelikes would probably be
1) NetHack
2) Dwarf Fortress's Adventure mode
3) Sword of the Stars: The Pit

that's also akin to saying rogue was a srpg, and portal isn't a FPS

unfortunately, genre names seldom have anything to do with what the name means. otherwise, rpg, moba, adventurer wouldn't apply to most of the games within them


hell, words in general seldom have anything to do with what the root word/s mean. if they did, then I just addressed 9 fictional holes in the ground
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#142HervaePosted 7/26/2014 6:36:20 PM
Why are any of you responding to him?
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#143BoswerLKPosted 7/26/2014 6:58:11 PM
how else would we goad out more hilarity?
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#144BigTee66Posted 7/26/2014 7:16:59 PM
can we move on?
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#145ShadowThaReaperPosted 7/26/2014 7:18:09 PM
BigTee66 posted...
can we move on?


No.
#146Damaged7Posted 7/26/2014 7:20:03 PM
Okay here is the totals this far. I only removed the obvious joke posts.

Rogue Legacy - 10
FTL - 9
Binding of Isaac - 7
Nethack - 7
SOTS The Pit - 5
Spelunky - 5
Tales of Maj'Eyal - 4
ToME - 3
Dungeons of Dredmore - 3
Risk of Rain - 3
Dwarf Fortress - 3
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup - 3
Ragnarok - 2
Elona - 2
A.D.O.M - 2
DoomRL - 2
Dungeon of the Endless - 2
Rogue - 1
Diablo - 1
Castle of the Winds - 1
Azure Dreams - 1
Rouge Shooter - 1
Powder - 1
Desktop Dungeons - 1
Path of Exile Races - 1
Tower of Guns - 1
Abyss Odyssey - 1
NEO Scavenger - 1
Unreal World - 1
Hero Siege - 1
Eldritch - 1
Wazhack - 1

And Shadow, just leave the topic if everyone is calling the genres wrong. What do you have to gain from it? You like trolling? Yeah we get that, time to move on and troll another topic.
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#147ShadowThaReaperPosted 7/26/2014 7:23:24 PM
Damaged7 posted...
Rogue Legacy - 10
FTL - 9
Binding of Isaac - 7
Spelunky - 5
Risk of Rain - 3
Diablo - 1
Rouge Shooter - 1
Path of Exile Races - 1
Tower of Guns - 1
Eldritch - 1


Delete these because they're not roguelikes.

Damaged7 posted...
And Shadow, just leave the topic if everyone is calling the genres wrong. What do you have to gain from it? You like trolling? Yeah we get that, time to move on and troll another topic.


Not trolling. I'm just correcting you. If you don't understand what a roguelike is, then don't make threads about them, or claim to enjoy them.
#148Damaged7Posted 7/26/2014 7:28:33 PM
ShadowThaReaper posted...
Damaged7 posted...
Rogue Legacy - 10
FTL - 9
Binding of Isaac - 7
Spelunky - 5
Risk of Rain - 3
Diablo - 1
Rouge Shooter - 1
Path of Exile Races - 1
Tower of Guns - 1
Eldritch - 1


Delete these because they're not roguelikes.

Damaged7 posted...
And Shadow, just leave the topic if everyone is calling the genres wrong. What do you have to gain from it? You like trolling? Yeah we get that, time to move on and troll another topic.


Not trolling. I'm just correcting you. If you don't understand what a roguelike is, then don't make threads about them, or claim to enjoy them.


Okay well you said what you have to say and no one cares Its obvious you haven't changed anyones mind, so leave. How hard is it to figure that out? Do you have a habit of talking to brick walls?
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#149ShadowThaReaperPosted 7/26/2014 7:32:36 PM
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#150TheMadTokerPosted 7/26/2014 7:53:44 PM(edited)
Dungeon Crawl: SS is by far one of my favorites. Much better then Nethack, and still updated with new things.

Shadow absolutely has a point though, just because a game has permadeath and randomization does NOT make it a rogue-like. That's silly.

That's like saying every game with guns is an FPS.
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