Your intrepid heroes encounter a bug, roll the dice, and get murderated. Darkest Dungeon faces the CHAIRQUISITION!

Game: Darkest Dungeon
Webzone: http://store.steampowered.com/app/262060/
Devel: Red Hook Studios – Ported by Knockout Games (aka Aaron Melcher)
Engine: “Homebrewed and lightweight, developed by Kelvin McDowell”
Price: €22.99 / US$24.99 / CDN$27.99
Wazzat: 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 against unimaginable horrors, stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark.

Mandated Disclosure: The devs sent us keys


CHAIRQUISITION:
CHAIR
– Nooope

CHAIRCHAIR– Not sure if want

CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Check it out

CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Shutupandtakemymonies


Makes with the working

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  • Map bug.
  • Multithreaded like a mofo.

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  • They still haven’t fixed the map bug.

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Shiny and Sounds

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  • If you don’t dig the hand-drawn art style then you madam (or sir) have a malfunction.
  • It’s gorgeous and delightfully quirky.
  • Soundtrack is spot on and the voicework is passable, albeit a touch repetitive.

J-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • I like the art style.  It does a good job of remaining cartoony while still capturing the medieval horror setting
  • The sound design is your standard ominous waterbell stuff.   It’s appropriate
  • What little voice acting there is is competently done.

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  • The heavily stylized graphics make characters look like cardboard cutouts but, and this is a nice round butt, the animation and the rest of the visual aesthetic fit this design choice perfectly.
  • Coherence is often overlooked in indie games nowadays but Darkest Dungeon’s graphics deliver, in spades!
  • The audio is really well done, too.
  • The ambient audio and subtle background music will smack you on the earhole with an amazing dose of atmosphere.
  • And the narrator, wow! There should be a rule that if you’re going to have a narrator in your game, it should at least be as competent as Bastion’s.
  • The narrator in Darkest Dungeon takes Bastion’s influence and replaces the humor with morbidity and cryptic compliments.
  • Congratulations to Red Hook Studios.

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Controls

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