Est. April 2016. III Version 2.0. III
Charming and bonkers.
By JAY TEE
Guacamelee! 2 is a platformer that delights in presenting new mechanics, enemy types, and challenges. Every time you settle into a groove, thinking you know what to expect, you’re thrown a curveball that unsettles, infuriates, and excites in equal measure. There are also a lot of chickens. This a game that messes with your expectations, and one you simply cannot ignore.
After a brief playable prologue, the sequel jumps ahead seven years. Juan (the luchador protagonist from the original) has settled into family life. He’s also let himself go a tad, a hilarious reminder of what can happen when heroes retire and start pounding the guacamole.
It isn’t long before you’re embroiled in a space-
THE BASICS -
The Look -
The Feel -
The Sound -
The Experience -
Those pillars look like they’re hiding a Scooby Doo villain. Maybe Juan will find out it was the ski instructor all along…
THEY BE POPPIN’! -
NICE AND SNAPPY -
MEXICO, BABY -
Guacamelee! 2 succeeds as a sequel by improving on the familiar, offering a steadily escalating challenge, and then constantly presenting you with new ideas.
*PS4 review code provided by DrinkBox Studios*
OPTIONS APLENTY -
KEEP IT SIMPS -
GET PREPPED -
GLARING SILENCE -
TAP THOSE TOES -
GRANDPA GOAT -
FRUSTRATED FUN -
BIGGER CAN BE BETTER -
POULTRY HIGHLIGHT -
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