Double Fine's Take on Roguelikes, 'RAD,' Is Charming, But That's Not Enough
Key to any roguelike is nailing the loop, but in 'RAD,' that loop gets frustrating and boring quickly.
'Dicey Dungeons' Will Help You Understand the Best New Genre in Games
It's a roguelike deckbuilder that looks nothing like the phrase “roguelike deckbuilder.”
Most Games Are Happy to Let You Play How You Want, 'Dead Cells' Pushes Back
If I had my way, I'd play 'Dead Cells' the same way over and over again. The game won't let me.
I Wish the Mechanics of 'Flinthook' Were in a Different Game
'Flinthook' plays beautifully, but the game's structure trips it up.
[encrypted] Takes the Deepest Video Game Genre Into Elusive New Realities
Niall Moody reimagines roguelike gaming with decryption, generative sound.
Can the 2D Sequel to 'A Link to the Past' Revive an Ailing Genre?
Yes, it's a new 2D Zelda, but can Nintendo get back in gear after twenty years of 3D?