Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (2017) Review

Before reading this review, I highly suggest checking out my reviews of Shovel of Hope and Plague of Shadows

Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope https://ragglefragglereviews.com/2015/11/15/shovel-knight-2014-review/

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows https://ragglefragglereviews.com/2019/06/01/shovel-knight-plague-of-shadows-2015-review/

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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment was the second alternative campaign added to the Shovel Knight Treasure Trove, it stars Specter Knight and was released on March 3rd 2017.

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Spectre Knight has been given the task of creating an army for the Enchantress, he must travel across various lands to find Knights that would be the perfect choice for her planned order of the no quarter, the plot is quite simple however it stands out for being a prequel to the original Shovel Knight game.

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Similarly to Plague of Shadows the levels and overall boss fights are the same as the original game and while Spectre of Torment has a different plot apart from that there are only a few differences to the game-play.

The major difference is how you traverse the levels and take on enemies and bosses, in this game your primary weapon is your scythe and you use it to both attack enemies and propel yourself into the air, you can propel yourself from both environmental items and regular enemies.

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Specter Knight has a large arsenal he can play with all of these abilities are called curios and can be bought using the red skulls you collect in levels, my top three curios were

The throwing sickle – a projectile weapon that can be thrown at enemies for fast damage

The will skull – this can be used to restore some of Spectre Knight’s will (Health)

The judgement rush – a magical jewel that can be used to attack the closest enemy.

Will and Darkness wisps are hidden in levels allowing you increase your power and ability to use curios.

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Instead of a world map this time around we get a very simple level select and to be honest I think I preferred this as it was really quick to get to levels with no back tracking needed.

We are treated to more exclusive new tracks in this game and they are really good, they all have an epic but slightly emotional and tragic feel, this suits the nature and the ongoing plot of this game really excellently and you cannot ask for more than that.

Overall another fantastic game from Yaught Club and a great prequel to the events of Shovel Knight. It is similar to the other games but there is something about this one that makes it feel a little more fresh, its short which is fantastic for a quick game to run through time to time and its unique game-play is really easy to get the hang of, I have only good things to say about this one and its only fair to rate it the same as the original game a strong 10/10

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Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows (2015) Review

I would recommend reading my review of Shovel Knight:Shovel of Hope before reading this review.

https://ragglefragglereviews.com/2015/11/15/shovel-knight-2014-review/

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Shovel Knight Plague of Shadows was the first alternative campaign that was added to Shovel Knight. It was released on September 1st 2015.

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The game stars Plague Knight who wants to collect the essences of the other knights in the game, once he has the essences Plague Knight  hopes to create the ultimate potion which can grant him anything he desires.

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Plague-Knight-12The game mostly follows the same premise of the original Shovel Knight but it does have its differences. The major difference is the way that you traverse the various levels and defeat the bosses, Plague Knight cannot jump as high as Shovel Knight but he can double jump and use bombs to propel himself into the air.

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A new arsenal of weapons comes with the game, Plague Knight is able to use bombs powders and fuses to defeat his enemies.

New relics are also available to Plague Knight, all of these have various uses such as absorbing health from enemies, creating a cloud of invincibility and creating floating platforms as well as many other useful relics.

 

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Small green coins named Cypher Coins can be collected through out the game, these coins can be used to update the weapon upgrades you can buy in the shop and if you collect all of them you can unlock an upgraded version of the troupple chalice.

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The game is a lot of fun although its hard not to find it a little bit repetitive, minus a couple of levels and a few changes this is the same game as shovel of hope, it has the same over world map, the same levels and the same boss fights the only major difference is the character you play as and how you get through the game.

A few new tracks were added to the soundtrack for Plague of Shadows and they are fantastic, I think I actually prefer this music to the music of Shovel of Hope.

And that is about all there is to say about Plague of Shadows its a new game based on the stages and the map of Shovel of Hope, it makes the game much more challenging with its new game play style and even though it does feel a little repetitive its still a really fun time and with a couple of new original music tracks Plague of Shadows is well worthy of a 9.7/10.

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