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  • Summary: My Friend Pedro is a violent ballet about friendship and imagination where players strategically bounce bullets off frying pans and jump through windows in slow motion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Jun 20, 2019
    100
    My Friend Pedro is an addictive experience and a mesmerising shoot-em-up that, though failing to deliver a good story, takes you on a violent ballet filled with blood, bullets and bananas…There is plenty of content packed into the game’s 5-hour playtime, with a huge opening for possible DLC and easy ways for players to compete with each other via leaderboards.
  2. Jul 22, 2019
    90
    It’s a pretty decent price for the fun that is to be had. In the end… you are just one man and his banana… and maybe that’s all you really need.
  3. Jun 20, 2019
    86
    My Friend Pedro excels at one thing: being a jaw-dropping action game that rewards creativity and thinking fast. Its world and story may fall a little bit short, but the beauty of its gameplay take the front seat in this experience and never disappoints.
  4. Jun 20, 2019
    80
    Even with an underwhelming final third and a paper-thin plot holding it back, My Friend Pedro is a fruity and exhilarating ride.
  5. Jun 23, 2019
    80
    Every shootout is an opportunity to execute a thoroughly balletic performance of sorts.
  6. Jun 20, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Jun 21, 2019
    67
    Even though My Friend Pedro falters when it strays the furthest from the action-movie ideal of its premise most of the time you’re still a stone-cold killer with a suite of guns and a knack for shooting at bad dudes whilst upside down spinning in mid-air.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Jun 26, 2019
    10
    Short but rly fun game. 10/10 so far, soundtrack was good, weapons were rly rly good
  2. Jun 20, 2019
    10
    Very cool game. Recommend to play. Music and gameplay the best. 10/10. GOTY.
  3. Jun 20, 2019
    10
    One of the best games in this year. You should play to experience its gameplay with its story's geek
  4. Jul 9, 2019
    9
    Awesome shooter, Awesome soundtrack, badass gameplay.
    Only thing that I don't like is that, sometimes, the game turns into a damn platforming
    Awesome shooter, Awesome soundtrack, badass gameplay.
    Only thing that I don't like is that, sometimes, the game turns into a damn platforming game.
    Like, after killing hundreds of people, you want me to solve a damn puzzle, stopping all the adrenaline?
    This game is also really short. I'm talking about 3 hours short. Which, yes, the levels are very replayable, but workshop items and custom maps would have fit perfectly into this game.
    Those 2 are the reasons I'm giving this game a 9 instead of a 10.
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  5. Jun 20, 2019
    8
    Forgive me for this really, really strained metaphor: My Friend Pedro is like eating a banana that's starting to rot as you're eating it. It'sForgive me for this really, really strained metaphor: My Friend Pedro is like eating a banana that's starting to rot as you're eating it. It's still a really good banana when you start, and the general core of the banana is still there but it starts to taste not as good. TLDR; I still recommend it, but it's not as good in the second half which focuses more on platforming than shooting and has a suddenly turn towards making jokes about gaming and the internet.

    The game's opening hour and a half (out of around three) are incredible. First, the game shows it understands how to introduce mechanics and then really play around with them. But unlike a game like Mario, where it's simply an obstacle to get around, it is instead another way to either kill your opponents or prevent them from killing you, expanding your arsenal against mobsters, hitmen, gamers and "Internet Service Protectors" (I'll get to that). Once you make your way through the first section of the game, you're then dropped into what is essentially a series of gauntlets that ask you to really go all out in pulling off some amazing feats.

    This is helped by the controls. They're simple, and while finicky at times, let you really move around the stage. Jumping through the air, pirouetting in order to avoid enemy fire, before firing at two enemies at the same time sounds like it should be complex, but it's quite the opposite. Kicking things, while tough to line up, is also easy to do. You have to really learn how to use everything to your advantage, but the rewards for doing so are wonderful.

    Then the game decides to start turning its hand towards platforming. Now, for maybe one area this would be fine (and the justification for the more gamey style platforming challenges is a fair one), but the developer seemed to forget that the reason I was playing this game was to kill enemies. It'd be fine if it was woven into the shooting, but it does not feel like it is. So levels from the middle section onwards have chunks where you're spending more time solving small disconnected platforming puzzles than actually fighting mooks.

    Speaking of mooks, while the game does have a silly streak (Pedro being the main source of it), the halfway point suddenly marks a drastic change in tone. You go from a world that seems like a stylised version of our reality to an outright absurd one where hardcore gamers are living in the sewers and The Internet is a physical place that appears to have control over the world. You go from fighting mobsters in tracksuits and hitmen attending their annual Christmas party to fighting gamers dressed as knights and what basically amount to internet police. It goes from a gleeful but still somewhat grounded action romp to a story that seems to have stopped taking itself seriously and was dangerously erring on the side of meta. I was obviously not expecting anything groundbreaking from the story, but what I got was very underwhelming even for the standards of this kind of game. (Of note is the ending which left a lot to be desired, although the boss fights before it are actually pretty good.)

    It still has its incredible highs though. And because of said highs I recommend playing it. But be wary that it'll start to lose steam once you reach the halfway point.
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  6. Aug 10, 2019
    7
    The game is very entertaining, but after a while, it repeats itself and becomes a platform game.
  7. Sep 26, 2019
    0
    Ăsta este un căcat nu pot să treci deștept deloc din cauză că bidoanele care le aruncă efectiv te urmăresc unde te lasa Ai mai pomenit ca unĂsta este un căcat nu pot să treci deștept deloc din cauză că bidoanele care le aruncă efectiv te urmăresc unde te lasa Ai mai pomenit ca un obiect care îl arunci în ceva să urmărească ținta dacă aceasta se deplasează numai la un dobitoc care așa cum e ala de făcut jocul producătorul ăla de dobitoc nu mă la ăla că o piatră un bidon volum de Călărași după cineva 6 peretelui urmărește până lovește numai la dobitocul ăla există probabil așa ceva dar la mine sau în altă parte mama lor decât în mintea lui poate fi cineva dacă un obiect la Direcția Unde la aruncat nu e rachetă inteligentă pontezi unde să lovească se întâlnește călărește până lovește nu numai la dobitocul de producători așa ceva am stricat Expand

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