Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a blistering hardcore platformer with contrasting worlds.
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“The results look absolutely beautiful. It’s a puzzle platformer in which you can control not only the main character, but also the mood of the world you’re in.”
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“Full of vibrant colors and accentuated animations, hearkening back to the days of truly inspired sidescrolling platformers.”
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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.

Now featuring a brand new competitive multiplayer arena racing mode!

The game sets up to 4 players against each other in local PvP, speed-running in an effort to push each other off the screen with the help of boosters and power-ups.

Smash through all obstacles! Run, dash, jump, head bonk, fire cannonballs and barrages of bullets onto your opponents. Switch the level layout on the fly as you rush through dreamgates. Collect gems to fill your speed booster and use your power-ups to knock out the other players.

Key Features


  • Powerful Abilities: 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.
  • Visual Punch:Giana’s dreamworlds leap off the screen with gorgeous 3D graphics that morph before your eyes.
  • Twisted Puzzles: As Giana changes, so does the world around her. Collecting gems and finding secret locations requires strategy and interchanging the two worlds.
  • Legendary Soundtrack: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.
  • A remixed “easy” mode for all levels and bosses. The remixed mode is a lot easier to survive than its standard mode. The “easy” difficulty for Giana should roughly correspond to the “normal” difficulty for casual platformer games.
  • Extras: Halloween-themed levels accessible from the start.

Requisitos de sistema

    Minimum (or Recommended)
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.8 GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 @ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 3.3 GB
    • Video Card: SM3.0 DX9.0c level hardware (Nvidia GeForce 6800, ATI X1800 XT or higher)
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Additional: Keyboard
    Recommended
    • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.0 GHz (or any Dual Core CPU)
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 3.3 GB
    • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 280, ATI HD 4800 or higher
    • DirectX®: 10
    • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
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Maverick777
( 0.5 horas registradas )
Publicada: 21 de maio
Very beautiful platformer, nice game
AgreedDaisy3
( 0.7 horas registradas )
Publicada: 21 de maio
A classic platformer with a changeing mecanic similar to the one in Ikaruga wich makes for great puzzles and challange. The game has a good tempo and good and colorful graphics. I reminds me of great platformers like Trollz for the Amiga.
HELLFIRE SIN
( 4.6 horas registradas )
Publicada: 16 de maio
Terrible game. Not fun at all!
Will The Kill
( 9.0 horas registradas )
Publicada: 9 de maio
This is a good-looking 2.5D platformer that reminds me a bit of the Trine series (a partial reason behind me purchasing the game in the first place). It's pretty simple to pick up and learn, with the primary gameplay mechanic being a "swap" between the two sisters at the push of a button, and each sister has their own ability to assist with the platforming and problem solving in the game. Giana Sisters provides some challenging areas that don't get too frustrating thanks to some pretty flexible checkpoints. There is definitely replay incentive for those who want to collect 100% crystals on each level, as there were a ton of hidden areas I missed, even after doing what I thought was a pretty exploratory approach to the game.

There are two somewhat minor areas of criticism I have for this game, although these may not be as big of a concern to others for various reasons:

First, there is virtually no story here at all. There's a brief cutscene of sorts in the beginning, and after that, it's pretty much 100% gameplay throughout the rest. Obviously if you're looking for a large narrative-driven aspect in your video games, you're better off looking elsewhere, but I don't mind it here so much because the gameplay held up well enough to keep me interested through the end.

Second, the length - there are three worlds in total containing six, seven, and ten levels respectively. While I do like the game's style/art design, I didn't really notice a huge amount of variance from one world to the next, but new gameplay elements are added frequently enough to where this wasn't a deterrent for me. Nonetheless, I ended up completing all three worlds in under 10 hours, which I spread out over the course of about two weeks. I do find that fairly short, although considering the game's asking price (I didn't kickstart it; bought it in a Steam sale), this is honestly a pretty fair offering. Plus, the stand-alone Owlverlord DLC adds another world's worth of content if you like what you get here.

