Following Hollow Knight Page 17

  • Lukree 6 Aug 2018 08:30:25 449 posts
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    Trying to find a shop with items left to use your +5000 credits - devastating
  • Youthist 6 Aug 2018 09:45:48 13,493 posts
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    I have been “deep” into second phase (after he falls through the floor) 3 times now and died each time. It has felt like one or two hits away each time. Painful.
  • Phattso 6 Aug 2018 10:25:08 24,114 posts
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    That second phase is thankfully fairly predictable, but indeed when I finally did it it was by the skin of my teeth with one HP remaining!
  • Deleted user 6 August 2018 13:20:24
    Lukree wrote:
    Trying to find a shop with items left to use your +5000 credits - devastating
    The OCD part of me refuses to let Geo go despite there being nothing to spend it on in the endgame. Makes the game far more stressful than it needs to be. I was over the moon when I found the 15k+ Geo upgrades in the Grimm DLC.
  • Youthist 6 Aug 2018 13:28:16 13,493 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    That second phase is thankfully fairly predictable, but indeed when I finally did it it was by the skin of my teeth with one HP remaining!
    Just did it first time after a 24 hour break. Didn’t even hit me in phase 1 - too easy!
  • Phattso 6 Aug 2018 13:30:42 24,114 posts
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    Yeah, it's staggering how easy that first phase is once you get your head around the attack patterns. Given that it was like pulling teeth the first half dozen attempts. :)
  • Youthist 6 Aug 2018 13:45:40 13,493 posts
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    I think proceeded to have a go st him in the dark realm (or whatever it’s called) and - f that for now!
  • Phattso 6 Aug 2018 14:12:37 24,114 posts
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    Heh, yeah. I did manage to do Lost Kin in the dream world but possibly more by luck than skill or judgement. Sod even attempting the others. :)

    I'm on to what I naively thought was the last boss (the titular Hollow Knight) and got fairly soundly trounced despite being in the fight for what seemed like an age. Grax's post above suggests that's not the end though. Need moar essence.

    I'm also at what I presume is the end of the Grimm Troupe, again also able to stay in the fight for what seems like ages but THE FUCKER WON'T DIE! :)

    I have one more Dream Warrior to go, or at least of those I've discovered (half a dozen), the second crystal boss, and I skipped Flukemarm becase fuck Flukemarm.

    Nearly got all the grubs too, now I come to think about it.
  • Graxlar_v3 6 Aug 2018 14:23:40 4,539 posts
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    @Phattso i would suggest set up a face tank build for HK , i had no issue with him whatsoever beating them about 12-18 times to 3 or 4 deaths.

    Fl is an easy enough boss with the final nail upgrade, similar to the collector. Also, make sure you go get your reward when you collect all the grubs.

    Edited by Graxlar_v3 at 14:23:50 06-08-2018
  • Phattso 6 Aug 2018 14:27:43 24,114 posts
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    Yeah, I haven't been back to Fl since I got to that area the first time, so no doubt I'd steamroller it now. But the memory of my earlier failed attempts is still just too raw. :-D

    What's interesting about all these endgame fights is they feel absolutely doable, just need to get better at execution (he he). UncleLou will also be super pleased with the bench placement for the last bosses. ;)
  • Youthist 6 Aug 2018 14:40:23 13,493 posts
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    Now I just need to remember everywhere I have seen with breakable floors....
  • UncleLou Moderator 6 Aug 2018 18:13:52 39,860 posts
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    Beaten Soul Master. Upgraded to 6 hit points. Bought a ton of charms.

    I still feel nothing.
  • Phattso 6 Aug 2018 18:16:07 24,114 posts
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    Ah well, fuck it off then. :)
  • Deleted user 6 August 2018 18:51:39
    Where does one by charms from?
  • Youthist 6 Aug 2018 19:19:27 13,493 posts
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    From one of the vendors of charms
  • crashVoodoo 6 Aug 2018 19:20:03 6,152 posts
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    @Wade_Garrett there's a few places. Check out the abandoned village in the crossroads area.
  • Deleted user 6 August 2018 19:32:34
    I can't say I've been back to the crossroads since I beat the first boss. Cheers I'll have a look next time I'm on.
  • UncleLou Moderator 6 Aug 2018 19:48:00 39,860 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    Ah well, fuck it off then. :)
    I guess. I am at a platforming section now in the crystal mines, and I'd lie if I said I am finding it anything other than irritating, tedious and annoying.

