Games Like Spelunky and Hades

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I stopped playing Spelunky because it has human sacrifice to a demon, and I don't play games that have that.

Hades I love so much, but I've basically played it to death.

Does anyone have any other roguelites like this that are good? I can't seem to get into Dead Cells. It seems like I should like it, great reviews and my style, but there is something very not exact about the jumping/landing, and also the edges.
 

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I haven't played it yet so I don't know how many trannies it has, but I think Noita is what you're looking for.

 

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I haven't played it yet so I don't know how many trannies it has, but I think Noita is what you're looking for.

Yeah that's one that comes up a lot. I don't really like the ultra big pixel art, but it does look good and has very good reviews. I guess you get used to the art.

Also a big fan of high difficulty in these games.
 

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Yeah that's one that comes up a lot. I don't really like the ultra big pixel art, but it does look good and has very good reviews. I guess you get used to the art.

Also a big fan of high difficulty in these games.
Then you'll probably enjoy Wizard of Legend


Other recommendations (roguelites):
  • Dead Cells
  • Skul
  • Vampire Survivors
  • Rogue Legacy 2 (I didn't enjoy the first one)
  • Risk of Rain 2 (first one is good too but different)
I've heard Curse of the Dead Gods is good but I'm pretty sure it involves human sacrifice (at least your own since one of its gameplay mechanics is taking curses onto yourself to obtain occult powers).

There's an action roguelite called Dreamscaper which I don't recommend as it is stupid and gay (and pretentious and floaty)
 

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I have shilled for Slay the Spire in the past, and will continue to do so until I'm either banned or dead. No action, though. Just a brilliant rogue-like card game.

Children of Morta was a pretty good "rogue-lite". The developer list looks like a Paki phone book, but the story is rather wholesome and family-based. Moderate difficulty, though.

Devil Slayer Raksasi is like a cheap Chinese Hades with waifu characters. Not high production, but quite playable and low-priced ($15, and I have just under 100 hours logged).

Chronicon plays similar to a 16-bit Diablo with rogue-like elements (optional randomized dungeons). $14 admission fee, and I have nearly 200 hours played.

Noita, previously mentioned, has amazing physics despite looking like crap. More of a "novelty" game due to its utter randomness, but entertaining for a while (10+ hours here).

Sundered is a difficult Lovecraftian "metroidvania". Brown-skinned female protagonist, but has no dialogue at all and there are zero discernable politics - just horror and madness.

Going Under is Hades-like satirical randomized millennial office combat. It has a free demo on Steam -- but don't be like me and play the demo for half an hour when it's already past bedtime, and say to yourself: "Hey, that was kinda fun, I'll check it out again tomorrow after work" because that didn't happen (but probably should have).
 

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Doomsday Hunters
  • Action-Roguelike,
  • Refined pixel graphics & animations like Spelunky
  • Isometric game play like Hades.

I have this on my list for when it goes on sale.

 
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Daily reminder that this is Rogue:



Also daily reminder that the practice of calling games that aren't like Rogue "roguelike" originated with Rogue Legacy, the pro-homosexuality Castlevania knockoff.
 

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Risk of Rain (1) is decent as far as I remember, although the controls need some getting into.

Enter the Gungeon is excellent from what I've heard, although fast paced, haven't played it myself though.

I played The Binding of Isaac:Rebirth for like 1000 hours, it's mechanically the best roguelike out there imo, but it's extremely vulgar and has a lot of satanic themes. Like you can sacrifice HP to get strong devil items, but if you don't take them you'll maybe get an angel room and get more powerful items for free. But it's interesting in that you play as a 3 year old boy that is fleeing into the basement from his single mom that watches evangelical tv and wants to kill him because she thinks God is telling her to do that. It has some themes that could be interpreted as anti-christian, but at the same time there are end-bosses like The Beast and Mega Satan. It's actually interesting, I've also played the earlier flash version of the game(like 10 years ago), and the anti-christian themes actually diminished over time. The designer of the game, Edmund McMillen, said the game is an expression of his childhood, he grew up in a catholic household with a single mother that was heavily influenced by american evangelical television. A main theme of the game is that Isaac(the protagonist), starts to hate himself because his mother starts being abusive towards him after the father leaves, and he becomes convinced that he has a demon inside him and was responsible for the bad things happening in his family. But McMillen said himself, that his hatred of christianity caused by his childhood went away because he later realized that the mistreatings that he was subject to were not a product of the faith, but of his broken home. Although as far as I know, he still isn't a christian. Again, I'd still not advise to play the game, because it's extremely vulgar(piss and shit in the form of enemies and items are a common theme, although it is presented in a very comical and pixelated style, and there's nothing sexual), but I think the history behind the game is really interesting. Maybe I'll make a more detailed thread about it at some point.
 
