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.”
RockPaperShotgun

“Full of vibrant colors and accentuated animations, hearkening back to the days of truly inspired sidescrolling platformers.”
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“The sheer amount of detail and work that went into the graphics do indicate to show you the sheer about of love for this fraaahhh-!”
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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.

Järjestelmävaatimukset

    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 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 21. toukokuu.
Very beautiful platformer, nice game
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AgreedDaisy3
( 0.7 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 21. toukokuu.
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.
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HELLFIRE SIN
( 4.6 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 16. toukokuu.
Terrible game. Not fun at all!
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Will The Kill
( 9.0 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 9. toukokuu.
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.
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Dankpool #\//\
( 3.1 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 3. toukokuu.
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$.
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RK
( 1.0 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 30. huhtikuu.
fun mechanics and good looking
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Ableyon
( 3.9 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 27. huhtikuu.
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Yella 🎓
( 4.1 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 26. huhtikuu.
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!
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TAScalde
( 3.5 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 22. huhtikuu.
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
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i'm ethan bradberry, m9
( 1.0 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 21. huhtikuu.
NIce environment and gameplay...pretty sure it's even better when you play it with friends

5 / Sisters Recommended
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El Ganso con la Riñonera
( 6.5 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 21. huhtikuu.
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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State From Jake Farm
( 2.7 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 18. huhtikuu.
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.
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Gallium Spoon
( 5.5 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 18. huhtikuu.
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.
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-{Geo}- Cegorach
( 4.3 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 16. huhtikuu.
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.
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Monocle
( 7.7 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 16. huhtikuu.
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.

Bosses are a bit of a pain, and I couldn't finish the final boss because he was extremely hard, luck based, lots of waiting and generally annoying.
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4lien
( 2.2 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 10. huhtikuu.
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Papa Smurf
( 7.5 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 6. huhtikuu.
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.
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CyborgJester
( 2.5 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 25. maaliskuu.
Absolutely one of the most beautifully crafted platformers. The music truly is one of the highlights of this Fantasy ridden Platformer!
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wildsaf
( 0.7 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 22. maaliskuu.
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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gjhall71
( 1.9 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 15. maaliskuu.
Was fun for first few levels - then got frustrating and tedious.
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Hyödyllisimmät arvostelut  Edeltävät 90 päivää
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6.5 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 21. huhtikuu.
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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2/3 (67%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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3.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 9. maaliskuu.
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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Hyödyllisimmät arvostelut  Edeltävät 180 päivää
12/18 (67%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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23.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 30. joulukuu, 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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5/9 (56%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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4.1 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 5. tammikuu.
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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Julkaistu 2. maaliskuu, 2014.
MITÄ HELVETTIÄ MÄ JUST PELASIN
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73/87 (84%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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10.7 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 25. marraskuu, 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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53/62 (85%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 10. helmikuu, 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.

You can read more of my writing on Kritiqal.
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60/85 (71%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 7. helmikuu, 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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42/58 (72%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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14.3 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 18. elokuu, 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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36/49 (73%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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74.3 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 28. joulukuu, 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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Julkaistu 1. tammikuu, 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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Julkaistu 18. maaliskuu, 2015.
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is an impressively fun and well crafted platforming game. It has the perfect balance between precision platforming and forgiving level design that it doesn't feel like the game is overly difficult just to frustrate you. It also has spectacular graphics and the switching mechanic is well done.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=294213109
You may think that the game shows all of its mechanics at the beginning of the game, but you would be wrong. There is plenty of different ideas executed to keep the gameplay from being boring.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=291159329
It also has a great amount of exploration in the levels that will keep you hunting for more and more gems.

Oh and collecting gems is one of the most satisfying experiences in this game. Combined with a great soundtrack, heart-warming characters and lots of great levels, Giana Sisters will have you coming back again and again. Just a fair warning, this is still a very difficult platforming game and unless you really like platformers,
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=291332433
you will get frustrated by its difficulty early on. It isn't Super Meat Boy levels of hard but it comes within striking distance of that game. The graphics are rather demanding too so you may have to turn them down. But it is a great game to play and one of my favorite platformers.

Buy it, play it, love it; you can thank me later.
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Julkaistu 5. joulukuu, 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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Julkaistu 2. maaliskuu, 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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Julkaistu 16. tammikuu, 2015.
its like super mario for experts with a heavy metal soundtrack.

9/10 even though i dont like heavy metal.
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Julkaistu 14. elokuu, 2015.
An astonishing reboot of a mostly-forgotten platform clone, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is imaginative, gorgeous, solidly constructed, expertly scored, and too dang hard for my ever-aging hands and reflexes, haha.

Giana Sisters isn't simply a traditional 2D platformer but is actually more of a puzzle platformer. You'll need to be crafty and quick, switching between the sisters to best utilize their abilities. It's rather clever, and you'll need to be very precise -- sometimes too precise -- to proceed. Make sure your controller's or keyboard's buttons don't stick at all before you sit down to play!

This is not likely to be a game you finish over a weekend, such as DuckTales or Sonic Adventure. Thanks to multiple difficulty levels, bonuses, collectibles, and more, you'll probably chip away at this for a long time.

That is, unless it leaves you wondering where your gaming skills went, and you accept your fate and walk away as a lone tear runs down your face.
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Julkaistu 31. joulukuu, 2013.
a nice 2D platformer with colorful & beautiful 3D background & great soundtrack.
+ alternate between light or dark world to keep move forward.
+ both world has its own style music ... but they're sync together!
- collecting all complete gems can be frustrating but it's not necessary to win the game.
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Julkaistu 20. syyskuu, 2013.
I adore the looks of this game, especially the way dream twisting morphs scenery and music (dream twisting = alternating your game world between punk and cute, which is a main "hook" mechanic).

However, don't be fooled by the looks. Difficulty is very much non-optional. It is straight descendant of old school platformers. No story. No puzzles. Basically purely mad dashing around to avoid various deadly hazards, often timed, with some limited branching off exploration. It breaks off the old schoolness by having checkpoints and lack of lives system, you can die any number of times you please (or can live with, no pun intended). But basically you play to get better, and unlock even harder and harder modes/challenges, and for that you actually do not want to die to do any good. Which culminates in the definetely hardest difficulty setting where you have one life to rule them all in a single playtrough.

It may be not that hard as game like Super Meat Boy, however SMB has more modern approach to difficulty, while Giana Sisters features long levels and doesn't even feature quick restart after you know you ♥♥♥♥ed up your challenge because of a death.

However, if you accept dying a lot, and therefore pretty much abandon the harder modes, it is manageable even without the easy mode (more checkpoints and some slight changes in levels to make them easier), at least until the definitely final boss.

So yeah, this is pretty much all about murdering and torturing little girls in a dream world, and you play as one, die as one.. a lot. So not really dreams, nightmares rather, which is even accentuanted by how the cute version of you is trapped in a dark, grim world, whereas the punk version is stuck in a cotton candy fluffy cute world. NIGHTMARE!!

If you enjoy hard platformers, you gotta enjoy this one for sure.
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Julkaistu 22. helmikuu, 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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Julkaistu 6. kesäkuu, 2014.
The Good:
+Great Graphics and Atmosphere
+Great platforming elements, the main gameplay revolves around you "switching" worlds on the fly to collect gems and reach new platforms to progress through the level.
+Good level of difficulty that ramps up nicely and provides a nice level of challenge
+Lots of modes for replayability ie. score attack, time attack, hardcore mode

The Bad:
- Can get frustrating at times



This is one of the best platforming games I have played in recent memory. This is definitely a good game and one worth checking out.

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