Rogue Legacy

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It's finally out all proper!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/24...

How have I never heard of this? Looks awesome!

It is also on GOG. Get it there if you don't want DRM.

http://www.gog.com/gamecard/rogue_le...

ZaneRockfist wrote:

It is also on GOG. Get it there if you don't want DRM.

http://www.gog.com/gamecard/rogue_le...

Just get it on their site then, which also gives a Steam key.

http://www.roguelegacy.com/

Yay! Already put about 3 hours into the demo playing around with various play styles. What a delicious Castlevania flavored take on Spelunky.

I've got a nice obituary for two and half hours of play. My castle's looking nice, but I'm itching to unlock the second floor. What upgrades lye above?

So far, my record is 1700 gold with either the Paladin, or Barbarian. Unfortunately, Steam overlay wasn't working at the time so I can't remember.

The one thing I don't like about the game are the progressive costs. For every castle upgrade, or maybe death, it increases all other upgrades for a small amount. I hate that kind of crap in RPG mobs, and I don't care for it here.

Game's fantastic.

It really sucks being like 10 gold short of an upgrade and being forced to lose it all though. Here's hoping one of the upgrades is a bank eventually...

I would very much doubt that. That's kind of the basis for the rogue economy. Buy what you can, make more mullah. It gets easier later on when you have more choices to choose from.

So far the left most and right most classes are my favorite, and for completely different reasons.

There is a "bargaining" skill you can upgrade to allow you to keep a percentage of your gold when you enter the castle. (Level 1 is a mere 6%)

In other news, Shinobi are the greatest class ever. I just wish they would come up on the rotation more often.

psoplayer wrote:

There is a "bargaining" skill you can upgrade to allow you to keep a percentage of your gold when you enter the castle. (Level 1 is a mere 6%)

In other news, Shinobi are the greatest class ever. I just wish they would come up on the rotation more often.

They're probably my favorite overall playing class, especially with dwarfism. I so love that trait.

MyBrainHz wrote:

Does this game play okay with mouse/kb, or is a controller necessary? Been considering getting a controller anyway to play Dak Souls when I inevitably pick it up during the Steam sale...

The controls are fairly simple: 4 face buttons + LR + Dpad + start/select. The two primary buttons are just jump and attack, so I don't see why it would be any worse than mapping your SNES emulator to the keyboard.

Does this game play okay with mouse/kb, or is a controller necessary? Been considering getting a controller anyway to play Dark Souls when I inevitably pick it up during the Steam sale...

Holy crap is the game addictive. I was supposed to be sleeping 2 hours ago. I think I played it for 4-5 hours straight. Hit a wall with character progression and then managed to string together a few good runs to get me some new skills.

I do wish things didn't increase in price every time you level up. Or only certain skills increased in price. I've had a several runs in a row that were useless because the price of simple upgrades became far too expensive.

Despite my love of the Shinobi and Miner, all of my productive plays have been with the Barbarian King/Queen. End up killing a lot more and making a tonne more gold. Even managed to wade in to the forest and do decently.

Have bought and am looking forward to trying it out!

This game is so addicting. Just one more run....

I just had my best run ever, got over 2000 gold with a Miner. Decisions, decisions... upgrade to Spelunker, or boost my Gold Gain and snag a couple pieces of equipment?

MyBrainHz wrote:

Does this game play okay with mouse/kb, or is a controller necessary? Been considering getting a controller anyway to play Dark Souls when I inevitably pick it up during the Steam sale...

A 360 controller is one of the best investments you can make in PC gaming. I'm sure you already have 10 games that would play better with it.

And if you like racing games at all, well, you've really been missing out.

I just went ahead and installed some drivers to make my PS3 controller work with the game. Super fun, and so well designed!

Do whatever you can to increase the gold you get. More gold means more purchases, which means better runs. Spelunker is nice to have, but it's probably the worst class upgrade I've come across. I do have a theory about it becoming more important later, though.

As of now, I can easily clear the Forest area, except maybe with a weak Spelunker, but the guardian is a huge pain. Although, that can be said for the Castle guardian.

I've wanted to post so much here, but I want to play the game so much more! Right now, I post my little adventures in Steam's activity log. I had some quick, terrible runs at first today. Then, I had a Lich King dominate and get me over 5K.

Lastly, a small tip. If you've been in the castle awhile and aren't getting anymore Blueprint/Rune drops, hit up the Fairy rooms or adventure into the other areas, like the Forest. Unfortunately, those don't seem quite so randomized. They're mainly relegated to the special rooms.

hbi2k wrote:
Spoiler:

Curse of the Hedgehog that made me lose a bunch of gold every time I got hit, like rings in Sonic. Lost a hundred gold to that stupid thing, and that was back when a 300 gold run was pretty decent.

