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Darkest Dungeon Released

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Darkest Dungeon Released

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Tue 19 January 2016, 21:37:14

Tags: Darkest Dungeon; Red Hook Studios

Back in 2014, stylish dungeon crawling roguelite Darkest Dungeon was one of the Codex community's most anticipated titles. But after it was released on Early Access in February 2015, dissenting whispers began to be heard. Not enough content. Shallow, grindy mechanics. Too much randomness. And then there was that nonsense about corpses. Things really came to a head when disgruntled modder Celerity found his way to our forums in November, turning our Darkest Dungeon thread into his latest platform for crusading against the perfidious dev team. Some were convinced to abandon all hope in the game. For others, such zeal actually provoked a backlash. Whatever your opinion, the true test of Darkest Dungeon's worth begins today. Here's its release trailer and description:

Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic roguelike turn-based RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring.

Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes through twisted forests, forgotten warrens, ruined crypts, and beyond. You'll battle not only unimaginable foes, but stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark. Uncover strange mysteries, and pit the heroes against an array of fearsome monsters with an innovative strategic turn-based combat system.
  • The Affliction System – battle not only monsters, but stress! Contend with paranoia, masochism, fear, irrationality, and a host of gameplay-meaningful quirks!
  • Striking hand-drawn gothic crowquill art style
  • Innovative turn-based combat pits you against a host of diabolical monsters
  • Narration system to celebrate your successes...and failures
  • 14 (and counting!) playable hero classes, including Plague Doctor, Hellion, and even the Leper!
  • Camp to heal wounds or deliver inspiring speeches.
  • Rest your weary, shell-shocked characters in town at the Tavern or the Abbey to keep their stress in check.
  • Classic CRPG and roguelike features, including meaningful permadeath, procedural dungeons, and incredible replay
Can you stem the tide of eldritch horrors erupting across your family’s ancestral estate?

Descend at your peril!

Darkest Dungeon is now available for the price of $25 on Steam and GOG, with a 20% launch discount until next month. Post your verdict in the comments if you're playing it!

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