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Party Bug
Mar 13, 2008



Latest update: DREAMSCAPER, Part 2

HERE WE GO AGAIN
In this thread, supposedly bi-weekly, a roguelite game will be chosen by popular vote and I, roguelite professional Party Bug, will (probably) make as informative a playthrough of it as I can given the time allowed. Generally one video per game, but possibly more if the game is worth showing off.

WHAT IS A ROGUELITE?
Whatever I say it is! In general games that fall into the roguelite genre can (generally) be boiled down to a set of four criteria:

- Composed of procedurally generated content
- Features perma-death
- Focus on non-tile / turn based gameplay
- Is not the game Rogue

Obviously this leaves a lot of room for different genres and types of games, so it's sort of a wide umbrella. Spelunky, Binding of Isaac, and Rogue Legacy are three popular examples of the roguelite genre that everyone is probably aware of. There's some contention on whether these games should be called roguelikes or not, or if some are roguelikes and some are roguelites, or other dumb minutia, but I'm calling everything in here a roguelite.

HOW IT WORKS
Once I've finished the currently game I'll be selecting 3 roguelites from the big list I've compiled. The thread will get to vote on which one is picked. Once a roguelite is selected the following will happen:

- I will make one (or more) videos going as in-depth as I can about that game.

Wow! Generally I'm going to stick to released games of at least middling quality. I might showcase bad games in some fashion, but I'd rather actually play things I don't hate.

I FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE
The previous roguelite threads can be found here:
- Roguelite Thread
- Roguelite Thread: 2nd Run

That's probably over 100 roguelites, think of the value!

FINISH YOUR HADES LP
Whodes?

UPDATES
MONSTER TRAIN - Part 1, Part 2
METALLIC CHILD - Part 1
DREAMSCAPER - Part 1, Part 2

Party Bug fucked around with this message at 13:39 on Nov 27, 2021

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Party Bug
Mar 13, 2008


This space for rent.

Party Bug
Mar 13, 2008




Monster Train is such a good game it made me post another LP. I'm also pretty bad at it.

Monster Train - Part 1
Monster Train - Part 2

:siren: WHAT'S NEXT? :siren:
Let's vote!

METALLIC CHILD
“Grab, hurl, and eliminate” Rogue-lite Core-Action!! A large-scale rebellion erupts within the spacecraft “Life Stream.” With the help of you, Rona, an android known as “Metallic Child,” stands up against a fleet of massive robots to stop the plot devised by her own creator, Doctor Irene.

RISING HELL
Rising Hell is a vertical platformer rogue-lite filled with adrenaline-pumping action and tons of heavy gothic metal shreds. Climb out from the ever-changing hell while you fight hordes of blood-lusting demons.

CRITADEL
Critadel is a futuristic platform/shooter/roguelike with three playable characters, hundreds of branching paths and over 100,000 unique weapon configurations!

Voting closes on Friday at midnight MST.

Quackles
Aug 11, 2018

Pixels of Light.




I'm gonna rep Undermine to be added to the list, because it's the closest I've come to scratching my Binding of Isaac itch in a while. And it's fun.

But yeah, Critadel I guess

cant cook creole bream
Aug 15, 2011
I think Fahrenheit is better for weather


Critadel looks cool!

Rigged Death Trap
Feb 13, 2012

BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP



Its Back!

Metallic Child reminds me of budget PSP games but with better graphics

Felinoid
Mar 8, 2009

Marginally better than Shepard's dancing. 2/10


Rising Hell, please.

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007





Metallic Child.

Allstone
Apr 14, 2012


You're back! Metallic Child, please.

AltaBrown
Sep 8, 2011


Also voting for Metallic Child, and seconding Undermine to be added to the list, and also Going Under.

rchandra
Apr 30, 2013




Critadel

Party Bug
Mar 13, 2008




Metallic Child ended up being a pretty simple game. I can't say I recommend it, it mostly just makes me wish there was a proper character action roguelite out there somewhere.

