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Guacamelee!
8.8 out of 10

Guacamelee!

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Overall 8
8.0

Guacamelee! Review

GamerNode
29 April 2013
  • Summary: Metroid-vania beat'em up platformer luchador extravaganza.
  • Pros: Stylish combat, Vivid environment
  • Cons: Story Weakness
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Overall 8
8.0

Guacamelee!

D+PAD
26 April 2013
  • Conclusion: Even though it would have definitely benefitted from taking a breath and slowing things down a little, and even though the game-world could have been mined more deeply, Guacamelee! remains a pleasure to play from start to finish, boss-shaped difficulty spikes and all.
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Overall 10
9.5

Guacamelee!

The Gamers Temple
18 April 2013
  • Excerpt: If you've been playing games for any extended portion of your life, you'll completely understand my mindset while I played through Drinkbox's outstanding new south of the border platformer, Guacamelee. What mindset am I talking about?
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Guacamelee! Review

VideoGamer.com
11 April 2013
  • Excerpt: In many ways, Guacamelee! is stupid. The name alone should give you that impression. A loving take on the 'Metroidvania' style platformer, within its first few minutes the ridiculous nature of its premise is confirmed.
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Overall 9
8.5

One Order Of Guacamelee To Go

TotalPlayStation.com
10 April 2013
  • Conclusion: Guacamelee moves seamlessly between the PS3 and the Vita keeping the satisfying combat perfectly blended with a good sense of style and humor. Drinkbox Studios second effort does not disappoint.
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Overall 8
8.0

Guacamelee! Review | Aparece un Luchador!

New Gamer Nation
9 April 2013
Overall 9
8.8

Guacamelee!

Digital Chumps
9 April 2013
  • Conclusion: If Super Metroid is fine dining on exquisite steak then Guacamelee is a night at the wild Mexican place down the street, the one where you're sure the salsa is either aggressively seasoned or mixed with the chef's blood.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
9 April 2013
  • Summary: Retro-game-homages are as popular as ever, but too many fail to capture the magic of their inspirations. To call Guacamelee! anything other than an homage is downright uninformed. However, it's surprising just how well it manages to both cite its source material and use those inspirations to form a...
  • Pros: Charming characters and dialogue, Flashy and nuanced hand-to-hand combat, Fantastic use of color, Great balance of comedy and drama
  • Cons: Mildly repetitive enemy designs and encounters
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Overall 8
7.5

Guacamelee!

games xtreme
8 January 2013
  • Summary: We get our hands on Guacamelee!, a Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican inspired world.
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¡Ay, caramba!

Pocket Gamer
9 April 2013
  • Conclusion: Guacamelee! is genuinely funny, massively enjoyable, and filled to bursting with good ideas. It's your next essential Vita game
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