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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: 30 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 0 out of 30
  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 9, 2014
    91
    Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition isn't a vapid rebranding or a blatant cash-in, but a welcome infusion of the original game with new areas, monsters, and bundled-in DLC.
  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. 90
    Guacamelee! is the incredible adventure, offering up thrilling events and plenty of combat in between its humour. DrinkBox have done an amazing job and the Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition for the PS4 is more than a worthwhile experience.
  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: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. 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
  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 8, 2014
    9
    Fast paced action fun! Took me awhile to buy this game cause i really don't enjoy button mashers except for God of War. I was totally wrongFast paced action fun! Took me awhile to buy this game cause i really don't enjoy button mashers except for God of War. I was totally wrong about this one. The game is really fun to play. It has collectibles, hidden areas, wicked hard jumping puzzles, etc. You can change your costume which also comes with different perks or abilities depending on which one your wearing. There are also funny puns, along with some funny stereotypical jokes (in all good fun). The game is pretty long as well, giving you plenty of things to clean up as you grow your character up with different powers. Art design is awesome as well along with the classic spanish music to go with it. On top of everything, this game gives tribute to other games with some easter eggs like Castle Crashers and others you can seek out. A must buy title to pick up for 15 bucks! Play it and have fun =) Expand
  4. May 15, 2015
    8
    This game is great, Although it's not a very ambitious project, it's put together very well.

    The visuals and music are good, but probably
    This game is great, Although it's not a very ambitious project, it's put together very well.

    The visuals and music are good, but probably the combat mechanics and how your character progresses learning new tricks are its best aspects. I also liked the number of different enemies (although it's not that big, enemies evolve too, becoming more tough) and the boss battles, which are as hard as they need to be.

    You can add up to 3 more players to your party, what's brings additional fun. I played with my girlfriend and we have a great time.

    Unfortunately, it relies a lot on the comical element and if you don't speak Spanish (and if you're not familiar with Mexican slang) you'll miss much of the fun.
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  5. May 13, 2015
    7
    Loved the fun and zany atmosphere and art style. Also liked the puzzle platforming. The combat was okay, but got repetitive in the longLoved the fun and zany atmosphere and art style. Also liked the puzzle platforming. The combat was okay, but got repetitive in the long run...I enjoyed the game for a couple hours, but that was it before I got tired of the game. 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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