|written by Kristos on Apr 07, 2012 14:33|
|Brogue - (screenshots)|
This is a fun roguelike for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is easy to jump in and play for a few minutes, then jump out, then jump in another day and continue where left off. It is also involving enough to play for long periods. (Dwarf Fortress was really fun, but I found I had to immerse myself in the game over long periods of time to effectively play it, so I had to stop playing it.) Brogue has many items to discover, enemies to encounter, traps to fall into, gases to ignite... and in my opinion, the interface is very easy and the dungeon levels are rendered very nicely while maintaining traditional roguelike appeal. As expected, the entire game can be played with just the keyboard. Almost everything can be done with the mouse as well, should one fall victim to an irrational fear of keyboards. So what are you waiting for? Grab your staff of firebolt and blast the dry weeds that the band of kobolds are standing in. Eat a mango as you watch them incinerate. Take care that your flames do not boil the deep water, releasing scalding steam. Consume a potion of levitation and fly over the acid trap, then throw a potion of confusion at the goblin conjurer and hope he blindly steps into the lava. Free a monkey from captivity and gain a friendly ally. Drink potions of strength, then put on that heavy armor. Oh wait, was that armor cursed? Oh well. Drink a mysterious purple potion. Oh wait, was that a potion of paralysis? Is that a dart turret? Are those vampire bats? Are you dead? Yes, you are dead. Now start over and do it again.
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|written by Malkom on Apr 07, 2012 16:07|
|You know, that's awfully bold of you...|
|written by Kristos on Apr 16, 2012 13:35|
|I kept getting massacred by mobs of vampire bats before I could get good items! So, to make the game more casual, I added a permanent storage space that all game instances can access. But that occasionally broke the save system, so I just made the player invincible. Yay for open source games. |
|Maybe you should make it so that you spawn in the final room, with the final boss already defeated. : P|
|written by Kristos on May 15, 2012 17:00|
|Last time I played this game, it felt rather tedious because there were monsters and traps and lava everywhere and so many passages were hidden... but there was a bit of comic relief. My lumbering Ogre studied a vampire bat corpse, then learned to fly! An Ogre!|
|i haz title: speed-y-???-1|
|written by Speeder on May 15, 2012 17:15|
|I remember when playing Pokemon Stadium, I decided to make Arcanine use the copy hability on a flying enemy, just to see if it would copy "fly".|
My cousin (that was my opponent) just went: "Naaa, it would never happen, and if it would, the chance is too slim anyway."
But I tried anyway and...
WHOA! A DOG THAT FLIES WHILE SITTING, AND ATTACKS WITH A BUTT-BUTT!
It was hilarious to see the dog spinning in the air, and then landing buttfirst into the enemy and taking out large chunks of HP.
|written by Kristos on May 15, 2012 18:53|