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Darkest Dungeon | RogueHQ Review

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The Basics

  • Turn-based combat
  • Dungeon crawler
  • Characters level up
  • 15 different hero classes in vanilla game (DLCs add more heroes)
  • When heroes die, they stay dead
  • High learning curve
  • Best narration in modern gaming

Darkest Dungeon is a roguelike that has a broad appeal to gamers who may not be familiar with the genre although is the standard-bearer for punishing players for poor choices. Technically this usually qualifies as a rogueLITE or a game with roguelike elements. Fans of turn-based final fantasy games will enjoy the leveling up and combat qualities of the game. Gamers who enjoy 100%-ing a game can find fulfillment beating every boss and finding every trinket and relic in the game. It has just a little bit for everyone.

Continue reading “Darkest Dungeon | RogueHQ Review”

Slay the Spire | RogueHQ Review

 

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The Basics

  • Turn-based combat
  • Deck-building
  • Procedurally-generated room paths
  • 3 separate characters to play as with different deck-building strategies and decks to build
  • Beat the game? Turn on Ascension mode to make the game harder!
  • Daily challenge modes

That, in short, is Slay the Spire.

Every now and then between bullet-hell runs, platform fails, and survival-adventure deaths you just want a game you can play at your own pace, without the pressure of real-time action. While many turn to the strategy-simulation sub-genre of roguelikes, Slay the Spire is one of those unique Deck-building games designed for fans of RNG, repeated failure, and eventual success. Continue reading “Slay the Spire | RogueHQ Review”

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