Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon Finally Seeing Light of Day

Darkest Dungeon, roguelike RPG from Red Hook Studios, originally hit Steam Early access almost a year ago, but tomorrow, January 19th, it will be early access no longer. That’s right, there are a early access games out there that aren’t perpetually stuck in some sort of sick developmental limbo for all eternity.

Some of them actually do come out.

I suppose it helps that Darkest Dungeon wasn’t pushed into early access as a barely-playable tech demo. No, it was fairly polished, just lacking in content.

I played it a bunch in the months following its initial release, but not much recently, so I’m looking forward to diving back in.

Red Hook will do a better job than me of describing the game:

Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic roguelike RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring. 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?

They also posted a launch trailer, narrated by Wayne June, who narrates much of the game as well. He alone is probably worth the ticket cost.

About Josh Price

Josh Price is a writer who probably spends too many hours of the day playing video games. At some point he decided to put the two together to (hopefully) great effect. He also wrote some fiction. You should check that out if you're into such things, which you should be. Reading is FUNdamental.

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