Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is een intense, hardcore platformer met tegenoverstaande werelden.
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Releasedatum: 22 okt 2012

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"A solid interpretation of the overlooked cult classic. Music by Machinae Supremacy is the highlight, otherwise just a solid platformer."
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28 januari

Linux Update!

Hey guys and girls.

We finally have a few pictures to show you of the progress we have made on our linux port.

You can find them here - Screenshots

It is in dropbox due to steam not allowing me to upload them as artwork atm, they will come on steam very soon.

//BFG Zyddie.

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30 december 2014

Linux update delayed.

Hey Guys and Girls.

Today I sadly have to bring bad news, as you all know we had hoped to have the linux version ready before the new year, however as most of you know we did outsource the project as we didnt have the time ourself.

This proved to bring a lot of bugs and issues that we do NOT wanna have in the released version and therefor we have been forced to push the release of Giana Sisters for Linux for a short period of time.

As soon as we are back at the office the 7th we will be able to provide a eta on when the release without any bugs will be.

//BFG Zyddie

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Recensies

“Het resultaat is absoluut schitterend. Het is een puzzelplatformer waarin je niet alleen de hoofdpersoon kunt besturen, maar ook de stemming van de wereld waar je je in bevindt.”
RockPaperShotgun

“Vol met heldere kleuren en geaccentueerde animaties die luisteren naar de dagen waarin sidescrollingplatformers zijn ontstaan.”
Destructoid

“De enorme hoeveelheid aan detail en werk dat in de graphics is gestoken, duidt op de liefde voor deze fraaahhh-!”
TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit

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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is een snelle, uitdagende platformer met een twist. Vervorm Giana's droomwereld om je omgeving en je vaardigheden te veranderen. Gebruik je vaardigheden, snelheid en inzicht om de gevaren van Giana's verknipte dromen te trotseren!


Giana lacht om haar spookachtige nachtmerries. Ze danst lichtvoetig langs monsters en valstrikken. Maar van zachtaardige knuffeldromen wordt ze boos. Dan krijg je haar verhitte, punky kant te zien en vernietigt ze alles op haar weg!

Belangrijkste onderdelen


  • Dubbele vaardigheden: Giana's krachten veranderen mee met haar dromen. Vernietigen of ontwijken - jij beslist.
  • Intuïtieve, soepele besturing: Je kunt Giana met het grootste gemak besturen, maar uiteindelijk heb je al je vingervlugheid nodig om de uitdagingen aan te kunnen.
  • Adembenemende werelden: De prachtige 3D-beelden en fantastische vervormeffecten van Giana's droomwereld springen van je scherm!
  • Ongekend veel interactie: Naarmate Giana verandert, verandert ook de wereld om haar heen. Zweef in kauwgombellen, spurt over lopende banden, stuiter tegen veren en bumpers, gebruik je vijanden voor moeilijke sprongen en meer.
  • Legendarische soundtrack: Elke droomlaag heeft zijn eigen kenmerkende muziekstijl. Geniet van de dubbele, in elkaar overlopende soundtrack van Chris Hülsbeck en Machinae Supremacy!
  • Verken en ontdek: Er zijn drieëntwintig dubbele levels in drie verschillende werelden. Elk level kun je in twee droomwerelden spelen. Giana's dromen zitten vol verborgen plekken.
  • Epische eindbazen: Neem het op tegen gigantische wezens uit de diepste krochten van Giana's meest angstaanjagende nachtmerries, die ervoor proberen te zorgen dat ze nooit meer wakker wordt. Elke eindbaas is uniek, maar ze hebben één ding gemeen - ze zijn allemaal gruwelijk bloeddorstig!
  • Hartverscheurende hardcoremodi: Hardcore- en Über Hardcore-modi liggen ook in afwachting op spelers die het spel totaal beheersen en waarschijnlijk zelfs ook gestoord zijn.

Systeemeisen

    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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51 van de 57 mensen (89%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
2.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 december 2014
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Graphics:
+ many details
+ optical changes in the worlds
+ cute little animations
+ loving backgrounds
- set pieces repeat

Atmosphere:
+ captures charm of the original
+ cute opponents
+ both worlds absolutely correct

Sound:
+ great soundtrack
+ seamless music change
+ sweet feedback sisters
- sparse effects

Balance:
+ fair checkpoints
+ refreshingly challenging
+ gentle introduction
- but suddenly rock hard
- occasional frustration moments

Level Design:
+ varied and complex
+ many secret rooms
+ alternative routes
- explore rather an end in itself

Puzzles:
+ worlds complement each other clever
+ never unfair
+ require brains
- occasionally is no reference

Weapons & Extras:
+ elevators, boxes, carts, etc.
+ giana both with individual ability
- no new skills or weapons

Campaign:
+ atmospheric dream worlds
+ different settings in the levels
- no real story
- sisters remain pale

Game Size:
+ solo playtime around 10 hours
+ two hardcore modes
+ additional challenge modes

Multiplayer: not tested

In principle we make in the three worlds and a total of 23 levels not much: We are looking only for the exit and go collect as many colorful crystals as possible. The road is in a sense the goal, and that goal is really crowded with lifts, secret rooms, cuddly opponents stones dissolve when we step on it, underwater passages, alternative routes ... in short, with just about everything classic side scroller in the 80s had to offer and 90s so.

