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Rogue - The Adventure Game is a game that every one should have played at least once. Rogue is more than a classic. Rogue is a piece of history.
The game is set in an underground world named "The Dungeons Of Doom". As usual, you play a young adventurer seeking fame and, well, treasure. Lots of it. To get what you want, you have to explore a vast dungeon system and fight myriads of monsters on the way. Somewhere in the end, the Amulet of Yendor is awaiting you. Of course, there's also that mean wizard guarding it. Well, well, life is always the hardest on those who seek eternal happiness.
The graphics in Rogue are entirely ASCII-based. That means letters are used for everything. For example, the 26 monsters in the game are all represented by capital letters. While this makes it easy to run Rogue in a dumb terminal, in present times, the graphics are way beyond outdated. The original Rogue was monochrome, but color has been added in later versions and clones of the game, making it easier to identify your surroundings. Sound and music are both non-existent in Rogue, also adding to the nostalgic feeling.
In my opinion, you should not be reading this. You should be downloading.
Rogue - The Adventure Game is definitely worth playing it - despite being conceived in the early eighties.