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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

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Disclaimer: If you own Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, you will NOT need to purchase Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment separately. This title is included with all versions of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is the action-packed prequel to Shovel Knight! Take control of Specter Knight, servant to the Enchantress, in a quest to recruit a cadre of knights and create the Order of No Quarter. With his scythe and preternatural agility at the ready, he can glide across the ground, clamber up walls, and command an arsenal of curious weapons. If he carries out his duties, Specter Knight may have a chance at regaining his lost humanity and breaking his chains of servitude. But what cruel tricks might the Enchantress have up her sleeve?Features: Climb walls, leap over gaps, and dispatch enemies with the Dash Slash. Specter Knight’s playstyle brings motion and action to the forefront! Collect and upgrade curios to unleash all new special attacks. Test your scythe skills with Feats and Challenge Stages featuring boss rematches, platforming challenges, and more! Yacht Club Games' beautifully authentic style bridges the gap between yesterday and today. Design, art, and audio hearken back to the days of 8-bit. A somber tale told with a light touch to narrative with humor, levity, and heart. Awesome soundtrack by Jake "Virt" Kaufman! Balanced gameplay is a warm welcome to newcomers, and an old embrace for experts. Lovable characters and bosses! Take on a new challenge and uncover all of the world's secrets with New Game+!
Release date
Mar 3, 2017
Developer
Yacht Club Games
Publisher
Yacht Club Games
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+
Website
http://www.yachtclubgames.com

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP SP2
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2nd Generation Intel Core HD Graphics (2000/3000), 512MB
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 250 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: OS X 10.7.5 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2nd Generation Intel Core HD Graphics (2000/3000), 512MB
  • Storage: 250 MB available space

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2nd Generation Intel Core HD Graphics (2000/3000), 512MB
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment reviews and comments

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Microsoft from French
The game is simply excellent, certainly by farming well its health the bosses are sometimes anecdotal but the level design offers a twist. What's more, we unlock the challenge mode at the end of the game to prolong the game.
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Microsoft from Spain
This game is incredible, a very good alternative for the full Knight Shovel, for people like me that is saving for the full game, I see no negative aspects but the difficulty of certain achievements, game completely advisable
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Microsoft from Spain
This game is highly recommended, especially if you have no money for the original (as I happened to me) is a good plataformero with a challenging difficulty. I recommend it to all retro gamers who want a new 8-bit NES-style adventure
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Microsoft from Spain
Excellent!, if you enjoyed the first Shovel Knight, then this game you must definitely play. Remember to buy Curios for the final boss, although they are not necessary at all. The best Thing to end the game is that you unlock a new mode "Speed run" and another of short challenges. Recommended.
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Microsoft from Spain
This game is absurdly incredible. In my opinion, the little it costs is a work worth admiring. Very good atmosphere. The Retro Soundtrack is spectacular. Hours of fun can be endless. The difficulty is quite correct. If you doubt to buy it, do not give it to the button that green up there;)
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Microsoft from Spain
Good history and ambience, with touches of humor, entertaining! Something negative about the game? They curran everything and leave the title screen with a black background, could be better... The Birrias (objects with special abilities) costs to handle more than one at a time, it would be good to assign a letter.. And finally, if you like to get all the achievements you will lose a lot of time (I find it unnecessary to repeat so many times the story to achieve everything, 2 I'm worth by the game + but ja no more..)
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Microsoft from Spain
The game has a lot of physical bugeadas to such a point in which one tries to make certain jumps or puzzles as the game forces you to do it (Already in if there are no 2 ways to do the same thing) and still proceeding in the only way possible this ends up taking many times to per Der by Bugs. Next, the game's autosave system is lousy, just lousy. At the end of a puzzle that took HOURS I went to the tower to buy some things and ensure the autosave, literally memorized the amount of gold that had the character and closed the game, when I opened saw that had a much smaller amount, so the game had not been saved including So after all the things I did in the lobby. Beyond all these problems, the game has a history, character design and way to narrate the story they fall in love with, so if you don't take as much into account as a problem the above, the game is worth 100%.
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