Summary: OK, first off you need to have a game controller for this game. It requires split second button clicks at times and there's virtually no way you're going to have the dexterity to use a keyboard unless you have three hands. The game is a rather serious, if amusing, platformer. It's not the hardest game I've played and it's not a jerk about it, but it is quite difficult and often unforgiving; however, it usually gives you enough check points to not be too mean.
Summary: The graphics are great, the art style is original, and the music is pretty good. Provided you're using a gamepad, the game is fluid and responsive. The writing is funny and the dialogue is clever. However, all of this is a smokescreen. By the time you get to the endgame, the difficulty cranks up to hateful levels, unfairly changing established rules and making mandatory level segments The graphics are great, the art style is original, and the music is pretty good.
Summary: Love it! Shadow Complex meets Super Meat Boy. Illustrations and Colors are perfect, might be the best looking 2D game in a long time. If you find the combat or bosses in this game difficult, perhaps you need to train more at the 2D gym with the rooster.. which I did... then I dominated. Like SMB, there's going to be some Extra levels (outside of the game story) that will make you lose Love it! Shadow Complex meets Super Meat Boy.
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Funny and entertaining game from the seas of humor and great gameplay, plus amazing sound and music makes this game even more special atmosphere and gives players to immerse themselves in a funny world. Definitely 10 out of 10 points to the measure of indie games. Verdict-great!
Summary: Guacamelee is a well-made game that gets boring quickly. Despite gaining new abilities frequently, combat feels repetitive. Mandatory dialog is frequent and sometimes funny, but also got old quick. I bought the game because I love metroidvanias, but it feels more like a fighting game. There is a lot to like here, but it just didn't hold together for me.
Summary: I really like it. it is very original! The only problem is that it doesnt support online multiplayer mode. I was able to install configure my ps3 remote to my pc and play this game. just using the keyboard is not good enough for some quest. also the game can get difficult so ask some one to play with you, one on keyboard and the other with a remote controller. see their website support for details.
Summary: Guacamelee!... A harmony of two dimensional combat and platforming, and exploration, to a lesser degree. This is a style of game like Super Metroid, wherein new abilities acquired steadily throughout allow the player to access paths that are initially blocked. Said abilities are useful in both movement and combat. Like a punch that propels the player quickly forward, used to thump butts OR reach difficult areas.
Summary: If you're looking for a "metroidvania" styled game with unique combat and ingenious challenges, Guacamelee's a top choice. Stylish day of the dead graphics combined with chiptune enhanced mariachi music create a truly unique atmosphere. Frantic luchador combat, innovative platforming, and a crazy plot dense with internet meme jokes keeps the player(s) intrigued. Plenty of secret challenges will test the mettle of any hardcore gamer's patience with gusto.
The best game I've played all year. Forget everything else.
Armando N. Roman, Amazon
5 September 2013
Summary: [The ps3 and PC version are virtually the same, and I played through the ps3 version recently, so I'll be reviewing that version here. But the Gold Edition has all the extra goodies the ps3 version got later on.] There is no other game that I've played this year that's won me over as much as Guacamelee has. Whereas most people will be saying that Bioshock Infinite or The Last of Us is their choice for Game of the Year, my vote goes for this little beauty right here.