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Essays 20 January 2023, 17:28

author: Darius Matusiak

Dark Horses and Unexpected Video Game Hits Coming in 2023

Diablo 4, Starfield – these will be the big hits of 2023. But the world of games is not only triple-A certainties. These less hyped titles can sometimes turn out to be great. So, here's a list of those less obvious, potential smash hits of 2023.

Dark and Darker

Dark and Darker, IRONMACE, 2023

  1. Release date: 2023
  2. Genre: FPP dungeon crawler
  3. Developer: IRONMACE
  4. Platform: PC

What will Dark and Darker be about?

Dark and Darker is a FPP dungeon crawler with PvEvP gameplay. What do these enigmatic abbreviations and terms mean? Team traversing the corridors of a dark fortress in first-person perspective and fighting against both computer-controlled opponents and other players, who will be waiting to take over the treasures we find. Death equals the loss of any wealth you have gathered, so charging and taking risks may not always be a viable strategy. In combat, you can use melee weapons – axes and swords, as well as bows, crossbows and magic. The system of increasing darkness, from which players will be forced to flee, promises to be interesting.

Why is it worth the wait?

The game is already after the first public tests, which met with great interest and attracted crowds. And it's worth adding that Dark and Darker is not an easy, relaxing position, but a truly hardcore experience for the most persistent gamers. The creators adhere to the principle: the greater the risk, the greater the reward, but also more painful loss. This title combines classic fantasy vibes with FPP combat mechanics, which is not a common combination in other games, and perhaps it will be worth taking a look regardless of the entry threshold.

  1. Dark and Darker in our encyclopedia

Darius Matusiak

Darius Matusiak

A wannabe fighter pilot, racing driver, and a spec-op; an adventurer and a space marine – hence, a gamer. I’ve been playing games since Wing Commander, and writing since Destiny.

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