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    HyperRogue's review

    Published: 2014-05-29, by Peter Warrior.

    An original and turn-based rogue-like game

    • Easy to learn, hard to master
    • Smart gameplay
    • Poor graphics and design, lack of animations.

    "It's a matter of perspective"

    HyperRogue has CGA (if not worse) graphics, lacks any kind of animations, storyline or any other feature you would expect from a classy video game, but it is a great board cat and mice game disguised as some sort of Advanced Heroquest played in turn in a 2D board wrapped around a hyperbolic plane where different environments (and monsters!) coexist.

    Said that, it's all about exploring that odd sphere where you can't go back to the same place, one tile at a time, and find the magic shards which are power-ups. You can defeat any enemy as long as it isn't "supported" by any other foe in an adjacent tile. If you ran out of tiles to move and can't kill any unsupported enemy nearby, game's over.

    Tactical players, please, give this HyperRogue a go. It's worthy and beautiful, but in its own and unique way.

    Tags: endless depths crack , hyperrogue iii

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    by Peter , Appszoom

    May 29, 2014


    You are a lone outsider in a strange, non-Euclidean world.. As a Rogue, your goal is to collect as many treasures as possible. However, collecting treasures attracts dangerous monsters (on the other hand, killing the monsters allows more treasures to be generated).

    Collecting enough treasure also allows you to find rare magical orbs, which grant you one-time or time-limited special abilities.

    The world is a combination of eleven types of lands. Each land type has specific style (monsters, treasure, magical orbs, terrain features). Collecting treasures only attracts more monsters in lands of the same type, so you can try to collect lots of treasure in several different lands! Ultimately, you will be able to access Hell, and look for the fabulous Orbs of Yendor which are hidden there.

    The game is inspired by the roguelike genre (you are not allowed to save as the game is short enough and reloading the same saved file several times would be cheating), as well as puzzle games such as DROD (Deadly Rooms of Death). HyperRogue is one of just few games played on a hyperbolic plane.

    Play HyperRogue for free, or download HyperRogue Gold, which includes online achievements and leaderboards (via Google Games Services), and is updated more frequently (more lands with unique mechanics, and other features). If you want a small app, download HyperRogue Lite without music. Also play the desktop version of HyperRogue!

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    Michael Darrow

    by Michael Darrow

    Sep 12, 2017  |  "Great"

    The reason I used 4 stars is because I can accidentally press the vector graphics thing which I don't like.

    Michael C

    by Michael C

    Jun 29, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    This game is amazing. I have spent hours on end just trying to beat it, while being captivated by how hard the Dev worked to make this game into an experience and cram as much fun content into the hyperbolic plane.

    Wilbur Cobb

    by Wilbur Cobb

    Jun 11, 2017  |  "OK"

    Its alright? Creative graphics but no real gameplay

    Xander Mark

    by Xander Mark

    May 06, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Wonderfully rich game. So much content and it is very unique yet true to a roguelike game. I am continuously pleasantly surprised by the clever mechanics of each land. It's easy to get into, but requires skill as you progress further and further. Average game lengths can be from 10 to 20 minutes depending on your own pacing and skill. Probably longer if you are very good.

    James Paige

    by James Paige

    Apr 24, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Mind bogglingly cool roguelike. The spatial distortion has some really profound and subtle impacts on strategy, especially when running away or jockeying for battle position. Playing this for just a few days has been enough to give me non-euclidian nightmares.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Apr 04, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Amazing game. I would like it If there was a mode where you are immortal and can just explore the game.