The Latest

Tag Archives: Rogue-like

Forced Showdown review

Conceptually, games built by combining multiple genres offer the possibility for innovation. There’s a chance that the components will intermingle stylishly, providing synergistic dividends and a sense of novelty. But there’s also the possibility that ...

Read More »

I Can’t Escape: Darkness review

Indie titles are often ripe with experimental gameplay features which larger developers tend to shy away from. Unlike the risk-adverse AAA industry, you’ll often see smaller studios either combining uncommon genres or crafting genre-defying experiences. ...

Read More »

RymdResa review

Roguelikes along with platformers, have become a genre of choice for your average indie developer. This focus on categories abandoned by the AAA industry allows smaller developers to carve a niche for themselves without having ...

Read More »

Sproggiwood review

Over the last decade, indie developers have become increasingly enraptured by the Rogue-like. From turn-based descendants like Paper Dungeons and Quest of Dungeons or action-driven variants like Full Mojo Rampage or The Weaponographist, Rogue’s procedurally-generated ...

Read More »

Crypt of the Necrodancer review

The blending of game genres can be a particularly divisive practice. For every engaging effort like Metal Gear: AC!D or Portal, there are duds like Fret Nice– the 2009 title which inelegantly allowed gamers to ...

Read More »

Hand of Fate review

Since their inception, games have struggled to offer a seamless simulation of reality. Visual representation has evolved from blobs of blocky pixels to near photorealism, while audio has advanced from simple chirps into convincing, multi-channeled ...

Read More »

Ascendant Review

In recent years Rogue-likes have seen a resurgence brought about by indie developers. Tackling niche genres allows smaller teams to grow and prosper without having to worry about competition stemming from AAA counterparts. This paradigm ...

Read More »

Full Mojo Rampage Review

In the past few years, gamers have witnessed a boom in indie developed titles, creating a new wave of experimental releases. One of the most common practices is bringing back old genres that have been ...

Read More »