Darkest Dungeon review - "Don't Get Too Attached"

Darkest Dungeon review - "Don't Get Too Attached"

JoyStik Entertainment video game reviews are honest opinions on the good, the bad, and the ugly of each and every video game. In this section, we review PlayStation, Xbox, and PC video games. Today, we will be looking at Darkest Dungeon, reviewed on PlayStation 4.

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Darkest Dungeon Video Game Review - "Don't Get Too Attached..."

Darkest Dungeon is a unique RPG video game where difficulty is it's biggest strength. The game does a great job of teaching you the very minimum while not holding your hand through the nitty gritty of the game (and the nitty gritty is what will KILL you). I felt so lost at the beginning but the more I played, the more I learned and felt comfortable in combat. The combat in the game is turn based, meaning each player gets a "turn" to make a move. 

There are 2 phases in the game. The first is being in Hamlet, the town. This is where players can upgrade their characters and gear, as well as recruit new characters (which is often, seeing as you WILL lose characters in quest.) Second is quest. Before entering a quest, you can purchase gear to help you during your quest, as it is the only chance you have before entering the dungeon areas, unless you luckily find gear, which is rare. During quest, if any of your 4 characters are killed, they are gone forever, so sometime quitting a quest is just something you have to bite the bullet on.

Without spoiling too much of the game, I highly suggest Darkest Dungeon to any gamers who are fans of RPG's such as the following titles:

> Dark Souls series

> The Banner Saga series

> Turn Based RPG's such as Final Fantasy.

Pros

> Unique comic book like graphics.

> Narrator keeps the story engaging.

> Combat is fun, making the player consider each move they make.

> Results of quest are permanent, and frequent auto saves force this on a player.

> Leveling up feels rewarding.

Cons

> Text on the screen is sometimes small to read.

> Inventory is confusing at times.

 

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