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Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Bloody, tough expansion goes deeper into brutal dungeons.

Game Mac , Windows 2017
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This difficult role-playing game expansion will test even the most dedicated player, but will reward them with a deep experience. Darkest Dungeon separates the casual gamer from the hard-core (or perhaps the patient from the impatient). You can't fake your way through it; you really have to understand each of your hero's abilities and limitations, not to mention how those work alongside other heroes'. Despite its new vampire theme and new "casual" mode, Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court is just as challenging.

The new campaign sends your heroes into dungeons far larger than they've ever seen before. Fortunately, the expansion has been improved: now, if circumstances force you to leave the dungeon before finishing it, you don't have to start all over again. The benefit of this becomes increasingly apparent as you go along. Not only do you have to worry about running into shape-changing, disease-carrying bosses -- you might also run into a Curse-hating religious fanatic ready to burn-at-the-stake first and ask questions later. Getting to these bosses takes grit and tenacity, and beating them takes serious skill. Even with the new Flagellant class bolstering party damage with his appetite for self-destruction, you're bound to lose your hard-won treasure, your party, and maybe even your self-respect. On top of that, things are pretty crazy what with everyone bleeding, drinking blood, or going through gibbering blood withdrawal. It's all quite disturbing, so caution is advised. That said, The Crimson Curse is highly contagious; if you love a challenge, you should do your best to catch it.

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