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Beluganator

Finally! And it's super smooth!

Beluganator

Late

Played the first 30 minutes or so. Not quite sure what I'm doing and where I'm going yet but I found some kind of boss that I killed without taking damage. Also saw a big dude and I was pretty sure I'd have easier time elsewhere but I wanted to see if there's an item behind him. The way lead to another room and I decided to turn back. I was trying to get back to the other side of the room without taking damage from the big guy but then I found a secret passage that also made it really easy to kill the guy. I just stood in a place that he couldn't reach and hit him until he died. I also found my way back to the start and decided to stop there. It's bit confusing without the necessary tools to navigate the areas but I kind of like not having a self-filling map as well. And now I have an access to some items that will make it easier to navigate.

I programmed a simple tool that copies all Switch screenshots from an SD card and places them to folders according to the game:
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Bunkerneath

Now just waiting for the physical version

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scubydo

For the $15 its worth it, plus you get all the DLC.

RPG, FPS, Adventure,Action...oh I like 'em all!
New Switch ID: SW-3806-8055-1317

Nintendo Network ID: devineministry

Ralizah

I expected to like this game, but it really is unusually good for an indie Metroidvania. Smooth, lush hand drawn visuals, a great difficulty curve, tight controls, haunting music, effective sound design, an interesting, very contextual narrative, as in Dark Souls, and, from the sound of it, a TON of content.

Really happy this came to Switch!

Switch FC: SW-2726-5961-1794

Xaldin

It took me a little while to get into the game but now I'm really in love with it. I'm usually pretty harsh on games that get hyped up so much and while I wasn't overly impressed in the first couple hours I'm really glad I stuck around. I find the game to get much more enjoyable a few hours into it. At the beginning I thought the story was going to be like one of those cliche "artsy" indie games where the entire story is up to player interpretation, but I like how it turned out.

I'm currently working on getting 107% completion. I don't normally 100% games because often times I'd rather move onto the next one but Hollow Knight is just too much fun to put down. It's really satisfying to learn a boss' attack patterns and gradually get better until you beat it.

Edited on by Xaldin

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NintendoPete

How long is the game? I am still on the fence of buying Hollow Knight or Shovel Knight (I still hope for a physical release). I played through the main / first campaign of Shovel Knight on Wii U and loved it. Took me 7-8 hrs .

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Tsurii

@Ralizah don't forget that super tasty use of (HD) rumble.
I always laughed at people who went on and on about how that enhanced the experience in games, because the rumble on other systems is complete trash, on PS4 in particular, but holy cow did they ever nail that with this port. You can literally feel the weight behind all your actions in Hollow Knight

What a beautiful signature.
Chew.

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NintendoPete

@LilVoidBoy
thanks, you convinced me! I bought it yesterday and played for 3-4 hrs. Great game, couldn't put it away

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CroRock

Didn’t expect too much from the game but bought it because hype.. and now I can’t put it down. One of the biggest surprises for me in 2018. Never heard of it before.
I had a few frustrating deaths and losing many Geo which resulted with rage quitting but this game just kip calling me back.

And I can’t believe it was made by such a small team! They released 3 free DLCs already and one more coming soon! Even Zelda had paid dlc and this guys not charging for dlc.. that’s rare these days.

Wish you luck Team Cherry and kip making games, you’re doing great!

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NintendoPete

Same here - lost 1000 Geo because I wanted to check out an unknown area before putting it in my account - I died and before I could reclaim my soul, I died again.

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NintendoPete

oh man - this game is really great. I just can't put it down. There is always something to explore and after visiting 11 areas and having the maps, I still miss some abilities to progress any further in some areas. I still can't access areas that are protected by a crumbling floor, or I can't dash upwards or swim in waters (if possible) or pass through pouring water. This world is really big and some villains are really difficult. Just love it! It is definitively worth the money!

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LilVoidBoy wrote:

@NintendoPete
Glad you love it so much. Don't you think it's kinda sad that gaming experiences like Hollow Knight are so rare these days?
Maybe it's just me getting older but I remember a time when games would surprise me much more often than they do now. This gen only Hollow Knight and Celeste have done so for me.

