Thread: Epilogue
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Old November 10, 2012, 23:33   #5
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Originally Posted by buzzkill View Post
I gave it 10 minutes, admittedly not a fair shake. However, I didn't like the graphics, and it's too far removed from traditional Angband controls. In other words, I didn't feel like figuring out how to play it. I don't want to have to play with the mouse. I did try reassigning a few keys so that I could move via arrow keys, but it wouldn't let me, so meh. Plus, the full version costs $$... not free.
I went to have a look at it and was quite surprised by that - I don't think I've ever seen a paid-for roguelike. I guess it's entirely plausible that it doesn't have any code from any of rogue, moria, hack etc., but even then it seems weird. All the basic tropes (hitpoints, AC etc.) are there.

No reason you can't charge for one I guess, but who'd pay for it when there are soooo many others out there - and if you don't like them you can edit the source to your heart's content!
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