Overall, I was pleased with my experience with the game. There's a somewhat interesting history with this franchise, and I'm glad I got to experience what I'd say amounts to a successfully kickstarted project.
Dankpool #\//\
( 3.1 horas registradas )
Publicada: 3 de maio
Not worth 17$
It's a very basic platformer in which you grab floating jewels.
It's ok i mean....it's just bland and generic.
The sisters ''baby'' voice can be really annoying after a while.
You can have so much better on Steam with 17$.
RK
( 1.0 horas registradas )
Publicada: 30 de abril
fun mechanics and good looking
Yella 🎓
( 4.1 horas registradas )
Publicada: 26 de abril
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a game that I recommend because:
- is a method to banish boredom
- it has a good price
- it has trading cards
- it is indie
- it has action
- it has a female protagonist

Enjoy!
TAScalde
( 3.0 horas registradas )
Publicada: 22 de abril
I'm so surprised by this game, I thought it would be a not challenging game but it came to be a girl's version of Dark Souls!
It has nice graphics, very solid sound track, precise controls and provides an incredible challenge.
The only complaint I have is that you have no power ups on this game, just a shield that dies as fast as you and it's kinda rare to find.
7.5/10
i'm ethan bradberry, m9
( 1.0 horas registradas )
Publicada: 21 de abril
NIce environment and gameplay...pretty sure it's even better when you play it with friends

5 / Sisters Recommended
El Ganso con la Riñonera
( 6.5 horas registradas )
Publicada: 21 de abril
Game is beautiful, concept is a really good idea. And that's all for the qualities. I don't mind when games are hard, but at least it should be FUN, and Giana Sisters is NOT. Rex Rocket was harder than this one IMO, but at least it was REALLY fun. Giana Sisters is boring, you only feel like playing one or two levels max a day because it is frustrating. Sometimes level design is an obstacle to the game itself, since you can't use proper mechanics to escape when you're in danger. Luck is your best friend. Honestly, save yourself some trouble and just don't buy this game.
State From Jake Farm
( 2.7 horas registradas )
Publicada: 18 de abril
Stellar graphics so far! The game mechanics (switching between the sisters) adds a neat element to getting all the jewels in a level.

I've been playing Giana Sisters games all the way from back in the Commodore 64 days and I'm loving this one so far. Just finished the 1st level and I'm glad I just picked it up. *Definitely* give this a shot if you like platformers.
Gallium Spoon
( 5.5 horas registradas )
Publicada: 18 de abril
This is purely a matter of taste.

Do you like those simple, almost pedantically hard platformers of yesteryear? If yes, then you will probably like this game.

But if, like me, you're not really a of fan of those and were hoping that this was one of those modern puzzle platformers with stories you can be invested in and/or more cerebral gameplay mechanics (such as Braid, Thomas Was Alone, or FEZ), then you should be aware that that's not what this game is.

The game's main charms are the quite wonderful art style and the neat gimmick of being able to shift between worlds... But if you're not enjoying the gameplay much, these charms will wear thin pretty quick. This game has no real story and its gameplay really doesn't consist of much more than a series of well-timed jumps and collecting gems. Even the world-shifting gimmick ultimately does not seem to do much beyond making certain platforms appear or disappear. Checkpoints seem sparse, and after having to go back and redo half the level many times due to missing some unforgiving jumps (and being unable to save during a level), I realized that this game was just not for me.

There's no doubt that this is a well-made game. But it just isn't for everyone. Get this game if you feel a lot of nostalgia towards the late '80s or early '90s when platformers were hard but simple. Otherwise, give it a pass.
-{Geo}- Cegorach
( 4.3 horas registradas )
Publicada: 16 de abril
Finally something worthwhile in modern gaming.
Beautiful graphics, amazing ART, concept and atmosphere, great music (I like this music), and what's important very fun game (for me as minimum).
For me this game was really good, I'm big fun of Platformer genre and this game goes in to my favorite list, so - Yes, I recommend it, if you like challenging platformer games.
Monocle
( 7.2 horas registradas )
Publicada: 16 de abril
Fun cute lil platformer, the art style is great.
The way you switch between characters is very well implemented chaning both gameplay/graphics and music extremely smooth, runs well even on my laptop.
Is a bit challenging at times but is mostly more of a relaxing platformer then a stressing, so it's not anything similair to super meatboy or VVVVVV.
Papa Smurf
( 7.5 horas registradas )
Publicada: 6 de abril
I never understood why this game wasn't more well received. If you are looking for smooth, fluid platforming that isn't painstakingly difficult without being overly easy, then you can't go wrong here. Modern platformers on PC just aren't really a thing, so it's a special treat to get one that's this good. The switching between sisters mechanic is pulled off very well, and most have been quite an achievement to pull off.

