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NetHack (or roguelikes in general)
I felt like posting this because I've played on-and-off for a long time and still haven't ascended, though I probably could if I metagamed harder
, and I came across people that had never heard of it at all.
Just read [the Wiki](https://nethackwiki.com/wiki/Main_Page
). make it your default search engine. Sleep, breathe, and shit the wiki.
A more structured response:
). At the least, skim the sections 'Beginning the game' and 'General tactics', which is enough of a foothold to begin to learn how the game works.
I actually suggest sticking to ASCII characters rather than using a graphical tileset, as the former makes it easier to see at a glance what's going on.Or read nothing and play for the next 5 years until you win. It's been done. I'm not stopping you.
I think the fact it has been around since 1987 stands for itself. It's a great showcase of the depth of detail and emergent storytelling that is possible on very little resources. It challenges the player to think of how to use and abuse its mechanics as winning is basically impossible without
. Any situation is winnable with the right preparation, but the game also brutally punishes the ill-prepared or thought-out.With that out of the way
Anyone here ever ascended