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. Its brevity, easter-egg obsession and unlockable difficulties also make it an ideal candidate for repeat playthroughs and that it supports cross play between the PS3 and Vita make doing so extremely easy.
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? Every time I picked up the game, I almost immediately put it down. Why? I didn't want to finish and be sad it was over.
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. Juan, a going-nowhere Mexican, is tasked with rescuing El Presidente's daughter from an evil charro skeleton named Calaca. Makes perfect sense...
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.
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. This might leave Guacamelee too abrasive for certain tastes, but for most everyone else it’s the equivalent of a celebration riot in its declared genre.
Summary: Avec un aplomb ahurissant, Drinkbox est venu chiper à Castlevania et Metroid beaucoup des ingrédients qui ont fait d'eux des légendes du jeu vidéo. Loin d'être un plagiat éhonté et bancal, la recette de Guacamelee est bien plus subtile qu'il n'y paraît grâce notamment à un ton aussi léger qu'un nuage de cannelle et une direction artistique aussi explosive qu'une goutte de Tabasco.
Pros: Gameplay bien pimenté, La dirección artística !, Les nombreux pouvoirs à découvrir, Joli challenge, Incarner un poulet, Des combats mouvementés...
Cons: ...mais parfois un peu confus, Héros pas très charismatique, On en voudrait plus !