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Stealth roguelikes?
« on: November 29, 2015, 07:54:34 PM »
Hi,I like stealth games a lot and I want to know if there are any roguelikes with strong stealthy gameplay but I can't seem to find one that has good stealth so far.Any recommendations?

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Re: Stealth roguelikes?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2015, 08:43:59 PM »
ThiefRL is good one.

You can check Mujahid and Fida'i. Eventually underdeveloped Rogue Assassin by Numeron - excellent tutorial and great potential, but no real gameplay.

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Re: Stealth roguelikes?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2015, 08:59:58 PM »
Gruesome is another one worth recommending.
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Re: Stealth roguelikes?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2015, 10:22:50 PM »
I believe Sil and Forays into Norrendrin both have strong (optional) stealth gameplay.

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Re: Stealth roguelikes?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2015, 01:59:15 AM »
It's not free (or even cheap, though the price will come down eventually) or something that is strongly advertised since the average player just wants to blow things up :P, but Cogmind has a strong emphasis on tactical stealth play, with many tools to aid in that approach. The best stealth players have won the game without killing almost anything at all.
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Re: Stealth roguelikes?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2015, 11:47:17 AM »
It's not a stealth game, but playing as a thief in Cardinal Quest 2 has a pretty big stealth aspect.

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Re: Stealth roguelikes?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2015, 05:52:26 PM »
How in the fuck have I never seen TheifRL before?It's a great fucking game!

I also liked Sil a lot.The stealth is also great and I think it may become one of my favorite roguelikes.

Tho I'm still open for more games so feel free to keep going.

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Re: Stealth roguelikes?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2015, 06:51:11 PM »
How in the fuck have I never seen TheifRL before?It's a great fucking game!
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Re: Stealth roguelikes?
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2015, 10:25:26 PM »
Not played it myself yet but Kunoichi claims to be stealthy.

Brogue has a well-developed stealth element... It also works  (as in "makes real difference") in Linley`s Crawl.

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Re: Stealth roguelikes?
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2015, 11:18:01 PM »
I cannot agree with your Brogue recommendation. Stealth mechanics in this game is rather simple and check-based (not very good thing to really stealthy gameplay). Moreover, you can play stealthy only when certain conditions are met - so, most important, when you find ring of stealth early.

Liney's Crawl is good for stealth playing, earlier versions of DCSS (say, to 0.10?) also are worth to mention.

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Re: Stealth roguelikes?
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2015, 10:28:46 PM »
You might be right about Brogue - admittedly I`ve never played stealth-wise so won`t argue about that. Still, it`s surprising to hear since the mechanic looks rather well designed and signaled  there.

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Re: Stealth roguelikes?
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2015, 11:07:11 PM »
It's rather well designed, yes. But it's hard to make stealth mechanics as good as should be for stealth-centric playing. Brogue? Yes, it has good stealth mechanics, but it isn't... 'worthwile' in comparison to other style of play in Brogue. But it still can provide a lot of fun.

One more thing to DCSS proposal - it has good stealth to version... 11? Maybe 12, I'm not sure, I have to check changelogs. But in later versions devteam screwed stealth and it isn't viable anymore.

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Re: Stealth roguelikes?
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2015, 03:45:24 PM »
One more thing to DCSS proposal - it has good stealth to version... 11? Maybe 12, I'm not sure, I have to check changelogs. But in later versions devteam screwed stealth and it isn't viable anymore.
That's a shame...one of my favorite builds was vampire assassin, putting all my XP in stealth and stabbing and stalking around almost undetected and instakilling (or at least doing serious damage) to most things.

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Re: Stealth roguelikes?
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2016, 04:27:42 PM »
I really like ThiefRl a good attempt on roguelike and thief genre, without combat, just run, hide and steal, awesome. And the simple "find combination mini-game" is better than many AAA games
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2016, 05:22:04 PM »
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"Rouge is a modeless, stealth-based roguelike. Taking place during the Inquisition, play as a heretic escaping from inquisitors."