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Etrian Mystery Dungeon out now across Europe

After an extended wait, Etrian Mystery Dungeon is now available in Europe, NIS has announced. The roguelike RPG launched in North America in April after debuting in Japan the previous month, and earned praise from Destructoid's reviews pope...   read

 
 
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Review: Ascendant

We're getting to the point where the roguelike formula doesn't inspire "oohs" and "ahhs" like it used to. Where a game could generally have had the label "tough as nails," and earned instant cred, it's becoming increasingly harder to do so ...   read

 
 
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Dungeon League
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Dungeon League turns RPG action into a bloodsport

What happens when you turn hardcore RPG gameplay, with hints of roguelike elements, into a sport? Imagine having to grind and acquire loot in order to score points and one-up your competition. Sounds pretty wild for an action-RPG, right? Th...   read

 
 
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Review: Galak-Z: The Dimensional

There aren't enough mech games out there. I mean sure, I grew up with Mechwarrior, G-Nome, Armored Core, and Heavy Gear, among countless others over the years, but it's still not enough. It's never enough. While Galak-Z does have some ...   read

 
 
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Doujin Dojo

You aren't the hero in this RPG

Doujin Dojo is a sporadic column dedicated to spotlighting independent games from Japan and the people that make them. Every time I talk about PlayStation Mobile, someone inevitably mentions it's the first time they've ever heard ...   read

 
 
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The Swindle

Review: The Swindle

A band of thieves in Steampunk Victorian London has been tasked with preventing Scotland Yard's creation of the ultimate surveillance device: The Devil's Basilisk. If they fail to swindle said device in 100 days (read: lives), thievery as w...   read

 
 
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HANDS ON: Galak-Z
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How the hell did Galak-Z hide a Gundam for three years?

We've covered the "Spelunky by way of Macross" space shooting roguelike for a couple of years now and the follow-up from Skulls of the Shogun developer 17-bit is almost here, coming to PS4 August 4 and PC a few months down the line (regrett...   read

 
 
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Roguelikes

Roguelike Mega Collection brings 700+ free games into one torrent

Roguelikes can be huge games. With high difficulty, procedural generation, and plenty of RPG elements to sink your teeth into, you’re potentially looking at hundreds of hours of play out of just one title. And then someone decided to ...   read

 
 
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The Swindle

The Swindle gets down with the sneaky sneaky

I’ve just spent a few hours with Size Five Games’ (of Time Gentlemen, Please! and Ben There, Dan That! fame) newest offering, The Swindle. As a coalition of thieves in alternate-reality Victorian London, you’re tasked with...   read

 
 
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Crypt of the NecroDancer

Crypt of the NecroDancer headed to PS4 and Vita

Well this is nice. Previously available only for Linux, Mac, and Windows, Crypt of the NecroDancer is now on its way to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Brace Yourself Games' community manager Heather Wilson made the announcement on the ...   read

 
 
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The Binding of Isaac

Binding of Isaac: Rebirth hits Xbox One, Wii U, and New 3DS July 23

Rejoice, fans of fetuses and feces! The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be coming to the Xbox One, Wii U, and New 3DS on July 23. Please note the new there, as it will not be available on the older model. It's wonderful to see Nint...   read

 
 
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Doko Roko

Doko Roko looks magical with big swords and big explosions

I don't care what anyone says, lovingly-crafted pixel art can still get me super excited about a new game. I know a lot of people are tired of pixelated indie games by now, but damn, they can be so beautiful! That's precisely why I can't he...   read

 
 
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The Binding of Isaac

New boss teased for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth expansion

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's expansion, Afterbirth, is shambling ever-closer. Yesterday, Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis teased a new boss, Rag Man. This mummy-lookin' homie has purple eyes, purple attacks, and the ability to throw his ...   read

 
 
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Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Etrian Mystery Dungeon explores Europe September 11

Etrian Mystery Dungeon is coming to Europe on September 11, NIS America has announced. Destructoid's reviews baron Chris Carter was enamored with the game when it landed in North America last month, saying "the more [he] played Etrian ...   read

 
 
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Darkest Dungeon update

Darkest Dungeon update adds two new characters, fresh terror

Darkest Dungeon is my jam. I've been playing the hell out of the early access build and while I've had an absolute blast, I was reaching the bottom of the barrel in terms of current content. So it should come as no surprise that I am more t...   read

 
 
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Desktop Dungeons

Brilliant puzzle roguelike Desktop Dungeons now portable

With Desktop Dungeons now available for iPad and Android tablets, I can easily see it becoming an obsession all over again. This is $10, straight up; no in-app purchases, no bullshit. The Enhanced Edition's daily challenges and Chemist and ...   read

 
 
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Rogue Legacy

Rogue Legacy is still awesome (and aggravating) on Xbox One

The last couple of times we talked about Rogue Legacy coming to Xbox One, a bunch of you let the good vibes flow, so here's the bookend to that coverage: it's available now for $14.99. Better yet, the title is only $11.99 (20 percent off) f...   read

 
 
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The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth to have daily challenges

In the months since November 2014, I've slowly developed some semblance of skill in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. While I've still got quite a lot of playing to do if I wish to earn the Platinum God achievement, I'm impressed with how far ...   read

 
 
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Fighting games and roguelikes are my personal school of hard knocks

The last few years of games for me have been all about defeat. Constant, unending, expected defeat. I think I'm better for it. It wasn't always like that. In fact, for most of my life, games have been all about completion, victory. Usually ...   read

 
 
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Rogue Legacy

Xbox One owners can explore Rogue Legacy on May 27

I'd like to use a time machine to, among other deeds, dissuade Brett from using the headline "Xbox One inherits Rogue Legacy" so that I might use it right now in this post. Hate coming up with these things. But, really, saving it for May 27...   read

 
 
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Space Beast Terror Fright
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Space Beast Terror Fright is still my favorite Aliens game

[Disclosure: The developers put my name in Space Beast Terror Fright's random name generator along with a bunch of other people who showed interest in the game early on. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, were factored i...   read

 
 
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NecroDancer review!
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Review: Crypt of the NecroDancer

Dance Dance Revolution was a large part of an earlier era of my life. Going though dance pads year after year until I finally convinced my parents to get me one of the "big boy" pads for a lot more money. Eventually I grew past that er...   read

 
 
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Isaac Eternal Edition
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Binding of Isaac: Eternal Edition update is a free helping of torment

A free update for the original Binding of Isaac has been released today for anyone who has the Wrath of the Lamb expansion. The new Eternal Edition will let you relive all of the glory of the original game's choppy flash based engine with a...   read

 
 
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Weaponographist review

Review: The Weaponographist

When The Weaponographist was described to me as "a speedrunning hack-n-slasher dipped in a bit of rogue sauce," I barfed a lil' bit. Playing it didn't do much to assuage my illness.   read

 
 
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Royals

'You have died at 30 as a lowly peasant and will be forgotten'

That headline -- quite the game over message, huh? Royals, a new game from Threes designer Asher Vollmer that is not at all like Threes, pins itself as "an optimistic peasant simulator." You set out to become a king, a queen, or a royal in ...   read

 
 
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