No this isn't because of a technical problem. I bought the game digitally and installed it the first day. I went into the menus and put the game on hard and it's good to go. I'm just hesitant to start it because all I've heard is how dark the game is. I don't like dark games or books and movies for that matter. I own the Walking Dead and haven't played a single chapter. I Own two seasons of GoT on Blu-ray and the books and I haven't read or watched them yet. You get the idea. I will support great works with my money but actually going to that dark, depressing place kind of a mental block for me.
So to ask how dark does this game get? I know I have to play it. It looks to be the frontrunner for GOTY and I've usually played all those games. No Spoilers please.