Hollow Knight - convince me to keep playing


#58

Frankly, none of the other Metroidvanias released in the recent years come close to what Hollow Knight is offering in my opinion. It is one special game.


#59

I don’t think you’re wrong. I just wish it had a better save system.


#60

I wish I had known you could cheap it, back when in-game finances were an issue and when my ghost got teleported some odd places!


#61

This game is just too sad to keep playing. I’m feeling emotions about killing these poor bugs, and as I progress through the game the world changes in some bad ways. Am I the real monster?


#62

Maybe you are not? Maybe you can choose to become it?

It’s interesting, this is part of the spectrum of multiple emotions and approaches I felt during Dark Souls, until (Dark Souls spoilers)the Catarina knight was killed alongside me in a battle, at which point I lost it and swore to end that world and its fallacy, and proceeded to destroy all of it, to the wonderful ending.

I must confess I have no idea of whom I am so far in Hollow Knight, excepting there are big, hanging signs, showing I am disturbing stuff that should be left alone. Damn that curiosity thing!


#63

Well I found your metal balls, what arseholes.

I have so many different bosses available to fight now, it’s kind of overwhelming. Also I think I’m two movement powers behind on re-exploring the world.


#64

I am not sure how far I am in game, but I finally got this working! :D

The way the levels intertwine, gives me DarkSouls-esq hot flashes of joy. :D


#65

Team Cherry have released a new beta update on Steam and provided a status update for the Switch port.


#66

Very nice! I am still only half way thru this, gotta get back before I lose my L33t timing skills.


#67

Lifeblood is out!


#68

I’m really excited about the Switch version. I’m maybe halfway done with the game on Steam so I stopped playing for now so I can restart on Switch. Will be a great game to play on flights.


#69

Man, I honestly don’t know if I want more content for this game, especially if it’s harder than the rest. Is that dumb?


#70

Not at all.


#71

This isn’t the last major update. It’s like a mini update.

I may not even bother to reinstall. Most DLC feels like an annoyance and can’t recapture the original experience. Hollow Knight definitely falls into this category.


#72

Switch version came out last night. Really well done and I don’t even mind that I’m starting over.

As an aside: I wish games would generate a save password (like old NES days) so I can switch platforms without starting over.


#73

Which platform did you play on first and how does the Switch version compare? I’m thinking hard about getting this…


#74

I played it on PC but didn’t finish. Once I knew a Switch version was imminent I set it aside to wait for it. I can’t comment on how it plays docked as I only spent my 3 hour flight this afternoon playing it. It looks fantastic and just as good as the PC version. Gameplay is a perfect match with no performance problems. Load times are minimal to non existent. Well worth $15 especially if you’ve never played it.


#75

I’ve never played it before and picked it up yesterday. I’m having a blast, so far. My daughters also both are enjoying it. Cutting their teeth on Spelunky finally is paying off. ;)


#76

The NintendoSwitch subreddit seem to love it.


#77

I played 10 hours on the PC and the switch version is just as good, controls are tight as well. Plays great in handheld mode. I would recommend this to everyone!