Guacamelee! is a colorfully humorous game centered almost entirely on the customs surrounding Day of the Dead. It's a simple stylistic conceit that seems so obvious that it's puzzling it hasn't been done with regularity. Players take control of Juan Aguacate, a down-on-his-luck agave farmer with dreams of being a wrestler. He also has a crush on El Presidente's daughter. She's out of his league, at least until she's kidnapped by the evil skeleton Carlos Calaca, and Juan must save her.
RATING E for Everyone
PLOT Save the day (of the dead)
DETAILS PlayStation 3, Vita, $15
BOTTOM LINE Novel fun