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« on: March 25, 2006, 07:35 »

Hi, This is a 50% off-topic post (The other 50% being that all the other Roguelikes have nothing to do with doom)

So here is the big question:

What Roguelikes would you reccomend to the DoomRL Community?

Entry's must include a working link and brief review.

So I will kick this thread off with Gearhead Arena

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http://gearhead.roguelikedevelopment.org/ (Under Gearhead 1 - Get the Windows ASCII version.)

Gearhead Arena is a neat game by Joseph Hewitt (You may recognise that name from the DoomRL Credits) that is set in the far future, It is post-apocalypse in the sense that the Earth got nearly blasted to pieces a few thousand years before the story starts, But what matters is that the earth is now a happy place, Full of trees, Flowers, Lovely oceans and of course: Giant robots.

Thats right, You get to own and operate your very own Mecha.

I'll let you guys see for yourself.

Dont give up on your first game, It has a steep leaning curve but an even greater platau of fun!

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Now, Share your reccomendations!*

*DoomRL does not count.
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2006, 17:02 »

Rogue- the one that started it all, naturally!

Mike's Adventure Game (MAG)- Rogue with all the kinks worked out. (Much more likely to work on a modern computer than the original Rogue.)

Ancient Domains of Mysters (ADoM)- Rogue with a plot. =p

Decker- I don't know if this counts, seeing as it's not ANSI graphics, but still. It's a psuedohacking game based on Shadowrun 2e. Quite fun ^_^
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2006, 19:49 »

ADOM (Best rougelike - ever)
T.o.M.E (Close second - based on Lord of the Rings ... has a multiplayer versian called ToMEnet O.o)
Dungeon Crawl (Larges selectable races/classes number...)
DiablRL(If Kornel ever finishes it ;) )
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2006, 21:39 »

IVAN- A good rougelike with tiles!


Hey can some eople start putting links in here?
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2006, 21:42 »

Quoting: Malek
ADOM (Best rougelike - ever)

You traitor ^_^.
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2006, 22:37 »

Guys, Edit your posts to have links or I will do the job for you :-)


Kornel, ADOM is a great game, But that said so are 80% of all roguelikes.
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2006, 23:54 »

One of the games i like to play is Caverns of Xaskazien, because it's also a coffee-break sized game. Very hard to finish though, just like DoomRL.

And offcourse i play ADOM, but that's a very long game indeed. The story is great though.

edit: on second thought, the story is vague.. it's that you can shape the story is what attracts me to ADOM. I occasionally play Nethack too but somehow i can't seem to play that game for any serious length.. A lot of people think this is a good rl though.

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2006, 00:38 »

Quoting: Malek
ADOM (Best rougelike - ever)

Couldn't even play it...

No matter what, the best game is the one I can actually play. Got windows XP btw.

Doom RL is my first game of its kind anyway ..
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2006, 08:08 »

Quoting: jake250
Couldn't even play it...

No matter what, the best game is the one I can actually play. Got windows XP btw.

Doom RL is my first game of its kind anyway ..


I play adom a lot, and i have XP. No special compatability modes or anything. Just start it up....what is your problem on it?? Qhy cant you play it?
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2006, 08:33 »

Ditto, I just finished a game of ADOM.

Died at level 12.

But anyhoo, All you need to do in WinXP if its crashing is delete all files except for adom.exe

Worked 40 mins ago.
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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2006, 14:53 »

Quoting: Kornel Kisielewicz
You traitor ^_^.

Quting "Acts of Gord" comix:
-You speak treason!
-Fluently.
Quoting: jake250
Couldn't even play it...

No matter what, the best game is the one I can actually play. Got windows XP btw.

Doom RL is my first game of its kind anyway ..

Got Win XP Pro - no problems with playing ADOM ... and speaking of ADOM I suggest trying out ADOM Sage - it's an "enchanced" version of linux port (but works on windows too :] ) - it supports features like coloring certain messeges etc.
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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2006, 20:51 »

My favs would be:
The UnReal World ( http://www.jmp.fi/~smaarane/urw.html )
GearHead and ADOM.
Linley's Dungeon Crawl and IVAN are great fun, too.
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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2006, 22:46 »

Are we going to assume a Thread Necromancy rule here or not??? ;)
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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2006, 01:05 »

We shall leave that to anticheese.
But unreal world sucks because you have to pay :(
I wish they'd go freeware with it :'(
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2006, 04:58 »

Really URW is like any other commercial game, You should not hate a game and its creator just because he is trying to make money.

Like most other commercial games it will inevitabaly become freeware in time aswell.

Anyhow, I'm quite happy that someone felt this thread worthwhile ressurecting, But if it goes astray then I will have to lock it.

So lets get this thread back on the track!

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Despot: 3059

The earth has become overpopulated and now people are colonising other worlds, Each world has been provided with a road system and city's by robotic workers before the colonists arrive so its just like home!

You are a colonist on the latest planet to have been colonised, Now make your way on a new world!

Anyhow, The plot has no appearance in the game and it is closed source so there is no chance of that happening for a while, But there is plenty of stuff to do - The world stretches on for evermore and it is the only game to feature construction.

All in all, Its a great idea but it needs a few more things relating to the backstory.
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