Hell, even one of the most praised games of 2012 was a Roguelike (and was even promoted as such) -- FTL.
Technically, it was promoted as a "roguelike-like" which is hilarious and calls out how deep up it's own ass genre classification can be. It's also a completely apt descriptor for what kind of game FTL is :/
Any tips in advance for that shit, this is one game I dont mind all the help I can get lol
The Gaping Dragon is easymode. He has such long pauses between attacks, you can get some really meaty hits in. Just wait for him to attack, get close, take a few swings, and back off when he gets back up. Remember to chop his tail off if you want a greataxe you won't be able to use for awhile.
If you have some bad luck and get frustrated, summoning someone to help you tag-team the Gaping Dragon can make the fight go a lot more smoothly.