My Favorite Rogue-Likes/Lites I've played so far (and not so Favorites)
While I'm happy that games inspired by Rogue and similar games have birthed a new growing genre thanks to The Binding of Issac, FTL, and Darkest Dungeons, many of those type of games tend to irritate me with their difficulty and "screw the player over" mechanics and gameplay discovery. It isn't my favorite genre by a long shot. A discussion on The Co-Optional Podcast about the difference between the classic Rogue-LIKE games like Rogue, Ang-band, and Dungeons of Dreadmore vs Rogue-LITE which reflects most popular games in the genre like Binding of Issac, Risk of Rain, Spelunky, FTL, and Rogue Legacy inspired this list.
I've played a few of these games, not alot of them, including popular ones, but I'll list the ones I've enjoyed. I may list the ones I didn't like just to show all the ones I did play.