When you ask Japanese gamers about roguelike dungeon-crawling games, there is one series that stands out as a benchmark among all others: Shiren the Wanderer. The formula developers Chun Soft (now part of Spike-Chunsoft) have perfected over the past two decades has served as the basis and inspiration for many other Japanese-developed roguelikes that have appeared in the years since. If you’ve played a Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, Chocobo’s Dungeon, or Etrian Mystery Dungeon, they share a lot…

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