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Enter the Gungeon is excellent from what I've heard, although fast paced, haven't played it myself though.
I gave Enter the Gungeon a whirl for a few hours after picking it up during a Steam sale a couple of years ago.

My impression: Quite a good experience, but not strong enough to compete against other games in my library. Definitely worth a try if you're tired of all of the games you currently own, but not so much if you are already overwhelmed by your backlog.

I had the same opinion on Binding of Isaac, as well. When I ran into the anti-Christian elements (which didn't take long, of course) I decided that it wasn't anti-Christian as much as it was anti-evangelical -- which is a thing I can relate to. Some people don't know the difference, and I accept that as an unfortunate fact. The gameplay was fine, but I didn't see myself spending 100 or 1000 hours with it.
 

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I gave Enter the Gungeon a whirl for a few hours after picking it up during a Steam sale a couple of years ago.

My impression: Quite a good experience, but not strong enough to compete against other games in my library. Definitely worth a try if you're tired of all of the games you currently own, but not so much if you are already overwhelmed by your backlog.

I had the same opinion on Binding of Isaac, as well. When I ran into the anti-Christian elements (which didn't take long, of course) I decided that it wasn't anti-Christian as much as it was anti-evangelical -- which is a thing I can relate to. Some people don't know the difference, and I accept that as an unfortunate fact. The gameplay was fine, but I didn't see myself spending 100 or 1000 hours with it.
I think Isaac's true qualities shine through when you develop a certain proficiency at the game. Like at this point, after Repentance, there are over 800 items and countless synergies(one of the best aspects) in the game, and combined with the variety of characters, endings, enemies and floors, the game has an insane replayability. You can get extreme value from a floor that seems shitty, if you know what is possible and have a little luck. You can gamble and be punished, or get unbelievably lucky. Also, there's so much stuff that it feels like you're going through and endless jungle, the content just doesn't end, which adds this feeling of discovery. I've played this game for an embarassing amount of time, but I just remenber the effects of like 500 items/trinkets/consumables, because there's just so friggin many of them.

Just take a quick glance at this crap, you'll get what I mean. It's basically the gambler's version of a roguelike.
 
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I stopped playing Spelunky because it has human sacrifice to a demon, and I don't play games that have that.

Hades I love so much, but I've basically played it to death.

Does anyone have any other roguelites like this that are good? I can't seem to get into Dead Cells. It seems like I should like it, great reviews and my style, but there is something very not exact about the jumping/landing, and also the edges.
Noita has been my time killer in the morning before work, but I think you already have that one.. Streets of rogue is pretty fun too if you want a low investment game.
 

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Noita has been my time killer in the morning before work, but I think you already have that one.. Streets of rogue is pretty fun too if you want a low investment game.
I don't have Noita. I mean I don't know that I have it I would have to check. But I've not played it. I think I am going to.

I love SoR especially on co-op.

I don't know your schedule but I guess Dalton wants to play with me, I haven't messaged him yet. I know I've got some temp ban from cozy because of that faggot mammie-killer, but I don't think it's long. Maybe you can come on with me and Dalton sometime, I'm trying to get Ralph involved but he streams so much. I mean, I think he could just stream the game.

I was also thinking The Forest would be a good cozy game.

But I do think me and you need to do a BG3 game sometime. If we can't get on cozy we can do odysee and upload the replay to bitchute.

No idea if Dalton would be down for that, but he's a funny kid, the three of us might make a good party.
 

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I don't have Noita. I mean I don't know that I have it I would have to check. But I've not played it. I think I am going to.

I love SoR especially on co-op.

I don't know your schedule but I guess Dalton wants to play with me, I haven't messaged him yet. I know I've got some temp ban from cozy because of that faggot mammie-killer, but I don't think it's long. Maybe you can come on with me and Dalton sometime, I'm trying to get Ralph involved but he streams so much. I mean, I think he could just stream the game.

I was also thinking The Forest would be a good cozy game.

But I do think me and you need to do a BG3 game sometime. If we can't get on cozy we can do odysee and upload the replay to bitchute.

No idea if Dalton would be down for that, but he's a funny kid, the three of us might make a good party.
totally down! let me know when you guys can schedule it. I work nights and I got the show on weekends so weekend late nights or weekday afternoons/evening but not later than 9cst
 

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I stopped playing Spelunky because it has human sacrifice to a demon, and I don't play games that have that.

Hades I love so much, but I've basically played it to death.

Does anyone have any other roguelites like this that are good? I can't seem to get into Dead Cells. It seems like I should like it, great reviews and my style, but there is something very not exact about the jumping/landing, and also the edges.
Valheim is supposed to be good.

 

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Not a roguelite, but this is a fun game that's sorta like Spelunky:


Difficulty isn't very high though.
 
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