:siren: WHAT NEXT? :siren:
Here's some video games!

ROGUE LORDS
A dark fantasy roguelike where you play as the Devil! Lead famous evil geniuses through events and turn-based fights to spread terror and corruption. Create synergies between your disciples, use your evil powers and take revenge on those miserable Demon Hunters.

GUNNHILDER
Gunnhildr is a narrative shooter set in a Norse-inspired sci-fi world. Defy the gods and give Niflheim new life through fast paced first person combat in an ever-changing world full of powers and stories to uncover.

DREAMSCAPER
By night, delve deep into your subconscious and discover powerful artifacts to conquer your nightmares. By day, explore the city of Redhaven and build relationships to unlock the power of your dreams. DREAM. DIE. WAKE. REPEAT.

Voting ends Friday, midnight MST!

DreadUnknown
Nov 4, 2020


Dreamscaper is a pretty great one, I like this game quite a bit.

habituallyred
Feb 6, 2015


Rogue Lords has an interesting description.

Felinoid
Mar 8, 2009

Marginally better than Shepard's dancing. 2/10


Good lord, Dreamscaper is the only one that didn't make me go "I want to see exactly zero more of this". Rogue Lords has an interesting description, sure, but that description tells you more than the entire bloody trailer does, which only makes me wonder what drek they're hiding. And it feels there's a weird lag in the Gunnhildr trailer between firing projectile weapons and the projectiles actually spawning (often not on the gun barrel but on the point where they'd fired, because they'd moved in the meantime) that just bugged the hell out of me watching it.

AltaBrown
Sep 8, 2011


Another vote for Dreamscaper

Ignatius M. Meen
May 26, 2011

Hello yes I heard there was a lovely trainwreck here and...



put me down for Dreamscaper

wiegieman
Apr 22, 2010

Royalty is a continuous cutting motion




Dreamscaper looks slick.

Party Bug
Mar 13, 2008




Dreamscaper is pretty good. I forgot to mention in the video, but it's also been patched several times since I originally played it. There's some new items and it's less grindy, which makes me recommend it even more.


:siren: What's next!? :siren:

PAWNBARIAN
Use your wits and a deck of chess pieces to conquer dungeons full of cunning monsters in this quick-playing puzzle roguelike!

INTO THE PIT
Sometimes life gonna get you down, hit the ground runnin', take a look around, you think you found love, but you're standin' in the pit

RUIN RAIDERS
Ruin Raiders is a turn-based tactical roguelike where you command customizable squads on a one-way journey into the ruins of an ancient civilization. Master turn-based combat, craft new technologies, and dive into ever-changing ruins to unveil the past!

AltaBrown
Sep 8, 2011


I'm going to vote for Pawnbarian just because it looks like it actually has a unique twist on the rogue-like/lite formula.

Ignatius M. Meen
May 26, 2011

Hello yes I heard there was a lovely trainwreck here and...



I will vouch for Pawnbarian having played it myself and yes, it's good

Felinoid
Mar 8, 2009

Marginally better than Shepard's dancing. 2/10


I couldn't decide whether to vote for Pawnbarian or Ruin Raiders because they both look interesting, but it turns out Pawnbarian has a demo and Ruin Raiders doesn't. So I'm voting for Ruin Raiders.

habituallyred
Feb 6, 2015


Felinoid posted:

I couldn't decide whether to vote for Pawnbarian or Ruin Raiders because they both look interesting, but it turns out Pawnbarian has a demo and Ruin Raiders doesn't. So I'm voting for Ruin Raiders.

Ruin Raiders absolutely has a demo, on the humble trove. Into The Pit

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Party Bug
Mar 13, 2008




Some post-Thanksgiving Dreamscaper for you all.

The next game will be Pawnbarian. It'll probably be a real short video, if I can ever beat the second dungeon.

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