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It's hard to avoid the reality that the recent spate (and don't worry, that's as close as I'm getting to a shovel pun in this review) of "nostalgic" pixel-focused, 8-bit-reminiscent action games has all but rendered the format trite at this point. If that's the case then, at least for the time being, I'm happy to make Shovel Knight the retro genre's swansong. Though from all appearances it aspires to little more than creating a yesteryear classic that never was, it's far better suited to the tas...8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
I'll keep my review short because Shovel Knight is an easy game to review. If you like Duck Tales or Mega Man 2 for the NES, you should buy this game. Period. If this game were released on the NES back in the day and I could have payed $15 to own this game, this may well have been one of my all-time favorite childhood games. I'll spare the time of describing what those game are like (if you haven't played them, you should), so I'll simply comment on what Shovel Knight brings to the table to enha...1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Released on : June 26th 2014Platform : Wii U, 3DS, and PC (Digital Only)Reviewed on : Wii U With the resurgence of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming coming out of multiple independant development studios over the last couple of years, video games are being influenced more and more by the sense of nostaliga because it’s the era where everything started. Not only is Shovel Knight the perfect example of that, but it is so well made that it looks and feels exaclty like a game that was released during t...1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Retro PlatformerPogo Simulator£10.99/£14.99 with the glorious soundtrack- FOR SHOVELRY - What is it? Released back in June 2014, Shovel Knight is an 8-bit 2D platformer in the vein of old Castlevania games for PC, 3DS and the WiiU from Yacht Club Games. It began life as a Kickstarter campaign and is one of the few things we can safely call a success when it comes to Kickstarter. Story One day whilst out adventuring with your favourite gal pal Shield Knight you stumble upon the omi...1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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