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#9- Shovel Knight

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Shovel Knight made me nostalgic for an era of games that I was never a part of. By the time I began to play video games somewhat seriously, the PS2 was in full swing. I do, however, love me some 8-bit and 16-bit old school platformers. I went back and played Mega Man 2 a while back, and I must say that I enjoyed it thoroughly. Sure, I took advantage of the Virtual Console’s ability to have save states, but it was nonetheless a challenging venture. Enter Shovel Knight, a 16-bit action platformer that I legitimately could not put down. It felt like an NES or SNES game that was resurrected for modern times; All the charm of an old-school game, but with added elements to fit modern tastes. The gameplay is some of the most fun and challenging platforming I have played in a while, and it feels so good to use all of Shovel Knight’s abilities. And the music; oh, don’t get me started on the music. Every stage and boss battle has its own distinct theme, and I couldn’t be happier with each and everyone of them. Shovel Knight just oozes charm in every sense of the word- If you haven’t played it yet, it’s a must-play for sure.

Caleb has been playing games since he was born... in the middle of the PlayStation 1 Era. Despite his young age, he enjoys all sorts of games from all sorts of eras, but he does prefer the PlayStation brand over everything else. Eager to talk about games to anyone and everyone who will listen, Caleb is excited to be a part of the HPP team! You can find him on twitter @caleb4tribe. Favorite games include: Persona 4 Golden, The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, Portal 2, and Metal Gear Solid 3.
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