I’m a bit of a late comer to Darkest Dungeon myself, having only received it as a birthday present earlier in the month (it launched way back in January), but boy has it grabbed a hold over me. Its captivating blend of gloomy comic book visuals, Lovecraftian narrative, roguelike dungeon crawling, tactical turn-based combat and involved RPG mechanics is seriously addictive. I’ve already managed to plough 34 hours into it and find myself constantly quoting the enthusiastic narrator.
Admittedly though, it’s also a little bit grindy. Despite my considerable time investment, I’m still upgrading the hamlet and building up my hero roster and inventory – the end to my first campaign seems nowhere in sight yet. Apparently, on average the game takes around 80+ hours to complete.
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