To help usher in the new year, The Punished Backlog editorial team hosts a 2023 gaming preview extravaganza, complete with a fantasy draft!
Browsing: Hollow Knight
I ranked 105 NPCs in Hollow Knight (from the Mantis Lords to Hornet) based on my amusement, their battle skills, and their overall value.
Summer is always slow for game releases, giving us plenty of time to catch up on the old backlog. Enter the 2022 summer backlog challenge.
This wonderful Friday, we celebrate the somber, melancholic, and utterly engrossing music of Hollow Knight. Composer: Christopher Larkin.
A new Nintendo Direct is set for 2/9, and it’s already bound to disappoint. Keep your expectations in check with this Q&A cheat sheet.
Entering the world of Hallownest? To help you survive, we’ve listed the toughest Hollow Knight bosses, ranked by difficulty.
Great video games aren’t always defined by their story or levels. Here are five incredible hand drawn games that let the art do the talking.
Welcome back to Punished Chat, where two friends shoot the breeze about something video game related. For this edition, we talk about the game industry’s unique cycle of hype, why we get so excited, and how we can all manage expectations better.
Last year, I decried the overuse of gaming terms like “metroidvania,” as often such words and phrases do little to actually describe the experience any game presents. While I understand why someone might lean on a certain vernacular when describing various works, the time has come for us to rethink how we talk about games in order to describe them in a more accurate manner. I’m not calling for the obliteration of such terms, either; I just believe we should know what we’re saying when utilizing these words.
Here are five particularly notable examples.
It’s no secret that anime game adaptations tend to be mediocre, but fear not! Here are some of the finest “traditional” video games that, with an open mind and a little ingenuity, you can find for your favorite anime.