Monday, February 13, 2017

Darkest Dungeon - Games Worth Playing Under $30

Darkest Dungeon is a side-scrolling turn-based RPG developed by Red Hook Studios. Recruit, train, and lead heroes into the depths of the Darkest Dungeon. Your heroes will face unimaginable horrors, which will cause physical and psychological stress on them. Can you survive the Darkest Dungeon?

At first I really enjoyed this game. The voice actor alone with the amazing writing is enough to play this game. How he delivers the lines is awesome. The narrator is the only voice in this game. He explains the story along with the horrors of the action as you play through the dungeons. I could listen to this guy talk all day long and fits the mood of the game. But the grind and the RNG can turn this game into a unsatisfying adventure. You can spend hours building up your perfect team of heroes, only for some RNG dice roll to ruin your day and wipe them all out. Boy, this game is hard as shit. It can take about 80+ hours to beat it, but those 80+ hours will be spent grinding through the same areas over and over till you finally beat the odds and win.

What makes this game worth playing for under $30 is the fact that it is fun and interesting. You have to manage your team of heroes through each dungeon so they can gain more power to defeat the final level. But along the way your heroes will get diseased and stressed out. So you have to use the facilities at town to relieve-stress and cure them of their illnesses. The endless supply of heroes is crazy, but since death is permanent you will need them. Like I said above, the RNG in this game is brutal. You could be doing great in a dungeon, then the RNG will turn the tide and wipe your whole party out and there is nothing you can do about it. Luckily the developers are adding different modes to the game which will reduce the amount of grind it takes to beat it. Till then, Darkest Dungeon is still worth picking up for under $30.