There's a reason why Shovel Knight is widely regarded as the best game of 2014, and here's why.
But first, since I'm more of a buzzkill than the bees in Donkey Kong Country, a little backstory.
Shovel Knight started out as a project on the popular website Kickstarter, which kickstarts new ideas and is commonly used to make and invent new things. Then came....
*Insert cliche as hell hallelujah music*
This game, Shovel Knight.
Now since this isn't a review, I'm just going to give what I think of it, that way this doesn't turn into one of those god-forsaken 1,000 word essays you had to do in a week when you were in elementary school.
Shovel Knight in a nutshell is an NES based platformer that is easily one of the best I've ever seen.
The gameplay is as sharp as a blacksmithed needle, the music is as catchy that goddamn catchphrase YOLO, and the graphics look as beautiful as my girlfriend Cynthia, because even though the game's only 8-bit, it still looks absolutely wonderful.