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Games of the Year 2022: Shovel Knight Dig

Shovel Knight Dig is a game I almost didn't add here but, in the end, decided to capture some of my thoughts about it. Shovel Knight Dig is a roguelike take on the core Shovel Knight platformer gameplay.  As much as I still love the core platformer gameplay on display here, the roguelike nature of this one caused it to not land well with me.  I was hoping for some consistent meta progression that would help me make my way deeper into the game at regular intervals.  There is some meta progression but it wasn't consistent enough or interesting enough to keep me hooked. I wish I could see more of the game without feeling like I'm just grinding the same thing over and over.  I know that each run is actually unique, but it all has that typical roguelike feel of "I've basically seen this before" that quickly wore out it's welcome for me. If you are a Shovel Knight fan and a roguelike fan, you will most likely love this game.  For me, it managed to make it on thi