I decided to try this today, not sure why. Its great fun.
I’ve owned it for a while and it sat in my backlog. My only roguelike experiences before were Shiren on DS, and Dungeons of Dredmore. And FTL, if that counts.
I like the fact that I didn’t die within 15 minutes. In fact, I’m still on my first serious runthrough and have made it to level 2. So it doesn’t seem too punishing. Really like the interface, text font, and art style. Lots of stats and info, easy to get to, lots of tooltips and hotkey customizing.
So far, seems like a great gateway for a newcomer.