Good news for English-speaking masochists on the go!

The DS version of Shiren the Wanderer is coming out in the US. If you’re a fan of Rogue-likes (Rogue, Nethack, etc.), and especially if you think most of them are too easy, you will love this game. It is very deep, and pretty, and well-designed, and will make you cry like a little girl. If you can’t wait for the DS version, AGTP has created an English translation patch for the Super Famicom version.

For further reference, Dessgeega has written a good synopsis of the Super Famicom version, here‘s a little more on it from GameSetWatch, and… uh… I thought Brandon Sheffield or somebody wrote a review of the Japanese DS version, but I can’t find it. Oh well.

As for me, I’m gonna hide under the covers from it. I totally cheated and only beat the Super Famicom version via liberal save-state exploitation, and without such trickery at my disposal I live in abject terror of the DS version.

One thought on “Good news for English-speaking masochists on the go!”

  1. Shiren is not harder than Nethack, ADOM or Angband, and certainly not Rogue. It is actually a little easier than those games, but still a big challenge for players not used to that kind of strategy.

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