For the price, there's no reason not to grab this game and enjoy 8 hours of gorgeous, fun platforming.
ShawMichaell
( 2.6 horas registradas )
Publicada: 5 de abril
Recomendo!
A jogabilidade é perfeita, os gráficos são lindos, o aúdio é bem nítido, a iluminação é totalemnte adequada ao cenário!
Além disso, o jogo traz uma tématica bastante interessante, sobre essa mudança de cenário ao mudar a personagem! :D
CyborgJester
( 2.3 horas registradas )
Publicada: 25 de março
Absolutely one of the most beautifully crafted platformers. The music truly is one of the highlights of this Fantasy ridden Platformer!
wildsaf
( 0.7 horas registradas )
Publicada: 22 de março
Local co-op on store page is misleading ... Single player game is OK that is apart from frustrating controls telephone phone hold music and the boredom of collecting coins. But i got it looking for a local co-op platformer, very dissapointing. Remove the tag please Steam !
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A wonderful 2.5D platformer, with gorgeous aesthetics; visuals and music. The backbone of the gameplay is the dual-world mechanic, which is accessed by switching between the two sisters. Switching changes the level slightly, by unlocking new areas, opening or closing doors, creating or destroying traps. In order to progress and get gems (because it's always about gems), the player is required to learn how to handle the switch quickly and efficiently.

Each of the sisters has her own style. The switch of the music from spooky castle to punk rock is extremely appealing and while the game does often provide the frustrations that are standard for the platform genre, it's never particularly unfair toward the player. Controls are tight -tighter than most platfomers- though a gamepad is recommended simply for enhanced experience.

It's the best platformer I've played in years and I would recommend to every fan of the genre. The only downside I can think of is that there is nothing here for those who aren't fans of platformer games to change their mind.
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Game is beautiful, concept is a really good idea. And that's all for the qualities. I don't mind when games are hard, but at least it should be FUN, and Giana Sisters is NOT. Rex Rocket was harder than this one IMO, but at least it was REALLY fun. Giana Sisters is boring, you only feel like playing one or two levels max a day because it is frustrating. Sometimes level design is an obstacle to the game itself, since you can't use proper mechanics to escape when you're in danger. Luck is your best friend. Honestly, save yourself some trouble and just don't buy this game.
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Publicada: 30 de dezembro de 2015
Very nice remake of old platformer from Commodore 64, rising memories playing this one with friends as very little kid.
Now my kids loving it and play it, so cool.

Cheers!
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Publicada: 5 de janeiro
i was wainting for a game like this hooo yeeeeeeeaaaaa in did....lovly plantaform game and with some story behind...
awesome grafics, and gameplay... Multiplayer,CO-OP you can rock in this game im lovin the game, and A great soundtrack, with rock and symphonic parts blending perfectly with one another.

i recomend to all my friends :D
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Publicada: 26 de setembro de 2014
=====ANÁLISE GIANA SISTERS: TWISTED DREAMS=====

O que eu gostei:

* Gráficos muito legais, os cenários são bem feitos e animados;
* A trilha sonora não é variada mas atende bem ao estilo do jogo;
* Nível de desafio muito bom;
* Ideal para àqueles que não tem muitas horas disponíveis por dia para a jogatina;
* Por vários momentos enquanto jogava me lembrei dos clássicos jogos de plataforma do SNES e até mesmo do Sonic (Master Sytem);
* Jogabilidade muito boa, a transição entre os personagens é muito bem feita e com comandos eficientes (joguei com controle do Xbox 360).

O que eu não gostei:

* Ausência de enredo (não há sequer uma história simples para motivar o jogador a avançar);
* Ausência de modo cooperativo (local e online);
* Poucas fases (são apenas "três mundos");
* Não há uma boa variedade de inimigos, logo chega um momento em que fica bastante previsível os movimentos dos adversários.

