Guacamelee’s influences cannot be missed. If it had come out during the timeframe it is busy celebrating, it might have been forgotten as a colorful Metroid clone. Thankfully Drinkbox Studio has the gift of time and a wicked sense of humor. This game’s character reaches into every crack and crevice of gameplay that helps it rise above the more gimmicky nostalgia-based platformers. It’s completely aware of when to pull back and let the game carry itself without the help of its forbearers. Some aspects of the gameplay may not gel as well as the game progresses, but it never stops it from being entertaining. Read Full Review
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