Guacamelee! 2

released on Aug 21, 2018

Seven years after defeating Carlos Calaca, Juan Aguacate is forced to don his luchador mask again to face a new threat - this time to the very fabric of space and time. Punch your way through a whole new Metroid-vania style world and try to save the Mexiverse!

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As good if not better than the original. The platforming gameplay is still really fun, and combat has even been improved thanks to a more useful Pollo-form.
Furthermore, the devs didn't give a shit about negative feedback from the first game regarding its humor and memes, and even doubled down on it. It's great.

I think it says it all when I actively finish a game and can literally tell you nothing about what I played which is really weird given I absolutely adored the first game and then some... This though? The story is bland, the level designs are really unmemorable and the overall gameplay feels slightly worse overall. Its a shame because, as mentioned, I really had a lot of fun with the first game... This though? Eh.

I dont know how this game has made it onto so many best metroidvanias lists, its not even terrible its just the most meh metroidvania I think I've ever played

Platforming on this game is most definitely the highlight, combat is also pretty solid with a decent amount of moves to learn. The story is alright, with the side characters been pretty goofy, although the main villain felt a bit bland. The level design and art style is amazing, it's a joy just seeing how the game looks. Controllers are also solid and the soundtrack is pretty good, with a touch of Mexican type music. I liked the humor of the game and there is also a decent amount of references that you may recognize.
If you aim for true ending... PREPARE TO SUFFER!