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  • Summary: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a challenging fast-paced platformer with a twist. Players can warp Giana's dream into a nightmarish world of wonder, changing her abilities and interactions. Players must use their skills, speed, brains, and powers to defeat the dangers that populate her twisted dreams! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Apr 1, 2013
    95
    Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams looks, plays and sounds terrific. The challenge is balanced nicely with the tight controls and frequent checkpoints, and failure never became overly frustrating.
  2. Apr 3, 2013
    85
    Black Forest Games revitalized its series by staying true to the game’s origins while still moving past its blatant clone gimmicks.
  3. Apr 17, 2013
    80
    Art and glitches aside, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a surprisingly enjoyable platformer, and the developers have done a lot to breathe life and personality into a series that was never really allowed to live in the first place.
  4. Mar 31, 2013
    70
    Very recommended for those looking for an old-school platformer, with classic gameplay and difficulty.
  5. Apr 8, 2013
    64
    For gamers looking for a hardcore challenge then this might be the game for you. For casual gamers, this might be a frustrating experience.
  6. Mar 21, 2013
    60
    They may not be directly related but Mario’s would-be siblings have some interesting ideas of their own, although they lack refinement to make the most of them.
  7. Apr 4, 2013
    40
    Twisted Dreams will drive you mad. You rarely get the sense of reward when you finish a level - just a huge wave of relief that you don't have to suffer through that again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Mar 25, 2013
    10
    Fantastic! I was not expecting anything, I remember Giana sisters being some kind of rip-off mario clone from years ago. But the graphics and game mechanics blew me away. Fantastic game with some neat ideas that keep it feeling like a modern title. If you have any interest in platform games at all, you should love this! Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2013
    10
    Great fun! This is the best platformer on Xbox Live Arcade, the visuals are really neat. Loading takes a bit though, but every level is worth the wait. Be not misled by the cute graphics: This game is for those looking for a real challenge! Expand
  3. Mar 28, 2013
    3
    An old style platform game with very old fashioned game play hidden behind lush modern visuals, which often hinder rather than help you. Mario is clear, concise and bright. Giana sisters is dark and grim when in the evil/half world and quick switching between this and the light world can (with the over detailed backgrounds) make missing important details, such as spikes, all too easy. Everything kills you in one hit, enemies, spikes, getting trapped in a closing door... everything, Mario always had his mushroom from his first solo outing and the Sisters could do with a few of these as they are no where near as nimble as our modern day plumber.
    If you like out of date game mechanics, where you feel you have played through it all too many times in previously played platform games, masked over by impressive(albeit often grim) visuals with a gimmick or two thrown in for good measure then this may be the game you have been waiting for. If not then don't get tempted...
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