So THAT's what happened! - I thought it was some effect of getting hit by the eyeball boss! That's good to know.

I went ahead and got the Spelunker. My general approach has been to always get the most expensive upgrade available and save the cheaper ones so that the gold from my so-so runs doesn't go to waste.

I've gotten lucky with some really good Rune drops. +1 Vampirism without the -30 to Life that Vampirism equipment gives you, and +3 total Siphon. Very nice. Got a bunch of movement runes (speed, double-jump, dash) but haven't spent the gold to unlock them yet.

I'm maxed out on Weight right now, so that should probably be my next upgrade.

So far, I die pretty quickly anywhere other than the Castle. Am I right that Forest is the next-hardest area? I'm still getting useful amounts of gold by exploring the Castle with a Miner / Spelunker, prioritizing regular Chests and avoiding Faerie Chests, then locking down the Castle and making a beeline for the Faerie Chests with a Paladin, Barbarian King/Queen, or Archmage. Not too keen on Knaves or Shinobis so far, I like health and defense better than straight offense.

Haven't beaten the eyeball boss yet, tried it once but I was clearly underleveled and got slaughtered. Still need to figure out his pattern though, I imagine there's a trick to it.

Is there a way to see which three spells the Archmage gets before choosing him? Far as I can tell at the character select screen you can only see one.

Encountered an Item once, got all excited. Then it turned out it was something called

Spoiler:

Curse of the Hedgehog that made me lose a bunch of gold every time I got hit, like rings in Sonic. Lost a hundred gold to that stupid thing, and that was back when a 300 gold run was pretty decent.

Edit: Oh, and a +10% to Gold rune. Sweet!

MyBrainHz wrote:

I just went ahead and installed some drivers to make my PS3 controller work with the game. Super fun, and so well designed!

Good move. That's exactly how I've been playing it.

Not a roguelike fan. Played the demo after seeing a couple random tweets by Certis. Totally awesome. Will be picking this up when I can.

cyrax wrote:

As of now, I can easily clear the Forest area, except maybe with a weak Spelunker, but the guardian is a huge pain. Although, that can be said for the Castle guardian.

I think the first guardian might be harder than the second and third, as far as amount of time spent for me. I haven't killed #3 yet, but I am getting extremely close often, and I feel like with #1 I just died every single time until I had a stroke of luck.

I should never play bullet hell shooters.

So I played the demo for an hour or so and found it quite fun, but I decided against buying it just now. I'll wait for the initial rush to wear off because I feel like the game is a bit too much of a grind to me. I'm not saying it's a grindfest, but the things I was gaining weren't very interesting to me which in turn made it a tad too grindy to me. To me.

I'd say after an hour you should have a pretty good idea of what the game is.

This is too addictive. Steam says I've put 8 hours in since Thursday night. Favorite class is definitely the Paladin. His special ability isn't as awesome as some of the others, but he's so well rounded he doesn't have any weakness. Paladin with vampirism buffs is OP.

Boss #1 Strategy

Spoiler:

The first guardian was much easier with Gigantic heroes. You can stand under him and just whack away. A Giant Barbarian isnt going to have a very hard time.

Anyone have advice for the other bosses? They're kicking my ass.

garion333 wrote:

So I played the demo for an hour or so and found it quite fun, but I decided against buying it just now. I'll wait for the initial rush to wear off because I feel like the game is a bit too much of a grind to me. I'm not saying it's a grindfest, but the things I was gaining weren't very interesting to me which in turn made it a tad too grindy to me. To me.

I'll admit there's a bit of a grind being a roguish game that has a ton of upgrades, but the combat is fun enough that I don't mind. Early on it especially feels that way because your options are limited. When you open up classes, armor and runes, they change alot of the way for you to succeed.

I'm really enjoying this game. It's practically designed to snare me. There's one problem, though.

I have had a damnedable time getting this game to work well with a controller. I have six controllers (two sidewinders, two generics, one snes-style generic) and I can get f*ck-all cooperation out of the in-game options or Steam's big-picture interface.

If I could get the control-pad working for this game, it would rock. While I got JoyToKey working, it's very clear that it's sub-optimal. It's got that hint of kludgy that keeps me from pulling off rocking attacks.

Just wish I could get the classes I'm looking for more often. Seems like I always end with with Paladin, Barbarian, and Archmages with nothing else to choose from. Heck, I'm starting to consider myself luck if I have three difference classes to choose from.

Don't know why I bothered spending the money to upgrade my Shinobi and Miners if half a dozen lives latter I haven't had a chance to choose either of them.

Still the game is crazy fun. Just need to get a little futher. Just a little further...

docbadwrench wrote:

If I could get the control-pad working for this game, it would rock. While I got JoyToKey working, it's very clear that it's sub-optimal. It's got that hint of kludgy that keeps me from pulling off rocking attacks.

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