Monday, February 01, 2010

Who you callin' a roguelike rookie?

Not me, I hope. I know I only broke my roguelike cherry a short while ago, but in the last few weeks I've gone from roguelike virgin to roguelike whore--or at least from rogulike virgin to roguelike non-whore-who-still-likes-to-do-it.

What's funny (well, it's funny to me at least) is that I could have popped that proverbial cherry a few years ago--after I bought Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon. I actually played through the game's first chapter shortly after I bought it, but then I promptly put it away--and didn't pick it up again until a few weeks ago.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon isn't the only roguelike I'm trudging through--I'm also working my way through two roguelikes from the Super Famicom era, thanks to the wonders of fan translation: Fushigi no Dungeon 1 and 2 (aka Torneko's Great Adventure and Shiren the Wanderer, respectively).

The awesome box covers of Torneko's Great Adventure
Shiren the Wanderer. 

(By the way, anyone who wants to know more about roguelikes should check out John Harris' wonderful GameSetWatch @Play column about Torneko's Great Adventure.)

Once I'm done with the three roguelikes mentioned above, I'll probably track down two more: Chocobo's Dungeon 2 and Torneko: The Last Hope, both of which were released for the original PlayStation back in 1999 and 2000, respectively.


Viewtiful_Justin said...

THAT's what I was supposed to look for! I got on Amazon this weekend and went, "I know Bryan told me to look for something..."

And I just realized that I think I submitted your name wrong for Hardest Level posts when I was doing them. I think spelled it with an "i" instead of a "y". My apologies.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, don't worry about it (spelling my name with an 'i' instead of a 'y'). It doesn't really matter to me! :)