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Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:03 pm
by kerr9000
I have been leaving my switch at my fiancee's turns out I wasn't at 30hours, I was at 28:35 or some such. I'm there right now and just finished it with the screen saying 73percent in 28hours and 43minutes.. I know there's more I didn't do

I didn't have my nail powered up to max and I didn't have the ability to pass through the black energy fog barrier things


I will probably play more at some point as I feel this is currently my game of the year.

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:31 pm
by shy guy 64
sawyerpip wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:
sawyerpip wrote:EDIT: there's also a beehive area I've only been in one room of (connected to Kingdom's Edge) but I can't figure out how to get to the rest of it.


that took me forever to figure out how to get into as well cant quite remember the exact details

heres a pic of the map thatll help you figure out how to get if dont mind the layout spoiled
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That's great, thanks! I swear I've looked for entrances from those rooms already but I guess I wasn't thorough enough.


it was the same for me, its a tough but it was so satisfying to get in there in the end

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:34 pm
by Moggy
I am really enjoying this game, but the strawberry floating Soul Master is driving me insane. I just can’t beat the strawberry floater and I think I need to beat him before I can get any further.

Any tips?

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:36 pm
by sawyerpip
Moggy wrote:I am really enjoying this game, but the strawberry floating Soul Master is driving me insane. I just can’t beat the strawberry floater and I think I need to beat him before I can get any further.

Any tips?


One tip is that there is a shortcut to the Soul Master you can use, I can't remember where it is off the top of my head but try googling it if you can't find it. It makes repeated attempts less frustrating.

Have you levelled up your nail with the nailsmith? That's worth doing at least once before fighting him. It's also worth trying different charm combinations depending on what you have available and what you're struggling with. For example are you struggling to find time to heal? Either use charms to speed up healing and protect you while you do so, or charms to increase your total health so that you can take more damage and avoid having to heal.

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:39 pm
by Moggy
sawyerpip wrote:
Moggy wrote:I am really enjoying this game, but the strawberry floating Soul Master is driving me insane. I just can’t beat the strawberry floater and I think I need to beat him before I can get any further.

Any tips?


One tip is that there is a shortcut to the Soul Master you can use, I can't remember where it is off the top of my head but try googling it if you can't find it. It makes repeated attempts less frustrating.

Have you levelled up your nail with the nailsmith? That's worth doing at least once before fighting him. It's also worth trying different charm combinations depending on what you have available and what you're struggling with. For example are you struggling to find time to heal? Either use charms to speed up healing and protect you while you do so, or charms to increase your total health so that you can take more damage and avoid having to heal.


Cheers. I am having to travel quite a long way from the nearest bench, I’ll check out any possible shortcuts.

My nail has been upgraded and I have an extra two dots of health from a charm. A speed up to healing would be good, I’ll see if I’ve got anything.

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:03 pm
by sawyerpip
Thinking about the fight itself, I'd just focus on getting one hit on the boss at a time before getting away and avoiding attacks. The main time to attack is when he teleports in and fires one projectile, you should be able to get a hit in before dodging the attack. The attack where he has a ring of 4 projectiles is probably the best time to get away and try and heal if needed, even if you take one hit you hopefully should have enough time to heal twice. When he appears above the ground for a smash don't even try to hit him, just dash away and remember to jump over the shockwave.

If you're still struggling then taking a break and exploring somewhere else for awhile can be helpful, are you sure you've been everywhere else available to you? Have you purchased the lantern from the shop in Dirtmouth? That could lead to some new areas to go to if you haven't done so already.

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:40 am
by Moggy
Cheers, I have the lantern and have explored other areas but don't think I have anywhere else to go or anything else to buy other than beating the Soul Master.

I think your advice on just going for the one hit is my best bet. I am way to eager on just running towards him and hitting as many times as possible, which is killing me. I need to be more zen and chilled out!

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:31 am
by Moggy
sawyerpip wrote:are you sure you've been everywhere else available to you? Have you purchased the lantern from the shop in Dirtmouth? That could lead to some new areas to go to if you haven't done so already.


