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By SarahTheRebel On 29 Jul, 2013 At 08:15 AM | Categorized As Reviews | With 0 Comments

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Less than a month after releasing their first DLC, DrinkBox Studios announced the new level “El Infierno” for the amazingly fun PlayStation exclusive Guacamelee!

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Plot

“There are farm animals and luchadores wandering through my workplace and I have no idea who to complain to about this” – Skeleton worker.

Players battle skeletal enemies in the bureaucratic nightmare of the Devil’s domain, where tortured souls are given never-ending paperwork, and the Devil is too chicken to hit the elevator button to his office without your help. See what I did there? Chicken?

I enjoyed that the set up for the level was intriguing and clever, per the DrinkBox team usual. I recommend talking to every skeleton you see.

Gameplay

Their last DLC was a costume pack, and this DLC is a new level of challenges, with unlockable costumes. There are also seven new trophies. I’ll warn you though, it is not a traditional new level, like many of us would want. Instead we have a basic level filled with seventeen challenge rooms. Each challenge room has the opportunity to score a bronze, silver or gold medal. The medals unlock the new costumes, and the new costumes make the levels easier, if you’re smart about it.

If you’ve played Guacamelee through and won the super special chicken ability, these levels may actually seem too easy for you, with only two or three providing a real challenge. However, since you only need ten medals each to win the costumes, you can actually just skip the hardest levels completely, leaving only the truly masochistic or trophy hunters to take on the challenge.

Personally, as a less skilled brawler who can never remember her combos, I found the challenge to be perfect. On my first quick run through of the levels I snagged nine bronze, two silver and one gold before getting frustrated and walking away. For a player on my level, this new DLC provides a few hours of content, as you constantly return to get a higher score. For a more skilled player, I’d say there’s about two hours of game time if you unlock everything on gold.

Costumes

  • El Portero – A soccer goalie with a keen eye for style and a devastating throw
  • Alebrije – Harness the awesome power of these dream creatures to deal epic destruction, but players beware of the massive damage they will sustain themselves
  • Diablo’s Suit – Drain the life of enemies while looking good enough for an interview on Wall Street

Get the Alebrije costume and turn into a chicken. Try not to squeal with joy.

Final Verdict

Score: A-

El Infierno is worth the price point of three dollars, offering continuing challenge to Guacamelee lovers and pretty new costumes for fashionistas.

El Infierno is available now as a cross-buy download on the PlayStation Network and PlayStation Vita for $2.99 in North America and in Europe for €2.49/£1.99.

By Inactive or EX ROG Staffer On 30 Oct, 2012 At 09:21 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Toys and Merchandise | With 0 Comments

No GravatarHey kids! It’s October again! You know what this means?

Time for another round of degrading, horrifyingly terrible Halloween costumes. In other words the stuff the nightmares of cosplayers everywhere. These costumes are so terrible, their aim doesn’t even have to be to scare you to strike terror into your heart and leave you in a corner of your room in the fetal position. Whether it’s a blatant ripoff of one of your beloved characters, another repulsive “sexy” costume, or a failed attempt at originality, these costumes are all around us. This is just a personal account of what costumes I’ve found lying around the Internet, waiting for October to come out of the shadows and haunt the living.

Zombie Unicorn

Have you ever wondered what an attempt at taking the overrated unicorn and unifying it with the zombie genre would look like? Definitely not awesome. Scary. But not in the way that was aimed for.

Zombie unicorn dress plus headgear combo

KILL IT WITH FIRE!

This entire costume aims to punch MLP fans in the stomach by making a rainbow colored outfit, high heels, fishnet leggings, and a unicorn headband enough to classify as a unicorn. Also, it is a sad reminder to people who like zombies that apparently, anything with blood on it can become a zombie. If in the future there are costumes like “Zombie Armchair” you can blame it on monstrosities like this.

What makes me madder though is this.

Same outfit minus blood

It’s the exact same outfit! The only difference is there’s no blood and the makeup’s a bit different, which makes me imagine this happened after they shot this photo for the costume catalogue.

Director: Drats! We ran out of costume ideas and we only need one more.

Intern: I know! Let’s take this costume and…. put blood on it and stuff and it’ll be a zombie unicorn!

Director: Not bad, what with all these kids into zombies and horses nowadays it’ll be perfect! Fetch some of the leftover blood bottles from the other zombie shoots!

Just, no one should go to a zombie walk in that outfit…… or anywhere.

 

Fruit “Costumes”

The one thing that extremely bothers me about Halloween is the entire dress + quirky add ons = costume mumbo jumbo. This just takes something boring and manages to create another “sexy” costume. Like the next time a guy looks at the phallus shaped banana they’ll think of a hot chick.

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This becomes sadder once you realize those outfits cost more than $50 each.

 

Job Costumes (including sexy ones I’d rather not put up)

 

Yes, I feel a need to address the work attire costume industry head on. Because:

  1. Some of those jobs are everywhere to be seen. They probably feel insulted people are wearing their “uniform” as a costume.
  2. Some of them don’t even dress like that (sexy teachers for example).
  3. They’re not original or interesting in any way. They just aren’t.

 

Digital Diva

Now I saved this one for last because it’s one of those ripoffs so insulting, you have to take a step back and reflect on your life a little bit. Alas I present to you “Digital Diva.”

Fake Miku

Capitalism at its finest!

Mmmmmh, that sure doesn’t resemble anything I’m familiar with.

Real Hatsune Miku

Actually you know what, yes, it completely does. And it’s a complete insult.

I know countless cosplayers who spend loads of money or a lot of time and effort to get an exact copy of the real outfit Hatsune Miku wears, and not only that one, but variations, alternates, video game, and live performance replicas. So dwindling all this down to a mini skirt, blouse, ties, leggings, boots, and arm warmers which is nothing like what her original outfit is, is a slap to the face.

I encourage costume companies to stop making horrible ripoffs like these and give credit to the original source of inspiration by making licensed costumes, before more people suffer because of these eyesores.