Rogue Guardian

by Rez

Posted on February 10, 2008 at 12:51 AM

(Taken from the game's readme)


Arrow keys - move
A - Jump
S - Throw dagger


Kill vampires and other creatures by throwing daggers at them. Beware, you can easily run out of daggers. I advice you to collect dagger from already fallen foes.

Aistarin commented February 10, 2008 at 1:37 AM
See, these are the kind of games that I want to make on GM, just a simple, nicely-polished game.
sk8m8trix commented February 10, 2008 at 1:38 AM
Heh that was pretty fun. Had me playing for a while, you worked hard on this one Rez, your sprites are what make it rock... Hmm a 9/10 for you.
Tasm commented February 10, 2008 at 1:44 AM
First off, lose the Super Mario sounds XD

I made it to Act 05 before dying(and thereafter qutting).

The graphics are great, as usual.
The sounds and music keep my ears occupied.
The gameplay is somewhat repetitive, although I wouldn't mind playing through the entire game.
The one boss I fought was pretty cool, and I enjoyed killing him.

Those glowing orbs that fly around when you kill an enemy are rather distracting, particularly when you've just killed 3-4 enemies and you've got about 200 of them whipping across the screen. Perhaps some fading alpha effect for them.

Overall, a nice, fun little side scroller.

Mush commented February 10, 2008 at 2:19 AM
I second ZH.

One of the better GM games out there - and made in a week. Great Job. 9.5 = 10
Graydon commented February 10, 2008 at 2:27 AM
Was a very fun game, as what I have come to expect to come from you. 9/10
s commented February 10, 2008 at 2:35 AM
Be nice for multiple jump keys
Dagger weapon system was nice, though may I ask why you skipped variable jumping?
The sprites were nice, as always, and even animated. So all well there. Besides the death circles, which should of faded so that they wouldn't be as blunt and if you chased one it'd vanish instead of just blipping out of existence
Act4 seemed a bit weak, as did Dracula. Though Dracula was still interesting
Omega_Squid commented February 10, 2008 at 2:55 AM
mixahman commented February 10, 2008 at 3:20 AM
nice game... but I can't stand the main character animations. people don't walk that way, oh & the bubbles that fly out of enemies? what's up with that?

The 1st boss, the fireballs blend with the background.

Pitfalls shouldn't have a white glow, the should be black (like our next president),.. they are the same as if you go to the next level like in the 1st stage.

When hit from below, does it make the character jump? Like landing on a zombie makes me jump off his head & take damage,
Edit: yeah I re-checked. At least add several seconds of invincibility so u can get away, instead of dying instantly. What's the point of having life bar/hearts & collecting potions/energy.

Please people add a death scene or animation. I hate when u die u instantly jump to room start.

U have 3 game genres on it but none of them are right. Platformer. lol

Rez commented February 10, 2008 at 3:37 AM
Aw christ that brought down the rating by a lot. XD

Yeah but really, thanks for the tips. Really appreciate it.
Ace02 commented February 10, 2008 at 3:51 AM
Well done, I really liked that you could pick up thrown daggers.
Polystyrene Man commented February 10, 2008 at 4:05 AM
Whew, I actually completed the game. It was really easy up until Dracula. From there, it was absolute hell. Took me some time to beat it. Interesting learning curve...

Loved the graphics and sounds. I'm not used to jumping with the 'A' key, so it would have been nice if the up arrow key could be used as an alternative.

Overall, very polished. Quite enjoyable. Wish it was longer.
s commented February 10, 2008 at 4:51 AM
Would of been better if during the Dracula fight the daggers were lost when they hit the invisible walls instead of just stopping
Theodore III commented February 10, 2008 at 5:27 AM
Finished the game =D
I really like the dagger throwing and retrieving idea, and the graphics were amazing, only thing I found was it was moderately easy except for the Dracula boss who I died from more than the final boss =O. Great game overall, 9/10
YemSalat commented February 10, 2008 at 5:27 AM
Nice to play very addictive game wich doesn't make you think hard! I ran it through till level 5 and can say that gameplay is really good 8/10 though it gets a bit laggy when there are a lot of enemies on the screen.
kevboh commented February 10, 2008 at 5:17 PM
Ice of sweden commented February 10, 2008 at 7:25 PM
Somehow i didn't like =/
Rez commented February 10, 2008 at 7:28 PM
You didn't like... what?
JW commented February 10, 2008 at 7:32 PM
Cool but simple. 8/10
Zaron commented February 10, 2008 at 9:01 PM
Beat it on my first run. Hooray?

It wasn't bad, but I discovered why it had no save game rather quickly, as it's quite short, but since it lacks any form of "cotinue where you left off" function that's just fine. Main guy walks a little funky, but otherwise I don't have a whole lot of complaints.

I do wonder, though, why the first boss had no health in his room whereas the final eventually had up to six potions...? That almost exclusively makes the first boss a lot harder, especially in trying to figure out his patterns.

Overall, tho, I'm-a give it an 8. I like it.
Cesque commented February 10, 2008 at 10:04 PM
Awesome. I beat it. Way to go, and I won't give you 10/10 just because you'll get proud and not improve, and I like the direction you're improving in ;)
Rolf_Soldaat commented February 11, 2008 at 12:54 AM
+Decent shading, good backgrounds, picking up thrown daggers, good fire.
-(lack of)animations, characters seen oddly misshapen,absence of A.I., repetative gameplay, you used the first boss as a weak enemy later on, static jumping removed the possibility of real platforming.
s commented February 11, 2008 at 2:01 AM
@Rolf=There were more animations than normal, and personally I love it when bosses show up later as usual enemies. Though REZ did tone them down
Rolf_Soldaat commented February 11, 2008 at 11:50 AM
Define normal.
I think it is normal to move your hand when you throw a dagger.
Cesque commented February 11, 2008 at 3:24 PM
"Normal" as per other REZ games.
StevenOBrien commented February 11, 2008 at 5:38 PM
Great Job! The control scheme was slightly uncomfortable for me though.
ludamad commented February 11, 2008 at 8:20 PM
REZ, if you make another platformer I'mma strangle you.
Rez commented February 11, 2008 at 8:21 PM
Err, really? You should probably start now then. XD
Nighthawk commented February 14, 2008 at 12:58 AM
Wow, this was good! Most of the music was nice, I didn't like Act 2 or Act 4's music, 1 and 5 were easily my favorites. Graphics were just plain awesome, well, except the walking animations, and the bats should have had at least a little shading. Gameplay was great, I liked the dagger system. Act 2 was a little on the hard side, but overall great game, just wish it was longer! :D
Gameplay: 9/10
Graphics: 10/10
Sound & Music: 10/10 (Ripped, but fits well anyway.)
Overall: 10/10
mahdifanaei commented February 19, 2008 at 3:13 PM
F1ak3r commented February 25, 2008 at 6:54 PM
Great graphics, fitting music, enjoyable gameplay, and a very polished overall feel.

Like most people, I liked the dagger system. A save and continue would have been nice, but it's not a very long game, so I guess they're not necessary.

Jumping with A seemed a bit odd at first, but I got used to it, so no faults there.

I really couldn't care about animations, and the main character's walking looks fine to me.

9/10, because I don't believe in 10/10.
Aistarin commented June 30, 2010 at 8:50 PM
I had the sudden urge to play this game again for some odd reason. It's still really good, reminds me of a game I made 5 years ago.
Rez commented August 24, 2010 at 4:20 PM
Unaligned commented October 20, 2010 at 8:02 AM
I remember playing this back in the day, it was good (and probably still is).