I wanna be the hollow

Creator: Hve

Average Rating
9.4 / 10
Average Difficulty
64.6 / 100
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  • by Hve

9 Reviews:

A pure boss rush game, inspired by a number of other indie 2d games in the same vein. I assume I beat the game, but there seems to be no clear screen but nowhere new to go either and all credited music is accounted for (info gives spoilers to the extent of the game, though its quickly apparent regularly anyway).

The first thing is that the production of this game is amazing. Everything looks great, the effects are tasteful and never annoying or visually obstructive to gameplay, animations are clean and everything that feels like it should have a sound effect does, all very well executed.

It is a pure boss rush game, where there is a full array of bosses to choose from which leads into a final encounter upon completing them all. The main set of bosses runs the gambit of many different styles, and even though some of those styles I typically don't like, I found myself enjoying the main set of bosses in this game a lot. My one gripe would be that difficulty is almost always backloaded on them, meaning you'll be chugging through some easy parts over and over again.

After that is the final boss, this is where the game kind of lost me. It starts great but really drags out, with each subsequent phase having a subset of the previous phases attacks, and generally feeling less fair. The final phase in particular felt really meh, with the boss only having one attack and taking reduced damage, meaning you had to do that same attack probably a dozen or more times Most of the deaths from this boss feel like they end up being attack overlap or the boss teleporting basically right on top of you and doing an attack (due to RNG, not an in-your-face style boss design). Thankfully this doesn't seem to gate anything, so if its a concern, you can definitely just take the 'play what interests you' approach to the game.

Still, it does have really interesting bosses and is presented in such a way that you needn't worry about having to beat it all if you aren't interested in doing so, so I'd absolutely recommend for anyone interested in moderate to challenging boss fights to give it a shot, even if you don't plan on beating the bosses, they're great to look at as they're very polished and loaded with production value.

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Rating: 8.8 88       Difficulty: 70 70
Jun 1, 2020
It's a fangame with the theme of Hollow Knight, an excellent indie game that makes good inspiration for games like these. You start immediately with a boss rush of four different selections, there could be more after that, haven't gotten that far in yet. Besides music fitting the original soundtrack of Hollow Knight, you also get an additional "dash" move that operates more or less the same it does in the game. This allows you to dash through an attack without getting hurt, or to move faster if needed.

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for some good bosses to brighten their day. Be sure to edit your controls which you can do in-game as traditional controls are not default.

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Tagged as: Gimmick Boss BossRush hub
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Rating: 9.0 90       Difficulty: 67 67
May 29, 2020

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Rating: 9.9 99       Difficulty: 68 68
May 30, 2020
fun bosses

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Rating: 10.0 100       Difficulty: 65 65
May 29, 2020
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Dec 8, 2021