I super enjoyed Shovel Knight and I thought it felt immensely enthusiastic and full of love. Hell, I’d have been happy to play a ____ Knight expansion for the whole gang.
That being said, with The Messenger still fresh a Ninja Gaiden-y vibe doesn’t really have the same luster I’m sure they’d like. To me though, they’ve already earned a supporter for whatever they come out with.
(I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed nothing came of their poll asking for what kind of game people wanted to see next and included an option for “Landstalker clone”)