Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
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"for those who appreciate a classic style platformer with plenty of challenge and responsive controls in the vein of Donkey Kong Country and Genesis-era Sonic the Hedgehog, it's an essential purchase, with plenty of history attached and an ironic twist of fate" - destructoid.com
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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a blistering hardcore platformer with contrasting worlds. Warp Giana’s vivid dreams to alter your abilities and destroy the twisted creatures lurking within. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams combines the challenge of retro era platforming with graphics that pack a visual punch and tight controls.
Fluidly morph between two dynamically different dream worlds to solve puzzles and combat grueling enemies. Players will have to intertwine sweet Giana's twirling jump attack with Punk Giana's hammering dash attack to survive the dualling dimensions.
Change Giana's personality to unlock her unique abilities - you'll need to control both sides to survive her dreams!
Intuitive Controls and Smooth Gameplay:
Master the tight knit controls to defeat the cunning trials ahead.
Giana’s dreamworlds leap off the screen with gorgeous 3D graphics that morph before your eyes.
As Giana changes, so does the world around her. Collecting gems and finding secret locations requires strategy and interchanging the two worlds.
Each dream layer has its own music style. Experience a dual crossfading soundtrack by Chris Hülsbeck and Machinae Supremacy!
Explore and Discover:
There are 23 rich levels across 3 distinct worlds, each transforming into the two contrasting dreamworlds.
Epic Boss Battles:
Take on gigantic creatures dredged from the depths of Giana’s most terrifying nightmares. Each unique boss has only one thing in common with the others – they’re utterly brutal!
Gut-wrenching Hardcore Modes:
Hardcore and Über Hardcore modes also await players who are full masters of the game and quite possibly insane.
Great platformerjkyle | Dec. 1, 2013 | See all jkyle's reviews »
The original Giana Sisters game was an Amiga game that was pulled from shelves as it was a blatant Super Mario Bros. ripoff. This game distances itself from that seminal title, and in doing so leaves me feeling that it isn't part of the Giana Sisters universe, instead trading on the value of the name alone to retro minded gamers.
Well, the good news is that it is a decent game in its own right. I almost wish that they had not used the Giana Sisters name as I am disappointed that it is not closer to a Mario style platformer.
Great game, don't let the name scare you awayjohnnyt305 | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all johnnyt305's reviews »
This game might not be known to some people because they see the name and maybe the art and think its just girly or something.
PLEASE TRY THIS GAME!!
This is one of the best platformers of the year. It has excellent top notch graphics and animation. It has a wonderful soundtrack of rocking music. It has excellent gameplay which is most important.
You can switch between 2 sisters as you jump and fight your way through levels. Each sister has different powers and abilities. So, in order to get through some areas you must switch to the right sister and figure out which is best for each situation.
When you switch between sisters the graphics totally change from bright to dark and the music from light to heavy. It is awesome!!!!
Again, GET THIS GAME if you are even a small fan of platformers, you will not be disappointed.
Good Challenging Platformerzachprkr | Aug. 6, 2013 | See all zachprkr's reviews »
Being a huge fan of old school platformers, I really wanted to love this game. After sinking a lot of time into this game, I realized it frustrated me more than I enjoyed it.
The gameplay is quite simple. It is Super Mario brothers with a twist. You controller a single character that can be switched between two sisters, each with their own special ability. The controlling of each one works flawlessly. And the game has excellent controller support
The beginning levels are a blast. They are simple and the puzzles are not too difficult to figure out on your first play through. It is the later levels where I was really losing my mind. There are parts where there is no way other than to die multiple times to figure out what to do. There are checkpoints you revert to and you have unlimited lives so it is not the big of a nuisance but it can still be frustrating.
The jumping on top of enemies is also very finicky. There are countless times that I felt I land directly on an enemy or a little off to the side and the game would register it as a death. I got to the point where I would ignore killing enemies and just jump over them because I was too worried of hitting them in that small sweet spot that guaranteed a kill.
Also the collecting of all the crystals is almost impossible. In the beginning I really wanted to try my best to explore everything and find every crystal. With multiple routes to take and levels being quite large, It became clear after the first of second level this is not a possibility without making it a chore.
Overall it is a decent game. A very challenging platformer, but is probably not for everyone.
Challenging Platformer with Pretty Graphics!Azralynn | July 22, 2013 | See all Azralynn's reviews »
Think back to the days where games were actually challenging, and it took some effort and practice to beat a game. That is Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams! The game looks great, the music is well done, and most importantly the game is challenging! If you are looking for a game that is easy and will beat itself, this game is not for you. However, if you are looking for a game that will not only give you a challenge, but the sense of satisfaction when you finally beat each level, then this game is definitely for you! Don't worry though, the game eases you into the difficulty, as you become more familiar with the playstyle.
Beautiful, artistic & great platformerspycid | July 22, 2013 | See all spycid's reviews »
It is indeed a beautiful and artistic platformer. What gathered my attention is unlike any other indie platformers it's not at all an easy. It proves quite challenging at times. So if you wish to try a challenging platformer, get this game, it's definitely worth your money & time.