Darkest Dungeon is a video game based on crawling into a dungeon. It is developed and also published under, Red Hook Studio which is Indie Game developer. This game follows the Early Access of development period and it was released in 2016, in January for OS X and Microsoft Windows and it was released afterwards on the Linux, Playstation Vita and Playstation 4.
The Darkest Dungeon requires the player to manage the roster of the heroes in order to explore the dungeons found below the gothic mansion that the player had inherited. It is played out in the mix of the movement in the real time and combat based on the turns. The features of the game is a stress level for every hero and it increases as the player goes to new levels and does more exploration. The character that has a high level of stress, he will get the afflictions that may hamper or which may enhance the performance he uses while exploring. The concept had been drawn in the game through the developer and it is based on a film characters who suffered from the trauma because of combat stress like Band of Brothers and Aliens.
At the beginning of the Darkest Dungeon, a player learn that he has inherited the estate from a relative who when looking for fortune and fame, through excavating the catacombs and dungeons under the manor, he has reached to the portal that goes to the dark dimensions and he has released a number of some evil and horrific creatures in the world. Instead of dealing with it, the relative decided to took own life and now you are a current owner of that estate and all the surrounding lands. You need to recruit the roster of the adventurers and decide on the expeditions so that you may cleanse your estate and all the vile inhabitants.
As a player continue to venture in the manors or in the dungeons that are found below or in the surrounding lands, they will come to know about all the memories that tells all about terrible deeds that that the relative has done while pursuing the power and the knowledge. The player is then able to send people into the titular place called Darkest Dungeon and it is the source of the corruption of the land and he was taking the step in revealing the ultimate form of the place. Within the deepest chamber, the player does encounter a disembodied spirit of the ancestors and he is now called Avatar of the Crawling Chaos. He wins over the apparition of the ancestors and then battles against the Heart of Darkness which was the progenitor for the life in the entire planet. A party was able to defeat the physical form by paying a high cost but the spirit of ancestor tells him that it had delayed only the awakening and the end of this world. Ancestor tells him that he is now a part of the endless cycle in the lineage of the player and that the player and his descendents will be meeting this same fate. The ancestor will then accentuate the cycle of repeating his works at the start of this game and he says that the ruin had come to the family.
Darkest Dungeon is a game based on the role-playing and the player is the one to manage the roaster of the heroes and the adventurers who want to explore the dungeons and to fight off the creatures in these dungeons. Before entering in the dungeon, a player may use the facilities that are found in the nearby town in order to dismiss or to recruit even more people and he can be able to send the heroes in order to do some activities which may heal them or which may gain the new combat or the camping skills. He reduces the stress and he removes the afflictions which they have incurred in the dungeon. They can also buy or sell the equipment or suppliers for the heroes while using the loot and the money they got during running into the dungeons. Some of these facilities may be used to add benefits or the options to a player. A player may recruit over twenty five heroes on the roster and this can happen any time of the day. Every hero is a part of the fifteen character classes and he has his own skills and statistics which may be upgraded after sometime. When one of the heroes dies when he was still in the dungeon, he will be lost completely.
After the player had completed the preparation, he chooses four of the heroes that will go into the dungeon and to be able to access more dungeons, it requires the completion of passing through other dungeons while collecting the specific types of the loot. The later dungeons will be even difficult compared to the old ones.
How to play Darkest Dungeon
The plague doctor is the first person to lose the mind. He has crow-faced mask that wobbles while his sanity will snap so he starts to pull the abuse over his people. While the party fights off the unholy monsters in the crypt under the swamp, the chaos of the shouting then will break their rest. The armored paladin then falls dead because of heart attack while the other one chokes at the cloud of the spores that was thrown away by the monstrous and sentient fungus. A mad plague doctor may run alone out for the dark and afterwards he is sent to the sanitarium. Like other veteran for the Bloody conflict, he is not going to be the same person afterwards.
In the Darkest Dungeon, the disaster is called Week 3 and each one goes on without any problem. The dungeon diving or tomb raiding may have the staples of the PC gaming for many years but Darkest Dungeon is now the first game where you will feel how the people involved may be feeling. While in the Darkest Dungeon, explorers should not bandage the wounds or sharpen the axes, but the biggest vulnerability ends up being their own mind.
Turn by turn
After being bored fornicating and drinking the family fortune, the father then decide that he wants to do the investigation about the rumors he was told about the magic that was buried under your ancestral home. However, his workmen dug greedily and they reached to an ancient evil and they have awakened him and this sent the country into the ruin. Before he put a musket ball within his brain, your father will send the letter to you and he will ask you to come to rebuild the village and to defeat the evil.
When the road that reaches to town is opened again, then you get the heroes and send these heroes in the dungeons and always as four people. When they came out, they will be stressed out, damaged and sometime richer. In the town, they will be praying, gambling or drinking as far as it helps them to clear their heads. A half of the game is about managing the city that started to grow again and to upgrade the blacksmith shops or taverns in order to give an edge to the heroes during the fight.
The other half of the game is what the game is all about. It involves side scrolling parties for the heroes and in-turn based combat fighting off the otherworldly horror. While entering into the dungeon, you will get a map that shows the simple floor plan with other few rooms that are connected through the hallways. Sometime there is no need to do exploration and many levels require you exploring this entire level. The real purpose of this map is showing you how much levels remaining to finish your game. When you are not able to win and there are many rooms to clear, you have time to have white flag and then get out of the dungeon.
When the maniac’s party is against the squad of the horror, then the battles that are short and turn based will begin. The combats will take turns while using their ability of casting the spells, to heal and to attack. The few characters with the ability that are available in the game make the battle to be more as a slog. The combat become fun since many characters do arrive in the town and they have the ability that have to be unlocked. The battle is always tense and as the expedition progresses longer, they became dangerous