What happens when a game is created with the idea of re-capturing nostalgia for an age gone by, but you don't share that nostalgia? Turns out, if the game is as good as Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games), that doesn't matter! Shovel Knight is a masterpiece from front to back- it has tight gameplay, best-in-class tutorialization, fun boss fights, and a god-tier soundtrack. It is an absolute treat from start to finish, and I had the great pleasure of talking with Mikey Tabletop from Big Drink Energy about it in this episode. Find all things Big Drink Energy by following this link!
Intros/Personal Histories/Opening Thoughts 0:45
Development History/Story Setup 18:24
Boss Fights/Visuals/Music 50:39
SPOILER WALL 1:12:45
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Cover art by Jack Allen- find him at https://www.instagram.com/jackallencaricatures/ and his other pages