Searching on the forum, I can see this game has been mentioned in a few places, for example…
What is your current favorite Roguelike? [Or all things roguelike]
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The best local co-op…PC games.
Favourite Cyberpunk-genre games?
But you know, no one has bothered in making a thread about it. So this is coming late, as the game was released one year ago (and I think it had 2 years of EA period?), but better late than never. I started playing a few days ago, so you can accompany me in the journey that this game supposes :P.
-Procedural generation for world
-4 player local and online coop
-Lots of adjustable settings and game customization (>50 game mutators, customizable lists of in game rewards and traits)
-Custom class system too
As you may know, Streets of Rogue is a indie 2d roguelite game, where you play a member of the resistance who has to defeat the corrupt mayor of the city, doing a series of objectives through procedurally generated city districts. The combat is in real time but it’s pretty ‘ehh’, very simplistic, it’s these city districts, and more exactly what happen in them and the things you can do are the real star of the show. Npcs move around, cops watches for crimes, thieves steal shit, several factions may fight between them, and you have ample freedom to use force, stealth, hacking, bribery, special items and more to get shit done.
It’s this freedom of choice and the systemic ‘everything’ that make people say it’s a ‘2d Deus Ex’.
The title is a joke in all the things you can be, a bit like in Dominions where there is ample choice of nations. More importantly I found it funny, as this has to be the only forum where the joke would work lol. From the wiki, you can be:
Each one has a unique combination of stats (endurance, speed, melee, firearms), special ability, traits and starting items. At the start, you only have available 6 of them and the rest has to be unlocked, but it’s pretty easy to do, in 5-6 runs you will unlock a dozen of them.
Oh, an advice, the default class, the one that is selected at first and the game uses in the tutorial in the Slum Dweller. If anything, this could be considered an ‘advanced class’ whose gimmick is sucking at the early game, but it grows more in power as you level up. You may try another class as you first one, don’t be discouraged if you are killed super fast with it.
But the game to really sell this game, it’s to show what you can do. So; Cool things you can do in the game, in general:
-You can destroy doors and walls with explosives
-You can tap on windows or knock on doors to attract people
-Fire can spread on wooden material
-You can use, or hack, alarm buttons
-You can poison ventilation systems in buildings, with any drug or consumable item you have
-You can store items for next runs using ATMs
-You can throw money to wells for luck
-You can hide in bushes
-You can upgrade or swap character traits in aug booths
-You can cook in barbecues
-You can use clone machines to generate a new npc of your class type who will have a friendly status to you
-You can use computers
-You can destroy power generators, or use a wrench to do the same in a silent manner
-You can distract people using a jukebox or other similar items
-You can play in slot machines
-You can poison ponds
-You can douse fires with a fire hydrant, and the water will knock out people
-You can ignite oil
-You can spawn ghost by destroying gravestones.
-You can tase people, shrink them with a shrink ray, knock them out with a tranq gun, throw drugs with a water pistol, freeze them with a freeze ray, burn them with a flamethrower, made them trip with a banana peel…
-You can bribe the police to ignore your crimes
-You can threaten npc targets, or bribe the, so they leave the city or give you the item mission you need
-You can hire slum dwellers and gangsters to do your bidding
-You can purchase slaves
Cool things hackers can do:
-As a hacker, you can change prices of different paid booths, like ammo dispenser, goodie dispenser, sell-o-matic, etc
-You can use more ‘distracting’ items, like hacking an arcade game, or a tv.
-You can hack safes, disarm or trigger door detonators, make tv explode or refrigerators to crash into walls
-You can tamper aim of robots or make cop bots go haywire
-You can change behavior of systems like security cameras and turrets
-You can trigger traps and gas vents