Master Malstrom,.I recently picked up a new indie game on GOG called Nuclear Throne. You might want to take a good look at it:..
At first I was skeptical, but after picking it up and running through it a few times I got hooked very quickly. The creators managed to combine aspects of both Roguelikes and Run n’ Gun arcade shooters, trim away the excess and come up with a simple, yet incredibly addicting game. It’s basically Ikari Warriors / Shock Troopers with randomized levels and passive abilities; no pretentious junk, just shoot to kill with a wide arsenal of weapons while using the terrain to your advantage.
Best moment in the game: when one of the random tooltips on the loading screen says “If only you could talk to the monsters”. Incredibly frank “Take That” towards most modern narrative-centric games if I may say so.