8.25 PC Add a gigantic new dungeon to Darkest Dungeon, plus new bosses, loot, and mechanics » Concept » Graphics Amazing graphics for new environments, enemies, and stylized cutscenes complement the core game nicely Wayne June’s narration continues to astound and impress as you traverse new nightmares The Crimson Court is difficult, daunting, and potentially frustrating » Sound » Playability While the aesthetic and feel of the game is better than ever, some design choices and repetition lean heavy on the Crimson Court » Entertainment Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court Masochistic meanderings Style 1-Player Role-Playing Publisher Red Hook Studios Developer Red Hook Studios Release June 19 Rating T » Replay Value Moderate I n a forgotten courtyard on the unfor-tunate estate, the rich and powerful once wined and dined with deranged abandon. Barons and other individuals of status enjoyed countless depravities and frivolities here, until one day a countess arrived carrying with her a dark, bloody secret. In the first Darkest Dungeon expansion, you must battle your way through this crumbling court and end her infectious sway over all. Darkest Dungeon is already an incred-ibly challenging game, and the Crimson Court makes things significantly harder. As with the core game, if you can handle the crushing weight of serious challenge, you find lots to enjoy as you tinker and create the perfect team. Yes, that team will probably die, but that’s all part of the game. Crimson Court introduces several new elements that enhance Darkest Dungeon. reviews The new Flagellent class is a great front-line addition to the roster, offering big boosts to builds that specialize in bleeding out opponents, tanking massive damage, and proffering ridiculously powerful heals. Specialized trinkets offer greater custom-ization for your adventurers, allowing you to go all-in with huge damage boosts and big ability numbers, turning your favor-ite specs like healing Vestal or bleeding Houndmaster into powerhouses.