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  • Summary: Guacamelee! is a Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican inspired world. The game draws its inspiration from traditional Mexican culture and folklore, and features many interesting and unique characters. Guacamelee builds upon the classic open-world Metroid-vania styleGuacamelee! is a Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican inspired world. The game draws its inspiration from traditional Mexican culture and folklore, and features many interesting and unique characters. Guacamelee builds upon the classic open-world Metroid-vania style of games, by adding a strong melee combat component, a new dimension switching mechanic, and cooperative same-screen multiplayer for the entire story. The game also blurs the boundaries between combat and platforming by making many of the moves useful and necessary for both of these. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Jul 4, 2014
    100
    I absolutely loved Guacamelee! when I played through it the first time, and that fact hasn’t changed here. This is, by far, the best version of Guacamelee! you’re likely to see, until the inevitable sequel arrives.
  2. Jul 12, 2014
    90
    Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is the definitive version of a great game. It builds on popular games like Metroid and does this in a unique, colorfull style. If you skipped the original one, this is a great way to experience it.
  3. Jul 1, 2014
    90
    With new content, minor balancing and smart new formula tweaks, Drinkbox has managed to improve their already fantastic Mexican Metroidvania title.
  4. Jul 29, 2014
    90
    In fact the only criticism one could have is that there just isn’t enough. Even with the extra content, the game can be 100% completed within six to eight hours and still leave you wanting more.
  5. Jul 10, 2014
    85
    It has some big difficulty spikes, but overall Guacamelee is still a very fun time.
  6. Packed with added content and smart mechanical revisions. This PS4 version is worth revisiting, even if the original was nacho thing. [September 2014, p77]
  7. Jul 1, 2014
    80
    While the total additions equal a killer product, I do think this version, even on new consoles, is slightly inferior to the Gold release.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Nov 27, 2014
    10
    I really liked everything about this game. My only complaint was how quickly I passed it because i got hooked! I liked the customization ofI really liked everything about this game. My only complaint was how quickly I passed it because i got hooked! I liked the customization of costumes except it took me a while to actually get the ones I wanted. I guess this forced me to play more though. Although, once you pass the game, there are still more things to do that made this easy. Still, my favorite part is just how simple it was. You run around beating the crap out of skeletons while also figuring out some pretty challenging obstacles. the simple addition of adding another dimension (the land of the dead) made the world twice as big and also forced you to think about each encounter. Really impressed with the artwork too, although since I'm Mexican I was naturally bias :) Expand
  2. Dec 12, 2014
    10
    This is my game of the year I absolutely loved it... It gives great props in the form of chozo statues from Metroid to get your power-ups andThis is my game of the year I absolutely loved it... It gives great props in the form of chozo statues from Metroid to get your power-ups and gives suttle references to a lot of other retro games. I can't wait for a part 2 Expand
  3. Jul 19, 2014
    10
    Buy this game now. This metroidvania-brawler is absolutely loaded. I played it first with the original version on PS3 and PS Vita and wasBuy this game now. This metroidvania-brawler is absolutely loaded. I played it first with the original version on PS3 and PS Vita and was worried that the amount of new content promised would be minimal however it is not. There are references left, right and centre with smooth brawling. This is also a magnificent platformer using various melee attacks to traverse puzzling terrain. It has beautiful music and the art style is gorgeous. As for the new features there are two incredibly large areas to explore with new ever-annoying enemies to provide an increased challenge. If you are into platformers, 2D side scrolling brawlers or even just unique game mechanics; you will not be disappointed. Expand
  4. Jul 5, 2014
    8
    A fantastic game in many aspects aside from being burdened with the usual stigma of beat 'em ups: unresponsive & cluttered controls with theA fantastic game in many aspects aside from being burdened with the usual stigma of beat 'em ups: unresponsive & cluttered controls with the peppering of shoddy hit detection. Aside from those two mechanics, it stands out among the genre and is an overall enjoyable experience. Expand
  5. Feb 1, 2015
    7
    This game is great for what it is. The way i put it is, i never expect much out of it and it always exceeds that.Its funny. Platforming isThis game is great for what it is. The way i put it is, i never expect much out of it and it always exceeds that.Its funny. Platforming is good and challenging, could use a little more leeway in the landing zones though. Combat is about as challenging as it needs 2 be.Like the addition of grapple, rather than just melee.Only complaint really is the blocky level design. But any complaints go out the window, caz in my 3 decade history of gaming, i have never played as a luchador. Now thats awesome and funny. Well i might be wrong think thars been sum in fighting games ive played. Either way,haha ole! Expand
  6. Sep 2, 2014
    7
    A really fun game and a great way to spend a few hours. Its simple to get into, but the game play will keep you entertained. I think itsA really fun game and a great way to spend a few hours. Its simple to get into, but the game play will keep you entertained. I think its still free (at this time) one xbone, so if you looking for a good game check it out. Expand
  7. Feb 6, 2015
    0
    A dull game not worth the money, there was nothing in particular about this game the made me happy I played it let alone invested $8 on it.A dull game not worth the money, there was nothing in particular about this game the made me happy I played it let alone invested $8 on it. The graphics are average, nothing even close to making me go wow, and the brawling just seems cheap. There's something off w timing & enemies can interrupt your attacks/ attack you from the dead world but you cannot hurt them unless you specifically change to the dead world even typing this sentence made me realize what a fk around it is. Every enemy can attack you regardless of the dead/ living world the game design is based on, even though a massive portion of the game is tied to switching to living/ dead world to attack/ avoid enemies, which is just lazy game design.

    Fk this game, I hate it yo
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