A flexible roguelike with more than enough playstyles to keep you coming back.
Special items come rapidly, through many different means. I am gifted a boombox early in the game that I can turn on to force my enemies to groove to the tunes. Each item offers genuine strategic options while maintaining the general sense of goofiness and surprise.
If you want a tiny, varied Deus Ex that will make you laugh, this is it.
Streets of Rogue is crazy fun in it's purest form. And 8 bits rogue like that provide almost infinite possibilities to overcome the numerous challenges, or simply unleash the chaos wherever you go. It's humorous tone will made you laugh most of the time.
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Streets of Rogue isn't the cheapest of rogue-lites available on the eShop, but years of developmental evolution in Early Access have resulted in the final product making it to Nintendo Switch, and while we do feel the asking price is a tad high, the amount of content you get far surpasses what you're probably expecting. RPGs are at their best when they give you a world where you can be anyone and do anything - Skyrim has built its legacy on that very concept - so if you want to be a werewolf, or a scientist, or a bartender, then this is the game for you.
Thanks to its long early access period, Streets of Rogue achieves what a good Rogue-lite should; An addictive experience that takes hold of you while presenting itself with new and varied content on each turn of play. If you love this genre, this is a must have. For others? If you enjoy freedom of choices and approaches and pixelated graphics, Streets of Rogue can be both enjoyable and an introduction to the world of Rogue-lites
Review in Persian | Read full review
If you like rogue-lite top-down RPG shooters, then Streets of Rogue is one the most chaotic and fun games in this genre. Maybe there are better games in this genre to play, but Streets of Rogue with various characters, interesting quests and chaotic fun gameplay, absolutely worths your time and money too and brings you some entertaining hours, specially if you play co-op. Streets of Rogue is a valuable game that actualy has some elements from almost all genres in it!
Review in Persian | Read full review
Streets of Rogue is an odd yet hugely entertaining outing, one that rewards the time you put into it and never says no to even your most ridiculous ideas. It’s far more than the sum of its inspirations and even if you find permadeath an obstacle, there’s so much to love about this deceptively complex gem.
Gameplay-wise, Streets of Rogue is one of the most open-ended games that I've ever played and mastering it super-rewarding.
There is a lot of fun to be had in the game and you could easily suck 100+ hours out of it if you really wanted to explore and unlock everything, in all likelihood most people won’t stay with it for that long but regardless what time you do spend with it will likely be enjoyable.
Streets of Rogue is a fantastic title with loads of replay value, and crucially it lets players decide how they want to play without penalising them, which might make it a good rogue-lite entry point for the uninitiated. It may perform slightly better on other platforms but it is perfectly suited to the on-the-go experience the Switch provides. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a date with a chloroform rag-wielding doctor (I’m referring to the game, no need to send help).
Characters can be possessed, frozen/shattered, and even bribed. If you're not able to accomplish something on your own, you can always just hire or trick someone. This underlying complexity is a double-edged sword, however, and it's not uncommon to lose an hour-long playthrough to someone who turned against you for reasons that aren't immediately obvious, at which point your run's progress is deleted.
Streets of Rogue combines the experimental elements of Deus Ex with random world generation and permadeath to create a winning top-down rogue-lite.
If you enjoy the rogue-lite genre, then Streets of Rogue will make you happy, but if you don't like things such as permadeath and stealth, you will find more fun in another title.
Streets of Rogue has the heart and complexity rivaling any major release, even without a story to back it up. If you've got the hard drive space, there's no reason not to pick it up immediately.