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  • Summary: A violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana. The strategic use of split aiming, slow motion, and the ol’ stylish window breach create one sensational action sequence after another in an explosiveA violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana. The strategic use of split aiming, slow motion, and the ol’ stylish window breach create one sensational action sequence after another in an explosive battle through the violent underworld. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Dec 16, 2019
    90
    My Friend Pedro on Xbox One is a gloriously violent, silly and, ultimately, fun game. Because the experience is so short it doesn’t give itself time to become irrelevant or boring, and so we are gifted this little gem of fun that can just be enjoyed.
  2. Dec 12, 2019
    80
    My Friend Pedro is an innovative platform game that wastes stunts and action, which has detailed and worked scenarios and a smell of cyberpunk and 'dementia' everywhere. Pedro manages to keep that 'good vibes' that his creators wanted to transmit and that, combined with the whole game, make it a perfect experience to introduce new players in the genre and also for the already veteran, although perhaps a little short in terms of duration.
  3. Dec 17, 2019
    70
    Like a popcorn popping Hollywood blockbuster, My Friend Pedro offers a bullet-bonanza ballet that’s hard to ignore thanks to its slick moves, combining a great sense of fast food action gameplay that escalates in challenge as you grow accustomed to the many flourishes it adds throughout. Regrettably the characterisation and story falls short, but in all likelihood these fundamentals won’t matter if you’re looking for an action-packed thrill ride, and boy does My Friend Pedro offer that in spades. If you demand something more in-depth or intricate you won’t find it here, but everyone else will find that My Friend Pedro scratches an impulsive itch that’s able to impress with its penchant for grace and unabashed style.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jan 28, 2020
    70
    What My Friend Pedro does really well is offer a sense of variety in the weapons, the ways you can kill and the level design. While some missions may be more fun than others, no level is quite the same as the last. This makes every new encounter feel fresh and exciting. The ability to tackle each battle in a multitude of different ways means you’ll find yourself returning time and time again to see how much better you can clear them and achieve a higher final score. [Issue#187, p.85]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. Mar 4, 2022
    10
    10/10 I absolutely Loved the game very good cutscenes and cool gameplay dang I wish there was a Sequel for this game
  2. Apr 13, 2021
    9
    Esse jogo é muito bom, um excelente plataforma 2D, um jogo cômico com uma banana muito carismática
  3. Dec 6, 2019
    8
    Interesting take on the 2D platformer genre. Genuinely enjoyed playing through the levels as it offered appropriate levels of challenge toInteresting take on the 2D platformer genre. Genuinely enjoyed playing through the levels as it offered appropriate levels of challenge to keep it interesting but still enjoyable. Expand
  4. Dec 27, 2019
    8
    great game with fluid controls but very short I beat this game in one sitting and it has little to no replay value
  5. Jan 7, 2021
    8
    An arcade game that will give you a great experience if you go into it knowing exactly what to expect.

    The gameplay here is great. All the
    An arcade game that will give you a great experience if you go into it knowing exactly what to expect.

    The gameplay here is great. All the mechanics work well and are fun to use, especially slowing down time—that makes the game. There are also lots of fun little details that give the game a really distinct personality and flavor, like the emoji-ed banana poking his head out on the side of the screen when you kill an enemy in a flippy way. Loved that.

    Plus, the platforming elements turned the game into a playground. I never knew I needed a shooter to be a ninja platformer, but I know now, and I loved it. The music added a lot to this feel—I really enjoyed the electronic, bumpin feel.

    But if you’re looking for story, don’t look here. That isn’t what this game is for.

    This game is best enjoyed after a few beers with buddies, shouting as loud as you can when somebody makes a great kill. In that context, it’s unparalleled.

    And in that sense, I’m actually taking off both of the points I am because of what’s missing, rather than what’s here. I feel like the devs would have been well served to ditch the story mode as the main focus and instead introduce local multiplayer. What I have in mind are things like a plain exhibition mode (similar to the boss fight at the end of the campaign), a capture the flag mode, a king of the hill mode, etc. These things would have bumped this banana game up to a 10 out of 10 and probably gotten it its own dedicated following in the Reddit community, but as it is now, it’s a fun little four-hour diversion.

    Still, a really fun game to shout at, and one I recommend.
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  6. Jun 23, 2020
    7
    Hikaye = 6
    Oynanış = 7
    Grafikler = 5
    Sesler = 6
    Keyif = 8
    Atmosfer = 6
    Süre = 7
  7. Apr 2, 2020
    0
    Je croyais qu'on incarnait une banane très énervée qui faisait tomber des méchants truands mais en fait il s'agit de l'ami d'un blaireau avecJe croyais qu'on incarnait une banane très énervée qui faisait tomber des méchants truands mais en fait il s'agit de l'ami d'un blaireau avec un flingue, un ami imaginaire sans doute, car si une banane me disait que je viens de tomber dans les pommes, je commencerais personnellement à m'inquiéter...

    Toujours est-il que c'est un jeu à deux balles (en l'occurrence un étron indé) qui a l'allure d'un navet pas frais et la tête dans les choux, pour ne pas dire dans le fion. Une sorte de "jeu" de tir très con et très répétitif en deux dés et demi avec le stick droit pour diriger les tirs : imprécis et navrant. Et pathétique et déjà vu.

    C'est donc rapidement ennuyeux et totalement dispensable mais non recyclable, car on ne voit pas en quoi on pourrait recycler cette sous-connerie de pseudo-jeu à la con. Alors direction la poubelle verte, prière de bien emballer et fermer le sac de cette merde : ah si seulement, on pouvait confiner la connerie !
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