Brogue is an ASCII art styled Rogue-like game that is a direct descendant of another roguelike, Rogue). Unlike other popular modern rogue-likes, it favors simplicity over complexity, while trying to ensure that the interactions between components will be interesting and varied.
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Pro Easy to get into, hard to master
The gameplay itself is quite straightforward, making for mechanics that can be picked up within a few minutes of playing. Of course the challenge of the game is a whole other mater as like most roguelikes, this game can be quite challenging.
Pro Perfectly balanced rather than filled with features
The balancing is done quite well, as there is just enough elements to the gameplay to keep one interested without being overly complex or heavy weight.
Pro Simple and easy to understand design
The graphics of the game consist entirely of ASCII characters which keeps the design simple and easy to understand.
Pro Free to download and play for anyone
Doesn't cost a dime as the game is free to download and play. Which is great as there is no obstacle to one trying the game out.
Pro Can be played on persons preferred platform
It can be played on Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux, and on mobile devices running iOS or Android .
Pro Open source
Con No classes
While not having any classes for the main character means that any item can be equipped it does make for less replayability due to not having different classes to try out on multiple playthroughs.