#8- Rogue Legacy
Rogue-likes are my jam. For the past few years, I have always had a rogue-like game installed on my Vita that I chip away at every so often; They are randomly generated, challenging, and have endless replay value. Rogue Legacy had me tantalized for months on my Vita; It was perfect for quick 10-minute runs as well as 2-hour grinds. The hook of Rogue Legacy is that every character is the son or daughter of the character that precedes him/her, each with unique characteristics. The child could be color blind, rendering the next playthrough in black and white. Hell, the child could be gay! (Granted, this added no new gameplay, but it was cool to see developer Cellar Door Games say “Screw it, we can have gay characters and that’s okay”). With every passing death, the family line gets stronger and stronger until you feel ready to take on the final boss. This progression was easily one of the most addicting hooks in Rogue Legacy; it was fascinating seeing my family slowly unlocking everything there was to unlock. If you want a game that can occupy you for months, Rogue Legacy takes the cake.