Seven days to stop an evil blood cult from murdering a bunch of children for a horrific ritual? Well, I mean, I can barely manage to pay my cellphone bill on time with multiple e-mails and text reminders, but... okay. In roguelike RPG 1Quest, also available for a fee on Android, by Ratz'n'Godz and Storybird Games, you'll create your character by choosing your sex, race, and class, and then set out to save the abducted children, one of whom happens to be the princess. Actually, while the ritual begins in seven days, it will take another nine to complete, with one child being lost each day until the princess is used as the final sacrifice. Obviously, the king wants her back safe and sound, but a true hero would not let any lives be lost, right? To play, just click to interact once you've entered a dungeon from the map. Everything is turn-based, so think carefully about your moves and attacks, as where as how you allocate your skills as you level up. While ultimately a simplified example of the roguelike genre, with its click-to-act gameplay and option for auto-distributing skills, 1Quest is still robust enough to be both satisfying for fans looking for something more casual, and a little off-putting by newcomers who will miss the lack of any sort of real tutorial or explanation. Most of the game can be picked up rather quickly by playing around, and mousing over most things onscreen will give you a description of what they are and how they work. It's still a little small and cluttered, but with plenty of places to explore, monsters to slay, randomly generated dungeons, powers to unlock, and magical glowing treasure to find, 1Quest is worth strapping on your breastplate of +2 cult slaying for a while.
Weee~ Sweet Looking Roguelike! Can't wait to give it a try. ;)
This came out about a year ago, and it's one of the more polished roguelikes out there. Here are a couple tips:
1. Immediately turn off auto-leveling in both your skills and classes. You will need to micromanage your XP to efficiently level your chosen classes. Accuracy is critical, as later enemies are tough to hit.
2. Ranged combat and defense is very important. Many enemies have ranged attacks, and some will run from you if you get too close. If you don't have the ability to kill enemies at range while withstanding ranged attacks, you will die.
3. The ranger class is great. Unlock it by leveling warrior and rogue to 5.
How do you level up classes?
You go to the class menu (it's the picture with a helmet on the upper right). You'll see a list of classes, with a bunch hidden. If a class has an "up" marker next to it, then you meet the prerequisites. Select the class and hit the plus button to spend experience to level, and gain new skills/passive bonuses.
If you don't meet the prerequisites, you can hit the plus button (or maybe hover over it, I can't remember) to see what skills you have to level to gain access to the next class level. When you meet the requirements to unlock a new class (most require you to level unlocked classes to a certain point), then it will appear in the menu as well.
If you were to get the warrior to lvl 5, then die, then start a new campaign, would warrior lvls carry over?
Am I ever going to meet a kindly, desperate shopkeeper in the middle of these dungeons, or should I just drop/trash my unwanted items?
Yes... drop trash what you won't use.