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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

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  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. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Aug 25, 2014
    85
    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: 27 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  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 12, 2014
    9
    Guacamelee super turbo championship edition is a re-release of the exceptional plat-former/beat-them-up which impressed both critics andGuacamelee super turbo championship edition is a re-release of the exceptional plat-former/beat-them-up which impressed both critics and consumers alike last year. The game is now on the PS4 with new attacks, new enemies, new bosses, new levels, new modes, new skins and a graphical improvement. To put it simply, this is everything a game of the year edition should be.
    The Playstation 4 edition retains both the fun combat and challenging platforming that we loved last year and adds minor gameplay improvements to enhance the experience, such as the enemies now having health bars in addition to being able to choose costumes which alter health and stamina. These minor refinements only improve upon an already solid core game. The most obvious new addition to the game is the Intenso ability which is a standard rage mode, it works similarly to Batman’s shock gloves in Arkham Origins. The Intenso ability definitely makes the game easier but to balance that out, new elite enemies have been added to the latter stages of the game. For gamers interested in a challenge there’s still the Hard mode and also a new Shadow mode which makes enemies which shields much harder to defeat. Co-op also returns but it’s really nothing more than an afterthought as platforming which tele-porters and multiple dimensions is also impossible with two people.
    The new content for Guacamelee is interesting as unlike other story DLC such as The Last of Us left behind and Batman Arkham Origins Mr Freeze DLC which take place either completely before or after the core game, the new additions for Guacamelee have been woven into the core story with new levels and bosses taking place in parts around the middle of the game. This approach may annoy some Guacamelee veterans who just want to play through the new levels. But no matter how experienced you are at Guacamelee, the new DLC will add an extra 30% of playtime to the game, solving the issue of the original releases problem of being too short.
    Graphically there are only minor improvements to an already good looking game. The frame-rate is the most welcome improvement as it perfectly complements the slick fast paced action. The higher resolution is hardly noticeable, the increased amount of objects in the foreground however can be irritating as both Juan and enemies can become harder to see, this only happened occasionally but it was worth mentioning.
    Overall Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition is an excellent example of a game of the year edition as it gives more content, includes all the original DLC and maintains the strong original experience, for those reasons it gets an A-grade.
    I strongly recommend the PS4 edition to anyone who hasn’t played the original game as it is the definitive version and I also recommend it to people who have already played the game, only if you live in the EU though, your probably thinking that’s a very strange requirement but the reason is because if you already own the game or have it through Playstation Plus the PS4 version will only cost £3 if you live in Europe. This offer is not available for non-Europeans and, at full price, this is not enough content to warrant buying the game again.
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  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. 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
  6. Nov 7, 2015
    8
    Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
    hat einen tollen Grafik-Stil, klasse Musik und Humor.
    Man spielt Juan den Luchadoren und
    Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
    hat einen tollen Grafik-Stil, klasse Musik und Humor.
    Man spielt Juan den Luchadoren und verdrescht in einem 2D Plattformer seine Feinde. Alle haben andere Taktiken und Angriffsmethoden, auch die Bosskämpfe sind anspruchsvoll und spaßig. Man selber erlernt neue Fähigkeiten für den Kampf sowie die Umgebung um neue Wege zu gehen oder Secrets zu finden. Guacamelee hat viel Charme und macht Spaß !!!
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  7. May 19, 2015
    0
    I'll be honest. I hate this new style of HD indie, they look more lack a sharp looking flash game. They seem to lack any fine detail which toI'll be honest. I hate this new style of HD indie, they look more lack a sharp looking flash game. They seem to lack any fine detail which to me makes the game dull.

    Guacamelee had me bored after around 3-4 minutes. The graphics were so boring and lifeless I couldn't bare to play anymore. The text boxes and story I skipped after reading a few badly written sentences then after trying to use the sluggish controls to walk from one NPC to another in this crude, badly animated world I turned it off, uninstalled and will never play again.

    Avoid at all costs even for free this month, bad choice yet again PS+.
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