PAX West 2016: Streets of Rogue
I had seen Streets of Rogue in a press release and had no idea what I was getting into. After playing it I can firmly say that I still have no idea what in the world is going on with the game. Did I play as a gorilla? Yes. Did I finish some quests? Yes. Mission complete? I have no idea. It’s self-described as “the world’s only RPG Roguelike Action Stealth Shooter Brawler Co-op Megagame”. If that’s not a mouthful, I don’t know what is.
You can choose one of many different classes here. Your range of choices run the spectrum of Ninja, Doctor, Gorilla, Cop and many others that I wasn’t sure how it would affect the gameplay. As a Gorilla people didn’t like me walking into their houses and I was instantly the enemy of any Scientist on the map (which you can also be). Naturally, as per the Planet of the Apes stigma has put on me, I had to rescue my fellow Gorillas and get them to freedom/add them to my Gorilla army! While I accomplished that goal (which I don’t think was a main goal) I helped rescue other people who needed my help, knocked on windows to draw guards away from doors and beat up bad guys as they tried to stop my… quest? What in the world did I just play?
Download the current build from their website.
More Streets of Rogue info: Official Page / Twitter