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Re: What roguelike do you consider to have the "best" graphics?
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2013, 08:07:50 AM »
Vicous Orcs. I love the shout function in Jeff Lait's Vicious Orcs and Smart Kobolds. At random intervals, avatars on the screen get a speech bubble that hovers over their position for a few turns/seconds. Lait uses them very effectively to convey the feeling of the scenery (kobolds taunting you, even after you are dead, etc). Vicous Orcs also have differently colored levels, which is a nice and affordable trick to paint the scenery a little.

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Re: What roguelike do you consider to have the "best" graphics?
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2013, 08:32:57 PM »
Hmm, now you mention it I really do like the look of Jason Pickering's games.  I get bored of a lot of other pixel art games, but his are nicely abstract and simple.  Also the little animations go a long way to making them looking nicer.  Probably helps that I enjoy his games too  ;)

Good call there. He really has his style down. You can tell his games at a glance. Very cool.
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Re: What roguelike do you consider to have the "best" graphics?
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2013, 12:32:29 AM »
For tiles/graphics, I would say DoomRL, Dredmor, and Sword of the stars: The Pit. Teleglitch has a nice graphical charm to it as well.

I really like Slimmy LichMummy for it's simplistic yet attractive tiles.

For ASCII, I would say Infra Arcana, Incursion, and Brogue.

Infra Arcana is definitely my favorite due to the lighting system with the ascii , health bars, the grime on some of the wall tiles. It's very impressive for ascii. It manages to evoke a heavy sense of atmosphere with ascii which is very impressive to me.

Incursion is quite nice as well, and Brogue is simply pretty. :p

Frozen Depths has rather nice ascii as well.
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Re: What roguelike do you consider to have the "best" graphics?
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2013, 04:51:17 AM »
Hey Legend you don't play Infra with Oryx's mono color tiles?

You prefer the ASCII?
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Re: What roguelike do you consider to have the "best" graphics?
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2013, 02:13:28 PM »
Hey Legend you don't play Infra with Oryx's mono color tiles?

You prefer the ASCII?

Yeah, I prefer ASCII. I do think the tiles look cool, but I just can't play with them. They're too small and hard for me to see and identify things on the screen. Even the ascii is a little tought for me to see on the latest version since there is no more fullscreen as in previous versions.

In the pre-1.4 versions, I would play fullscreen with 8x12 font and be able to see everything awesomely. Wish I could still play that way.  :'(

Playing with the tiles is just too much of a strain on my eyes.

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Re: What roguelike do you consider to have the "best" graphics?
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2013, 09:12:38 PM »
ToME or Crawl. ToME for sheer variety, Crawl for that sense of well-crafted identifiability - you see a goblin and you instantly know what it is.
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Re: What roguelike do you consider to have the "best" graphics?
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2013, 01:31:50 AM »
Infra Arcana.

DCSS and Slimy LichMummy are also ok.
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Re: What roguelike do you consider to have the "best" graphics?
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2013, 08:59:49 AM »
The only thing with Dredmore is I have trouble knowing where things are on the grid. It's an angle issue.
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Re: What roguelike do you consider to have the "best" graphics?
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2013, 12:02:07 PM »
Brogue

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« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2013, 07:06:05 PM »
Brogue is a beauty.

When it comes to tiles I prefer DCSS.

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Re: What roguelike do you consider to have the "best" graphics?
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2013, 12:08:59 AM »
+1 for Incursion
love the colors and font, borders what-have-you.
Aesthetically very pleasing.

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Re: What roguelike do you consider to have the "best" graphics?
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2013, 03:25:06 AM »
I'm not a huge fan of tiles in roguelikes. I think some of the Dwarf Fortress tilesets are by far the best I've seen.