Despite the slightly odd title (which, given that I mistakenly first read it as "Rogue with the Dad", which gave me a completely different initial impression), Rogue with the Dead is a charming roguelike-slash-clicker game that's incredibly engaging once you get the hang of it. The core loop is exactly what you'd expect from a roguelike, but it adds its own unique twist to it in an F2P-friendly package.Table of contents:
Charming pixels aside, Rogue with the Dead offers a convenient portrait mode that's perfectly optimised for mobile, so you can be as lazy as you like depending on how much time and effort you want to invest in your troops. Each unit you unlock and recruit boasts its own unique designs as well, and this also applies to the enemies and bosses you need to overcome as you surpass certain distances.
Once you die, you'll have to start all over again from the very beginning of the run, but, typical of the genre, you can use in-game currencies earned to purchase upgrades, new units, spells and more to make your next run slightly less excruciating than the last. You'll simply have to keep moving, keep fighting, keep dying, and keep upgrading until you move past your best distance, and then you'll just have to keep moving some more. Rinse and repeat.
For instance, Pygmies are fast and squishy, but they cost less to upgrade and can overwhelm even the tankiest foes with ease. Rangers are extremely basic, but when you need some ranged support during a brutal melee brawl, they can certainly get the job done. You can also choose to upgrade your own skills - even one that can boost your tap power (yes, you can tap on your enemies to deal damage like a 4th-wall-breaking god) so you can literally lend your units a hand when push comes to shove.
While I'm not a fan of the incessant tapping myself, I like how I can step in and do some damage control whenever I feel like my units are getting obliterated. I also like how I can just choose to leave my units be if I'm feeling particularly lazy, or I can focus my full attention on gathering gold, upgrading troops, recruiting units, and levelling up my skills.