Dominion Strategy Forum

Miscellaneous => Other Games => Topic started by: pacovf on March 11, 2018, 11:45:01 pm

Title: Hollow Knight
Post by: pacovf on March 11, 2018, 11:45:01 pm
It's a really good game. A cross between a Metroidvania and Dark Souls. It's tough but fair, and the artstyle is just amazing. Of note, around 3 hours in (once you get the first two traversal abilities), the game just completely opens up and lets you go pretty much wherever you want in that massive world.

Anyone else here played it? I just finished everything the game currently has to offer (aside from Path of Pain, which I do not currently intend to do), took me a bit less than 40h, and now I am waiting for the next (and final) free DLC to drop.
Title: Re: Hollow Knight
Post by: LastFootnote on March 12, 2018, 10:51:37 am
I've heard of it. The art-style actually doesn't really grab me, but man it's getting rave reviews. I'll probably get it when it comes out on Switch this year, assuming the port isn't botched somehow.
Title: Re: Hollow Knight
Post by: pacovf on March 13, 2018, 12:20:51 am
I didn't know there was a version for the Switch coming until after I bought it on Steam and started playing, otherwise I would have waited. Sounds like a good match for the Switch, honestly.

Note that if you are expecting a pure Metroivania, you might be disappointed, there's relatively few traversal skills unlocked throughout the game, and the important ones are unlocked somewhat quickly. Most of the fun is in the exploration, the combat and platforming. And the difficulty, especially in the optional areas, courtesy of some really responsive controls that allow the game to get away with being demanding.

Mostly I just want to discuss the lore now, which, true to its Dark Souls inspiration, is mostly just implied throughout, rarely stated outright. And some parts of it are currently obsessing me. Like, what are the crimes that the Moth tribe/the Seer committed, for which the Seer is still making penance?

And also, want a chance to brag about the fact that I defeated Nightmare King Grimm :p
Title: Re: Hollow Knight
Post by: LaLight on February 11, 2020, 02:38:54 am
I started playing it a week and a half ago on Switch and I am in love! It is tough, although maximum time i spend trying a single thing was 1,5 hours (those challenges, man!) I think it's the best thing I played for a huge while
Title: Re: Hollow Knight
Post by: LaLight on February 11, 2020, 02:39:58 am
also, Saving Caterpillars fills me with an enormous amount of happiness. Good to fight depression, I mean it
Title: Re: Hollow Knight
Post by: LastFootnote on February 12, 2020, 09:59:27 am
Looking back to my post two years ago. Glad I bought it! The art is actually a great fit for the game.

And man oh man, Hollow Knight is basically the best value in video games. Itís over 60 hours of fantastic platforming game for $15. Thatís a ridiculous value. I almost hope they charge more for Silksong. They deserve to be paid well for their work.