Review: Gleamlight – An Appalling Bad Hollow Knight Clone

Twilight’s Last Gleaming.

Contrary to how it may seem, it’s not very fun reviewing bad games. Sure, there’s a degree of enjoyment in being mean, but the shocking secret of criticising games that aren’t enjoyable? We still have to play them. Picking up the Switch and knowing we had to play more Gleamlight made the system feel ten times heavier.

Gleamlight’s developers have claimed that their game isn’t a rip-off of Hollow Knight. They’re right. If it was a rip-off, then it’d share some kind of inspiration, some mechanical flair. The creativity, the baseline of enjoyable moments, some solid fundamentals. It’s all missing. It’s not a rip-off of Hollow Knight, it’s a stupid child’s drawing of it.

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