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Shovel Knight is the best 8-bit game since the indie genre revival.

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ebj767
2 years ago#1
I've been in a rut when it comes to games lately, not interested in playing anything even after the sales, about 20 minutes in I lose interest.

Played Shovel Knight today since backers got early access...played for 2 hours straight. Lotta fun, very fleshed out. Goes to show how modern game design could have gone a long way into making NES games more fun. Everything in the game could have been done on an NES for the most part, game design just wasn't there yet.

There's a mini-game in the first village you find, underground, kind of hidden. Played it and then whole game just clicked. Felt like I was playing my first NES game when I was 5 again. Really good feeling that I haven't gotten back recently.

Anyways, indie games are like the new AAA games or something.

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GTL581
2 years ago#2
That's awesome to hear. It looked really promising when they released the first trailer for it
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solosnake
2 years ago#3
How much is it? I may just have to pick it up. Hopefully it doesnt get buried in the excitement over steam sales. Tough time to release a game.
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Magnemight
2 years ago#4
ebj767 posted...
Played Shovel Knight today since backers got early access


It hasn't been released quite yet, solosnake.
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akuma634
2 years ago#5
solosnake posted...
How much is it? I may just have to pick it up. Hopefully it doesnt get buried in the excitement over steam sales. Tough time to release a game.


I checked the website and it's listed at $15. Also on the Steam page, it just says it's coming out a few hours from now, but there's nothing yet for buying it. So far it's just on the official site where there's a Humble widget to preorder the game and some $25 deluxe edition with a manual and art book.
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ebj767
2 years ago#6
I think its out for everyone now.

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Killah Priest
2 years ago#7
looks pretty cool.
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pwnater777
2 years ago#8
I saw gameplay on 3DS during E3, and it looks awesome. Will definitely buy on PC if I don't get a 3DS soon.

I like how the devs tried to make it as close to an NES game as possible.
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grampamurked
2 years ago#9
Just checked Steam, not available for me yet.
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grampamurked
2 years ago#10
Found this review.
http://youtu.be/QK2qYMpnOmk

I may consider a purchase
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