Anyone a fan of old game Rogue? (in Off-topic)
February 27 2009 6:39 PM EST
If so, the iphone and itouch just came out with a new version.
I just bought it, for 2.99, is it an incredible game.
Easy to use and very true to the old style.
February 27 2009 7:11 PM EST
sweet. rogue is great, and there are some awesome roguelikes out there. even dabbled in it a bit myself, though nothing really came of it :P
Rogue, meh. Crawl, Larn, and ADOM: awesome. Nethack is good too. :)
February 27 2009 7:46 PM EST
May I recommend Dwarf Fortress? Best Roguelike I've ever played, even if it is a bit untraditional.
Yeah, DF is absolutely incredible. I was talking in the vein of more "traditional" rogue-likes, though. ;)
Although, if I was on a desert island, and had to pick one rogue-like that I would be able to play, it would most definitely be DF.
February 27 2009 7:52 PM EST
Well I liked Crawl and ADOM, but generally I find traditional Roguelikes too darn tedious. Fun, for sure, but not the kind of thing I could play for more than about twenty minutes at a time.
I'm sure you're happy with your iPhone, but I'm perfectly happy with the free and actively maintained version of Rogue I've got on my NintendoDS. Addicting as hell, and much easier to play with buttons and a control pad then having to press lots of buttons to do everything.
There's also some other great games on the DS, but I take it since you've got an iPhone you probably aren't interested in non-iphone related portable gaming. ;)
February 27 2009 8:31 PM EST
My all time favorite of the genre is ADOM.
But this version is a nice retreat when things are slow at work.
Very simple and easy to use.
All of the cost of 1M CB2 :)
February 27 2009 8:38 PM EST
"There's also some other great games on the DS, but I take it since you've got an iPhone you probably aren't interested in non-iphone related portable gaming. ;)"
I'm interested. Have both CFW PSP and R4 on my DS (Both with the intent of using homebrew, as I don't pirate video games or software any more - Actually, the PSP was more to run video formats it couldn't support 3 years ago, but it's all the same~).
Either surprisingly or not surprisingly, the homebrew software for the DS is much more fun then anything you buy at the store. (I'm still kicking myself for getting SimCity DS before reading the review)
February 27 2009 10:16 PM EST
Wait, wait, wait... you can get homebrew stuff on a DS?! Somebody needs to tell me how this is done!
February 27 2009 10:35 PM EST
Buy a R4, M3, CycloDS, NinjaDS, etc. card. Download programs. Put them on a microSD card. Go.
The R4 comes with a USB-microSD card adapter.
Each of the different types of cards has good and bad points. I went with the R4 because it did enough for what I cared about and was cheap. It can only support 2 gig memory sticks (Who cares!?). The R4 was about... $40 US when I got it, but they may be cheaper now.
Finding GOOD homebrew is a little bit harder, and is usually done by word of mouth.
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