Sure, it’s Monday, but what better way to blow off your entire day than with some gaming?
See, Cellar Door’s Rogue Legacy is one of them fancy-pants Rogue-like-like action games, and it’s got all the sticky, addictive power of “just one more go” with a whole heap of extra “play me more” sauce.
Typically $14.99, it’s on sale right now for a measly $5.09, so get your feets over to Steam and give it a try. Though you really might want to hook up an Xbox 360 controller, as the keyboard controls are just, well, odd.
The hook here is the “legacy” part of the title. As in most Rogue-like games, you’ll die, over and over, as you make your way through tough level after tough level filled with enemies, traps, and other bad stuff. When you die, however, you’ll come back to life as a scion of the original dead knight who braved the castle to win back the king’s honor or some such foolishness.
Each new heir, however, has some issues. You might have dwarfism, ADD, tunnel-vision, or just be strong and slow. Each successive character has pros and cons, so you might have a sweet spell that launches spiky orbs and a sword that commands highly damaging critical hits, but you’ll have really low hit points, or move just a bit slower than the monsters in the castle.
Each time you make it a bit farther in the castle, you’ll earn gold coins which you can spend on upgrades and weaponry, building a Blacksmith shop, for example, and then purchasing bigger and badder weapons to make up for that Achilles heel.
The game keeps the humor coming, with all sorts of fun “you are dead” messages and the goofy artwork. Seriously, if you’ve got five dollars and some time to kill, Rogue Legacy is the way to go.