The Gothic Sensibilities of Darkest Dungeon

"How much can an artist say with a single image? I wonder this as I look at the title screen for Darkest Dungeon. On the surface, it's just a creepy mansion on a hill. But there's something particularly foreboding about this abode. The sky is the color of blood and the mansion itself sits so close to cliff's edge, it look as though it might tumble over it. Of course, I hear the howl of the wind and the call of crows; what eerie house would be complete without the sounds of impending doom? It's just the main title screen, but I already know so much before I've even played. Expectations have been set."

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