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Just like the delectable dip that is its namesake, Pie and I could not put down Guacamelee until the bowl and our fingers had been licked completely clean. I know that some like to put rock salt into guac but apparently Drinkbox decided that cocaine would add more kick. Considering the mastery in which they have crafted the dish, who am I, really, to argue the use of an appetite suppressing narcotic. Waiter? Yes, I'm hungry for more; can you bring more table-side? Thank you.
I've wanted a co-op Metroidvania for quite some time. After the disappointment that is Castlevania: Cacophony of Despair's lackluster attempt, Guacamelee comes in as a refreshing gallo uppercut to the gut, rocking you solidly with a fast and fluid mix of combat set to impressive visuals in a lighthearted package. Even with Pie and I playing simultaneously, there were always multiple baddies that we could tag team across the screen and it never felt like we were vying against one another for the enemies attention; most everything just blended well. There were platforming segments that were better handled by having one person opt-out, but even still, Pie and I were completely engaged and enthralled the whole way through. The GT review of it handles the bulk of what makes it so deviously delicious, so I would suggest you check it out.
I wanted to mention an ultra-impressive looking indie game that you should TOTALLY back and/or vote for on Steam Greenlight; Hyper Light Drifter! With art and sprite work that looks this phenomenal and music being done by Disasterpiece (Fez), it should be an instant back. I don't see too many Kickstarters where I would actually consider buying into one of the high-end tiers from an unestablished studio, but this is absolutely one of them. The art makes me melt away into pure happiness~
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