« on: March 28, 2017, 04:19:09 PM »
I've been lurking this site for the better part of a year now, and I've noticed not a lot of talk on Japanese roguelike. Although I admit that games like the original "Rogue" and "NetHack" most; I do love Japanese roguelikes. Japanese roguelikes actually got me into the genre. The first roguelike I can remember playing was "Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja". I remember being confused, but blown away, by its turnbased grid world and extreme difficulty. Then Pokemon Mystery Dungeon came out, and I didn't really play it as I didn't have the money for it. But it had me interested and I did research and found Fushigi No Dungeon on SFC. From there I was hooked and eventually found games like Rogue and DoomRL. I've noticed Japanese rogues are a bit heavy on story and are a bit easier. Those two factors make me like the more open and challeging western rogues more, but now and then I break out a Mystery Dungeon title and have loads of fun.
I guess what I want to know is; what do you all think of Japanese RLs, and what ones are your favorite? Right now I'm playing Etrian Mystery Dungeon, and other than being a bit too easy it's damn good!