Some of My Favourite Roguelike and Rogue-lite Games (So Far)

For a long time, I actively avoided the Roguelike genre. Based on my limited understanding of how these games worked, the threat of losing all of your progress upon death had no appeal to me whatsoever.

Two aspects of the genre got me to change my tune. One, the advent of Rogue-lites made punishment less severe. Instead of losing everything when you die, your hero would gain permanent upgrades during each run, making successive runs a bit easier while also providing value to failed runs. Two, the Rogue-lite format has permeated beyond the dungeons of yesteryear. From action games, to turn-based strategy tiles, and even card games have caught the Rogue-lite bug. Having Rogue-lite elements incorporated into game genres I love has gone a long way towards me appreciating Rogue-lites and Roguelikes as a whole.

Here are some of my favourites!

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Hades Review

In overly-reductive terms, Hades is the tale of an angsty son from a broken home who wants to move in with mom. The problem is that his dad is basically the devil and he lives in Hell. This is awkward.

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Double Trouble! – Hades Live Stream

In the midst of my best Hades run yet, I have my first encounter with two bosses at once! Do I have the muscle to push through?

Click through for the full stream, highlights, and shoutouts!

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