migoshuro
Johannes Krohn
migoshuro
Apr 21
19

I could literally skip the next few generations of gaming with some of the timesink games I still have so much left to do in (Red Dead 2, Witcher 3, Disgaea in general, etc.). My backlog isn’t even that big, but the games on the list are so freaking dense and massive in scale that I could tap out of gaming for many Read more

Apr 21
49

I have to say that as I entered my 40’s, I had to realize that I just don’t have time to play everything I want and that that’s OK. It was very freeing. No longer do I hoard games and then fret. No longer do I feel FOMO. I look at it more as using my gaming time itself; not as “I need to play this quantity of games Read more

Apr 19
10

I’m just happy that there are a good amount of independent developers that have made a name for themselves. Studios like Supergiant, Team Cherry, and now ExtremelyOK are studios that make good games and feel good to support too. AAA studios can and do make great games but supporting the smaller studios just feels Read more

Apr 19
1

This is my view as well. There’s a lot I like about Hollow Knight, but frankly it is just way too hard for me. If I’m spending more time looking at youtube walkthroughs than I am playing the game, it isn’t the right game for me. And even after watching the walkthroughs I mostly still can’t do it. Read more

Apr 18
2

Yah. If Hornet is a pain point, the Mantis Lords will make you want to throw your Switch under a train.

Apr 18
1

This should honestly be the top comment. I think the best advice is just don’t bother with this game if you don’t totally, 100% love it with every fiber of your being. Like you I found it to be an amazingly well-made and interesting, atmospheric game. One I wanted to love, but found myself annoyed beyond reason at so Read more

Apr 18
1

Yeah, I’d be perfectly fine with impact damage if it didn’t end up being a boss’ primary source of damage so often.

Apr 18
1

For the really problematic bosses, it was less an issue of deciding when to get close and more them deciding I wasn’t allowed to be far away.

Apr 18
1

There are fixes for the d-pad on the Pro controller out there, but I have to say that I don’t remember them working for me. I know I was playing a lot of Tetris 99 at the time, which is a particularly unforgiving game for a d-pad - if there’s any inaccuracy you’re going to feel it, and the stock Pro controller wasn’t Read more

Apr 18
3

At the end of the day, the ‘secret’ is liking the type of game Hollow Knight is. Now, sometimes it is possible to play a game ‘wrong’ - but it’s way more rare than people think and usually happens in poorly made games with bad signposting, where it isn’t clear what you can / can’t do and a player ends up smashing Read more

Apr 18
6

I’m perfectly OK with “git gud” games being out there, and if I decide to play one and master it, it’s invariably a satisfying experience (after it’s a frustrating one—it’s often down to the game’s design to determine whether it’s worth suffering the slings and arrows of gittin’ gud in order to actually git gud.) I Read more

Apr 17
3

I really wish we had a games and fandom culture that allowed a person to say, “That thing you like? I get it, but it’s not for me,” and have that be acceptable.  Hollow Knight is a little better than most for this, but there are a still a lot of people who insist that if you don’t like the game it’s because you just Read more

Apr 17
6

Give up, Riley. I think Hollow Knight isn’t for you, and that’s OK! No judgment. But if beating Hornet left a bad taste in your mouth, you’re not going to enjoy the game. I’m not even saying “git gud”. It took me a few tries to beat Hornet too, and some bosses took me many more tries! But if it’s not fun for you, then Read more

Apr 14
9

You’re absolutely right. I used to buy every last game I was even remotely interested in. Some were to support smaller devs, some were to support my favorite franchises, while others we just because. Starting this year, though, I’ve switched to only buying something if I intend to play it right way, with a reasonable Read more

Apr 14
3

No pile of shame here. I rarely buy games I don’t intend to play relatively soon nor do I buy games just because they are on sale. I do buy games on sale, but only if I will have the chance to play them soon. Otherwise I’ll just wait for the next sale. Read more

Apr 9
4

What I was thinking, does this game really need a remake? I was late to the party and didn’t play the game until last year, played on my PS4, and I had no issues with the visuals or game. 

Feb 22
7

For me every new year is the best year for gaming because new great games keep coming out and the previous ones still exist.

Feb 22
2

I think either interpretation of how to answer is valid and interesting! These thoughts crossed my mind a bit, too.

Feb 22
6

I have no idea.

Personally, I don’t care what year a game came out. What matters to me is when I played a game, so a year like 2020 has an inherent advantage over any year before it, in the sense that I could play games released in 2020 as well as games released any year prior to it. However, I don’t think any of the Read more

Feb 21
116

And said (world’s largest finger quotes) ‘agenda’ is always just “I am made aware of the existence of females, minorities, and LGBTQ people in my video game

They never seem to notice the politics of literally every single war game in existence along with dozens of others,* but the second a character can be identified Read more