Conquer the ever changing dungeons of DarkEnd and save the fall of humanity! Choose your heroes and venture into a world filled with numerous treasures, mysterious secrets and discover a haunting past in this 10+ hours of retro 2D Dungeon-Crawling!
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Mixed (32 reviews) - 46% of the 32 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (76 reviews) - 51% of the 76 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 17, 2014

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“Overall between the various gameplay elements, the well told story, and sometimes quite awesome character dialog (love Griselda), DarkEnd is well worth the time for anyone who appreciates a harder RPG or even Roguelikes as they will feel at home.”
8.5/10 – Chalgyr's Game Room

“The best feature and the main selling point in my opinion are the random dungeons. I would imagine the actual “DarkEnd” that corrupted the world to be much like the calamity in Bastion, where the world changes and collapses, contorting and rebuilding itself, at least that is what I get from the constantly changing dungeons.”
7.5/10 – Modvive

“All in all, we quite enjoyed this particular outing, and would happily recommend it!”
8/10 – TheDRASTIKmeasure

About This Game

Can you conquer the ever changing dungeons of DarkEnd and save the fall of humanity? Choose your heroes and venture into a world filled with numerous treasures, mysterious secrets and discover a haunting past in this 10+ hours of retro 2D Dungeon-Crawling!

Your hero, your destiny

There are four playable characters, each with his/her own unique story-line. Select your heroes and help them face their dark past.


Xia: A primagus from the East with the mastery over prime elements.


Griselda: A necromagus with rare ability to control dark ether.


Svas: A Blood Hunter – master of gadgets and the bowgun; a feared assassin of the night.


Lucion: A Knight Templar reputable to be the one chosen to wield the godblade Lorelei.

Retro Dungeon-Crawling Experience

Enjoy traditional gameplay reminiscent of dungeon crawlers RPGs from the 90’s. The battles are challenging yet rewarding, along with a multitude of quests, hidden enemies and treasures around every corner! In addition, DarkEnd also features flexible skill trees that allow you to shape your hero to your liking and tactical needs!

Play as you please

There are 4 difficulties which will allow you to either fully experience the game or simply blitz through. Do not like grinding for EXP? Turn on the "Milestone Leveling System" and your heroes will level up automatically as the story advances.The choice is yours!

High Replay Value

The story unfolds according to your choice of heroes! Replay with different characters in New Game+ to fully discover the truth behind the DarkEnd.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel GMA series or better
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
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Mixed (32 reviews)
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Mixed (76 reviews)
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yurigagarin771
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Product received for free
nice
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DjGodary86
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
jbggdfvjuf
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treasureyou
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
I think 10$ a bit overpriced. But nice game with a nice story and 90s like graphics. 7.5/10.
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Some Bananas, rainbows & seals
( 21.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
Product received for free
Gameplay is clunky, feels like RPG maker assets put together. Hard achievements. Story .. well who cares you just have to do the quests.
Verdict: One of those free garbage games we farm for cards, 10/10.

EDIT: It looks like there are many paid/sponsored positive reviews on the store page. If I could put a double red thumb, I'd do it.
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$Tevo
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
first 15 minits of boring ♥♥♥♥
then gameplay and its not better
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Suo 💛 (Gone for roughly 2 weeks)
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
Product received for free
Immigration.
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Nexiu
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
Roses are, like, red and stuff,
Violets are, you know, blue.
I’m not super awesome with words,
But, whatever, you don't want to pay 12,99€ for this game.
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ronnie naik
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Griselda is BAE.
But the save game option won't work. Hence, the rating.
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tarkabob1
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Well game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Roses are, like, red and stuff,
Violets are, you know, blue.
I’m not super awesome with words,
But, whatever, you don't want to pay 12,99€ for this game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Product received for free
Gameplay is clunky, feels like RPG maker assets put together. Hard achievements. Story .. well who cares you just have to do the quests.
Verdict: One of those free garbage games we farm for cards, 10/10.

EDIT: It looks like there are many paid/sponsored positive reviews on the store page. If I could put a double red thumb, I'd do it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Product received for free
The game is ok, it's got a nice story line as far as I can tell and I like how the text seem to be specific for each character (like I was treated like a girl and even sometimes people tended to believe I was not so dangerous, in other moments people would sense my dark powers and be apreensive of that, which I guess would be diferent if I chose the knight).
Only problem is it crashed twice in 100 minutes of gameplay (that's more than once every hour) and that is really annoying. Also didn't seem to be something related to some item or action, just random crashes.If the crash was fixed I could probably call it a great game (unless something else happens) but as it is it's an ok game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Product received for free
nice
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Product received for free
Immigration.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Griselda is BAE.
But the save game option won't work. Hence, the rating.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
first 15 minits of boring ♥♥♥♥
then gameplay and its not better
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
129 of 165 people (78%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2015
The people that recommended this game must be masochists that enjoy terribly designed repeating-pseudo-random-maps, one dimensional skill sets, counterintuitive skill upgrading/selection, forced consumable item hoarding due to early and CONSTANT poisoning, unreasonable difficulty curves, LAZY DIOLOGUE, canned lore, LEVEL GRINDING, and a $15 MSRP to boot.

To put it simply... This game has less depth and refinement than many FREE community projects, from the official RPG Maker Forums.

Please understand, I am not normally this brutal with my RMVXA reviews and I genuinely TRIED to give this game a good run with around 2 hours of my life (I want back), but this game reeks of a want-a-be artist that couldn't get hired to make a real game so they tried to make their own, and did so...

BADLY.

And WTF is with obscuring half the battle scene with actor busts during skill selection?!? *BOGGLE*
(No those screen shots are NOT battle conversation artwork, but appear EVERY SINGLE BATTLE)

If I could, I'd ask for a refund.

I truly feel sorry for anyone that paid the MSRP, as I feel cheated having bought it at a deep discount.

For the record, I apologize for my tone. But it needed to be said.
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30 of 37 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
116.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2015
I own about 300 games, of which 30+ of them are RPG Maker games. I happen to like the RPG Maker genre.

DarkEnd is among the very best RPG Maker games that I have played.
I spend more than 100+ hours playing this game, and enjoyed it tremendously, and that is why I decide to write a review of DarkEnd to share my experiences.

In DarkEnd you can play as one of 4 different Primary Characters, and each of these 4 character has a very unique and intriguing storyline. You can also select a Secondary Character from the remaining 3 characters. The storyline is quite complex and convoluted and you normally would not know who is good or bad until the very end. Each of the character has their own unique reasons to go into the DarkEnd, and the outcome is also different and unique. Playing this game is like reading a detective novel for me, and each stage of the game give me a better glimpse of the story.

There is also a lot of replayability because when you finished the game, you can play NG+ and select a different starting character. All the items and gold get carried forward to the next game, but all the quests resets. I like this system very much. There are also lots of optional side quests, and optional dungeons that spawn randomly too.

On the negative side, there are some minor gramatical and syntactic errors. However, I personally not mind these errors, and did overlook them because I like the stories, the plot twists and the interesting game play.

I had a good time playing DarkEnd and for me, its worth the money spent. I love this game and would highly recommend it.
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