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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. 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: 31 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41
  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. Sep 3, 2015
    10
    It's probably the best game I played on PS4. It has a challenging gameplay, superb game design a fun plot and very satisfactory combat. It'sIt's probably the best game I played on PS4. It has a challenging gameplay, superb game design a fun plot and very satisfactory combat. It's an excellent metroidvania that renews the style. I mean, it's clearly inspired by metroid and castlevania, but it doesn't attempt to copy them, it has its own identity, plus the combat, with very diverse and, most important, useful combos is something unique. It's rare to find a game where everything you have at disposal is useful and there's not a feature (weapon, power, etc) that is unbalanced with the others (being too strong or too weak). Seriously, if like a challenging and well balanced game, try this one.

    Plus, the artstyle is beautiful and the puzzles are very nice.
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  3. Feb 7, 2019
    9
    Astounding level design with an homage to the OG Super Mario Bros. This is one of a few games that made me scream frustratingly (andAstounding level design with an homage to the OG Super Mario Bros. This is one of a few games that made me scream frustratingly (and joyfully). Definitely one of the most well-crafted platformer I've ever played. Expand
  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 2, 2014
    8
    A solid platformer filled with puns and references to well-known games. Fans of beat 'em ups won't be disappointed being able to violentlyA solid platformer filled with puns and references to well-known games. Fans of beat 'em ups won't be disappointed being able to violently thrash enemies into eachother with strings of combos. Expand
  6. Dec 17, 2015
    8
    Guacamelee is a fun mashup of a platformer and a beat 'em up that plays much like a Metroid style game. It is a little too long and relies onGuacamelee is a fun mashup of a platformer and a beat 'em up that plays much like a Metroid style game. It is a little too long and relies on back-tracking to much. Some of the boss attacks are also cheap, spreading damage across nearly the entire screen. On the whole, though, this game brought back that Nintendo feeling.

    The fantasy Mexico setting is full of video game in-jokes. The enemies are incredibly varied, especially the bosses. The attacks are easy enough to employ, and even I, a button masher through and through, could pull off a few combos.

    The back tracking and boss fights did bother me both from a practical standpoint and philosophically. Practically, I don't want to waste my time running around the game world. There are teleportation points on the map for faster travel, but this concession would be unnecessary if the game world was designed as linearly as the story. (I had the same complaint with the more impressive looking "Dust: An Elysian Tale".) Some of the boss fights also took too long. The bosses with timed, area of affect attacks are a throwback and work well with the retro-feel of Guacamelee. Some of the boss attacks, are too cheap and cover too much of the screen. The final boss battle is grueling, Maybe its my age showing, but I value the quality of the experience more than the quantity.

    Philosophically, I believe this game was made for the hard core gamer and those gamers are served well. For a casual gamer, such as my children, this game could be too frustratingly difficult. And it's not just the boss battles. Some of the platforming requires expert timing and precise button control. What will happen to this genre if all the games present a barrier to entry?
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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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