3 To Play: RedEye video game reviews
Ryan Smith loves playing games...of the video variety. RedEye's gaming guy writes a weekly column called "3 to play" in which he reviews new releases. Here's a running gallery of those games, which will be updated each week. Ryan Smith is a RedEye special contributor.
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`Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition'
PC, PlayStation 3 & 4, PS Vita, Xbox 360 & One, Wii U
3.5 stars out of 4 One of the main complaints about last year's "Guacamelee!" was that there simply wasn't enough of it -- a problem thoroughly addressed in DrinkBox Studios' expanded edition of this action game. There are new areas to explore, a three-headed skeleton boss and additional abilities to help Mexican farmer-turned-luchador Juan in his quest to save the president's daughter kidnapped from Carlos Calaca, the creepy ruler of the dead. It's a task accomplished by wrestling skeletons and leaping onto hard-to-reach ledges using special moves you acquire along the way (most notably the ability to transform into a chicken). With its vibrant folk art style and clever humor, "Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition" works both as a charming homage to Mexican culture and as a heavy-hitting action game.