And with a trick: By pressing a button we can namely always switch back and forth between blonde Giana and her punky counterpart. The punk variant has a purple mane, but that's not the trick. The trick is that also changes the game world when of said button. And immediately.

While Blondie bounces through a dark nightmare, Purple is a candy-colored mood country road. The smooth change is so wonderfully staged voices that we find ourselves in completely reasonable liberated switch again and again - but we want to see just what exactly now changed again. Because change is happening a lot: The withered plant is the beautiful flower, the grim Cuddly devil to fluffy cuddly owl that just yet so nasty piranhas googly-turtles.

These changes are not just visual gimmick, but playful centrally. A platform is one world out - and not in the other. A lift serves one world to the top - down and in the other. A thorn scrub impales us in a world unceremoniously on - and disappears in the other. In addition, each sister has her own individual ability. Blondie can spin around when jumping and so hover for a short time while Lila mimics the cannon ball and shoots from wall to wall.

As long as we sing along music, depends primarily on how much fun we have in mind to be particularly thorough. Let's Play Twisted Dreams by simply before pleasure after a few hours already over; Finally, we have infinite lives in normal mode and the check points are emphasizes set plentiful. As the game knows accordingly no extra lives (and no powerups), the detection of secret rooms is rather an end in itself and merely serves also to snatch the levels of the last crystals.

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams combines satisfying gameplay with dazzling environments to create a worthy platformer.

Score: 81 / 100
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40 van de 54 mensen (74%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
14.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 18 augustus 2014
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a very well done remake, with some modern gameplay dynamics that will appeal the player. It's frenetic, it's hard, it's indie and it's a good platform game!
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4 van de 4 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
11.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 januari
when i've got this game from gmg for free it makes me think twice to start. it was free and usually these days free games are ♥♥♥♥. I don't need to tell how this game changed my mind or else because there is just a simple reason : this game is great and it reminded me Trine!

Giana Sisters is a platform game which includes a lot of collectible gems and 3 bosses. Game's peaceful world is very relaxing and it makes you to keep playing level to level. There are 2 sisters first one is in the good world and the second is in the demonic world. You need to use both sisters to pass puzzled levels and the ost is changing successfully sister to sister. Level designs are very good. The game wants you to explore some hidden paths and it rewards you with a hidden gem. Boss fights are not easy and i hate boss fights in all games. Shortly if you are a platform game fan like me i recommend this game.

+Good graphics and optimization
+Soundtracks are good
+Good level designs
+Controls are cool

-unnecessarily hard boss fights
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19 van de 34 mensen (56%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
40.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 september 2014
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Персональный рейтинг - 7 из 10

Есть две новости: хорошая и плохая. С какой начать? Логичнее начать сначала с плохой, хорошая потом сгладит. Так вот, во время моего первого знакомства с Giana Sisters она мне жутко не понравилась! Скучная, однообразная, где-то чересчур сложная, без внятного сюжета и повествования. Хорошая новость: это было полтора года назад, и не так давно я решил освежить воспоминания, дабы потом как следует отругать игру, попутно поупражнявшись в злословии! Но то ли с игрой, то ли со мной произошла метаморфоза, и мои теперешние впечатления несколько отличаются от тогдашних.

Самое удивительное, что игра действительно местами невероятно сложная, порой однообразная, а иногда даже навевает скуку. Возможно, дело в том, что любой платформер, являясь по сути достаточно стремительным по темпу игры жанром, не терпит излишней спешки. Я опросил 100 случайных платформеров, которых встретил на улице и 90 из них ответили мне: "Не стоит никогда никуда спешить без необходимости, если не хочешь, чтобы игра наскучила раньше срока". Согласитесь, в этом есть разумное зерно.

Да, игра порой безумно сложна, потому не рассчитывайте одолеть ее с наскока, ничего не выйдет. Уровни похожи друг на друга поскольку выстроены, словно однотипный паззл, из одних и тех же кусочков. Да и навигация по этапам сильно затруднена, разработчики зачем-то заставили уровни указателями, которые вместо того, чтобы ориентировать наоборот, сбивают с толку!