That above made me wonder if I had done everything and then I realised I hadn't bought any extra notches for a while. I didn't have enough charms to buy extra notches and so tracked down the storeroom key, bought more charms and then ran out of geo so had to wander around killing and collecting. Finally got enough to purchase another notch and decided I ought to spend some time with the family before bed. :lol:

Sounds like I am moaning, but it is fun! And the Soul Master is getting the gooseberry fool beat out of him this weekend. :x

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:16 am
by sawyerpip
It really is a great game, one of the best I've played in years. It nails the gameplay and exploration, while also building the world's history and atmosphere. The characters were all great too, the Stag was my favourite but I also loved the little grubs you save throughout.

I think the Soul Master is a place where a lot of players get stuck. If I remember correctly once you beat him the game opens up even further, so even if you get stuck on another boss you should almost always have somewhere else to go and explore.

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:24 am
by OrangeRKN
sawyerpip wrote:The characters were all great too, the Stag was my favourite but I also loved the little grubs you save throughout.


"save"

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:43 am
by sawyerpip
OrangeRKN wrote:
sawyerpip wrote:The characters were all great too, the Stag was my favourite but I also loved the little grubs you save throughout.


"save"


Are you not saving them? I haven't played the game for a couple of weeks but I found the last of them in my last session, have I missed something?

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:49 am
by OrangeRKN
sawyerpip wrote:
OrangeRKN wrote:
sawyerpip wrote:The characters were all great too, the Stag was my favourite but I also loved the little grubs you save throughout.


"save"


Are you not saving them? I haven't played the game for a couple of weeks but I found the last of them in my last session, have I missed something?


Go back to the grub father again

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:58 am
by sawyerpip
OrangeRKN wrote:
sawyerpip wrote:
OrangeRKN wrote:
sawyerpip wrote:The characters were all great too, the Stag was my favourite but I also loved the little grubs you save throughout.


"save"


Are you not saving them? I haven't played the game for a couple of weeks but I found the last of them in my last session, have I missed something?


Go back to the grub father again


I don't like the sound of this.

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:00 am
by Balladeer
Bloody Hollow Knight and its bittersweet twists...

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:10 pm
by OldSoulCyborg
OrangeRKN wrote:
sawyerpip wrote:
OrangeRKN wrote:
sawyerpip wrote:The characters were all great too, the Stag was my favourite but I also loved the little grubs you save throughout.


"save"


Are you not saving them? I haven't played the game for a couple of weeks but I found the last of them in my last session, have I missed something?


Go back to the grub father again


Then, afterwards, read about what's actually (probably) happening and realise it's not as bad as it looks.

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:12 pm
by OrangeRKN
OldSoulCyborg wrote:
OrangeRKN wrote:
sawyerpip wrote:
OrangeRKN wrote:
sawyerpip wrote:The characters were all great too, the Stag was my favourite but I also loved the little grubs you save throughout.


"save"


Are you not saving them? I haven't played the game for a couple of weeks but I found the last of them in my last session, have I missed something?


Go back to the grub father again


Then, afterwards, read about what's actually (probably) happening and realise it's not as bad as it looks.


Yep :lol:

I remain unconvinced

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:49 pm
by Moggy
Finally (FINALLY!) the Soul Master is dead. 8-)

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:28 pm
by sawyerpip
OrangeRKN wrote:
OldSoulCyborg wrote:
OrangeRKN wrote:
sawyerpip wrote:
OrangeRKN wrote:
sawyerpip wrote:The characters were all great too, the Stag was my favourite but I also loved the little grubs you save throughout.


"save"


Are you not saving them? I haven't played the game for a couple of weeks but I found the last of them in my last session, have I missed something?


Go back to the grub father again


Then, afterwards, read about what's actually (probably) happening and realise it's not as bad as it looks.


Yep :lol:

I remain unconvinced


Those poor grubs :( I'm choosing to believe the metamorphosis theory for my own peace of mind.

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:50 am
by OrangeRKN
Sorry :p

Re: Hollow Knight (Dark Souls x Castlevania x Beetles)

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:34 pm
by mic
Should I drop all my geo in the fountain? I’ve only got 962 on me... but omg!