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Hollow Knight

Post by chase210 » June 26th, 2018, 10:08 am

I wanted a topic for us to talk about Hollow Knight! Because its just so fantastic, I can't gush about this game more. Not only the best metroidvania I ever played, its the best indie game I think I've ever enjoyed, its an extremely reasonable price (£11!) and its on switch so you can play it on the toilet. Can't recommend more highly. Let's discuss Hollow Knight.

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by PapaBlingo » June 26th, 2018, 10:38 am

I generally dont get on with difficult games like Dark Souls, but for some reason Hollow Knight is really clicking with me. I think that the 2D perspective makes the challenge more managable, as the boss patterns are easier to pickout and learn. Plus, the perspective and music just clinch it. Such a good game.

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by NuKaholic » June 28th, 2018, 3:22 pm

I'm almost finished with my Switch playthrough which is turning out to be more enjoyable than my Steam run was. I love playing in bed or on the porch if it's nice outside. All the FREE updates and dlc since I last played can really be felt. I still don't like the first 2 levels (gameplay wise) since I really feel the movement is crippled without the dash and wall bounce abilities but they come pretty quick so it's a very minor flaw.

This game launched permanently on sale for 15 dollars and I personally don't think at full price there is a better (price per quality)deal. At it's insanely low sale cost I purchased Hollow Knight for all of my friends (not many lol I'm not rich)who didn't already have the game. Will they play it? I can't say but Team Cherry deserves the money and then some. They certainly earned a fan in me.

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by KSubzero1000 » June 28th, 2018, 3:25 pm

Just wanted to say, this game landed on my to-play list almost single-handedly due to the praise it has received from this community. Looking forward to it.

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by NuKaholic » June 28th, 2018, 3:41 pm

I saw it from videogamedunkey sometime last year and he heaped a ton of praise on it. I think I bought it as soon as the video ended. I music and hand drawn art style really appealed to me.

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by James » June 28th, 2018, 3:53 pm

I've been waiting for the Switch version since the PC release last year. Then, last week, I set myself the silly target of getting my gaming backlog down under 100 before buying anything new (shut up, the DMC Street Fighter V costumes absolutely do not count).

Well, my backlog now stands at 95 after a gaming session last night, so I'm downloading Hollow Knight now. Can't wait to get stuck in. :mrgreen:

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by NuKaholic » June 28th, 2018, 4:05 pm

Just curious if anyone here has attempted a Steel Soul mode run yet? I don't think I can personally. I can think of a few bosses who would end that run promptly.

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by James » June 28th, 2018, 4:17 pm

I'll be sticking to a Standard Soul mode run first time through, I think. ;-)

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by NuKaholic » June 28th, 2018, 4:54 pm

Hahaha yeah you probably should but it doesn't unlock until you beat the game anyway. I'm not sure premadeath modes are ever fun lol.

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by chase210 » June 28th, 2018, 7:38 pm

I wouldn't fancy a permadeath run, I get frustrated enough when I die before recovering any geo I lost.

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by NuKaholic » June 28th, 2018, 7:51 pm

Likewise. That just sounds frustrating.

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by James » June 28th, 2018, 11:26 pm

Well, I can't speak to how I'll feel after 20 hours or so, but right now I'd say there's not a snowball's chance in Hell that I'd play a permadeath mode of this game. That and some of the Quests (speedrunning, for example) seem like they'd be great fun, but would also require me to know this game like the back of my hand. I just don't see myself getting to that point, given how long it's taking me to build up a mental map of the tiny little bit of the world I've discovered so far.

It's weird, because I absolutely got to the point where I could try those types of runs with Dark Souls. It just seems so far away from where I'm at now with HK though.

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by Michiel K » June 29th, 2018, 8:18 am

I bought it on Switch and would love to dive in, but I've got so many other games to play.

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by chase210 » June 29th, 2018, 10:21 am

Watcher Knight is kicking my bum right now.

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by Combine Hunter » June 29th, 2018, 4:32 pm

The Watcher Knights are the hardest fight in the game. Once you've defeated them, you've broken the back of the game.

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by chase210 » June 30th, 2018, 6:24 pm

I wandered from the watcher knights because it was a little frustrating, defeated Hornet for a second time and got the shade cloak! Now I'm exploring the bit with the giant wasp things.

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by NuKaholic » July 1st, 2018, 5:31 am

Watcher Knights was my worst boss as well. I'm glad a lot of people here agree because my buddy said he did it first try. I was thinking I just suck lol of course my first run I didn't know about the chandelier trick to make the fight a tad easier. It's not a big help but it would've led to victory the few times I'd died on the last knight. I don't know if the fight is "unfair" but I know I suck at it hahaha

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by Todinho » July 1st, 2018, 10:33 pm

Im gonna be that guy and say I actually found Watcher Knights pretty easy, the dream bosses on the other hand...

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by NuKaholic » July 2nd, 2018, 3:02 am

The Dream Warriors or the Dream rematches against False Knight, Broken Vessel, etc?
Because the Dream rematches are pretty hardcore but the Dream Warrior bosses were all pretty easy to me. They're cool but they all just have a gimmick. Usually telepathically controlling their weapon. They're all neat but very simplistic.

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Re: Hollow Knight

Post by Todinho » July 2nd, 2018, 3:24 am

The rematches I dont even know how many times I died to False Knight there

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