Hollow Knight Page 18

  • Graxlar_v3 8 Aug 2018 09:07:02 3,488 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    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%. :)
    92% christ, i ended with 84%

    which ending did you get?
  • minky-kong 8 Aug 2018 09:18:07 13,808 posts
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    I ended with 60%! You both were a lot more thorough than me.
  • Phattso 8 Aug 2018 10:18:17 23,571 posts
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    Graxlar_v3 wrote:
    92% christ, i ended with 84%

    which ending did you get?
    I imagine I got the vanilla ending, becoming that which I vanquished. What's costing me I think is that I haven't gone all-in on Essence, so I'm going to double down on that and see what comes of it.

    My personal "It's finished when..." list is:

    - get all grubs
    - get all charms
    - beat all dream warriors and collect all dream trees

    I guess I'll have a few more goes at Grimm as well, but for some reason I'm struggling in that fight. :)
  • Switch024 8 Aug 2018 11:47:38 2,831 posts
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    Think I finished around 84% too. I got just enough grubs to get myself the final nail upgrade.

    My main goal was to finish the game with the true ending which meant I ended up facing the majority of dream warriors to get the required essence to do the White Palace. I think that was one of my favourite parts of the game but it's a bitch without the hiveblood charm, if you're going to do it make sure you've got that equipped.

    I think with the DLC the current maximum completion percentage is 107%
  • Phattso 8 Aug 2018 11:52:47 23,571 posts
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    107%?!?! I guess that's only gonna grow when Gods and Glory lands, too. Exciting!

    Edited by Phattso at 11:53:10 08-08-2018
  • Graxlar_v3 8 Aug 2018 13:07:45 3,488 posts
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    Switch024 wrote:
    Think I finished around 84% too. I got just enough grubs to get myself the final nail upgrade.

    My main goal was to finish the game with the true ending which meant I ended up facing the majority of dream warriors to get the required essence to do the White Palace. I think that was one of my favourite parts of the game but it's a bitch without the hiveblood charm, if you're going to do it make sure you've got that equipped.

    I think with the DLC the current maximum completion percentage is 107%
    ^^^ this :)

    i never touched the Grimm stuff
  • Phattso 8 Aug 2018 14:19:07 23,571 posts
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    I was expecting more from the Grimm than a brief farewell tour of the whole map, some collecting, then some fisticuffs... but remembering that it was just one of three bits of free DLC I can't knock it. :)

    I'm also really pleased that I feel genuine excitement at the final free DLC coming on the 21st. It'll probably be a crushing disappointment, but I'm really glad to actually be giddily anticipating the arrival of something game related. Super rare for me these days.
  • Phattso 10 Aug 2018 09:02:26 23,571 posts
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    Right. Stumbled upon the Desolate Dive in a distant corner of the mines - had failed to realise that part of my arsenal hadn't received the same upgrade as the other two abilities. To celebrate I went and gave the Crystal Defender Mk 2 what for. Continued the Grubby mop-up tour, and thought I'd have a go at Flukemarm which was a shadow of its former difficulty with me in endgame raiment. :)

    Elder Hu was next in my sights, and then I've decided it'll be the Grey Prince that gets my Essence over the finishing line so I can get to the end-end-game. Seven attempts so far - fuck me but this boy has a health pool!
  • BeebleB 10 Aug 2018 13:18:38 1,284 posts
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    Im on the watcher knight and im not sure i can beat him..theres just too much going on..
  • Graxlar_v3 10 Aug 2018 13:22:30 3,488 posts
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    @BeebleB have you used the trick to kill one permanently before you start?

    if not

    before the fog wall you can hop up another level and there is a secret area, whack the chain and a chandelier will fall and kill one of the watchers
  • quadfather 10 Aug 2018 13:27:30 32,293 posts
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    I've just bought this. Is it any good?
  • BeebleB 10 Aug 2018 13:28:30 1,284 posts
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    Sadly yes i have done that. Maybe i need to play around with my charms..
  • Phattso 10 Aug 2018 13:31:33 23,571 posts
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    @BeebleB I had good luck with womb, weaver song, and defenders on that one. Mix it up with spells (because they pass through and damage multiple targets) and some Nail pogoing. :)

    Trick was to keep moving from one end of the arena to the other to avoid most of the attacks and let your charms do the harms.
  • Graxlar_v3 10 Aug 2018 13:38:14 3,488 posts
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    @quadfather It is one of my favourite games this year.

