If you find an item you’d hate to part with there are a couple ways to save it for the next round, the most common being to toss it into one of the intermittent Consciousness Orbs. The Collector, outside, keeps those things under his hat until you literally punch him. This planning for your inevitable doom is another Roguelike trait that works excellently in Baroque.
Baroque isobviously one of the most hardcore RPGs you're ver going to find, a real level-grinder. You can even play it first person, like the original. The ambient techno-rock soundtrack isn’t terribly remarkable, but the emo-goth art direction is fun. Completionists will be cheered by a Database to grind. It takes a certain type of person to plunge into a deep and randomly generated dungeon, but if you’re that type, Baroque is a very satisfying plunge.
May 5, 2008