Cute Bugs, Angst, and the V O I D: A Hollow Knight Thread!

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by coldstars, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. coldstars

    coldstars get Jazzy on it


    A cute game by Team Cherry, that is definitely not sad at all in any way!

    Full of adventure, the ruins of a kingdom, a massive map that is a completionist's best drug, deep lore, sad backstory, and forgotten gods.

    You're here to hit infected bugs with a nail and absorb their soul - and you're allll outta soul.

    Aka, come cry with me and @spockandawe while she turns the entire Hollow Knight wiki into a spreadsheet!


    Let there be Zote.

    Edit: Behold - the game developer-made invincibility mod!
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2018
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  2. spockandawe

    spockandawe soft and woolen and writhing with curiosity

    LET THERE BE ZOTE! The wiki spreadsheet is on hold until after this weekend, because i haven't had a chance to open my computer in a few days (and then I need to kick around my tagging scheme), but it is still very far along! Maybe someday I'll even move past obsessive curative mode and get into creative stuff properly again XD

    (also also, for anyone who hasn't run into the idea before, consider: zote as a failed vessel. What if he got a memory wipe like the knight, but didn't come back perfectly hollowed out and instead pieced bits and pieces of memory back into something as coherent as possible, a la quirrel. It's not #confirmed, but I've seen enough anti-vessel!zote assholes making low-quality, condescending arguments that now I'm super attached to the idea)

    (also, check out zote's precepts from the point of view of him being a failed vessel, and it is DELICIOUS)
  3. spockandawe

    spockandawe soft and woolen and writhing with curiosity

    And!! Before i can lose this link from my brainbent slash before this thread can get too far!

    This game is known for being a pretty difficult platformer, and my experience was that the normal areas aren't terrible, but the bosses are a stressful slog. Since I was here for lore first and gaming second, and am NOT an intense gamer (obsessive yes, intense no), thirty hours deep I went looking for invincibility mods.

    Says Team Cherry: say goodbye to git gud. Since they're the original devs I don't even feel bad about using this, plus they're on top of keeping it updated over time. This mod just makes it so that enemies can't touch or hit you (but you can touch them). You can still pogo off spikes, but you can also walk straight through them. The only real hazard is bottomless pits, since you no longer take damage and respawn on the edge. If you fall into a pit, you need to hit escape, quit to menu, and return, and you'll keep all your items and progress, just respawn at your last save point.

    I still enjoyed the straightforward gameplay a lot, but this made it MUCH easier to just noodle around in the story and atmosphere, and I guarantee I would have stalled out before the end without it.
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  4. LunarCress

    LunarCress Member

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  5. Petra

    Petra space case

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  6. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

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  7. KarrinBlue

    KarrinBlue Magical Girl Intern

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  8. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

    i finally beat the true final boss today!! after like 5 days of trying lmao. i super love this game even if i am, ahem, not very good at it. but the atmosphere & lore, and the exploration-based gameplay... i love it!
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  9. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    I’ve been playing this game for the last few days and I’m really enjoying it, even if I have absolutely no idea where to go next.
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  10. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

    >starts second run
    >beats hornet first try
    >dies to massive moss charger

    ...i have gotten better since my first time around, but "better" doesn't mean good...
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  11. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    I am finally trying this out (after watching some playthroughs when I was sick) I love the art and lore and visiting all the NPCs as I roam around. I keep visiting Myla to hear her progress with the song, and just chilling in that room for a bit before turning back.

    Verdict on Hornet: fast and good at stabs. I am now taking a break on dying to her to go farm some geo from those hedge knights in the neighboring room and buy the lantern. Gonna see if there's any unlit areas I can really explore even without any special movement or skill with pogo
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  12. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

    i still quite enjoy hollow knight! i’ve been considering buying it again on the PC (currently i’ve only played on the switch) so i can try playing with randomizer mods.
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