Shovel Knight: Not Just For The Nostalgic - Siliconera Review

"What makes writing a playtest for Shovel Knight tricky is that it’s a game unabashedly designed to inspire nostalgia. There’s some Mega Man in here, some Castlevania, some Super Mario Bros. But I’m not nostalgic about those games so I can’t really report on how well the game achieves its mission. I can recognize certain specific borrowed features, but whether those elements combine to pay tribute to or desecrate those original experiences is beyond me."

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