Casual vs. Hardcore vs. Dwarf Fortress

Casual gaming vs. hardcore gaming vs. Dwarf Fortress

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The artwork for the casual and hardcore portion was made by an unknown artist, and the artwork for the Dwarf Fortress portion was made by Taran, the in-house artist at

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5 thoughts on “Casual vs. Hardcore vs. Dwarf Fortress

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  3. So would Dark Souls be in the middle of Hardcore and Dwarf Fortress? Because in Dark Souls you’re pretty much getting your shit kicked in from the word “Go”

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