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How is this game compared to the first one?

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Just bought this from the store. I know that the first one has solid gameplay, with some fun challenges in Infierno. Does this sequel has a similar system? and how is the difficulty compared to the first one? (BTW I do hate some of those jumping puzzles in Guacamelee 1 like the orb in the tree area)

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It's still got some pretty tough sections (this game has orbs as well) but nothing is quite as difficult as some of the orbs in the first game. It feels as though the hardest sequences in 2 are also shorter than the most difficult ones in the first game as well. Combat feels a bit more fluid in the second game as well.

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Obviously there are similarities between both games. Some things to keep in mind: 

  • The challenges in the first game were part of the main game. In Guacamelee 2, the challenges are part of "The Proving Grounds" DLC. 
  • Combat is as fun in the second game as it was in the first one. I'd argue that it's even better, since they made the Pollo-form way more useful (and necessary) in combat. 
  • Hard-mode in Guacamelee 2 does not only make enemies stronger, it also makes some of the platforming more challenging. Hazards move faster, etc... 
  • The overall difficulty will vary depending on whether you play this alone or in coop. For me personally, I'd rate this a 4/10 in challenge for getting 100%, and I played exclulsively in Hard mode. 

This is definitely a fun game, especially if you enjoyed the first one! 🙂 

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yeah thinking about grabbing this as the complete edition is like $5.70.

 

people saying its more difficult than the first one has me nerved up though. didn't really find the first one too bad in difficulty however considering there's infinite retries until you get past whatever made you struggle. 

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I’d say this game improved upon its predecessor in every way. The combat is even better and more varies than before, you have even more wacky platforming sections and the story is heartfelt and hilarious. My only gripe is the unnecessarily difficult final chamber after you collect the special keys. I’d say the special key chambers themselves are acceptably challenging, but the final chamber really ups the ante in ways that don’t feel earned and end up just frustrating instead of challenging. Hard mode is barely any harder than easy mode, just don’t get hit as much and you’ll be fine

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It was much easier. There was only one part that troubled me for some time. The DLC was fun and interesting. 

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The first game I struggled with the combat, in this one I found the platforming to be more difficult. Both games are close in difficulty and both require patience, practice, and perseverance for the average gamer. 

 

Collecting the key parts for the good ending is probably the biggest challenge. For hard mode I played most of it as Jaguar, i did switch to Pek for the boss fights until i got the health charge unlocked. And I used Javier for the final battle, i was getting shredded in a costume.

 

I also dont understand how they call this a 10-20 hr plat unless you only do the hard play through - my hard play through was 13 hours. The plat took me 45 hours, and still have to do all of the Proving Grounds DLC which could take another 8 or so hours while estimates are 1-2 hours lol. 

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This is easier than the original and you use the chicken a lot more. 

The "extra hard" platforming sections from the first are replaced with much easier versions. The final boss is way, way easier, too. 

If you were able to do the first game, you'll have no problem with this one, even on Hard. It's still an awesome game and one of my favorites of all time, it's just easier.

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