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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: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 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.
  2. Jul 21, 2014
    90
    It’s fun, creative, and lasts just long enough to make you wish there was more. This is the definitive version of Guacamelee! and quite possibly the best next-gen game currently available.
  3. 90
    A longer running time helps address one of the few flaws with the original game, and single-handedly makes up for the lack of official new Metroid and Castlevania games.
  4. Oct 21, 2014
    90
    Guacamelee is a fusion of intense platforming and beat-em-up combat, framed in Metroidvania conventions and topped off with a memorable cast, distinct setting, a stellar soundtrack, and zesty humor. These ingredients combine to make for a flavor that’s genuinely fresh and incredibly satisfying.
  5. Jul 6, 2014
    88
    Guacamelee! STCE adds new, juicy content to one of the most successful and loved game of the past years.
  6. Jul 27, 2014
    88
    Guacamelee was already a great game, and while not all of the extras for Super Turbo Championship Edition are beneficial, it's tough to say the grand experience isn't better for their inclusion.
  7. Aug 18, 2014
    80
    Fun, frantic and an absolute joy to play through. [Issue#114, p.76]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Oct 17, 2014
    10
    What a great game!!! Just bought it to try something light (while I wait for Arkham Knight) and it was very surprising. Even it is veryWhat a great game!!! Just bought it to try something light (while I wait for Arkham Knight) and it was very surprising. Even it is very steoretyped it is also wonderful, the way it feels, the graphics and all the open 2d world is very impressive. Finally a nice, simplistic game to remember since Super Mario World. Expand
  2. Jul 6, 2014
    10
    Never got a chance to play the original. This game is exceptional. Amazing. Easily among the top two or three metroidvania games ever. AndNever got a chance to play the original. This game is exceptional. Amazing. Easily among the top two or three metroidvania games ever. And free for xbox one? Just exquisite. Expand
  3. Aug 22, 2014
    9
    LOTS of great fun. I'm thankful that I got this for free with GwG as it will give me a good time filler in between AAA down times -- But makeLOTS of great fun. I'm thankful that I got this for free with GwG as it will give me a good time filler in between AAA down times -- But make no mistake, this is no insult to the game! I'd recommend buying Guaca and supporting DrinkBox Studios as it's brilliant fun!! Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2014
    9
    One of the most surprising good times I've had all year long. Hope you were able to pick it up for free last month, if not, it's still worthOne of the most surprising good times I've had all year long. Hope you were able to pick it up for free last month, if not, it's still worth the time and the money. Great co-op, not to be missed. Expand
  5. Aug 8, 2014
    8
    When this first came out on xbox ones games with gold i was skeptical because i wasn't a fan of the setting it was in but i thought id give itWhen this first came out on xbox ones games with gold i was skeptical because i wasn't a fan of the setting it was in but i thought id give it a try and boy was i surprised. First off the visuals in the game are nice and the music score is surprisingly pleasant and had a upbeat spirit to it. The game play was the real gem here because the combat is pretty deep and fun to play. the map design was also well done with many interesting and challenging puzzle-like areas to get through. The controls are fluid for the most part except for times where its either too sensitive or not enough. The story is ok nothing great but not bad either for a indie game. Overall for a indie title it was a pleasant surprise with deep, fun combat and a fair amount of collectibles and costumes to get, and for free how could you go wrong? Expand
  6. Nov 8, 2014
    8
    Fighting is fun especially with friend on the second controller. Got couple of laughs during the story but voice acting would have completedFighting is fun especially with friend on the second controller. Got couple of laughs during the story but voice acting would have completed it. Some moments of platform jumping puzzles took me away from the enjoyment but they can be overlook. Mainly I took two points away from the perfect score because this genre is dated. Expand
  7. Sep 10, 2014
    0
    I just don't get it something I could not get into at all seemed like a thousand games I played before even for free I feel ripped off forI just don't get it something I could not get into at all seemed like a thousand games I played before even for free I feel ripped off for wasting the bandwidth. Expand

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