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Re: Shovel Knight

by emwearz Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:35 pm

Awesome!

This game looks like it will be in a Indie Bundle pretty soon.
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Re: Shovel Knight

by ZeroAX Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:01 pm

emwearz wrote:Awesome!

This game looks like it will be in a Indie Bundle pretty soon.


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Re: Shovel Knight

by emwearz Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:11 pm

My personal opinion.

It is an Indie game, it is on Steam, pretty much all you need to be in a bundle lately.
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Re: Shovel Knight

by J T Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:42 pm

More importantly, it is on GOG.

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Re: Shovel Knight

by Gunstar Green Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:51 pm

Just played through it on 3DS and it was pretty fantastic. I hadn't really paid any attention to this game before so it was a pleasant surprise.

I truly feel like the game takes many of the best 8-bit game design elements and puts them together to create something great. It's not just another pretender in old-school clothing. It stands on top of the classics as something new, exciting and polished instead of hiding in their shadows.

The level designs are top-notch, the bosses are fast and unpredictable, the music is crazy good and the characters are loveable and well-developed. Even though humor is the focus most of the time, the story will tug at a few heart strings.

The difficulty is pretty well balanced and curves nicely through the end of the game. It's not going to make a Mega Man or Castlevania veteran sweat but you're not going to go through the game without dying quite a few times. The checkpoint system is handled brilliantly, letting you make the game as easy or as hard has you want and making you drop gold instead of lose lives works really well.

I've played a lot of "8-bit" homage games and most of them end up feeling kind of hollow. Something about Shovel Knight is different. Every retro gamer should play this.
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Re: Shovel Knight

by Opa Opa Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:37 pm

Around how long did it take you to beat the game?
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Re: Shovel Knight

by Xeogred Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:02 am

Got a little over 5 hours myself.

Longer than any CoD game, basically.
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Re: Shovel Knight

by dsheinem Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:23 pm

Gunstar Green wrote:I've played a lot of "8-bit" homage games and most of them end up feeling kind of hollow. Something about Shovel Knight is different. Every retro gamer should play this.


I've spent about an hour and a half or so with it (3DS) and I couldn't agree more. This is a wonderful game that is thoroughly enjoyable, exceedingly well made, and one of the highlights of the year thus far.
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Re: Shovel Knight

by Jmustang1968 Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:33 pm

dsheinem wrote:
Gunstar Green wrote:I've played a lot of "8-bit" homage games and most of them end up feeling kind of hollow. Something about Shovel Knight is different. Every retro gamer should play this.


I've spent about an hour and a half or so with it (3DS) and I couldn't agree more. This is a wonderful game that is thoroughly enjoyable, exceedingly well made, and one of the highlights of the year thus far.


Glad you enjoyed it. I need to play it some more. I have gone through the first 3-4 dungeons.
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Re: Shovel Knight

by ZeroAX Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:50 pm

I pirated the gog version to try it out. It's amazing. Release it on the EU e-shop already :evil:
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