Minha Nota: 8,0

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams é um jogo simples mas que proporciona boa diversão. Logo, caso você queira um game com "cenários vivos", bom desafio e jogabilidade dinâmica Giana Sisters tem tudo para agradar.
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Publicada: 6 de março de 2014
Jogo simples e divertido. Possui vários níveis. Recomendo!
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Uma aventura épica no mais tradicional estilo old school. Com uma bela arte cheia de cores vivas e uma boa trilha sonora, Giana Sister trás consigo um grande desafio, que exige muita precisão por parte do jogador.

O jogo não tem enredo, mas apenas um conceito em que as irmãs estão presas em seus sonhos, cada uma em um universo diferente, porém de mesma estrutura. O que mais chama atenção é a possibilidade de se realizar uma transição entre os dois universos a qualquer momento, sendo ambos feitos com excepcional capricho.

O objetivo é chegar ao final do nível pegando a maior quantidade de cristais possíveis e morrendo o mínimo possível, o que garante que o chefe seja desbloqueado. Para isso, o jogador conta com 2 habilidades das personagens e deve alternar entre os dois universos encontrando o melhor caminho disponível.

No geral, é um belo jogo com altas doses de dificuldade, mas nada impossível, graças aos comandos simples e precisos. A troca de universos dá ao jogo um requinte diferenciado, e a diversão é garantida, desde que você não tente o modo hardcore. BOM (7/10).
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Publicada: 9 de julho de 2015
Trine lembra Giana Sisters e Giana Sisters lembra Trine. Também possui jogabilidade divertida e cenários atraentes.
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Publicada: 24 de abril de 2015
Amo esse jogo, e meus sobrinhos também, tem uma ótima dificuldade e vários níveis.
O melhor é que a jogabilidade, dinamismo, sons e o visual, cria uma identidade única ao jogo.
Super Recomendo, não só esse como também a stand-alone ' Rise of the Owlverlord'.

Aguardo ansiosamente pelo Giana Sisters 2 e versões para o SteamOS + Linux.
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Publicada: 7 de junho de 2014
Um dos melhores jogos de plataforma ja lançado para steam, Gráficos coloridos e bem detalhados e a trilha sonora não é de se jogar fora, um bom e velho rock com uma e uma musica leve com outra!!
Apesar de ser um jogo 2D eu recomendo a todos, por seu um ótimo passatempo desafiante!
Nota:9/10
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Publicada: 21 de julho de 2015
Um pouco de Mario Bros, Aladin, Donkey Kong, Megaman, Sonic, Crash... e ótimos gráficos.
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Publicada: 21 de janeiro de 2014
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Publicada: 17 de junho de 2013
O jogo é lindo *-*, plataforma com uma jogabilidade ♥♥♥♥ alternada, uma ost realmente boa e é um game consideravelmente grande.
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Publicada: 3 de maio de 2015
Plataforma divertido porém repetitivo. As boss fights são bem frustrantes.
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Publicada: 26 de janeiro de 2013
Um jogo com visual espetacular, jogabilidade 2D e um alto grau de dificuldade. Muito Bom para quem gosta do gênero.
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um tipo de mario alterado achei o jogo muito estranho e sem sal
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Eu não esperava muito do jogo, já que peguei barato uns anos atrás e até que é bem bonito, tem um gameplay decente e boa mecânica variado as irmãs, é quase um Outlast mais fácil... o jogo basicamente é focado em ficar caçand itens, então a dificuldade fica mais em achar alguns escondidos e alcançar outros que simplesmente avançar as fases, e com isso destranca o chefe no final de cada mundo (do normal pra cima)

Problema dele é que por preguiça ou falta de orçamento, a variação do jogo é nula, desde a primeira até a última fase todas, repito TODAS, as fases tem o mesmo visual e música, então em pouco tempo se torna insuportável e se tornauma lástima seguir até o fim... se ao menos fosse repetitivo dentro de cada mundo seria menos pior, mas ter maisde 20 fases, as vezes com mais de 20 minutos cada, idênticas com level design mudando um pouco (mas sempre com as mesmas formas de passar) é bem irritante e frustrante

