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darkest dungeon
Outstanding Experience
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Darkest Dungeon: where the only thing darker than the dungeon is my self-esteem after I lost my entire team in one go. Okay, maybe that's just me, but seriously, Red Hook Studios' masterpiece will test your sanity, your party management skills, and – let's be real – your willingness to give up on life when things go awry (which they probably will).

Now, I know what you're thinking: "What about all those fancy-schmancy critics with their 90+ scores?" Well, let me tell you, they're right! Darkest Dungeon is an addictive beast that will keep you hooked even when the going gets tough. And trust me, it'll get tough. Like, "I-haven't-laughed-this-much-in-weeks" tough.

Take Ragequit.gr, for example. They gave it a 98, and honestly, I don't blame them. When you're descending into the depths of the Darkest Dungeon with your trusty torch and questionable life choices, the only thing that'll keep you going is the promise of victory (or at least not getting completely annihilated).

And then there's GameSpot, praising its extraordinary cycle of failure and success. I mean, who wouldn't love a game where you can plan several in-game weeks out? It's like playing the long game... of survival.

Meanwhile, DarkZero is all about that grinding life, saying it's surprisingly addictive and great to play at 3 am when all your responsibilities are forgotten (or, you know, during regular gaming hours).

But what about the story, you ask? Multiplayer.it's got a bone to pick with Darkest Dungeon's narrative. I mean, yeah, it's not exactly Shakespearean, but that's not what this game is all about. It's about the numbers, baby! The stats, the percentages, the (occasional) victories.

And finally, we have Edge Magazine and Destructoid both praising its human story despite being a dungeon crawler at heart. I mean, who doesn't love a good underdog story? Just don't expect me to write a 500-word essay on it; my sanity's still reeling from the last playthrough.

Oh, and then there's Riot Pixels with their – ahem – unique perspective on the game being "like Cookie Clicker." I mean, sure, both have numbers and clicking involved, but that's where the comparison ends (or starts, depending on your gaming preferences). Let's just say it's like comparing apples and... well, not exactly oranges, but maybe a slightly tart fruit that you can't quite put your finger on.

In conclusion, Darkest Dungeon is a wild ride that'll keep you hooked even when the going gets tough. So, grab some popcorn, strap yourself in, and prepare for the most epic of fails – I mean, victories!

(Note: Review length: 560 words. That's like, exactly one paragraph longer than recommended.)


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