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8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 4 out of 30

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  1. Dec 20, 2018
    9
    Guacamelee 2 takes the tight mechanics, abilities, and controls from the first game and ups everything into a more complete package. This game is even more hilarious, making me pause the game so I could finish laughing and get back to the combat. The story is even more understandable in this game, with clear objectives and goals. Enemies are more difficult than the first, but makes for aGuacamelee 2 takes the tight mechanics, abilities, and controls from the first game and ups everything into a more complete package. This game is even more hilarious, making me pause the game so I could finish laughing and get back to the combat. The story is even more understandable in this game, with clear objectives and goals. Enemies are more difficult than the first, but makes for a great challenge, with the same challenging parkour returning as well.

    This might be one of my favorite franchises on the Switch and I can't wait for Guacamelee 3.
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  2. Feb 5, 2019
    10
    Guacamelee 2 supera o original em todos os sentidos, trazendo desafios e gráficos muito lindos! Vale muito a pena se aventurar nesse belíssimo jogo onde tem o pano de fundo o dia de los muertos! Imperdível!!!
  3. Mar 13, 2019
    8
    I quite liked the first Guacamelee!, so this was a day 1 purchase for me. The first game offered good brawling mechanics, fun skills that opened up exploration, and light hearted story with tons of memes. I liked the memes. It took me about 12-13 hours to finish on 100%.

    5 years, Guacamelee! 2 comes out, and it's pretty much the same. Less memes this time, however. The story is still
    I quite liked the first Guacamelee!, so this was a day 1 purchase for me. The first game offered good brawling mechanics, fun skills that opened up exploration, and light hearted story with tons of memes. I liked the memes. It took me about 12-13 hours to finish on 100%.

    5 years, Guacamelee! 2 comes out, and it's pretty much the same. Less memes this time, however.

    The story is still very light, I mean there's no character development or real story arc, but that's okay. The dialog is usually funny enough to keep me invested.

    The brawling mechanics are largely unchanged, though the new pollo powers are pretty fun. Gameplay-wise, I'd say the platforming is harder than in the first game, but my memory may not serve me well. The battles are a bit easier, the Jaguar Javier fight from the first game was the biggest highlight for me, with the Caverna del Pollo challenges being another. This time, there are no mandatory boss fights that really stand out, and no equivalent to the Caverna, which was disappointing. The best boss fight still involves Jaguar Javier, but it's an optional one, so meh. The final boss is still underwhelming.

    Some of the platforming I've found pretty frustrating, the lava run and the Crucible being 2 notable areas that got me really riled up. I don't remember being this frustrated by the first game, but again, that may be the rose tinted nostalgia goggles. The chupacabras used to piss me off, but they're much more manageable this time.

    The level design is a bit more predictable this time around, with most bonus rooms right besides the main path. There's not much backtracking to do, which is good, but at the same time I didn't feel the excitement of getting a new skill and revisiting all these areas that held secrets, because there aren't that many secrets to be found.

    Still, these shortcomings aside, I quite like Guacamelee! 2. The quirky presentation, interesting combat, exploration, and reasonable length make it an enjoyable game.

    TL;DR : Combat less frustrating than in 1, platforming more frustrating than 1, still good game. Tarzan buy.
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  4. Mar 12, 2019
    3
    I really disliked playing this game, and not just because it constantly made me ask, "wait, is this racist? I... I think it might be? I'm definitely uncomfortable."

    Weird reductionist puns aside, why am I settling for gameplay with such needlessly precise inputs? After a while, with the bright colors and strange combo chains you have to execute to do most of the platforming, you start
    I really disliked playing this game, and not just because it constantly made me ask, "wait, is this racist? I... I think it might be? I'm definitely uncomfortable."

    Weird reductionist puns aside, why am I settling for gameplay with such needlessly precise inputs? After a while, with the bright colors and strange combo chains you have to execute to do most of the platforming, you start to realize you're playing that light up Simon Says toy or a Bop-It, not a Metroidvania.

    The gamefeel is clunky, the enemies are not satisfying to combo, and the midair/dodge roll mechanic is poorly implemented.

    Honestly skip this game.
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Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jan 11, 2019
    90
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Dec 28, 2018
    90
    Guacamelee! 2 feels just as good as its predecessor overall. Some of the hardest sections can be even more frustrating than the hardest challenges found in the original, but this is somewhat counterbalanced by the fact that it does streamline a lot of things that were more complicated than they really needed to be.
  3. Dec 27, 2018
    90
    Guacamelee! 2 is a brilliant continuation of Juan's story. It's largely more of the same, but when the gameplay and visual design is this good, there's little need to change it. Yet another fine example of the Metroidvania genre.