https://youtu.be/ybwU401U3VI Years after closing the book on the Darkest Dungeon, I was thrilled to discover that the latest Steam Next Fest offered a demo of the soon to be released Darkest Dungeon 2; I finished my--predictably bloody--first sojourn into what is promising to be as massive a game as the first one. This is once... Continue Reading →
When Your Villain is an Abstract Concept — Short-Form Essay
There's something delectably fun about a villain that's perfectly defined by their name, especially when that name is a monosyllabic nouns like "Pride" or "Sin" or "Ruin". Everything's on the label - you can be comfortable in your expectations as to the goals they'll pursue but how they get there is anybody's guess! It's also... Continue Reading →
Darkest Dungeon: The Butcher’s Circus – A Free Mode Nobody Wanted
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdPKs3XdKC0 The Butcher’s Circus offers one thing I never thought to see in the Darkest Dungeon – a PvP mode! I could hardly believe it when I first saw the announcement. But curiosity won out in the end, and here I am, sharing with you my impressions – short as they are. The narrator makes... Continue Reading →
Darkest Dungeon In-Depth: The Crimson Curse DLC Isn’t Too Great
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp1sYfKQoXo A hundred and forty hours spent playing the Darkest Dungeon, and at least half of them spent in putting out the horrors caused by the inhabitants of the Crimson Curse DLC. Great boss design, fantastic new class - the Flagellant -- and beautiful character/environment art do not make up for the infuriating amount of... Continue Reading →
Darkest Dungeon In-Depth: Apprentice and Veteran Expeditions!
Hullo, everyone! For today, I don't have a book post for you all -- forgive me, I have failed the sacred bond of trust between us. I did, however, make a video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyIzAN3hGyQ It's about Darkness, and Dungeons, and the Darkest one among them!
Darkest Dungeon In-Depth: Introduction and Overview — Everything is Resource Management
Hullo, everyone, and welcome back to the recurring topic of this blog nowadays, which is indeed nothing less than the much-loved aphorism, #EverythingIsContent. This one is in video form! But if you've got preference for reading, after the embedded link, I'll also drop my script -- which is most of the vid but not all... Continue Reading →