Rogue's Tale is a single player turn-based dungeon crawling game. The game takes place in a place called Frostmourn Keep and its underlying dungeons located in the World's End Mountains. The goal is to overthrow the current king of the Frostmourn Keep and become the new king. A demo version and game guide can be found on the homepage. Key features: - Classless character building where you can choose to be the kind of rogue you want. - Seemingly unfair, untimely and unforgiving deaths which are also permanent. - Ways to counter these deaths by learning the game mechanics. - Random dungeons and encounters. - 24 talents to build your character with. - 30 spells to build your character even further. - 30 heritages that make your next character stronger. - 30 challenges to complete once you get the hang of the game.
This is what a roguelike should be! I had a game where I was spawned right next to a tough enemy that killed me in one shot. I laughed and loaded it back up :). Every run is different and I've found a huge variety of items (and died in a huge variety of ways!).
Is the game unfair at times? Sure, that's how roguelikes are. But you'll keep coming back for more :p.
While vexing to the extreme, persistence and patience pay off for this one. Easy to pick up and play and keeps me coming back.
One note though, as the reviews and comments have mentioned, this is definitely more of an exercise in learning how to operate under the conditions provided (and the frustration involved in the process). This is NOT for those looking for an hour or two of mindless hacking and slashing.