A Dark, punishing and very different RPG in any aspect
Darkest Dungeon is officially branded as a Gothic Turn Based Dungeon Crawl Role-Playing Game, created by Red Hook Studios. It’s visuals are at the same time incredibly stunning and very easy to render for pretty much any PC hardware. It’s a side-scrolling and browser-like game after all. It’s not demanding in terms of any resources, including HDD space.
Here’s what text sits on the top of the “About the game” page on its official website:
Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic RPG about the stresses of dungeon crawling. You will lead a band of heroes on a perilous side-scrolling descent, dealing with a prodigious number of threats to their bodily health, and worse, a relentless assault on their mental fortitude! Five hundred feet below the earth you will not only fight unimaginable foes, but famine, disease, and the stress of the ever-encroaching dark. Darkest Dungeon focuses on the humanity and psychological vulnerability of the heroes and asks: What emotional toll does a life of adventure take?
It’s a simple looking game, mostly static with no real action, very limited animations in terms of video animations. However, it’s the very unique and specific Gothic style that turned my eye towards it and made me stop for a bit longer than to watch its trailer.
Darkest Dungeon, offering a turn-based combat mechanic, would usually a game I’d never look at as I prefer fast paced and action oriented games with strong story and decent challenge. Or if not that, then at least the games must have “Star Wars” in their title to at least spark my interest.
I first heard about this game in the early 2015, yes last year. It was a TotalBiscuit (a popular YouTube games critic) video I saw. or at least I think it was his. Back then the game was still in early development and had “Early Access”. It started back in 2014 as a Kickstarted project and in less than 24 hours the team reached the desired amount of support (money from backers).
The graphics are at the same time not heavy, but very influential. The background music is just an absolute masterpiece. Almost as good as the Witcher 3’s OST. The voice of the narrator supports and complements the game to help portray the very detailed and dark atmosphere.
At first I plan to add Saturday Live Shows with my Playthrough. You know I don’t like playing random games. Join me and you will see why I liked Darkest Dungeon so much and what made me not just buy it, but add it to the roster of my channel as the 3rd only game to ever appear here.
There’s something special in Darkest Dungeon. Will we find what it is together and will we reach the end of this long and troublesome journey. Let’s find out.