Darkest Dungeon was gifted to me as a very early Valentines Day present. I mean, what could a girl love more? I thoroughly enjoy the art style, and the narrator, his voice, so good! The dialogue is well written and it really gets you into the mood of the game. Also, this game is full of iron maidens, deformed, demonic, human like pigs, venomous spiders and blood letting cultists, and that's only in the first few dungeon areas! I may be getting ahead of myself though...
Darkest Dungeon is a roguelike, side scrolling, dungeon crawler. You are tasked with rebuilding your families estates, reclaiming the land, and uncovering the mysteries of the dungeon upon which your domain rests. Eager for wealth and fame, many from across the lands will flock to your manor to volunteer their bodies to your cause. Most don't know what they are getting into.
This game has, so far, five different dungeons for you to explore. Each dungeon has several different levels, tasks and bosses for you to fight. As you complete tasks and basic exploration the dungeon levels up and offers increased difficulty and new bosses. I haven't played all of them yet, having only unlocked the first three, but man, are there some creepy baddies.
The battles are fun, turn based, and require some strategy. Each monster has different attacks and inflict different amounts of stress. Knowing which one to kill first every time is a skill that you learn as your explore more and more. For instance, the deformed pig man, with arms for his legs, vomits on you. If you are unlucky, his puke can give one of your characters a permanent debuff. Ew.
As it is, in it's early access state, I can't really find anything they need to change in Darkest Dungeon. It seems like a complete game to me already. I haven't experienced any glitches or problems, and I'm not really sure what they can or will add to the game before it's all set to go. I hear that more options in the town could be added, and I have yet to experience all of the characters and dungeons that are available to me, only because they aren't coming out till the real release of the game. There will be more of a story mode added too, different narrative and more interactive dungeon objects!
"I'm super stoked for this game. It is fully playable in it's current state and is both evilly tough and super fun. The artistic style is fresh, the narration is excellent, the dungeons endless (so far) and the battles engaging and fun. This game punishes players in the most funnest of ways!"
RELEASED: February 03 2015 | SYSTEM: PC | SINGLE PLAYER: 10:00 | MULTIPLAYER: N/A