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Interview with Chris McQuinn, of DrinkBox Studios

Interview with Chris McQuinn, of DrinkBox Studios

Chris McQuinn talks of his studio's latest game in simple terms. "At a high level, Guacamelee is a platform brawler that's in a Metroidvania world. Oh, and also, it's Mexican themed. It's based in an imaginary land within Mexico. We borrow a lot of style, culture, and folklore references that we've put into the game. Have you played before? There's co-op…"

Guacamelee! Review

¡Fabuloso!

Guacamelee! Screenshot

HIGH Super-tight combat and platforming.

LOW Trying to correctly identify the chicken thief.

WTF Why isn't Tostada available at the beginning?

Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Review

A Joyful Noise

Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Screenshot

HIGH The perfect build and delicious release of "Only a Man."

LOW Hitting a retro cartridge by accident during a perfect run on high difficulty.

WTF Please, please tell me that those aren't Reverse Merman's balls.

Sonic Adventure 2 HD Review

Still Rollin' Around at the Speed of Sound

Sonic Adventure 2 HD Screenshot

HIGH Final Rush is still one of the coolest video game levels ever made.

LOW Mad Space is still one of the most tedious video game levels ever made.

WTF How does the military mistake Shadow for Sonic? They're completely different colors.

Interview with Mommy's Best Games' Nathan Fouts

Serious Sam: Double D—XXL Screenshot

Indie developer and fighter of good fights Mommy's Best Games recently released Serious Sam: Double D—XXL on Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA). The big cheese of Mommy's Best Games, Nathan Fouts, explains everything anyone needs to know about XXL, and a few other topics came up, to boot. Apart from the noogie he gave me (it still smarts!) the interview went rather well.

State of Play with Brandon Bales: Tommy Refenes of Team Meat

Here's our interview with Tommy Refenes of Team Meat!

In this interview, we discuss everything Super Meat Boy, Tommy's appearance in (the excellent) Indie Game: The Movie, his new game, Mew-Genics, and the act of tessellating someone's face.

Please enjoy this honest, insightful chat with a great developer.

TouchTalk, Volume Six

Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion Screenshot

Welcome back to a semi-regular feature here at GameCritics.com: TouchTalk. In every installment we'll be reviewing a handful of mobile games and apps that you might want to check out… and maybe some that you'll want to avoid. This time we cover Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion, Hungry Giraffe, Blood Roofs, Sushi Mushi, Noble Nutlings and Paper Galaxy.

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit Review

Heck Sorta

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit Screenshot

HIGH Our hero gets freaky with a toy duck.

LOW Please, please, please make insta-death spikes visible!

WTF Our hero gets freaky with a toy duck?!

Transcripted Review

Blocks for Days

Transcripted Screenshot

HIGH Upgrade trees with some fun choices to make.

LOW Some odd mission choices that feel like a poor attempt at palate-cleansing.

WTF We still have one-hit kill bosses instead of actual difficulty? Yeugh.

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Review

When did the Dream Become a Nightmare?

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Screenshot

HIGH The blistering SID-metal half of the soundtrack, courtesy of Machinae Supremacy.

LOW Puzzles that try, stretch, and ruin your patience time and again.

WTF How many precious stones can you fit in one game?!

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