Is The Mageseeker a roguelike? The game’s genre explained

By Melany Moncada

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Apr 20, 2023

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The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story is the newest game by Riot Forge in collaboration with Digital Sun. Some fans are wondering, is The Mageseeker a roguelike? We have all the information you need about the game, including its genre.

The Mageseeker is the third game released by Riot Games’ publishing label Riot Forge. Like Hextech Mayhem and Ruined King, The Mageseeker was developed by a third-party company instead of Riot itself. In this case, Digital Sun is the team behind Mageseeker.

Is The Mageseeker a roguelike game?

The Mageseeker takes players to yet another region in Runeterra, this time, players venture into a 2D hi-bit pixel version of Demacia. The game has a style that is both nostalgic and refreshing in a time when games are focusing on high-resolution graphics and hyper-realism.

Despite what players might believe, The Mageseeker is not a roguelike but instead an action RPG. What is the difference?

A roguelike game is a subgenre of RPG where players fight their way through dungeons. In most of the games that identify themselves as roguelike, players must complete the entire game in one run without dying. If they die, players must start from the beginning, going through a completely different set of dungeons. An example of a roguelike game is Hades.

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An action RPG is also combat-focused but includes more story elements, and players save their progress as they go. Dying doesn’t send players back to the start of the game.

The Mageseeker focuses on the story of Sylas, who is imprisoned as a young boy for having magical abilities. Sylas befriends Lux Crownguard and steals her power to escape. The story of the game picks up once Sylas is out of prison and walking through the streets of Demacia wreaking havoc.

The game is now available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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