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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
    100
    Hollow Knight is an immediate classic. You’ll be rewarded with every second that you spend playing this game, nothing feels wasted or left as an afterthought save for some minor pacing issues. Team Cherry has crafted a tight, responsive 2D side-scroller that deserves your attention & support as it’s truly a modern masterpiece.
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  1. Nov 14, 2018
    10
    A beautiful and charming game, a perfect mix between hardcore difficulty and a fair challenge. I'm in love with this game, the sound designA beautiful and charming game, a perfect mix between hardcore difficulty and a fair challenge. I'm in love with this game, the sound design and the 2D artwork it's just perfect. Expand
  2. Nov 23, 2021
    10
    I didnt think I was going to like this game, I was SO WRONG. This game is a masterpiece, the best Metroidvania Ive ever played, even betterI didnt think I was going to like this game, I was SO WRONG. This game is a masterpiece, the best Metroidvania Ive ever played, even better than Super Metroid and Castlevania Symphony of the Night.
    Hollow Knight is big, es deep (pun intended), is beautiful, is touching. The music is soooo good that I listen to it in my car. This is a game that is worth the whole generation.
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  3. Jan 1, 2022
    10
    Невероятно душевная и атмосферная игра. Музыка просто выше всяких похвал. Для любителей метроидваний здесь просто море контента и секретов.Невероятно душевная и атмосферная игра. Музыка просто выше всяких похвал. Для любителей метроидваний здесь просто море контента и секретов.
  4. Jun 25, 2020
    9
    Одна из немногих игр, которая меня зацепила. Я потратил на нее времени больше, чем на Ведьмака 3, при этом совершенно не жалею. Team Cherry -Одна из немногих игр, которая меня зацепила. Я потратил на нее времени больше, чем на Ведьмака 3, при этом совершенно не жалею. Team Cherry - вы лучшие! Expand
  5. Sep 19, 2021
    9
    Extremely challenging. This is an incredibly deep, beautiful game. At one point I gave up on trying to finish this game due to the difficultyExtremely challenging. This is an incredibly deep, beautiful game. At one point I gave up on trying to finish this game due to the difficulty but its style and charm lured me back, and after 70 hours of gameplay (I spent hours trying boss fights over and over) I finished it. I have some advice. Keep detailed notes as you play on the areas you explore and the obstacles you encounter. Write down anything you find which might be a clue. The game doesn’t hold your hand or tell you what to do but if you keep your own journal like this you will eventually be able to finish the game without using a walkthrough or guide. Definitely not for everyone but it feels really good to have finally finished this one. Expand
  6. Aug 27, 2021
    8
    Un juego de acción bidimensional con una estética oscura, pero a la vez preciosa. En Hollow Knight es tan importante avanzar en su laberintoUn juego de acción bidimensional con una estética oscura, pero a la vez preciosa. En Hollow Knight es tan importante avanzar en su laberinto como estudiar detenidamente los movimientos y ataques de tus enemigos. Si no te mentalizas en lo segundo, ni vas a disfrutar de un juego excelente y mucho menos avanzar tanto en su historia compleja como en desarrollar a tu personaje. Hay quienes piden un "Modo Fácil" para este juego, pero considero que no es necesario: se te hace difícil si no asimilas que tienes que fijarte en cómo se mueven los enemigos (como en cualquier juego, vaya). Aparte de eso, hay muchísimas rutas y entornos para descubrir, además de varios finales dependiendo de cómo avances en el juego. ¡Muy recomendable!

    (Valoración realizada en base a la versión de XBOX One jugada en XBOX Series S mediante retrocompatibilidad)
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  7. Aug 15, 2021
    2
    This could have been a great name. It has beautiful visuals, a great score, excellent puzzles and a great way to increase one's abilities andThis could have been a great name. It has beautiful visuals, a great score, excellent puzzles and a great way to increase one's abilities and powers. The game hooks you for hours at end thanks to the engagement gameplay. However, the following shortcomings make the game utter crap and not even close to Limbo, Inside, Unravel, Braid (the best) and similar puzzle/platformers.

    Here's the ****

    1. Maps are ridiculous. It is somewhat tolerable that you have to venture into a territory, arbitrarily roam around until you hear a tuneless, ridiculous humming of a character named Conifer. Then you need to buy the map from him. It is intolerable that even after you buy a map to an area, the entire area is not visible and that you have to go through multiple hoops and buy a bunch of stuff to do simple things like point out your location (where you are on the map) and other points of interest (you have to go to the main town, find a vendor, and buy some tokens which start showing points of interest). Unnecessary and poorly conceived.

    2. The score is great, the voice acting (and the made up language/script) is ridiculous and laughable. Whoever thought of this obviously must be a manager or a boss or something because this was eminently laughable (and not in a good way)

    3. Combat (bosses) is insanely difficult. And not in a good way. There is no progress indicator to show how much damage has been inflicted and even when you slog through the battle, the bosses will respawn into another avatar and inflict a different type of damage. Don't get me wrong - I love tough fights (Sekiro, Curse of the Dead Gods, Dark Souls etc - but those battles are interesting and gripping). The boss fights in Hollow Knight are boring and extremely difficult.

    4. Haphazard location of shops. Another ridiculousness. A particular vendor who sells more token slots is not available at the main town/location. Every time you want to purchase a new slot (each increasingly priced), you have to slog through the same old, same old enemies to get to that person. Idiotic.

    5. Same for another vendor who sells a nail (main weapon) upgrade. This chap (with his idiotic language) is not available in the main town. You have to slog through the same set of enemies just to get to him. Navigating the entire world is going back and forth and back and forth and back and forth - multiply this by 100. This is messed up. You go to place A, earn money, go to place B, upgrade your weapon, then C, earn money, then B again to upgrade your weapon, then place A to go to an area that you could not access because you lacked those abilities - get it? It's a cheap trick to make the game appear bigger and longer than it is. Combined with the fact that the game is completely quest-less, arbitrary, purpose-less and aimless, this back and forth journey gets to you.

    In conclusion - one of the most beautiful looking **** game I have played. Never have i see such wasted potential.
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