Exploratory Platformers, Short Take  Comments Off on Guacamelee!
Apr 172013

Status: Complete Most Intriguing Idea: Transforming into a chicken to save the world. Best Design Decision: Enemies you can wrestle! Worst Design Decision: Bosses you can’t wrestle. Summary: To avoid the dreaded term “Metroidvania”, I’ll call Guacamelee! (really feels like it needs an inverted exclamation point in front) an “exploratory platformer” starring a tequila brewer turned Luchador named Juan. The game has many points of similarity with Metroid, with new combat powers serving to remove obstacles in addition to taking down enemies, and the chicken form mimicking some purposes of the morph ball. The world, however, is a loose web rather [Read more…]