That’s one big Gato Frito

Guacamelee • Dropped the Alebrije into the lava • 10G • 32.67% of gamers unlocked this

I had one of those moments that every gamer has tonight, with a library full of games and no real desire to play any of them. I didn’t quite feel like the hands-off approach of a Telltale game, nor the complexity of a fighter. I wanted something … fun … not quite LEGO fun, just two steps back.

Guacamelee to the rescue.

There’s no real surprise here, this is one of my favourite parts in the story as you run to escape this monster, a Alebrije. Interestingly, I did some searching about Alebrije, and rather than being a particular monster, they are described as: “brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures.” A quick look at the artwork would confirm that, yes, this creature does seem to fit that description.

So, there you go. Everybody learns something today.

I’m slowly, slowly trying to summon the strength to learn Dark Souls, but it’s darn hard work. I’m onto another new character now, a sword fighter, but somehow I think a shield would better serve my purpose than two swords … considering the amount of times I’ve been declared dead simply because I couldn’t get out of the way in time.

Last, but not least, here’s a shoutout to Hitman, who is about to drop its last elusive target for the season – this has been, by far and away, my favourite game of 2016. I sincerely hope that we’re in for an equally awesome ride come Season 2.

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