Ewen Hosie says “Its a golden age for roguelikes. Whether its action-tinged GOTY contenders like Dead Cells and Hades, AAA tentpoles like Returnal, or even card-based variants like Slay the Spire, the genre has never been in ruder health.
Among the early crop of contenders in the roguelike renaissance arguably birthed in 2008 with the launch of Spelunky was Cellar Door Games Rogue Legacy, released in 2013.
Or, to use the term coined by the company and since adopted into gamer lexicon, a roguelite.”
Source: N4G PC Rogue Legacy 2 Review – DashGamer