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Darkest Dungeon II - now available on Early Access

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Space Satan, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Space Satan Arcane

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    https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/darkest-dungeon-2/home

    Show Spoiler



    [Suffering intensifies]
    [Pain intensifies]
    [Stress intensifies]

    https://www.pcgamer.com/darkest-dungeon-2-trailer/

     
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  2. Fedora Master Arcane Patron Edgy

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    Don't forget
    [Spite balancing]
    [Senseless grind]
    [Black people]
    intensifying.

    Sorry to piss on the parade before it even started but DD wasn't very good.
     
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  4. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    • My only issues with it were the extreme RNG when it came to perks. And the fact that only the defensive ones were actually any good. (except maybe the Eldritch-oriented ones)
    • The fact that when it first came out (which is when I played it) was horribly simplistic in terms of strategy - that changed, but even in the later iterations: 1 giant that crit 2 times in a row = end of.
    • Despite the love letter to Bloodborne, in terms of gameplay nothing was copied with sense, meaning you *can* lose items, and if you play against a time limit, that could mean the end of your playthrough. If you're 10 hours in, that can really suck.

    The sad part is that DD is a very stream-friendly game. And it is popular on Twitch. I'm thinking this is creating the illusion to the creators of this game that their production is good. And it's really not.
     
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  5. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    The first game was one of the few indie megahits, so it would be interesting to see how the sequel would fare.
     
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  6. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    This is one of those games where the RNG is too extreme for me like battle brothers. I wanted to like it and played it a few times but never finished.

    Probably because I don't like losing characters and both it and battle brothers are about accepting losses.
     
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  7. Jaedar Arcane Patron

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    DD was really good for a few hours(mostly due to the atmosphere), but then the senseless grind sets in, and bad luck/poor play will easily see you lose hours of progress.

    I somehow doubt the sequel will fix it, since the masses don't seem to care.
     
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  8. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I liked DD. Of course grind sets in, among other problems, but for an indie game that came out of nowhere & was priced accordingly, DD was a fantastic addition.

    Any game that is actually built around your characters having wounds, traumas and other flaws, instead of walking XP vacuums - and having those flaws be manifest as a central gameplay mechanic - is a small contribution to incline in my book.
     
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  9. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    I kinda want to see what they can add without changing the formula too much. When you think about Darkest Dungeon its selling points were basically the art style, narrator and RNG difficulty. What can they add that couldn't have been introduced with DLC like they did already?
     
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  10. Aemar Arcane

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    Darkest Dungeon 2 = 2 x 1337.
     
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  11. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    This.

    The narrator is *really* good. Actually the whole sound design and special effects are really good.
    You get immersed and feel the visceral effects of the things happening on the screen much more than they are simply because of the very good sound work.

    However, this can only fool you for so long. I've clocked in over 500 hours in DD, and I honestly can't say I'm proud - after a while you learn the sounds, and lines, by heart and eventually you shut them off due to their repetitiveness. You put your favourite music in the background - and when that happens, the illusion is gone.



    I like lovecraftian-themed games, and I want(ed) to like this game, but eventually it all falls apart. :(



    For those that want to look into the narrator: his name is Wayne June. Twitter account: https://twitter.com/wayne_june
     
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  13. eXalted Prophet

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    This right here summarizes 90% of the negative reviews about the game.
     
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  14. LizardWizard Arbiter

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    Maybe make the combat fun this time around
     
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    It would be amazing if they kept the ambient of the first one and built a real game around it with some depth, not this rinse and repeat ailments manager.

    The best part of the game was the intro, not that i didn't enjoy it for a while but the actual content is quite low.
     
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  16. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Sorry, but if you thought the art style & narrator was good, but the gameplay was shit, and you got fooled for 500 hours, then you're just a flaming moron

    Or, much more likely, the game was pretty good and you enjoyed it for five hundred fucking hours and, you know, because you can't play it forever, you finally did get sick of it.
     
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  17. eXalted Prophet

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    Seriously, what's with all the "I want to play this game forever. This game sucks, there aren't even 999999 hours of more content after I beat the game." happening in games for the last 5 years.
     
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  18. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    I never said the gameplay was shit. Don't put words in my mouth and then use the words "flaming moron", sir. Otherwise things might backfire. ^__^

    I said that the gameplay is flawed due to extreme RNG and predictable strategies (at first).



    I like that monocle you have. Keep not reading things properly, and it might come off soon. ^__^
     
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  19. Seethe Arbiter

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    No. Just no. DD is still my worst purchase on Steam.
     
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  20. Mazisky Magister

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    Even darker dungeon
     
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    A sequel? I thought the first game still wasn't out of Early Access yet lulz.
     
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    You mean they've figured out how to make this joyless experience even worse?
     
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  24. Seethe Arbiter

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    It's the old design, it doesn't count.
     
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  25. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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