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August 5th, 2007, 04:55
I don't like most of the RPGs that are coming out right now because they are too complicated, too much stuff, too much immersion. I like it light and fast with lots of options.

The RPGs that I see that are coming out soon which I like are Scallywag by Shrapnel Games, Eschalon Book 1— Basilisk Games, and Avernum 5. Almost everything else looks too complicated and messy.

I also like roguelikes because of their simplicity, Linley's Dungeon Crawl comes to mind— a simple tile based interface, fight the monster get the loot.

Baldur's Gate was a bit complex for my tastes, but I liked it.

Any solid recommendations.
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August 5th, 2007, 04:56
Try Fate if you haven't already!!

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August 5th, 2007, 13:19
Hi,
My favourite roguelike is:
http://members.chello.at/theodor.lau…s/ragnarok.htm
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August 5th, 2007, 13:36
Fate was a lot of fun. Nice and simple. The best part of it was the fish.
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August 5th, 2007, 14:02
I got bored of Fate pretty quickly.
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August 5th, 2007, 16:06
Try Doom the Roguelike - it's simple and FUNNY.

http://doom.chaosforge.org/

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August 5th, 2007, 16:28
Frankly, I never thought of most roguelikes as "simple". Just look how complex ADOM is: http://www.andywlms.com/adom/adomgb-toc.html

And yes, I'd recommend playing ADOM, one of the best games of all time :-)

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August 5th, 2007, 17:24
Because I hate Dosbox and like tile based roguelikes, anybody have any more suggestions for tiled roguelikes, you know the ones with little itty bitty pictures…
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August 6th, 2007, 08:57
You certainly know Angband and it's variants and Nethack (both with tileset). But when we talk about simplicity and coffebreak playing then you can try CastlevaniaRL:

http://www.santiagoz.com/web/news.php

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August 6th, 2007, 14:17
I will chime in with my obligatory 'classic rpg's are now coming to handhelds' post … but games like Mazes of Fate for the GBA, Izuna and Etrian Odyssey on the DS, and Dungeon Maker and the upcoming D&D Tactics on the PSP really show where the emphasis is … and the genre looks and plays great on those systems.

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August 6th, 2007, 16:51
We did have our Fast Crawl addiction blow thru the Watch thanks to Sammy.

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August 6th, 2007, 20:08
I think 'Fate' is one of the most under appreciated games ever. If you want to go freeware, Ancient Domains of Mystery (ADOM) is tough but fun.

http://www.adom.de/adom/index.php3

http://games.wildtangent.com/fate/
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