Deep Dark Deathlike is the perfect game to play during a windy winter night. Or perhaps to cool you down during a hot summer evening with a chill down your spine. Unlike other horror games that rely firmly on scary monsters described in intimate detail, or gory mechanics for ripping bodies asunder, DDD utilizes our own faulty memory, creating characters from a shared perspective, and facing the things in the dark that don't give a damn about you. The simple act of handing over your completed character sheet, to never look at it during play, feels a bit like handing over your own soul, especially after you have walked this character through so many obstacles and tragedies to get to the main play phase. For a 16 page game, it's full of interesting concepts, cool mechanics, and a little lesson on Cosmism and Existentialism.
Deep Dark Deathlike is not a journey to take alone, and even though there is failure, there are also moments of hope in the darkness, and the feeling that with your little band of around the campfire, your actions and choices matter.
And don't worry about failing, you can always come back after all! Just be careful you don't become a tool of the deep darkness within.