In this episode: A promising start with a samurai doesn't last long, but Wes soon begins a new run as a Valkyrie. Get excited—this one's going to last awhile! Jeremy walks us through each of NetHack's professions and goes into detail on their strengths, weaknesses and playstyles.
NetHack from aaaa to Zruty is our newest Let's Play series. I'm diving into the end-all-be-all of roguelikes, a game you may have heard of but probably haven't played. NetHack has been around since 1987 as a descendant of Rogue, which afew games have taken inspiration from since then. But where Rogue was a simple game that was expanded on in Hack and NetHack, NetHack hasn't spawned its own sequel: it's simply grown and grown and grown in complexity for nearly 30 years.
Well, except for the ASCII graphics. Those are still pretty simple.
The same way I took on Dwarf Fortress, I decided I wanted to learn the ropes of NetHack with an experienced player at my side. My friend Jeremy Nissen, who has completed many NetHack runs, joins me for this series to impart wisdom, explain NetHack's intricacies, and let me get my self killed on more than one occasion.
Look for new episodes every Wednesday!