Но все искупает отличная механика. Преодолеть ров с острыми как бритва шипами; пересечь холл, заполненный ловушками; найти секретную область; победить босса. Здесь есть все, что вы хотите видеть в платформере. Не забываем про отличный саундтрек, динамично меняющийся в зависимости от того, какой героиней мы управляем в данный момент. Апологеты хардкора могут опробовать себя в режимах БЕЗ чекпойнтов (читай, без сохранений), но по мне это сродни самоистязанию. Говорят, нашелся кто-то, кто сумел пройти все уровни игры, не погибнув ни разу! Хотел бы я посмотреть на этого несчастного человека...

Попробуйте и вы. Но помните - спешка хороша только при ловле блох.
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Personal rating - 7 out of 10

I got 2 news for you - good and bad. Which one I should start from? Guess, starting from the bad one would be wiser, because the good one will soften the final effect. So, after my first Giana Sisters run I was left with a poor impression. The game seemed tedious, boring, frustratingly difficult at times... in short, pretty dull. So I decided to make it one more time so I could spew in my anger and write a bad review! I don't know what exactly happened to the game or what happened to me, but this time I enjoyed the process!

Thing is, the game is really that difficult, sometimes monotonous, sometimes boring. Maybe the problem is that every platformer, being a rather fast-paced genre in terms of gameplay still requires some patience. I addressed a question to 100 random platformers I'd met on the street and 90 of them answered: "Do not speed things up too much if you don't want the game to become boring too soon". It makes sense.

Yes, the game is harsh, so do not expect it to be completed it one go, you will fail. Levels seem quite repetitive, because most part of them are made out of the same pieces tossed together. Besides, developers have rather strange view on navigation. Levels are filled with pointers and arrows which basically confuse more than provide help.

But! It's got mechanics that overweighs everything. Say, cross the hole with spikes; fight through a hall with enemies and traps; find a secret area or deal with a tough boss. Giana Sisters got it all what you might fancy in your mind when being asked a question "What should a platformer have?" Add a beautifully written soundtrack to the mix, plus Hardcore game mods for true perfectionists. One of those mods requires a player to complete the game in one go, with no checkpoints! I heard about a guy who could do it. Poor fellow, wish I could see him...

Try it and remember - do not rush.
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3 van de 3 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 januari
Great platformer, really nicely made, good fun.
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3 van de 4 mensen (75%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
20.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 december 2014
I'm god awful at this game, I've yet to go back to beat the final boss and it took me a long time to beat the second one as well, but it's a good platformer, and the world changing concept is neat. The game is simple yet difficult, but the music does get repetitive and I would reccomend listening to your own while playing if that bothers you.
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3 van de 4 mensen (75%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 december 2014
I'm not fan of platformer game, but I still recommend this game.

It looks beautiful, switching the characters and world is unique and fun to do. Music is great and I had great times in the beginning. Then the game was harder and harder and I'm terrible.

If you like platformers, this game is for you.
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4 van de 6 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
10.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 20 augustus 2014
This game is absolutely gorgeous. It has great platforming elements where you switch between two sisters, one being subtle and cute in her ways and the other taking a more hands-on approach and more punk-ish. Frustratingly hard at many times (The "easy" mode is the same level of difficulty as other games in "normal" mode), but one can't deny its charm. Lots of replayability if you consider yourself a completionist. The controls can get iffy at times (mostly because you press a button and don't land exactly where you want, causing you to die) but thankfully there are enough checkpoints in the levels to compensate for that. Highly recommended!
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4 van de 6 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 september 2014
And the soundtrack made by Machinae Supremacy is damn straight awesome!
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
5.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 18 januari
so much good game
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 16 januari
its like super mario for experts with a heavy metal soundtrack.

9/10 even though i dont like heavy metal.
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 februari 2014
I don't know how they did it, but it's really an amazing game. You like platformers-> dont buy rayman, give this one a chance. It's amazing
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72 van de 83 mensen (87%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
10.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 25 november 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg4wQzSG5iA

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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53 van de 60 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
7.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 februari 2014
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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33 van de 39 mensen (85%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
74.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 december 2013
One of those rare gems coming thru Greenlit.

Giana Sister is an impressive and beautiful platformer that's unforgiving. The level designs are sharp, colorful and brilliantly rendered. If I were to make a comparison, this is hand to hand with Trine series.

