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Simple yet hard roguelike
« on: August 28, 2012, 07:16:43 AM »
What are some very simple yet very hard ascii based roguelikes. I really enjoy the roguelike Sil but I find that to play that game I need to actually concentrate on the game. I am looking for a simple roguelike that I can play without thinking about crafting, hundreds of different skills and their pros and cons, or weapon weights. I just want to be trying to get the bottom of the dungeon with the best score in simple hack n slash style. I love ascii roguelikes as I find that using my imagination for what enemies or weapons look like is half the fun. If you know of any such games please let me know.

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Re: Simple yet hard roguelike
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 08:57:59 AM »
How simple do you want?  Most of my games are simple and ASCII, and if you want a challenge no one has yet to beat Toby the Trapper or Unstoppable (though both are in theory beatable if you make no mistakes).

Smart Kobold by Jeff Lait is a great little game that is challenging but involves little messing about.

Hydra Slayer is... well, I don't know if simple is the word, but it's *elegant*, and has plenty of interesting challenges.

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Re: Simple yet hard roguelike
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 11:28:00 AM »
I'd definitely recommend "a quest too far".. and give a go also to "the slimy lichmummy".

There are some threads about them on the forum.
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Re: Simple yet hard roguelike
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012, 12:18:38 PM »
Rogue or MAG would probably fit the bill I think.

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Re: Simple yet hard roguelike
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 08:48:45 AM »
  Quickhack is good.

  Demonhunt is very good.