A 2D metroidvania with an emphasis on close combat and exploration in which the player enters the once-prosperous now-bleak insect kingdom of Hallownest, travels through its various districts, meets friendly inhabitants, fights hostile ones and uncovers the kingdom's history while improving their combat abilities and movement arsenal by fighting bosses and accessing out-of-the-way areas.
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When I first bought Hollow Knight, while I did enjoy it, it wasn’t anything special to me. I didn’t get too far before I eventually moved on.
Several months after my purchase I came back with an urge to play it once more, and I’m extremely happy I’ve made that decision. Hollow Knight is a great metroidvania and revitalizes the beauty of its genre.
Absolute masterpiece of a game. Characters are charming, world is excellent and stunning, combat is insanely smooth, with bosses to match that combat. The one thing holding this game back from a full 5 stars is that the death mechanic feels incredibly pointless and just serves to waste time and retract from my exploration.
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i love these cute little bugs, i love exploring their little bug world, i love when they talk in their funny little bug language, i love when i found the mass grave filled with the corpses of thousands of little bug children