    First Shovel Knight, now Hollow Knight. I see a pattern...
  • Deleted user 6 August 2018 19:59:00
    @UncleLou

    I'll hazard a guess you don't like the film "Black Knight" starring Martin Lawrence....
  • Graxlar_v3 6 Aug 2018 20:00:22 4,539 posts
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    Wade_Garrett wrote:
    @UncleLou

    I'll hazard a guess you don't like the film "Black Knight" starring Martin Lawrence....
    Ridiculous... no one doesn’t like black knight starring Martin Lawrence
  • Phattso 6 Aug 2018 20:00:51 24,114 posts
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    UncleLou wrote:
    Phattso wrote:
    Ah well, fuck it off then. :)
    I guess. I am at a platforming section now in the crystal mines, and I'd lie if I said I am finding it anything other than irritating, tedious and annoying.

    First Shovel Knight, now Hollow Knight. I see a pattern...
    It was about this time that I actually doubled-down on the challenge and started to truly love it. Shared many of your own frustrations, but I think I always had a more positive outlook even with the bullshit it pulls early on. I reckon you've given it more than enough of a chance, but it was sadly doomed. :(
  • UncleLou Moderator 6 Aug 2018 20:54:35 39,860 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    I reckon you've given it more than enough of a chance, but it was sadly doomed. :(
    Yeah, I think I am somewhere between 15 to 20 hours played. If it's any consolation, I would have given up on it much earlier if it wasn't for you. :)

    That said, I might not be done with it, mind. I still do love the artstyle, and like the mechanics as such.

    Edited by UncleLou at 22:14:48 06-08-2018
  • monkman76 6 Aug 2018 21:22:04 13,742 posts
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    What about Dog Faced Knight Adventures?
  • UncleLou Moderator 6 Aug 2018 22:40:48 39,860 posts
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    I preferred the sleazy spin-off, Dog Face‘s Night Adventures.
  • StixxUK 6 Aug 2018 23:30:03 8,034 posts
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    Does anyone else find they're better at this after a few beers? Guess I was trying too hard/thinking about it too much and you just need to practice until it comes naturally... Or I just got very lucky

    Disclaimer: very early in the game, only the second boss
  • Graxlar_v3 7 Aug 2018 11:23:18 4,539 posts
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    UncleLou wrote:
    I preferred the sleazy spin-off, Dog Face‘s Night Adventures.
    Isnt that the ben stokes story?
  • Phattso 7 Aug 2018 13:05:13 24,114 posts
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    @UncleLou

    UncleLou wrote:
    Yeah, I think I am somewhere between 15 to 20 hours played. If it's any consolation, I would have given up on it much earlier if it wasn't for you. :)
    And likewise I'm not entirely disappointed to have Dead Cells waiting on my Switch mainly due to your enthusiasm for the game. I guess we need to get a room now, just get this out of our systems? ;-)
  • monkman76 7 Aug 2018 13:48:52 13,742 posts
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    Graxlar_v3 wrote:
    UncleLou wrote:
    I preferred the sleazy spin-off, Dog Face‘s Night Adventures.
    Isnt that the ben stokes story?
    THIS IS A CRICKET JOKE LOU
  • UncleLou Moderator 7 Aug 2018 14:26:42 39,860 posts
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    @monkman76 Thanks!

    I prefer cicada jokes.

    Edited by UncleLou at 14:26:50 07-08-2018
  • Phattso 8 Aug 2018 09:06:15 24,114 posts
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    BLOG TIME!

    On the fifth attempt, I put down The Hollow Knight. Another really nice fight, although with certain charms and upgrades I think it's a bit of a gimme.

    So, 'finished' the game with 92% completion in 56 hours. Now to figure out what's hiding in that last 8%. :)
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