Monthly Archives: November 2011

Victory: The Saga of Urist Redbeard (part 1)

It finally happened. After playing Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup off and on for about six years, I have finally managed my first win. If you’ve missed my posts about roguelikes, you might want to take a look at them here, … Continue reading

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Technically Not Indie Time: Bastion (part 2)

[Read part one here] I have now finished Bastion, and my opinion of the game has only improved. The second half did not disappoint and the ending is one of the best I’ve seen in a long time. I recommend … Continue reading

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Roguelike-like: Transcendence

[Click on images for larger versions.] Recently I’ve discovered a few games that are clearly influenced by traditional roguelikes, and manage to use roguelike elements in a completely different genre with some impressive results. Transcendence is one such game, and … Continue reading

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Technically Not Indie Time: Bastion (part 1)

After finishing LIMBO (read about it here), the next game on my list was Bastion, the first title from Supergiant Games. Bastion is technically not an indie game, as it is published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (I am defining … Continue reading

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Roguelike Highlights: DoomRL

[Be sure to read my introduction to roguelikes if you haven’t already. Previous Roguelike Highlights can be read here.] It is true: I have never played Doom. This is why jefequeso contributed a guest post about it. As a game … Continue reading

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Indie Time: LIMBO

Well, I successfully finished the Shivering Isles expansion pack for Oblivion (it’s good!), and I did it before Skyrim, the next installment of the series, is released. But an unintended side effect is that I now need a break from … Continue reading

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Alternate History: Doom [Guest Post]

I have mentioned Doom, the 1993 game that basically launched the first-person shooter genre, a few times on this blog. But I’ve never actually played it (gasp! I should probably rectify that). Fortunately, jefequeso has played it, and he contributed … Continue reading

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