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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: 26 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  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. Dec 24, 2015
    10
    I really try to not rate games a perfect 10/10 but look... I could NOT stop playing Rogue Legacy. I played through the entire game at least 7I really try to not rate games a perfect 10/10 but look... I could NOT stop playing Rogue Legacy. I played through the entire game at least 7 or 8 times and could probably jump back in and play it some more now. I lost a lot of sleep over this game; it really gives you that "Just one more life..." desire to keep going.The game is always changing and always challenging. I wholeheartedly recommend it to all players. 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. 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. Apr 7, 2017
    8
    Though it does not have as much replay value as I would like, this is still a really fun and challenging game that is definitely worth theThough it does not have as much replay value as I would like, this is still a really fun and challenging game that is definitely worth the purchase. The music is entertaining and a perfect fit for the style of the game. It's hard, but in a way that kept me motivated to continue. I would have enjoyed more and more varied bosses, and the game could have been a little bit longer, but otherwise, it was really addictive and enjoyable. Expand
  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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