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Angloth

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Roguelike with good/advanced combat-system?
« on: March 25, 2016, 10:14:43 PM »
Hey guys, my first post here!

Just got into NetHack, and its definetly a fascinating and fun game!
I do find that i dont find the combat terribly compelling and i was wondering if you guys could reccomend me a similar roguelike but with a little more elaborate combat system?

Thanks guys!

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Re: Roguelike with good/advanced combat-system?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2016, 10:41:56 PM »
Sadly no such game exist yet. At least not if based on traditional role-playing systems (derived mostly from D&D).

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Re: Roguelike with good/advanced combat-system?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2016, 07:59:12 AM »
Have you heard about dwarf fortress adventure mode? There is a very advanced combat system you can look at one of my screenshots:

And that's not all! Enemies can bleed out, vomit (and then dehydrate and die) and you can do very brutal finishers
« Last Edit: March 26, 2016, 08:01:59 AM by Aleksanderus »

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Re: Roguelike with good/advanced combat-system?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2016, 10:27:37 AM »
It`s true that RL combat might look simplistic compared to standard RPGs, something that put me off initially ("wha, you bump into something and that`s it?"). But this is a deceptive angle, you need to adjust your mindset a little bit. Nethack is just not a very combat-oriented RL to start with.

I`d say in roguelikes the choice of positioning, equipment,  actual foe (you shouldn`t fight everybody!) and other factors make up for "combat" instead of traditional step-by-step cRPG menu driven action. Once you`re face to face with your foe it`s down to bumping and RNG mostly (talking classic melee character of course, spellcasters, sneaksies and such might differ)

Try Sil for probably the best tactical fights in the RL world. I also love fighting - Crawl (DCSS or original), Caves Of Qud, Brogue are also good tips for intelligent carnage.

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Re: Roguelike with good/advanced combat-system?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2016, 09:05:29 PM »
I second Sil. I haven't played IVAN, but I've heard it has a deep combat system.

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Re: Roguelike with good/advanced combat-system?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2016, 06:35:13 PM »
Incursion has pretty detailed implementation of AD&D mechanics (more complex then e.g. in Neverwinter Nights games).
Tome4 has pretty complex combat system, comparable with modern hack&slash games (maybe even too complex as gameplay becomes closer to a Diablo-style games).

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Re: Roguelike with good/advanced combat-system?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2016, 12:31:29 PM »
Seems to me that in terms of what you actually do moment to moment during combat, ToME4 is probably the one with the most going on.