Questions tagged [roguelikes]

Adventure RPG games commonly featuring a randomized world a hero must crawl through to reach their objective. They usually feature complex interaction between many different stats, monsters, resistances, items, maps and commands. Rogue, Nethack, Angband, Diablo are well known games in the genre.

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What attributes makes a game a Roguelike?

I always assumed that a roguelike was a nethack-esque game with ascii graphics, but apparently there is more to it than that. Note that I never actually played nethack and all I know about it is that ...