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Other Roguelikes / Re: Mystery Dungeon, and other Japanese rouges
« on: March 31, 2017, 04:47:30 PM »
I do see what you mean, even though I do like Etrian Odyssey. The games are try to be Wizardry as much as they can, for better or worse. The 3DS remake added an optional real story mode with characters and stuff, but if you don't like the core game that's not much of a selling point. The RL spinoff is similar to the core series; not a heavy plot, you create a party, dungeon crawl basically just to get better. It's fun but not the strongest RL. It's a little too accessible, it's hard to die and even when you do you have four party members and only are penalized if they all die. There's an item to escape the dungeon right away too and you get them in abundance. And you can form a back up party so on the off chance you do loose everyone you can rescue them with your backup party. Now that I've typed all this I wonder why I'm not playing a different game. Haha kidding, but yeah it's fun but not the greatest thing.

Other Roguelikes / Re: Mystery Dungeon, and other Japanese rouges
« on: March 31, 2017, 07:08:46 AM »
I've said it too many times now, but Etrian Mystery Dungeon is awesome so far. The Pokemon Mystery Dungeons are fun if you like Pokemon. Cave Noire is really cool since its on the Gameboy. A system certainly not known for the genre. And the last I can think right now thats a JRL would be Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja. Of course there are more great ones, basically all the Mystery Dungeons are at least a bit fun, but those are ones I recommend.

Yeah I love One Way Heroics. A very "Dammit one more try!" type of game. The sorta-sequel, Mystery Chronicles One Way Heroics, was a little disappointing because it didn't seem to add anything at all and felt like a way to just get me to buy the game again.
I'm not sure I know Elona.

Other Roguelikes / Re: Mystery Dungeon, and other Japanese rouges
« on: March 30, 2017, 05:10:36 PM »
I feel if you just want something that plays like a rogue at it's core, but has more story and less nut stomping they're good. I mean there are bad ones out there of course. Sorcery Saga on vita was highly anticipated for me to the point I bought the collector's edition, but it had all those things that make a JRL stand out but turned up to eleven! Too much plot (felt like I was playing a visual novel), too easy, and just over all not unique or interesting. I agree the ones by Chun Soft are all pretty solid. I will admit that the latest Pokemon Mystery Dungeon got kida boring, even though I'm a Pokefreak.

Yeah the announcement of Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 is what brought up this thread.

Other Roguelikes / Re: Mystery Dungeon, and other Japanese rouges
« on: March 29, 2017, 10:32:55 AM »
Yeah I like that they're still turn based like a traditional roguelike, but like I said they're mostly too easy. I do love Shiren the Wanderer, t least the original on Super Famicom, and totally always forgot to use the item warehouse. I agree it's more fun and traditional without it. Etrian Mystery Dungeon has some cool concepts, but is stupid easy.
I suppose it's fair to call them roguelites, but I always think of stuff like Enter the Gungeon or Binding of Issac as Roguelites. And although they're fun I prefer the turn based nature of traditional rogues. 

Other Roguelikes / Re: Most exciting upcoming Roguelike
« on: March 28, 2017, 06:11:27 PM »
I backed Jupiter Hell so I'm really pumped for that. Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 will probably be neat too. I really want Caves of Qud though, my god does that look amazing.

Other Roguelikes / Mystery Dungeon, and other Japanese rouges
« 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!

Early Dev / Re: Demon: A monster collection roguelike 9/18 ARRP 2016
« on: December 17, 2016, 04:10:42 AM »
Oh is there a new build? When did you release it?

The Incubator / Re: Alpha: Kha-Lhen Supremacy
« on: December 15, 2016, 04:45:43 PM »
Well keep us updated because I want to play more!

The Incubator / Re: Alpha: Kha-Lhen Supremacy
« on: December 15, 2016, 08:12:02 AM »
I've got a quest to kill a lone skeleton if that's what you're asking about. I'm having some performance issues making the dungeon hard to play. I'm sure its on my end I think my girl friend is bogging down the internet haha. I'll play more tomorrow. Now that I'm not dumb and can control the camera I'm loving the game!

The Incubator / Re: Alpha: Kha-Lhen Supremacy
« on: December 15, 2016, 06:21:20 AM »
@ayrin Hey thanks for the tip, I'll give it some more play. I like it so far.

Player's Plaza / Re: Searching for Roguelike games like...
« on: December 15, 2016, 06:19:26 AM »
I haven't played Pixel Dungeon, but it looks like a pretty standard Roguelike. If you're looking for a really simple one you can jump in and out of I'd suggest 1-Bit Rogue on mobile. I have it on my Android and when I'm away from my computer I find myself sinking some time. It's fast passed and kind of arcadey, but is still loads of fun!

7DRLs / Re: Snowfallen (by Almondbun)
« on: December 15, 2016, 06:15:46 AM »
So far I'm digging it, especially for being a 7DRL and your first game! One thing I'd like to see is the camera locking to you as you walk, and maybe give you a look mode as a toggle option or something. Other wise from what I've played its good, and it seems pretty big in scope. The art isn't too shabby either. So all in all good job!

7DRLs / Re: Snowfallen (by Almondbun)
« on: December 14, 2016, 04:34:07 PM »
I just downloaded it to try it out! I'll let you know what I think.

The Incubator / Re: Alpha: Kha-Lhen Supremacy
« on: December 14, 2016, 04:02:28 PM »
I haven't played much, but this seems cool. I don't know if I'm just dumb, but the camera seemed really difficult to control for me.

Events and News / Re: Roguelike Radio podcast
« on: December 14, 2016, 03:59:49 PM »
I guess he is more skinny fatty type. How tall is he in metric units?

What does "skinny fatty" mean?! And I dunno how tall he is in any units. I guess average-ish?

This is getting weird haha

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