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  • Summary: Hollow Knight is a 2D action-adventure game with an emphasis on traditional 2D animation and skillful gameplay. Journey to Hallownest, a vast and ancient underground kingdom inhabited by a bizarre collection of insects and monsters. Players will forge their own path as they explore ruinedHollow Knight is a 2D action-adventure game with an emphasis on traditional 2D animation and skillful gameplay. Journey to Hallownest, a vast and ancient underground kingdom inhabited by a bizarre collection of insects and monsters. Players will forge their own path as they explore ruined cities, forests of fungus, temples of bone and other fantastic lands, all on their way to uncovering an ancient mystery. Expand

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  1. Oct 15, 2018
    10
    One of the best games available on any platform.

    Huge play area, tons of content (includes 3 DLCs) and tight and responsive combat.
    One of the best games available on any platform.

    Huge play area, tons of content (includes 3 DLCs) and tight and responsive combat.

    Works flawlessly on PS4 and is an absolute steal at the price.

    Couldn't recommend this game more
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  2. Oct 28, 2018
    10
    Absolutely amazing game. This game is only 20 dollars CAD (15 dollars US) and it is worth every penny and more.

    Each enemy and area is
    Absolutely amazing game. This game is only 20 dollars CAD (15 dollars US) and it is worth every penny and more.

    Each enemy and area is unique in their own way, and the boss fights are really cool. It's 40+ hours of great content. The music and art were done very well.

    The combat isn't anything special (though it fits well with the game) and you do have to backtrack a lot, but those were very minor issues for me.

    Hollow Knight also has a very interesting story with characters that are very likable.

    The only thing I can't believe is that this game was made by three people. THREE. Bravo, Team Cherry. Great game
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  3. Jul 18, 2019
    9
    Amazing Metroidvania world with tight platforming and Dark Soul-esque imposing bosses that are very satisfying to beat. Also a lot of lore toAmazing Metroidvania world with tight platforming and Dark Soul-esque imposing bosses that are very satisfying to beat. Also a lot of lore to piece together (or let one of the YT channels help you with that). Expand
  4. Aug 11, 2019
    9
    Addicting. Challenging. Frustrating. Metroidvania. Platforming. Grind/explore to get better. Rewarding. Boss simulator. Dark souls. BasicallyAddicting. Challenging. Frustrating. Metroidvania. Platforming. Grind/explore to get better. Rewarding. Boss simulator. Dark souls. Basically this game in a nutshell. Exhilarating boss fights, and the feeling of major accomplishment everytime you beat one, especially if you've been struggling against one for a long time. Huge world to explore, when I still see new areas and enemies/bosses 30 hours into my playthrough; the developers did something right. The story was gibberish to me, but I could'n't care less about it, i just wanted to kill more bosses and find new charms and areas. Warning: this is very much a game inspired by challenging gameplay like dark souls.. so if you don't like those type of games...this one is a tad bit more accessible than a souls game.. just a fyi.
    Also, you're not buying this game for the story or combat, your buying this game for the metroidvania elements and the challenge. I liked it a lot, the reward was worth the frustration.
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  5. Nov 6, 2018
    8
    Hollow knight is a 2D indy game with brutal difficulty. It took me 25 hrs to finish the game. For Indy studio, they did very well, but stillHollow knight is a 2D indy game with brutal difficulty. It took me 25 hrs to finish the game. For Indy studio, they did very well, but still not deserve 9 or 10 in my opinion. The game is a bit overrated from many critics

    Pro
    - Precise control
    - Charming Art style.
    - Huge Map
    - Some parts of the map are good designed
    - Low price

    Con
    - Too complicated map design. Easy to get lost and miss many hidden items if don't use map guide.
    - Has only 1 weapon (repetitive gameplay)
    - Lacks of fast travel.
    - No exp system

    In sum, Hollow knight has solid score 8 out of 10 for me. The difficulty is merciless, so if you are casual, stay away from this game. If you like hard games like darksouls, and don't mind 2D action games, you should give it a try.
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  6. Oct 26, 2018
    4
    I gave it a chance. Didn't like it. It has charm. There's a certain sense of satisfaction from progressing through the game, but overall II gave it a chance. Didn't like it. It has charm. There's a certain sense of satisfaction from progressing through the game, but overall I didn't feel it was rewarding enough past a certain point. Slogging through areas over and over gets really tedious. Combat gets old. I don't have to give high praise to a game just because it's indy and modest. Expand