Parents' Guide to

Rogue Legacy

By Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Retro side-scrolling adventure tests persistence, patience.

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Rogue Legacy is very old-school -- and therefore a bit of a history lesson for younger players. But in many ways this isn't a two-dimensional, side-scrolling platformer. The publishers have amped up the challenge and the entertainment value. Playing upside down is a hoot, and some of the other "quirks" the family tree brings to the fore can add challenges and fun to the game. The randomly generated levels ensure replayability.

Player characters will die, which requires patience when you find yourself back at the start, but this isn't entirely like starting all over. You pay coins you've acquired during previous explorations to reenter the castle, and each time you go back in, the playable hero is stronger. The different character classes add variety to the mix. This is a solid and entertaining title that will challenge, elicit laughter, and bring back fond memories for old-school gamers.

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