"archmage84, killed by a hallucinogen-distorted giant ant, while helpless." Now THAT's depth in a game.
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That aside, where to begin? You start as a mere pawn of fate, lurking through lichen-ridden floors of terror and intrigue, as you collect potions, scrolls, wands and various other items (there's a LOT of items). Progressing through the game, you nimbly dodge and weave through the devilish obstacles the game throws at you, collect more items, and amass a reputation of slaughter.
Your deeds make you a hero, and you heroically stand up against a large ogre. But then, suddenly, it hurls a potion of blindness at you! You stagger, stumble and trip, falling into a trap door, and land on a floating eye. It freezes you, and next thing you know, you're surrounded by monsters you can't see. With the knowledge that the situation requires something epic to save you, you do the heroic: break your wand of fire and incinerate everything around you.
Barely alive, you stumble around some more, and walk right into a dart trap. Hit by a poisoned dart, your brave attempt at the Amulet of Yendor ends abruptly as you hit the floor, dead as a doornail.
Ready to try again? If you are, you're going to love NetHack. If not, well, the game requires persistence. The game's incredible depth and complexity makes it fantastic for those who can just keep on trying. Otherwise, check out something like Sonic The Hedgehog.