Rogue Legacy Review and Gameplay

A very retro gem in a modern era

Ye old style game that feels new

Okay, that's a bit fast. Don't worry, I'll take it step by step.

Rogue Legacy is a roguelike (big surprise there) platformer, side scrolling action game with character selection and upgrade options. That's a lot to take in isn't it? Maybe if I said metroidvania you'd understand better, but it's still so much more than that. It's what makes it fun. Being a roguelike, death is permanent and you have to start over each time. However, thanks to all the mechanics this whole restarting process is actually extremely fun! How is dying in a game fun? Read on to find out.

Story

So it begins...

You begin the game as a knight who seems to have invaded a castle. You reach the goal, a grand looking fountain, a king and then - slay the king. Once that little tutorial is done you begin the game for real, as a descendant of this knight (now known as Johannes), going to raid that same castle. Your ancestor was a traitor who killed the king and now you're off to find him.  

At first it seems like a duty to your family, but there's more to it than that. Johannes, had justifiable reasons for his heinous act. While playing through you will find journals that will offer insight into what was happening at the castle and why your great great great ... great ancestor did what he did. Psst, I hear talk of a Fountain of Youth, among other things.  

Be sure to read all the journals.

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MJuarbe 4 years 2 months ago

i might just give this game a try