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  • Summary: Each time you die, your child will succeed you. Every child is unique. One child might be colorblind, another might have tourettes-- they could even be a dwarf.

    That's OK, because no one is perfect, and you don't have to be perfect to win this game. But you do have to be pretty darn good
    Each time you die, your child will succeed you. Every child is unique. One child might be colorblind, another might have tourettes-- they could even be a dwarf.

    That's OK, because no one is perfect, and you don't have to be perfect to win this game. But you do have to be pretty darn good because this game is HARD. Fortunately, every time you die all the gold you've collected can be used to upgrade you manor, giving your next child a step up in life and another chance at vanquishing evil.
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 95
    A hugely triumphant take on the Metroidvania formula that delights with its fresh take on roguelike gameplay elements, Rogue Legacy empowers the player, rather than punishes them and is simply one of the finest games you can play on a PlayStation platform.
  2. Aug 13, 2014
    90
    Exciting, funny, and addictive: you should play this game.
  3. It's like a 2D Dark Souls with randomising traps and crappy heroes. Funny, brutal, essential.. [October 2014, p76]
  4. Aug 4, 2014
    88
    Rogue Legacy is an addicting roguelike platform game hybrid. It works great on all PlayStation consoles and the Cross Buy system makes it a real bargain.
  5. Aug 3, 2014
    85
    It's a great roguelike platformer, even though it brings zero additions compared to the PC version. If you haven't played it yet, it's a great option, especially if your Vita needs some games for the summer.
  6. Brutally compelling and utterly essential. [Oct 2014, p.91]
  7. 70
    Mind you, apparent lack of confidence aside, Rogue Legacy is still an essential game, and it's good to see the roguelike still getting so much traction, because it is a wonderful, versatile and ultimately entertaining RPG sub-genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Feb 17, 2015
    10
    Rogue Legacy has an addictive, fast-paced gameplay. One of the best 2D platform games on PS4. This game will give you dozens of hours of fun.Rogue Legacy has an addictive, fast-paced gameplay. One of the best 2D platform games on PS4. This game will give you dozens of hours of fun. Character traits are awesome and refreshing, making each round unique. Expand
  2. Aug 1, 2014
    9
    Rogue Legacy is endlessly addictive, frustrating, challenging and often hilarious. Every minute with this game is a joy, and I found myselfRogue Legacy is endlessly addictive, frustrating, challenging and often hilarious. Every minute with this game is a joy, and I found myself saying "just one more round" 10-15 times in a row. I can't recommend this enough, so just buy it now. Expand
  3. Jul 30, 2014
    9
    I'm completed shocked by how much fun this game is. Procedurally created levels has been an alluring concept but ultimately disappointing inI'm completed shocked by how much fun this game is. Procedurally created levels has been an alluring concept but ultimately disappointing in 9 out of 10 games that offer it like Cloudberry Kingdom and Daylight (sorry I just couldn't get into them). However, Rogue Legacy hits the nail right on the head for how to do randomized level design. This is easily the best side-scroller I've played since Symphony of the Night. There are a number of hilarious references to pop culture stuff ranging from fairly obvious to jokes that I can only imagine a small percentage of people will get right away (i.e., reference to the movie UHF but I won't spoil what the joke is). I can't stop playing this game. It is hard but I'm slowly becoming a much better player. While I play lots of games, I'm not great at any of them and this is not so hard that it becomes frustrating. I always feel like I'm progressing and there is so much to do. Really and exceptional and fun game. Expand
  4. Feb 11, 2015
    8
    Rogue Legacy was surprisingly good! I played this game for over 35 hours and I still can't stop..it's very addictive. With it's retro style itRogue Legacy was surprisingly good! I played this game for over 35 hours and I still can't stop..it's very addictive. With it's retro style it brings back memories of older games. It has a pretty nice story and I like the fact that it was also quite funny at some points. The things I hate most about this game are those Remix Bosses! Spent hours on them, but I gave up after beating two...it is just impossible. But overall, it was a good and enjoyful game. Expand
  5. Mar 7, 2015
    8
    Good game but really very very very hard. After 10-15 hours of playing I just stopped. Unfortunately, I do not have limitless hours forGood game but really very very very hard. After 10-15 hours of playing I just stopped. Unfortunately, I do not have limitless hours for gaming. Although it is highly addictive after some point you find yourself making the same things again and again. Expand
  6. Oct 15, 2014
    7
    Good: fun Midevil platform game with great mechanics and a cool death concept. If you own a vita its a perfect cross buy.

    Bad: shallow boss
    Good: fun Midevil platform game with great mechanics and a cool death concept. If you own a vita its a perfect cross buy.

    Bad: shallow boss creation, repetitive over time

    Overall: worth the money and gaming experience to purchase.
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  7. Feb 24, 2015
    2
    Can't get into this type of game. Guess I burned out on these 20+ years ago, and I seem to remember they were better back then. ConstantlyCan't get into this type of game. Guess I burned out on these 20+ years ago, and I seem to remember they were better back then. Constantly dying just to go run and jump and poke some things again, in a jumbled castle with no personality at all....no thanks. I'll just keep my Milton's Secret Castle memories and go find a better game to play with a bit more interesting gameplay to it.
    Enjoy it if that's your thing, but my personal review score is abysmal.
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