The essence of precision platformer is here, you make mistakes - you die as you only have limited lives. There's no need to use weapons, you only need to jump to pawn or evade the incoming attacks. More often than not you need to swap to your twisted reality, either to proceed or to get around enemies. Throughout the levels you'd required to collect the gems that influence your ratings in that particular level. Collecting gems, however, is not necessary to win - it's just a bonus challenge. At the end of the every world levels, there are a boss waiting. Bosses usually a challenge in a platformer, and in Giana they're indeed a challenge. Bosses have an attack patterns, that sometimes agonizingly require precise timing to evade yet necessary to win. I can't count how many I have to restart just in the first boss stage.

That said, the difficulty as a whole had been a subject of discussion since seemingly many players only want to win the game in a reasonable time. The Developers listened and added an easy mode to address the issue - hence the easy mode.

The game contains other mode than normal campaign. You can play to beat your own score (Time Attack mode), to Uber Hardcore that every time you die, you return to level one (how hardcore can you be?). A very good added value in my opinion.

Finally, as a platformer, people prefer to play with gamepad. Game supports even dinput - it recognizes my Rumblepad 2 and assigns the buttons without problem. Good stuff.

Now for the recommendation.... the game appears to be on sale quite often. 50% is a VERY good value, even at full price. 75% off is a steal, more than that... uber mega steal?

9/10 score.
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42 van de 57 mensen (74%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
8.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 februari 2013
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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9.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 1 januari 2014
TRY THE DEMO BEFORE BUYING THIS GAME! (I sure wish I did.)

I really like platformers and bought Giana Sisters to get more of that goodness as it looked gorgeous. At first I thought it was an okay game, but soon I grew really tired of it.

The main gimmick of Giana Sisters is switching between light and dark world. You can switch whenever and wherever at will. The switch mechanic feels forced, artificial and really out of place. You have to keep constantly switching thorough stages and sometimes in a split-second timing to avoid a deathtrap. Take a look at Trine. It has the switch system done right. You have 3 different characters and almost always you also have 3 ways to approach the stages. Sometimes you didn't have to switch characters in a stage at all. In Giana Sisters there is always only one way and it will require switching and numerous times at that.

The stages get really long and tiresome quickly. There is too little variance. It almost feels like you were playing the same stage over and over again.

My last complaint is the fact that the game is in "2,5D". It would have worked a lot better in pure 2D as it is sometimes hard to see deathtraps because of the foreground objects or camera angle, which cannot be changed. 2,5D also causes bugs and glitches. I have got stuck inside solid platforms more than once without any hope to get out. Once just before the goal.

This platformer lover is disappointed.
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29 van de 42 mensen (69%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
10.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 2 maart 2013
Giana Sisters has a fantastic graphic and musical style. Sadly, the gameplay is some of the most frustrating, rage inducing I've had the misfortune to experience. This is due to the controls not being responsive enough for the kind of pixel perfect jumps and split second timed trap sequences that fill each level. Or at least, not with a keyboard. For example, the number of times I was holding two arrow keys to dash diagonally, only to go straight up into an instant death trap. Also not helped by the save system. Its no good having checkpoints every 2 minutes, if you still have to start a level from the beginning if you decide to (rage)quit the game entirely. This forces you to press on through building frustration. And its especially painful on the ridiculously insane boss fights, which come at the end of a 30 minute level. I've given up after 90 minutes trying to kill the end boss. I've got some pretty hard achievements in other games, but this is one that beat me :(
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1.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 december 2013
The oldschool game from 1987 "The Great Giana Sisters" get a part two 2012. A little bit late, but better than never.
I remember Giana sisters being some kind of rip-off mario clone, but this is fantastic and drive me mad.

I love to play it with Xbox360 controller with my girlfriend @ TV. (Since the "Big picture mode" my girlfriend love to play "computer-games" and our xbox gets dusty)

You play 2 sisters with different skills, you can change it as in the game Trine.
The change of the characters has an impact on the skills, area and also the music, thats pretty cool.
The player must combine their abilities to win.

In Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, there are three worlds with a total of 23 levels.
The levels must be unlocked and can then be selected individually. Every landscape is detailed and really beautiful.

At hardcore mode (which you have to unlock first), there are no checkpoints. After harcore-mode, you unlock "über-hardcore-mode", at "über-hardcore" you have only one life for the entire game (I think that's impossible).

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12.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 februari 2014
A platformer with a twist, you take control of a girl with 2 personalities, one cute, and one punkish, each one got its own ability and you can switch between them at any given time, but each time you switch not only the character change but the world does too, you can control (to some extent) how the world will behave around you, and in order to progress and get good at it you will have to get used to switching fast between the worlds in order to make jumps and progress further in the level, the game is quite challenging but not too hard, you have plenty of checkpoints around and unlimited lives to go.
the graphics are pure eye candy and they change between a trippy colorful world and a darker gothic world each time you switch between the characters.
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