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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  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. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Sep 19, 2014
    90
    It's like a 2D Dark Souls with randomising traps and crappy heroes. Funny, brutal, essential.. [October 2014, p76]
  4. Aug 8, 2014
    85
    Rogue Legacy is a difficult title but a very entertaining game. A very peculiar old style Roguelike, with a lot to see and a lot to play.
  5. Aug 6, 2014
    84
    Even after an year, it's still an original and enjoyable experience, one you shouldn't miss on PS4.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 29, 2014
    80
    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: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  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. Sep 8, 2014
    9
    Funny, addictive, satisfying and cool. Rogue Legacy is an awesome platformer hack n slash rogue-like that uses the best elements of 8bitFunny, addictive, satisfying and cool. Rogue Legacy is an awesome platformer hack n slash rogue-like that uses the best elements of 8bit platformer action games and adds in a broad range of original and cool ideas. Expand
  3. Jul 29, 2014
    9
    Game is very addicting so be ready to sit for a long time. Anyways, the game brings originality to its finest. The game itself and the playerGame is very addicting so be ready to sit for a long time. Anyways, the game brings originality to its finest. The game itself and the player are always changing, making the person who's playing, change the way he plays everytime you start the game again. The whole point of the game is to fight your way through this almost never ending castle, inevitably dying to start again, as another person in your family "legacy", passing down your wealth from your previous playthrough to make the next family member you control stronger and building your castle to achieve better upgrades. Eventually you will meet people along the way, helping you further your quest to finally beating the game(if you ever can). The big kicker is that once you start over, you lose all your wealth by paying the ghost at the door, so spend wisely. Another excellent indie 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 12, 2015
    8
    Rogue Legacy takes a while to get into. At first I hated it. I then learnt how to play and understood the concept of the game, as I progressedRogue Legacy takes a while to get into. At first I hated it. I then learnt how to play and understood the concept of the game, as I progressed and levelled up and learnt enemy attacks and patterns, I soon realised this was a very well made roguelike/Metroid/vania adventure.

    You will die a lot, but that is all part of the game. As you progress through the random generated castle you gather gold. Once dead this has to be spent on upgrades, weapons and armour before re-entering, otherwise the gatekeeper takes all your gold. As you level up items become more expensive so staying alive longer and collecting more gold is a must in order to progress.

    The music suits the game, the controls are tight and the graphics nice (in a retro style).

    Put some time in and you'll enjoy this little gem.
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  6. May 2, 2015
    8
    Rogue Legacy is a difficult title but a very entertaining game. A very peculiar old style Roguelike, with a lot to see and a lot to play. AndRogue Legacy is a difficult title but a very entertaining game. A very peculiar old style Roguelike, with a lot to see and a lot to play. And i hope you too enjoy it. Expand
  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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