Thursday, April 23, 2015
The Briefest of Game Diaries.
Yesterday, Kayla taught me how to use my hot new cellphone as a WiFi hotspot. I hooked my Vita up to it as soon as I got into the office, downloaded the game, and waited patiently for my lunch break. After work, I told Kayla that we needed to pick up a few PSN cards. She asked why, and I explained I was buying a copy of Shovel Knight for her.
To put it succinctly, Shovel Knight hits all the right notes as a spiritual successor to old challenging NES classics like Mega Man - without ever seeming to be quite that challenging. I've not yet cursed at my Vita, even as the game steadily ratchets up its expectations of the player. It's beautiful, in its eight-bit way, and charming, and its soundtrack is excellent.
And the controls... well, I'll get into that tonight. I have a .GIF to show you - or will, by this evening.