Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord is a blistering platformer with morphing worlds, featuring seven brand new levels, a new boss and new gripping tracks from Chris Hülsbeck and Machinae Supremacy! Dash through tricky levels and transform the whole world at will in this fast-paced platformer.
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Release Date: Sep 26, 2013

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“It's a purely fun experience with plenty of replay value.”
9.0 / AMAZING – Jared-IGN

“Rise of the Owlverlord is an excellent platformer. It’s fun to play, the controls are tight, and the level design is great.”
9.5 / Editor's Choice – Zero Tolerance Game Domain

“Rise of the Owlverlord demonstrates that the studio has a knack for creating enjoyable, challenging platforming games.”
8.0 – DarkZero

About This Game

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord is a blistering platformer with morphing worlds, featuring seven brand new levels, a new boss and new gripping tracks from Chris Hülsbeck and Machinae Supremacy!

Dash through tricky levels and transform the whole world at will in this fast-paced platformer. Rise of the Owlverlord combines graphics that pack a visual punch and tight controls with the challenge of retro era platforming. Fluidly morph between two dynamically different dream worlds to solve puzzles and combat grueling enemies and bosses. You’ll have to intertwine perky Giana's twirling jump with punky Giana's hammering dash attack to survive her dual nightmare.

Key Features


  • Powerful Abilities: Change Giana's personality to unleash 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!
  • More to Discover: There are 7 rich levels across several distinct worlds, each transforming into the two contrasting dreamworlds.
  • Gut-wrenching Hardcore Modes: Hardcore and Über Hardcore modes also await players who are full masters of the game and quite possibly insane.
  • Extras: Halloween-themed levels accessible from the start.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.8 GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 @ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3.0 DX9.0c level hardware (Nvidia GeForce 6800, ATI X1800 XT or higher)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.0 GHz (or any Dual Core CPU)
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 280, ATI HD 4800 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
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Very Positive (249 reviews)
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HELLFIRE SIN
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Terrible game. Not fun at all!
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Sulemania
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Challenging, but very satisfying. Don't expect a full-length game, though. Seven levels, but they're even more frustrating than in the original Twisted Dreams.
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Will The Kill
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Rise of the Owlverlord is a decent, if very short, platforming experience that is probably best experienced after completing the main title, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams. There are seven levels which offer decent replay value if you're interested in exploring every hidden nook and cranny to locate all the crystals. If you liked the base Giana Sisters game, this is worth a look as well.
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Yella 🎓
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord is a game that I recommend because:
- is a method to banish boredom
- it has trading cards
- it has action
- it is indie
- it has a female protagonist

Enjoy!
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Headshoot
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord is an OK game, It is short , Hard And fun! I only played a few hours but its great!
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Oregono
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 16
BEATEN - NORMAL - About 2 hours

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord is a stand-alone expansion to the Giana Sisters game. It is basically a stand-alone chapter. It has all the same features of the larger game, including different difficulty settings, time attack, etc.

Right away, this one demands a bit more of you than the previous one did initially. Still, it isnt too terribly difficult and is just as enjoyable as the prior entry.
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DontBlink +_- UrDead
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 12
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise Of The Owlverlord is a very cute but short side-scrolling game. A single player experience at its core that gives you the ability to shift between 2 dimensions.

The thing that makes this game unique is that you control one of the twins at a time but can switch between the two at any given time and when you do switch, you remain in that same exact space but the level around you is what changes to illustrate shifting between dimensions. As you do this, certain objects you need may appear or paths may be open but with that enemies may become worse or the level may become more dangerous as well.

There are different difficulties for the game. The harder difficulty is quite the difference from the other difficulties as it totally revamps the levels in order to test your skills. This is a colorful and cheerful game with cute style and a decent soundtrack as well. Not bad for a quick game.

It's a great game for both kids and adults to play, the difficulties allow for all players to play the game and asjust the game according to their specific needs or playstyle. This game will be nice for anyone who favors the original Mario and Sonic games.

Pros
  • