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  • Summary: Hollow Knight is a 2D action-adventure game with an emphasis on traditional 2D animation and skillful gameplay. Journey to Hallownest, a vast and ancient underground kingdom inhabited by a bizarre collection of insects and monsters. Players will forge their own path as they explore ruinedHollow Knight is a 2D action-adventure game with an emphasis on traditional 2D animation and skillful gameplay. Journey to Hallownest, a vast and ancient underground kingdom inhabited by a bizarre collection of insects and monsters. Players will forge their own path as they explore ruined cities, forests of fungus, temples of bone and other fantastic lands, all on their way to uncovering an ancient mystery. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Jul 12, 2018
    100
    I fell in love with Hollow Knight from the moment I started up the game on Switch. It’s a beautiful, touching experience that has no trouble going toe-to-toe with even some of the biggest games on Switch. Aussie devs Team Cherry have gone above and beyond to make Hollow Knight one of the most enjoyable experiences the Switch has to offer, in what will be remembered as possibly the best third-party game on the system to date.
  2. Jun 27, 2018
    95
    Hollow Knight won't leave you hollow; quite the opposite. This incredible 'metroidvania', most likely the best example the genre has met in over 20 years, will leave you full with a feeling only a few games have achieved: the feeling of having played a masterpiece.
  3. Jul 17, 2018
    95
    This is one of the best Metroidvania's ever made. A modern classic.
  4. Jun 19, 2018
    90
    Hollow Knight is a big, beautiful, forbidding Metroidvania that's absolutely thick with detail. From its punchy combat system to its charming art and sound design, this is one of the finest adventures you can have on Nintendo Switch.
  5. Jul 5, 2018
    90
    Those looking for a fairytale-like sense of wonder that pushes you to discover and explore will feel right at home at Hollow Knight. In a world where the Switch eShop is stacked with metroidvanias, few others are as in-depth or well-made as Team Cherry's hand-drawn modern classic.
  6. Jun 29, 2018
    90
    Hollow Knight is a great adventure action game with essence of the classics metroidvania. Its beautiful art style, the big variety of enemies and epic battles against the final bosses are one of the most important values of the game.
  7. Jun 27, 2018
    80
    Dark and beautiful, you’ll come for Hollow Knight’s visual appeal, but you’ll stay for the challenge and responsive combat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 75
  2. Negative: 8 out of 75
  1. Aug 16, 2018
    10
    It's not perfect but it has so much work and affection put into the development that it deserves a 10.
    The last game that caught me so much
    It's not perfect but it has so much work and affection put into the development that it deserves a 10.
    The last game that caught me so much was before playing Hollow Knight was Breath of the Wild.
    Two masterpieces in all its artistic sections.
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  2. Jun 13, 2018
    10
    I’m about 10 hrs in and feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface of this game. My gaming life started with watching my dad play MetroidI’m about 10 hrs in and feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface of this game. My gaming life started with watching my dad play Metroid on the NES while my mom drew the maps by hand, and the then eventually playing Super Metroid SNES. This game expands on every metroidvania experience there has ever been. Great game, worth the wait. Expand
  3. Jul 22, 2018
    10
    Qué decir de este Hollow Knight? Lo he jugado en Switch, no lo conocía y me sorprendió mucho para bien. El juego presenta unas mecánicas muyQué decir de este Hollow Knight? Lo he jugado en Switch, no lo conocía y me sorprendió mucho para bien. El juego presenta unas mecánicas muy parecidas a los DarkSouls, pero en un mundo 2D decadente de insectos. Suena aburrido? Puede, pero gracias a sus controles, su curva de aprendizaje y su cuidado diseño, considero que es probablemente el mejor juego de switch (perdóname Link) que hay ahora mismo en catálogo.
    Si te gustan las plataformas, los retos y los juegos desarrollados cn mimo y detalle, pruébalo
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  4. Jul 4, 2018
    10
    This review comes from the hand of a veteran of video games and at the same time someone who did not know the game until recently thanks toThis review comes from the hand of a veteran of video games and at the same time someone who did not know the game until recently thanks to the Nintendo Switch.

    I must admit that at the beginning I did not get much attention this title and thanks to my friends who convinced me to buy it I can say that it was the best bet, experience and purchase that I made this year as far as indis games are concerned .

    Hollow Knigth is a videogame of platforms, exploration, adventure and why not say survival horror since the world is beautiful and at the same time, the history and lore behind is very interesting and it catches you immediately.

    its mechanics, control, difficulty, graphics and sound are sensibly magnificent.
    It boasts a quality and a waste of talent on the part of Team Cherry exceptional.

    highly recommended for those who like challenges.

    and in a subjective manner. It is one of the most beautiful and interesting video games that I have played with a very disturbing lore at the same time fascinating.

    I would give a 10 but I will be fair and here the objective part has.

    it has very few defects like the fact that it gets to have certain bugs like in the second battle against Hornet where if you apply the spiral attack (Technique of the stinger) against it the game will close saying that an unexpected failure occurred)

    out of that detail everything is superb and beautiful.

    congratulations Team Cherry for this gem.

    Spanish:

    Esta reseña viene de la mano de un veterano de los videojuegos y a la vez de alguien que no conocia el juego hasta hace poco gracias al Nintendo Switch.

    debo admitir que al principio no me llamaba mucho la atención este título y gracias a mis amigos que me convencieron de que lo comprara puedo decir que ha sido la mejor apuesta, experiencia y compra que he hecho en este año en cuanto a juegos indis se refiere.

    Hollow knigth es un videojuego de plataformas, exploración, aventura y por que no decirlo survival horror ya que el mundo es hermoso y tetrico a la vez, la historia y el lore detras es muy interesante y te atrapa de inmediato.

    sus mecanicas, control, dificultad, graficos y sonido son sensillamente magnificos.
    ostenta una calidad y un derroche de talento por parte de Team Cherry excepcional.

    muy recomendable para quienes les gustan los retos.

    y de manera subjetiva. es uno de los videojuegos mas hermosos e interesantes que he jugado con un lore muy inquietante a la vez de fasinante.

    yo le daria un 10 pero sere justo y aqui biene la parte objetiva.

    tiene muy pocos defectos como el hecho de que llega a tener ciertos bugs como en la degunda batalla contra Hornet donde si aplicas el ataque en espiral (Tecnica del aguijón) contra ella el juego se cerrara diciendo que un fallo inesperado ocurrio)

    fuera de ese detalle todo es soberbio y hermoso.

    felicidades Team Cherry por esta joya.
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  5. Jun 16, 2018
    10
    Hollow Knight is one of, possibly even the best metroidvania ever released. The controls are tight and responsive. It has a beautiful handHollow Knight is one of, possibly even the best metroidvania ever released. The controls are tight and responsive. It has a beautiful hand drawn art style. The gameplay is engaging and rewarding. It also has a great soundtrack. And with the Nintendo switch release you can take this masterpiece on the go. This is the definitive way to play Hollow Knight and I would recommended to all. Expand
  6. Jun 27, 2018
    9
    An amazing port that deserves SOOO much attention.

    Huge recommendation from me and honestly a must have on Switch. please get a physical
    An amazing port that deserves SOOO much attention.

    Huge recommendation from me and honestly a must have on Switch.

    please get a physical release, fingers crossed.
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  7. Aug 6, 2018
    0
    i hate the game coz the outlay of the map is annoy, the enemy is annoy not challenge, ton of complex map to explore is annoy. overall the gamei hate the game coz the outlay of the map is annoy, the enemy is annoy not challenge, ton of complex map to explore is annoy. overall the game is annoy more than fun and challenge like dark soul. Expand

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