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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
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  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: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  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. 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
  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. Dec 3, 2014
    8
    Some of the most fun I have had on the ps4. A mix of metroidvania style gaming with dark souls thrown in for good measure. You grind your waySome of the most fun I have had on the ps4. A mix of metroidvania style gaming with dark souls thrown in for good measure. You grind your way through a giant castle collect money, power ups and weapons that you use to improve your characters because everytime you die you have to go back through a randomly generated castle. Its very addictive and not as tedious as it sounds, one of the more interesting aspects is your lineage were you get three random character classes with random traits that can effect gameplay every time you die. Great fun highly recommend to fans of old school platformers. Expand
  5. 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
  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 5, 2015
    0
    Rogue Legacy is an insult to the golden era of gaming it poorly attempts to pay homage to. Within 10 minutes I had uninstalled this joke of aRogue Legacy is an insult to the golden era of gaming it poorly attempts to pay homage to. Within 10 minutes I had uninstalled this joke of a game. I'm not entirely sure if the developers were serious when making Rogue Legacy or whether this is a troll game in some sort of social experiment to see how bad a game they can release on psn. I understand why it is free this month on ps+ because no one in their right mind would be happy to pay for such garbage.

    The game is ugly looking and lacks detail which was made possible on the NES (in fact I would have returned this game in the 80's it looks that bad). The maps are random generated which we all know is a sign of very bad game design. If a developer cannot be bothered to create a decent map then they do not deserve my time.

    You die at the slightest touch and just as you are learning the ropes you die and the game goes back to the title screen. If a developer thinks I will put up with such poor design and want to press restart more than 4 times in 5 minutes then they are clearly a pretentious douche who doesn't deserve to work in the gaming industry.

    I felt insulted playing this awful mess, the music was nauseating (in the Amiga days tunes were done right), the score used in Rogue Galaxy must have been recorded by someone who is tone deaf.

    An absolute waste of my time and an insult to gamers. I don't get why this game is getting positive reviews. I presume it's from people who are new to gaming and are impressed by pixels moving at the push of a button like voodoo magic!

    So don't bother downloading even for free. If the games purpose was to waste minutes spent waiting for it to download then delete, it has succeeded. Terrible, horrible, insulting little game.
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