Excerpt: The family that stars in Rogue Legacy has some serious issues. Generation after generation have ran heroically into an ominous castle and like clockwork; they don't come out. You would think that eventually someone in the family would refuse to take the journey, but you'll also be glad they don't...
The Rise and Fall of Sir Taco XX, the Useless Knight
13 August 2014
Excerpt: 496 legacies, five intense boss battles, and a woman scorned, determined, and finally satisfied. Cellar Door Games' roguelike Rogue Legacy is a game that will make you angry. It will frustrate the hell out of you, but it's a game that makes you keep coming back for more.
Excerpt: Welcome Time Wasters! This week I sat down to play a game that I picked up during Steam's fall sale a few weeks ago. That game is Rogue Legacy. As the name implies, Rogue Legacy is a rogue-like game, but it's also so much more.
Conclusion: Roguelike games have become increasingly popular of late and it’s great to see one which rewards you for all the time spent by allowing a form of character progression. It’s mitigated to a point by having you lose all your money before entering a castle and each purchased bonus makes all the others...
Conclusion: Rogue Legacy is one of my favourite games of 2013 so far. It’s a hugely compelling mix of 2D action-platforming and Roguelike game design, with excellent pixel art and just the right level of challenge.
Pros: Inventive traits, Great action-platforming, Charming pixel art, Consistently surprising, Value for money
Summary: The naming of new genres is not a frequent event in the gaming world, although it is something that occurs over time. Most recently we saw the evolution of DOTA style games in ways in which were so different they were barely comparable, such as Awesomenauts and Monday Night Combat.
Excerpt: Give me a minute, I'm still playing... Oooh, lack of pain? Sounds useful! With that, I might have... Wait, how much health do I...? Oh, verrrrrry funny, game, you and your “no visible health bar for taking this”. Verrry funny... Oh well, back to the review.
Summary: Okay, I can do this. I simply need to gather up all my strength and do it. I have plenty of willpower. I just need to sit here long enough to write this review and not start up Rogue Legacy and start playing. Deep breaths. Exhale. Alright, let's do this.