After the new major enacted some new and crazy laws, several disgruntled people in Streets of Rogue decided to form a rebel alliance. The player character joined, in order to bring down the oppressor.
Streets of Rogue is a game where each level has a theme and is randomly assembled, with a series of objectives. Which has to be completed in order to exit the floor to get to the next stage. Every now and then the game will also throw in special hazards, such as a killer robot.
Despite the pixelated graphics and simple character models, everything has a lot of charm in Street of Rogue, it’s also violent and sadistic as all hell. With several radically different characters to unlock and several ways to complete each objective. A stealthy approach is just as legit and feasible, as going in guns blazing. Or as I like to do, have random hoodlums trigger and run after me, and accidentally hit the wrong target in the crossfire. It’s a glorious carnage to behold. The most insane so far is the pesky time bombs, which will bring down the entire floor when the time runs out. Virtually anything in the game can and will be destroyed, wrecked, and thrashed.
Naturally, there is an RPG element to the game and currency that can buy new options back at the rebel headquarters.
Since each unlockable character has a different approach, I just have to mention how awesome it is to play as a naked, alien baby body snatcher who can take over the body of anyone, as long as their back is exposed, or the doctor who can’t use gum, but will gladly use chloroform to knock out anyone! A true pacifist indeed.
Streets of Rogue is very clearly centered around coop gameplay since you will die a lot and I know for certain that I did indeed die several times. Other players in the game can revive the fallen one at the cost of half the health bar. Not to mention being a distraction, to leave that unprotected back exposed. Despite being in the very early stages with a lot of content yet to be added, it works like a charm and does everything it sets out to do. Not to mention it has gamepad support and is addictive as all hell. I will gladly recommend this game to anyone who likes rogue-like games, a ton of options, and a bloody chaotic mess. With a kick-ass soundtrack, which can be bought separately.
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