Talk about pure retro bliss.
Shovel Knight is one of the most well-known Kickstarter video games, having gotten a lot of pre-release coverage on YouTube and other major gaming sites. The game appeared to be a love letter to the NES era, using an 8-bit look and borrowing game mechanics from titles like Mega Man, DuckTales and Castlevania. What's more, the game was being developed by a group of former WayForward employees, who had worked on previous retro revivals like Double Dragon Neon and DuckTales: Remastered; they were now separated and working under the name Yacht Club Games. Expectations were impossibly high, and it seemed inevitable that the game would disappoint upon release.