    The start is a bit ropey as you dont know where you are going or where you have been but it is a great great game.
  • Graxlar_v3 10 Aug 2018 13:39:20 3,488 posts
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    Stinky crest, homing flies and pogoing for me
  • quadfather 10 Aug 2018 13:42:24 32,293 posts
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    @Graxlar_v3

    Cool, cheers. I've not bought it on a whim or anything (ok, maybe I have) but I have read up on it a bit - thought this thread would have interesting info too.
  • BeebleB 10 Aug 2018 13:42:37 1,284 posts
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    Thanks will try again when i get home from work.
  • Phattso 10 Aug 2018 13:48:38 23,571 posts
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    I think I was approaching double figures on attempts before I licked that one - it's a doozy of a boss. Felt pretty awesome when I beat it though (or rather, when my Charms did, because I was cowering halfway up a wall in the corner :D ).
  • Phattso 10 Aug 2018 13:52:06 23,571 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    Cool, cheers. I've not bought it on a whim or anything (ok, maybe I have) but I have read up on it a bit - thought this thread would have interesting info too.
    The usual curve seems to be:

    - Oooh, this is interesting. Really like the atmosphere.
    - OK, making good progress.
    - Sweet, that was... wait...
    - FUCK YOUUUUU! AAAAARGH! AAARGH! FUCKING GAME! FUCKING FUCKING GAME!
    - Ah, OK, yeah, that's cool...
    - I HAVE TO WALK HOW FUCKING FAR TO TRY THAT AGAIN?! FUCKING CODPIECE!
    - Oh... so now that lets me do...
    - ...I love you, Hollow Knight...
    - ...never stop giving, Hollow Knight, for I must possess all of your secrets...
    - ...
    - ...
    - ...
    - ...by the Great Insect God, where did the last 50 hours go?!
    - WHERE'S THE FUCKING NEXT DLC, YOU FUCKS? I FUCKING NEEEED IT!


    Each bullet point equates to about three hours. :)
  • Graxlar_v3 10 Aug 2018 13:54:33 3,488 posts
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    Pretty much this ^^^^^
  • quadfather 10 Aug 2018 13:56:14 32,293 posts
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    @Phattso

    Glol, brilliant :D

    I shall have to join the ranks
  • Phattso 10 Aug 2018 13:57:46 23,571 posts
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    There is that 10-15 hours point (or earlier) where people bounce hard off it. If you can get through that (and it can be a right pain in the hole) there's a stone cold classic of a game in there. Even for someone lacking in quick reactions and skills such as myself.

    Fave game in years and years and years for me.
  • quadfather 10 Aug 2018 14:02:30 32,293 posts
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    @Phattso

    I'm fairly familiar with those kinds of bounces. I had almost exactly the same experience with Demon's Souls in the beginning. I'll try and persevere when it comes knocking.
  • ChiefGB 10 Aug 2018 14:07:39 9,068 posts
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    I made a choice between this and dead cells as I couldn't see me accommodating both at once. Went dead cells and not dissapointed, I'll still likely pick this up though at some point in the switch.
  • Phattso 10 Aug 2018 15:21:34 23,571 posts
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    Sure. Dead Cells is fast food and Hollow Knight is a three course meal. Fast food is OK, sure, but pretty soon you're gonna be hungry again and if you eat enough of it YOUR HEART WILL PACK IN AND YOU WILL DIE.

    But yeah, sure, enjoy your choice. I mean, jeez, it even has the word 'dead' in the title - you're playing with fire, dude.
  • crashVoodoo 10 Aug 2018 16:45:42 5,901 posts
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    @quadfather oh it comes fucking knocking alright.

    Bastard fucking needle wielding cunt bastard fucker!
  • Graxlar_v3 10 Aug 2018 19:24:29 3,488 posts
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    @crashVoodoo forest area?
  • crashVoodoo 10 Aug 2018 20:55:49 5,901 posts
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    Yeah. Nearly bounced off it hard
  • PrivateFloyd 11 Aug 2018 00:07:24 5,112 posts
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    I'm at 90% completion. Yet to take on a couple of dream warriors as well as what I believe is final boss.

    What do I play next?!

    #GOTY
  • Phattso 11 Aug 2018 10:27:09 23,571 posts
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    Kingsoul GET!

    Only three charms left to find now!
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