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jofadda

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"Action roguelike" is an oxymoron
« on: August 08, 2020, 01:27:06 AM »
The term random death looper(or RDL) works better, these games arent roguelikes. Period. Were I to know that spelunky and its ilk would be butchering what a roguelike is, then wearing its "face" around like some twisted Ed Gein style mask I would have taken up this argument far far sooner.

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Re: "Action roguelike" is an oxymoron
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2020, 03:10:25 AM »
There is no authoritative way to define what is and what is not a roguelike. This classification is based on my interpretation which stems from my informal research on the history of the roguelike term.

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Re: "Action roguelike" is an oxymoron
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2020, 03:41:56 AM »
There is no authoritative way to define what is and what is not a roguelike. This classification is based on my interpretation which stems from my informal research on the history of the roguelike term.

These forums have become a pisstake of what a roguelike forum is.
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Re: "Action roguelike" is an oxymoron
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2020, 06:01:46 AM »
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