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Hollow Knight Review
Hollow Knight is a 2D RPG action adventure with an open world and a captivating storyline
- Perfectly implemented RPG system
- Hardcore game elements
- Huge open world
- Beautiful visual component
- Wonderful soundtrack
Hollow Knight Gameplay
Hollow Knight is a two-dimensional action-adventure RPG with elements of an open world, in which souls elements are implemented. The game was developed and published by the studio Team Cherry. The release took place in February 2017.
According to the plot, the action of the game unfolds deep under the fading city of Mudmouth, where the ruins of the ancient Kingdom lie. Many are drawn underground by a craving for wealth, fame or answers to ancient riddles - one of these is the protagonist of Hollow Knight. A mysterious plague has spread throughout the kingdom and the main character sets out on an adventure to find out its source and put an end to it. Inherent in all souls-like games, the plot is not told directly. In order for the player to have a complete picture of what is happening, he needs to explore the world, look for secret locations and interact with the environment.
The gameplay is the player's movement and exploration of a large two-dimensional world, divided into several locations. Progress through the story will be tied to getting certain improvements, as well as defeating various bosses. Since this is a platformer, then, in addition to battles with all kinds of enemies, the player will have to overcome the platforms and obstacles of the Hollow Knights` landscape.
Plot of the Hollow Knight
Hollow Knight tells an amazing and gripping story not directly but through various elements of the environment. As in other souls, a complete understanding of the plot will depend on the desire of the player. The history of the world, interesting facts and the necessary information will be given when interacting with objects, tablets, other characters, as well as when finding secret locations. Despite this, the narrative in hints makes the game story even more interesting. A nice bonus is the presence of several endings.
During the adventure, the player will gradually develop the main character. In this, he will be helped by artefacts obtained in treasuries and as loot, as well as unique skills and abilities. In addition to new attacks, the player will also be able to acquire various spells and improved strength and speed.
Hollow Knight is made in a cartoon Gothic style, where beautiful CGIs are combined with traditional 2D time-lapse animation. The game world is full of vivid and colourful details, and its caves are inhabited by unusual and scary creatures, manually animated by a team of artists. Each of the locations has its unique look, being worked out to the smallest detail.
Opponents and combat system
The combat system consists of several elements — standard combat mechanics using classic methods, such as attacking with your current weapon, as well as using class abilities and unique skills. Victory over opponents will depend not only on the dexterity and skill of the player but also on the competent use of the existing skills of the character. For example, you can play through hand-to-hand combat, or you can focus on developing the skills of the summoner. The game also features a variety of opponents, each with its unique behaviour. There are more than 130 types of them in Hollow Knight. Special mention should be made of bosses, of which there are 30 in the game.
Hollow Knight is an excellent representative of hardcore 2D platformers that will appeal to all fans of this genre. The game will also appeal to fans of the Dark Souls series as well as Dead Cells.
Hollow Knight System Requirements
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: GeForce 9800GTX+ (1GB)
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E5200
- File Size: 9 GB available space
- OS: Windows 7
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 560
- CPU: Intel Core i5
- File Size: 9 GB available space
- OS: Windows 10