Review: Rogue Legacy On PlayStation

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Rogue Legacy is a genealogical rogue-“LITE” where anyone can be a hero. Each time you die, your child will succeed you. Every child is unique. One child might be colorblind, another might have vertigo– 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.

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Pros:

  • Graphics are pleasing, coming at you with an almost chunky pixel style.
  • First music track is not the best but can be changed via a juke box in game and some tunes are really good.
  • Cross buy on all three systems. Buy it on any one and get the other two FREE. So that’s PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita.
  • Cross save, The game auto saves at regular intervals, can be forced. The save will automatically save to the cloud so you can jump onto another system and carry on where you left off. you have 3 cross save slots and 3 offline save slots.
  • Roguelike action platformer with RPG elements.
  • Every time you die you start again as an heir to you. Any unlocks will be kept including any money collected. the difference being is you get to choose 1 of 3 possible heirs to play as. Each heir has good things and bad things about them. They could suffer from colour blindness so the game will be in black and white, or they can only see in distances so close up items are blurry. There is just loads of different factors every time.
  • Levels are randomized so you never get the same level twice. You can unlock the ability to lock the level but suffer a money penalty.
  • Spend cash on upgrading your character, unlock new classes and of course buying new things like armour and weapons. The whole upgrade screen is branched icons and each have a set amount of levels to them to balance it all out. Shops unlock to where you buy your equipment and runes.
  • runes can be found and bought/equipped which change the game like make enemies harder etc.
  • So many different enemies to encounter, From skeletons to deadly portrait paintings, The game has so many types all with unique attack styles.
  • Find and use teleport stands to jump around the level.
  • earn cash by killing enemies and smashing up the furniture,chests and anything else breakable.
  • Bonus sections with a special chest. example would be you enter an area and get a pop up saying to kill all enemies, Do that and you get to open the special chest.
  • Wacky side quests as it were, Find a section where you can gamble money on the opening of a box, or have 8 knives and hit the moving targets to earn extra loot.
  • the controls are really easy and on the PS4 you can use the touch pad to navigate the map.
  • Clever pause menu that gives you a look at your stats so far on a player card, Any enemies will have a brief bio show up.
  • it is a really hard game yet a really addictive game! Despite dying over and over it only takes one decent run to get a few upgrades and your set.
  • Full platinum trophy.
  • The game has many different areas to find and conquer, From deadly forests to castles to what looks like a walk way to hell. Every area brings specific enemies.
  • Secret rooms can be found  usually housing good rare loot.
  • You can unlock new runes and armour/weapons by finding the blueprints. These will be randomly stored in chests.
  • Aside from your usual weapon attacks, You can also unlock special moves and magic attacks that use mp.
  • Collect mp and health pick ups.
  • You can find boss doors at any point and mini bosses are scattered around.
  • A true example of how to execute a game with the “Just one more go” mentality.
  • until later on, Any money not spent when starting a new heir will be lost, Who knew Death would take all your money just to let you re enter a place where you will surely die.

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Cons:

  • Hard to get going at first, You need a good hour just to get used to the mechanics, and build up some cash to get the upgrades going.
  • Enemies being able to shoot through walls is always a pain in the ass.

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In Summary, One of the best PSN download games period. With nearly everything randomized, you never get the same game twice, You never get the same character twice in a row. The different abilities/disabilities that characters have are both brilliant and funny. I mean you can be a guy who cannot stop farting for Christ sake! The game should have a warning on it though, once you start playing, It will take a lot to stop you playing. Time flies as you just keep going and going, Always holding onto the dream that this run is gonna be the big one! The upgrade tree is well thought out and does help you a lot. Once you unlock the shops you can then change the appearance of your character by buying new armour and weapons. its a game where no review is really need, All you need to know is its huge, has loads and loads of replay ability and has no game breaking bugs. just buy it and then ponder why it took you so long to jump on board.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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