Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Into the depths

OK, so I should be playing Bayonetta, and I really need to give my preview build of Dark Void more time. Then there's Heavy Rain, which is having a comfy lie-in inside my PS3 debug unit...

However, being a bit of a Roguelike fan, I've been engrossed in Dungeon Adventure on 360.

I found it on Saturday while checking out the 360's indie section. I snapped it up straight away, not bothering to download the demo. After all, it was only 240 points and it's a Roguelike, so what's not to like?

It may not be as deep as Angband or Nethack, but slouching on the couch playing an ASCII style adventure is surprisingly relaxing. The tile set is fine and dandy, but the ASCII characters give the game a charm that I find hard to explain.

There's something magical about old-school adventures - maybe it's the way your imagination runs riot as you visualise an emu pecking your eyes out. Whatever it is, I can't get enough of 'em.

I've only made it to the depths of lvl 6 - I starved to death - but it definitely gets the thumbs up from me.


Dangalak of Twilight Brethren said...

Wooooo Roguelikes rock!

James said...
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James said...

I've never played a Rogue-like until recently, but since trying Shiren, I'm well and truly smitten.

Apologies for the double post. Heh.

Kilted Moose said...

James, if you like Shiren, check out my post about the game: http://kiltedmoose.blogspot.com/2008/07/shiren-wanderer-ds.html

MCT said...

Hmmm, I might have to check this one out, looks pretty cool!

James said...

Your blog was where I first heard about the game, Kilted Moose!

After reading about your adventures, both here and on the Edge forum, I thought I would give it a try.

So I did, and you know what? It's fast becoming one of my favourite DS games ever.