Playing this game (~75% complete) and boy, am I having a blast. As a Metroidvania fan, I have played pretty much every game in this genre, but Hollow Knight is arguably the best Metroidvania ever released in terms of gameplay, story and soundtrack. 2018 was a great year, with Hollow Knight, La Mulana 2, Timespinner and Iconoclasts all releasing, and the fact that Hollow Knight towers head and shoulders above the other three which aren't exactly slouches in the genre shows its' quality. Soundtrack in particular -- a soulful masterpiece, it reflects the inherent beauty and sadness in the game's lore. Only gripe is the Godmaster DLC. Fighting all the bosses without a damn checkpoint so that you have to start over from the beginning when you die at any boss is really a bad idea -- and stashing lore at the end of the run as well. Skipped Godmaster, its' for absolute hardcore geeks, the game is good enough without it when you face the bosses in-game anyway.