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Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove review
by TheEmperorsEyebrows

Stock full of excellent content
«Blew my mind»
«OST on repeat»

Other reviews7

The game was generally good. However, the archaic physics and controls seemed to copy the worst of retro games and made it less enjoyable for me. It was also a little off-putting that when the world opened up the first boss I defeated happened to be coded as gay.
This game is exactly what a kickstarter strives to be. This game has four main storylines plus a fighting game and it's one of the biggest bang you can get for your buck. Shovel of Truth is the classic Shovel Knight story and is a wonderful tribute to NES/SNES games of that era while keeping the advantages of modern technology. Plague of Shadows is basically the same game as Shovel of Truth except with the Plague Knight. Although I like Plague Knight's movement a lot, it feels like the weakest add-on because these levels were designed with Shovel Knight in mind. Specter of Torment is by far the best part of the game. A crazy moveset, new levels, amazing music, and a neat, prequel story line makes this stand out. King of Cards is really neat and introduces a great card game where you collect cards in the same vein as Gwent from The Witcher 3. Not my favorite moveset, but the levels push King Knight's movement to the absolute limits and feels rewarding and satisfying.
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
Debatably the best 2d platformer and nostalgic throw back of all time. Shovel Knight's soon to be four campaigns take what made classics like Mega Man, Castlevania and Super Mario Bros 3 great and adds tons of modern improvements to make this the quintessential retro platformer. The game is available everywhere and is a must buy for anyone.
«Blew my mind»
«Beaten more than once»
Every single bit of this game is incredible, and it manages to maintain a perfect sense of difficulty throughout. Not only is the main game great, but the additional character quests you can play are awesome. Looking forward to the King Knight DLC.