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Slash - Santiago Zapata
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« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2007, 08:30:12 AM »

I like tight spaces in Roguelikes.  Well, generally for games, but especially for Roguelikes.  One of the reasons Prom's platform designs appealed to me so much was how compact and varied everything was.

Hence, I like small dungeons with lots of little corridors.  I don't like crossing large, empty spaces in Roguelikes at all!
Haha, so you like Nethack *mazes*? (Not dungeons, *mazes* I think they come after midgame or something Tongue)

My dream Roguelike would have very simple controls and simple rules, but lots of different items, enemies, and ways for those items and enemies to interact with the player and the environment.  I want it to be very fast-paced and I want to be able to cause enormous change in the game environment without needing 50 spoiler.txt's around me!

Nowhere near intending to pretend it to be your dream roguelike, but have you played DrashRL? It has simple controls and rules, and is pretty fast-paced and spoiler-safe. Not too many nethackish interactions yet but that will eventually come Tongue
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« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2007, 08:38:19 AM »

I'll try Drash soon enough.  But to be honest, the graphics don't appeal to me (very generic looking) and I'm kind of a graphics whore. Tongue

I don't like mazes, really.  I like rooms and stuff... interesting architecture is important.  It's hard to explain.  But mazes don't give you enough options and can be very bland.  I just don't like large open areas... especially since in so many RL's the rooms are box-shaped.  I'd like to see some more interesting shaped rooms.  With pillars and ruined parts and maybe water flowing through certain areas.  And moss growing on the floors!  That kind of compactness and varied look is what I like!
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« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2007, 09:52:09 AM »

I'll try Drash soon enough.  But to be honest, the graphics don't appeal to me (very generic looking) and I'm kind of a graphics whore. Tongue

Then run the console mode Tongue

Also, if any artist here is interested, would be nice to give it an unique graphics set (It is small, if interested PM me Tongue)
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