For years we've waited for a metroidvania game that incorporated Mexican lucha libre culture into the story and gameplay, and Guacamelee finally brings that to life.
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Pro Well executed pop-culture references as well as references of other titles
Pop-culture as well as other popular titles within the metroidvania and platformer genres are referenced throughout the game in various situations for comedic effect. And it's done in a very unobtrusive way as to not be annoying.
Pro Fun fighting combo system
Attacks in Guacamelee are done with combining lots of different attacks into one devastating and fun to execute combo.
Pro Local co-op
Guacamelee has local co-op support.
Pro Game progression through new moves
Areas in the game are unlocked by performing moves on obstructive blocks, which allows your move complexity to increase proportionally with game progression.
Con Controls on the keyboard don't work that well
The game is clearly designed with a controller in mind. Specifically, a mechanic that allows throwing enemies and various objects uses the analog stick to aim. Aiming using the keyboard is limited to 8 directions and is not sufficiently precise.