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Average User Score: 8.4Oct 30, 2018Hollow Knight is one of my favorite indie games. It's a masterpiece and definitely worth your time and money. If you enjoy soulslike gamesHollow Knight is one of my favorite indie games. It's a masterpiece and definitely worth your time and money. If you enjoy soulslike games like Salt and Sanctuary you will love this little gem.
The gameplay, artwork and soundtrack are top-notch. The controls are very intuitive and highly responsive. This is important because as I mentioned above it's a soulslike game and the difficulty increases as you progress in the story.
YES, you will die many, many times but that's the nature of the game desgin. If you hate dying over and over again you should just skip it. But if you are willing to get better and learn the attack patterns of your enemies, believe me, the satisfaction will be immense after defeating one of your most hated bosses. I once spent 4 days trying to defeat a boss (SPOILER: Nightmare King Grimm). At first, I thought the fight was impossible to win because the enemy was moving too fast for my eyes even to visualize. But after learning his patterns by heart and making a plan how to respond I finally did.
So in short, yes some parts are very frustrating but also rewarding because you are forced to get better and better and actually feel the progress and the hard work you put in. The game never gets boring because you learn a variety of skills and new moves and are confronted with different types of enemies.
But to be honest this game isn't perfect. It won't take you by the hand and guide you. You yourself have to discover the whole huge map alone. Because there is acutally no "real" story you don't know where to go first and what's even going on. As you progress you will learn more and more about the lore.
So sometimes if you are stuck it's not a shame to look up a gamer's guide and find inspiration how to move on.
Conclusion: It's a truly beautiful game, making it a must-play. The lovely scenery and fitting soundtrack suck you in. The gameplay is very challenging and never gets boring.…
Average User Score: 7.9Oct 28, 2018I really appreciate the effort Rockstar put into this game. I was looking forward to spending endless hours and hours on it and was blinded byI really appreciate the effort Rockstar put into this game. I was looking forward to spending endless hours and hours on it and was blinded by the hype.
BUT sadly, it's not worth my precious time and money.
Here's why: Rockstar screwed up the gameplay. It's so BORING. This game should be called Red Dead Slow Motion.
Everything Arthur is doing, it's done so slowly. Walking like a turtle, looting is a never-ending nightmare (you need to search every corpse in the same stupid way: kneeling down, groping the body, standing up again), aiming with your rifle is like lifting weights.
Controls are too complex and clunky, not intuitive at all. You often fight more against your controller than the enemies. Remember fighting with Aloy against a Thunderjaw? Or mashing Sigrun with Kratos? Do you feel the flow? That's perfect gameplay which you are not going to find here.
Instead, in the very first chapter you will be riding bloody slowly behind some retards for hours and just pressing one button. Feels like horse simulator redux.
The landscape is very beautiful and populated with wildlife. It's true eye candy. BUT the faces, oh boy, look at the faces. It's not '18 standard, it's last gen. The facial expression seems like the only thing where the devs didn't care about realism. And they did include shrinking horse balls!!
I'm honest. I didn't make it very far. I quitted in the 2nd chapter. I was hoping for a story hook like in The Last of Us (similar case: mediocre gameplay, amaaazing story) but I was disappointed.
The story starts with a boring prolonged tutorial containing riding, **** small talk, a little bit shooting, riding and more gossip. Your pals are so dull you can't even remember their names and they talk and talk and talk and can't stop talking.
This game is JUST OVERHYPED. It's a real life simulation where doing tasks feel like a chore. Boring, uninspired, clunky, slow-mo gameplay. Completely off the subject: Instead of focusing upon a fluid and interesting gameplay they wasted everything for endless, negligible, synchronized dialogues. PLEASE give me my money back!…