Aí termino e vejo no extras umafase com visual diferente... vai se foder, porque não fizeram isso na campanha, seus ♥♥♥♥s? desinstalei com gosto e ficou aquele gosto amargo de tempo perdido

O jogo sequer tem final, aparece uma comemoração comum e contagem de pontos quando derrota o último chefe
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True to most 2D platfomer conventions the plot is quite simplistic. The player controls Giana as she searches for her sister Maria who has been kidnapped in the Dream World by a dragon. This provides the simple impetus for Giana's journey through The Dream World which she has the ability to manipulate shifting her persona between a cute girly girl that inhabits a halloween inspire iteration of the dream world and an edgier punk chick who traverses a variation of the Dream world that is more colorful and cheery. Giana's personas also have different special abilities. The cutesy Giana has a graceful twil jump that allows her to glide through the air over extended distances while the punk Giana can launch herself forward as a fireball. Swapping between these personas and mixing up moves to traverse the environment in integral to surviving Giana. The persona shifting in Giana Twisted Sisters is similar to the time shifting mechanic in Sonic CD except that it can be performed on the fly and you are in no way limited to how often or how many times you can shift.

Black Forest Games does a commendable job making the most of this gameplay mechanic. The shifting mechanic also adds a puzzle element to the game. Figuring out which sisters maneuvers will allow you to best proceed through an area is the central puzzle theme. It's fast paced and never leaves you scratching your head for long but keeps you mentally engaged with your surroundings. Platforms will apprear in one dimension that don't appear in another, platforms move in a certain direction with one persona while moving in another with the opposite persona, enemies change completely requiring one persona to defeat the enemy while the other can use the defeated enemy as a traversal tool... There is almost always something new in Giana Sisters

While Giana Sisters starts as a cakewalk the difficulty ramps up quickly as you are required to shift dozens of times to complete small stretches of levels. Some areas require you to cacoon yourself in bubble gun and float through razor sharp crystals, others require you to run through a gauntlet of obstacles while being chased by a wall of fire. Boxes can be pushed to create raised platforms and some levels have a more open design that require Giana to collect several keys in an undetermined order to open a passageway to a new area. These challenges are remixed and recycled into devilish combinations late in the game.

It's backdrops are colorful and layered with detail. The juxtaposition between the dimensions is natural and entirely seemless. It is easy to spend time shifting between dimensions in some areas just to see how objects in one dimension are translated in the other dimension. Large hollowed out tree trunks in the cheery dimension become massive reptilian skulls, wells become rotted tree stumps, owls become horned demons... Texture resolutions are high and effects for things like water are far from generic with cloudy patches and bubbles. It is unfortunate that most of the same elements are reused for much of the game. Assests from the first level are found in great abundance in later stages and while I appreciate a 2D platformer that doesn't fall into fire, ice and desert level cliches, a greater degree of variety would have been appreciated.

While perhaps one of the most obscure franchises to be resuscitated in recent memory Giana Sisters proves itself to be a worthwhile and enjoyable experience. It's colorful, challenging, and makes excellent use of a handful of mechanics. It is perhaps the best mix of platforming puzzles and reflex based gameplay on the market. While the limited soundtrack and small pool of art assets can make the last portion of the game a little less invigorating than the first, it does little to take away from the excellent gameplay. If you have conquered Donkey Kong and saved princess Peach a dozen times from the clutches of Bowser than it's time you considered shifting through Dream Land as teenage hero Giana.
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For a game billing itself as a retro platformer, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams almost seems to go out of its way to break the mold that has formed out of such a rapidly populating genre. Shunning away from its restrictively minimalistic, outrageously challenging and graphically simplistic peers, it preserves and refines the classic platformer gameplay while giving it a modern face life. Giana Sisters is one of the most visually impressive games the genre has ever seen, but it's when you combined its looks with how well it plays that it becomes something really special.

Although I wouldn't call minimalistic, Giana Sisters is certainly a pure platformer. The difference between the two which I feel is important to define, is that the former is intentionally designed to be basic to the largest degree possible, while the later takes the fundamental gameplay of the genre and doesn't add extra systems or mechanics because it doesn't need to to be fun. This is one of Giana Sisters biggest strengths and one of the reason it feels like a classic platformer from the 8 and 16-bit days but with all the benefits of current technology, and not simply a game designed to emulate the era.

