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  • Summary: Head back to the Mexiverse in this sequel to Guacamelee! Uppercut your way to victory across stunning new hand-crafted levels. Featuring full 4-player co-op, fancy new wrestling moves, sassy new bosses, twice the enemies, and 300% more chickens.

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Guacamelee! 2 - PSX 2017: Gameplay Demo
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 66
  2. Negative: 0 out of 66
  1. Aug 21, 2018
    100
    Featuring some of the most engaging platforming, combat, and exploration this generation, Guacamelee! 2 excels as a videogame, full stop. Its visuals are at times mesmerising, rooting its aesthetic in traditional Mexican art; the core gameplay loop has a low skill floor and a high skill ceiling, encouraging mastery of the mechanics; and the script irons out the kinks of the first game's story in order to offer a more compelling narrative with a stronger comedic identity. Guacamelee! 2 is without a doubt one of the strongest Metroidvanias in recent memory.
  2. Aug 21, 2018
    90
    Guacamelee! 2 does basically everything else right, and arguably better than a lot of other Metroidvania games on the market. Its core gameplay is tremendous, building off the original and feeling like a true step forward.
  3. Games Master UK
    Sep 6, 2018
    90
    More abilities, more zany humour, and crucially, more chickens make this a winner winner. [Oct 2018, p.78]
  4. Sep 3, 2018
    85
    Guacamelee 2 is a beautiful and delightful game that can proudly wear a Metroidvania medal. With its fantastic humour it will be a delight for multiple people, but the game can feel a little bit too long when you are near the end.
  5. Edge Magazine
    Sep 13, 2018
    80
    Bigger rarely means better, but Guacamelee 2 entertainingly proves the exception to the rule. [Nov 2018, p.108]
  6. Aug 21, 2018
    80
    Only a small improvement on the first game but this is still one of the most original Metroidvanias around, in terms of both its setting and its gameplay.
  7. Aug 21, 2018
    60
    Guacamelee 2 takes but never quite gives; it amps up the difficulty without making the necessary changes to keep the game interesting. The result is a test of patience rather than a test of skill.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Aug 21, 2018
    10
    After destroying the original game, I thought I was too good at pecking, kicking and jumping to ever be challenged by a game again. None theAfter destroying the original game, I thought I was too good at pecking, kicking and jumping to ever be challenged by a game again. None the less, I found myself challenged and stimulated throughout my Mexiverse adventure. I especially liked the Picolo enemy! Expand
  2. Aug 21, 2018
    10
    I've been looking forward to this game for so long and it doesn't disappoint - in fact it has exceeded my expectations!! Loved all the jokesI've been looking forward to this game for so long and it doesn't disappoint - in fact it has exceeded my expectations!! Loved all the jokes and references :) I highly recommend this game. Expand
  3. Aug 21, 2018
    10
    Masterpiece! this game is awesome of most intelligent and fun! The games is beauty, complex with moves and very fun! Awesome!
  4. Sep 10, 2018
    9
    Yet another Mexican inspired metroidvania from DrinkBox Studios that might not reinvent itself but instead, they took almost every aspect thatYet another Mexican inspired metroidvania from DrinkBox Studios that might not reinvent itself but instead, they took almost every aspect that made the original great and polished it to near perfection. Brawl, chicken, and pile drive your way through a very interestingly designed world in this weird hybrid of condiment, meets wrestler.

    9.2 / 10

    Full video review at Boomstick Gaming on YouTube
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  5. Aug 21, 2018
    9
    Guacamelee! 2 is a great adventure in a colorful world with deep mechanics, interesting style, good jokes and funny references. If you loveGuacamelee! 2 is a great adventure in a colorful world with deep mechanics, interesting style, good jokes and funny references. If you love metroidvania genre and liked the first game, then you should buy a sequel immediately. Expand
  6. Oct 26, 2018
    9
    After enjoying the first one I knew this would be a great game. Beat it in about 13 hours or so.

    Pros: - Always enjoy the combat - face
    After enjoying the first one I knew this would be a great game. Beat it in about 13 hours or so.

    Pros:
    - Always enjoy the combat - face paced but tactical as well
    - Good difficulty in the platforming sections
    - Funny story and especially the turn based parody

    Cons:
    - Bosses were not very difficult
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  7. Aug 22, 2018
    6
    I loved the first game and maybe I've just been spoiled by Dead Cells but the combat is just annoying a lot of the time. The dimensionI loved the first game and maybe I've just been spoiled by Dead Cells but the combat is just annoying a lot of the time. The dimension mechanic is overused and it just sucks the flow out of the game.

    I got thoroughly bored of one-hit kills and the platforming sections were a chore rather than fun.

    On the upside, it looks nice and has some decent humour.
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