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September 23, 2011 1:04 PM   Subscribe

The Doom Roguelike is really much better than it has any right to be, and has come a long way over the last four years of development. Its spacey sister is the Aliens Roguelike (previously). Here are some tutorial videos to get you started, and mefi's own JHarris' review of DoomRL from 2007.
posted by kaibutsu (11 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
Good old DoomRL. I'm going to have to get into it. I was perfectly happy with the Diablo-esque Doom: Fall of Mars as well.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 1:28 PM on September 23, 2011

Man, I always forget this exists and then get reminded that it's actually a thing and mean to try out but forget again.
posted by cortex at 1:43 PM on September 23, 2011

Omg. Yeah, like cortex, I always forget this exists, and then find it again and remember how awesome it is.
posted by strixus at 1:45 PM on September 23, 2011

I went looking for a good link for Doom: The Board Game for anyone scared off by rogue-likes but still desiring a turn-based Doom experience, but it seems to be out of print. Oh well.
posted by kaibutsu at 2:10 PM on September 23, 2011 [1 favorite]

Thread soundtrack (B)
posted by ersatz at 3:38 PM on September 23, 2011

Darn. I was really hoping this was an implementation of a Roguelike game in the Doom engine rather than the other way around.
posted by straight at 4:15 PM on September 23, 2011

I guess I'd be remiss in saying that, in the most recent Roguelike Radio, I kind of tear into the direction DoomRL has gone. When I played a couple of games to refresh my memory of it, I found it rather less fun that I had before. It now seems to be more complicated than it needs to be, and ammo is not plentiful enough that there are far fewer cases where you have to watch your shots and mix up your weapons.
posted by JHarris at 4:42 PM on September 23, 2011

Er, I'd be remiss if I didn't say that. Sigh.
posted by JHarris at 4:42 PM on September 23, 2011

this Angel Arm is pretty neat, but i'm in a jam. surely the fabled "alternate reload" will help me pull a Vash and get out of this without being nyyyyyyyooooooooooooooooooo BOOOM crunch splat dead
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 7:17 PM on September 23, 2011

I love this.

However, discussion of this game so far has neglected to mention that it does your head in.

Other than that, great game.
posted by motty at 8:08 PM on September 23, 2011

related, but too lazy to make a post: pacman roguelike Netpack
posted by juv3nal at 3:25 PM on September 30, 2011

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