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Submitted by Geobros 20d ago | videocast

Is Shovel Knight an Early Game of the Year Candidate?

IGN:
"The classically inspired action adventure game is high up on the list of game of the year candidates already. Is it on your list?: (3DS, PC, Shovel Knight, Wii U)

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ZodTheRipper  +   20d ago
lol no, you high IGN?
DirtyPimp  +   20d ago
chronic
sobotz  +   20d ago
Journey was one of GOTY nominee too, I don't see why this cant. But still, it's too early to shouting game of the year this and that, not reminding Aug - Nov is gonna be a blast
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ZodTheRipper  +   20d ago
Journey is on a whole 'nother artistic level, before I'd nominate this for GOTY I'd rather pick Transistor or Child Of Light. If this is the 'Game of the Year 2014' then I'll quit gaming, seriously.
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Metallox  +   20d ago
Just because it looks like an 8-bit game it doesn't mean it can't be a very good game, comparable to other AAA games in terms of quality.
camel_toad  +   20d ago
I grew up on 8-bit games and loved them but I've grown tired of this fad of devs intentionally making games look like crap just to suck dry the nostalgia people have.
admiralvic  +   20d ago
Theoretically any game can be a GOTY candidate and conceptually win the award. However, I really wish sites wouldn't start this stuff in the first place.

Too many of our "terms" are being thrown around to a point where they lose all meaning. Take this post, they could say Shovel Knight is a great game, extremely fun or something else, but no, they jump to the extreme of it being a possible GOTY title when theres still 5 months (nearly half a year) left in 2014.
MoveTheGlow  +   20d ago
On principle, I agree. Pragmatically, though, with like 10 games releasing a Game of the Year Edition, nothing's that sacred. It's just meaningless talk, which is fun enough to do every so often.
christheredhead  +   20d ago
So far, at this point, it is game of the year. Can't really think of any game more fun or interesting at the moment.
Geobros  +   20d ago
Exactly my thoughts!!
MoveTheGlow  +   20d ago
Knowing that Nuclear Throne will probably exit Early Access this year, and Wayward Souls and 1001 Spikes are already out, Shovel Knight is around my #5 or #6, somewhere near Dark Souls 2 for me. It certainly has the soundtrack of the year - Heck, of the last twenty-five years - Virt and Matsumae did an amazing job!
jcnba28  +   20d ago
Haven't been able to play this yet since it hasn't released in Europe yet but for me right now Mario Kart 8 is my goty.
SolidDuck  +   20d ago
Oh a 2d platformer, haven't seen any of those lately. I haven't played it, but is it better than mario 3? I doubt it. That only released 24 years ago. Sounds like another hipster game.
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SquidBuck  +   20d ago
So you only play big budget games? smh
SolidDuck  +   20d ago
No I don't only play big budget games. Bastion, journey, child of light, and transistor to name a few I loved. No mans sky by the way looks incredible. Games that have some innovation. But a re skinned 2d platformer a goty contender? As they should, COD and madden get bashed every year for not changing and innovating. But 2d platformers haven't innovated in like 30 plus years, but for some reason that's ok. Clearly I'm speaking to the crowd that loves these types of games. I don't get it tho.
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MoveTheGlow  +   20d ago
You're the guy who watches a character-driven film and storms out of the theater while shouting "Well, that's no Citizen Kane!"
lonelyplayer  +   20d ago
They should create a kick starter to fund the ps4 and vita versions
Geekman  +   20d ago
I love how this game was ignored until someone said "Game of the Year."
MoveTheGlow  +   20d ago
Considering their success and what they've said in interviews, it will get there eventually. Until then, try it on PC! It certainly doesn't need a beastly rig.
Illusive_Man  +   20d ago
Game of the Year belongs to Sunset Overdrive.
DigitalRaptor  +   20d ago
Oh, I wonder why a game that you haven't played yet that is Xbone exclusive is your Game of the Year... I wonder why...
LightDiego  +   20d ago
According to the reception, yes, it could be. I still need to play it.
Right now, looks like Dark Souls 2, Mario Kart 8 and Shovel Knight are the contenders, maybe Child of Light, what do you think my little friends?
LOL_WUT  +   20d ago
Bought it day 1 and it doesn't even come close to being game of the year. Personally I think that name gets thrown around too much and it has lost it's true meaning. ;)
Skylar  +   19d ago
What is your goty then? I am very interested, en.
Spookshow  +   19d ago
I bet LOL_WUT would nominate EA Sports UFC!

OT:

Shovel knight is such a great game, I don't see why it couldn't be nominated, it deserves it. I personally don't think it'd win, but it sure deserves a nomination.
OtakuDJK1NG  +   20d ago
Mario Kart 8 and DKCTF are my nomiees.

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