“Barony” Shows Off My Failures in Dungeoning

Although the vibrant world of roguelikes isn’t something I used to focus on in the past, it’s a genre that has slowly grown on me over time. It’s certainly not one that I excel in, but it’s one that I don’t mind failing in if I have a good time along the way.

A little while back, my good friend Greg gave me a copy of Barony that he purchased during a Steam sale. It seemed to be kind of a whim purchase to be honest, but he figured that it would be something I’d like to eventually try my hand at. The game is a 3D dungeon-crawler with pixel art graphics (pretty similar to Minecraft‘s style), but it works very well in recreating the aesthetic of a 1990s-era PC title. Released in June 2015 from Burning Wheel LLC, the game has gotten really good feedback in the time since its release on Steam and I can see why: the game is just plain fun.

Still, I’m not very good at it and I manage to die rather unceremoniously after the success of finally finding the staircase down in the first major floor of the dungeon. And, guess what? That means I’d have to start all over again!

Anyway, it’s a fun little game and for $9.99 on Steam it’s kind of hard to go wrong with this one if you enjoy a good dungeon-crawling adventure. So, what are you waiting for? Go check it out!

Plug In and Comment