The one additional mechanic to the typical running, jumping and dodging of any platformer is the world switching of the two sisters. With the press of a button you can shift between them, going from the lighthearted and colorful environment of the first to the hellish nightmare of the second. Both the music and graphics drastically change between the two, an effect that is incredibly cool to witness, but alternating between worlds also plays into the gameplay with certain platformers and machines only appearing and functioning in one or the other, as well as certain objects reversing direction or their entire physical property. It sounds more complicated than it actually is and takes only moments to grasp when you see it in action, but is used intelligently in conjuncture with the other obstacles in the game to test your skills and reflexes without resulting to cheap level designs or traps.

I should probably point out that yes, this is a very difficult game, but it isn't that way right from the start. The challenge is a gradual slope and it wasn't until the last handful of levels that I felt it was seriously demanding. Checkpoints are plentiful and there is no penalty when you die, both of which make this a rather accessible game even for those usually scared off from supposedly "hardcore" platformers. If it proves too easy there are several additional difficulty levels some of which are quite frankly ridiculously brutal in design, and conversely if you find you can't handle the normal levels an easy mode has since been patched in for those that want to enjoy the game without risking an aneurysm.

If there is one thing that sets Giana Sisters apart from everything else though, it would be the astounding presentation. The graphics are stunning, with textures bursting with detail and color, and impressive water and lighting effects complimenting the great ascetic design (which is even more impressive when you consider there are technically two renditions of object, enemy and environment in the game, one for each of the sisters' worlds). Animations are immaculate, especially the transitions when you swap sisters and have the world transform around you. The soundtrack jointly composed by Chris Hülsbeck and Swedish metal band Machinae Supremacy, each playing their own arrangement of the same track, is simply amazing and like everything else switches seamlessly as you swap sisters, creating a very memorable and original sound that is worth the price of admission by itself.

The only thing Giana Sisters manages to falter with is variety. While I enjoyed everything about the game it didn't take very long before I felt like I was running in place, replaying the same level with a few minor tweaks that were hardly noticeable in the grand scheme of things. You are essentially dodging the same enemies and traps the entire game, with only the exact placement of them changing slightly from level to level. This problem is extrapolated by each level taking anywhere from 10-15 minutes to complete, a length that begins to drag after a point and had me wishing for more numerous but shorter levels that I could better apportion for prolongation consumption.

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is perhaps the best example yet that the classic platformer is not dead but merely neglected and misunderstood. Although it doesn't hold up well for extended play, for bite sized sessions it is still a great deal of fun. The soundtrack is marvelous (and I don't even like metal traditionally) and everything polished to a degree that sets a new standard for indie developers. If my overly enthusiastic hyperbole hasn't convinced you that this is worth your time I'm not sure what will, but just know that you'll be missing out on a great game if you decide to pass this up.

Buy it, play it, love it; you can thank me later.

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Giana Sisters is a platformer where you play as two sisters. Each sister has a special ability (fireball and twirl) that you have to use to make your way through levels. You will find checkpoints along the way that you will return to after dying, which you will do a lot. There's plenty of secret areas to find and lots of little crystals to collect, though their only purpose is to determine how many stars you are rewarded for completing the level (the purpose of which is to unlock the boss levels and if you score high enough on every level, hardcore mode. Good luck with that.)

This game has a wonderful aesthetic. When you switch characters, the world around to morphs to match the personality of the sister you are currently controlling and the music changes with it. The music is really well done and switches seamlessly between styles. Unfortunately that's really the only good thing about the game.

Giana Sisters starts out fun and fresh introducing you to the world. You'll quickly discover the controls leave something to be desired, especially the fireball which has a habit of rocketing you towards an enemy just slightly out of range, then ending one pixel before hitting it so you instantly die. Puzzles rapidly become more complex and deathtraps start appearing everywhere while the checkpoints get further apart and before you know it the game has become a trial-and-error exercise in frustration. I stopped enjoying the game about halfway through but I slogged through the rest to see if it got any better. It didn't.

I find it hard to recommend this game since there's a lot of better platformers out there that aren't nearly as frustrating.
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