Could be true but I rarely buy games I don't know much about. This time I am quite surprised of the quality for such a cheap title. It is so well done. Nintendo should buy that company or make them create more games for switch. Everything is just so well crafted (art style, World map, the way you progress). It feels like a triple A title

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NintendoPete

Yesterday evening, I finally got the power up that let my reach higher platforms. But man, fighting Lost Kin the dream world was a pain in the ass. It took me almost 2 frigging hours to win this fight but ultimately I did it. Felt great even when the reward was not that great.

I still miss a lot of charms. Not really sure where I will get all these because I have the feeling that I visited quite a lot of areas already. There are a lot of character I met that didn't do much except for talking. But we will see.

If I had to compare that game with Metroid Return for the 3DS - this here is much better. And way more difficult which is a good thing.

I still don't get why people call it a Metroidvania style game and not just a Metroid like game. Some Castlevania games adopted Metroid's exploring approach but it wasn't a new kind of genre.

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gcunit

I notice a few people saying it's taken them a few hours to get into this, and I can see why. So many 'metroidvania' type games just drop you in and leave you to wander aimlessly until something clicks, and that's how this has started for me. I know there was some brief intro stuff that probably set me on my way, but 5 minutes later and that's forgotten and I'm just wandering around.

It seems the environment and the enemies respawn every time you leave the room, so you can't easily see where you've already been. So with no clear destination to head for or objective, I'm just having to look at the pretty pictures.

I was sold on the art design of this the day I saw it on Steam, but I just wish I had a bit more sense of purpose to get into it.

Guacamelee is probably the best metroidvania I've played, because failing everything else you look at the map and it tells you which direction you should head in, if nothing else.

Use the 'ignore' button, it works.

Currently playing: Runner 3; Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood; Kirby Triple Deluxe; ICO; FIFA 18; Owlboy

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darkfenrir

Finally started playing it for first few hours and managed to defeat around two bosses!

It's really fun and easy to just relax on bed and play it, glad I double dipped and stop playing PC version for this one

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Switch Friend Code: SW-0242-3593-1338

Tsurii

@gcunit you can buy a badge to display your position on the map, said map and pins for different things like benches, shops etc in the main town after a little bit. Nothing too expensive, even starting out, and it's immensely helpful.

I do think hollow knight is doing a wonderful job at making each room feel and/or look pretty distinct tho. Like, after a while you'll just know where you are and where you have to go to get wherever it is you wanna go.

What a beautiful signature.
Chew.

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3DS FC 0662-8621-2250

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gcunit

@Tsurii I played a bit more earlier this morning so now I have the first map and the charm for displaying my position, thanks. But it wasn't a fun process. When I first started I went in the opposite direction to where the map guy is. Then I eventually found him and he wants money, so I have to get some geo. Then I have to go back up top to the shop... to only find out that I need a fair bit more money to buy the charm, so back down I go and start collecting geo. I then got the required amount but died on the way back, so got put back on the bench at the top and had to go back down and try and remember where my ghost would be. Then go back to the top for the charm... it just kinda felt a bit too grindy and like busy-work.

If they'd just been a character at the top explaining that the cartographer is somewhere down there, and then the cartographer was able to tell me the prices in the shop, and you didn't get sent back to the bench if you died, then it would have been a smoother, less frustrating introduction for me.

Edited on by gcunit

Use the 'ignore' button, it works.

Currently playing: Runner 3; Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood; Kirby Triple Deluxe; ICO; FIFA 18; Owlboy

Nothing is true; Everything is permitted.

scubydo

Just picked this one up, can't wait to get started on it.

RPG, FPS, Adventure,Action...oh I like 'em all!
New Switch ID: SW-3806-8055-1317

Nintendo Network ID: devineministry

Ralizah

Good lord, I hadn't had much of an issue with any of the bosses until now, but the Watcher Knights were incredibly annoying and killed me close to ten times.

I finally discovered that the Weaversong charm is AMAZING for this fight, as they do pretty much constant damage to the bosses, allowing me to focus on dodging and healing.

Switch FC: SW-2726-5961-1794

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