How do you differentiate your own 2D Metroidvania game in the sea of action adventure platformers? By casting a Luchador as your protagonist and filling it with Mexican and Internet cultural references. It’s an unorthodox mix that worked but not in every way they intended.
Drinkbox’s Guacamelee was filled with audio and video vibrancy. I loved the soundtrack for its blend of Mexican and electronic beats. I would go as far as to say the soundtrack was more colorful than the visuals themselves. The eye catching visual style reminded me of Dexter’s Laboratory or Jonny Bravo with its sharp angles and the accentuated physique of the hero, Juan.