What's the rule with retro-styled indie platformers? A couple of years we were supposed to like them. They were without doubt 'in fashion'. Nowadays there is a deluge of such games and the rule is more like 'disdainfully ignore them'. Shovel Knight seems to exist above and beyond those rules.
I think the rule really should be 'disdainfully ignore them unless they are really really good'. Which apparently Shovel Knight is.
I haven't been able to take the time to ply Shovel Knight yet, but it's been recommended to me by so many people whose opinions I respect that I won't be able to 'disdainfully ignore it' for much longer. I'm going to have to play this thing. I'm going to fall in love with it, aren't I!
PRAY TELL. Who among you has been playing Shovel Knight? How is it? Let us all know in the comments below.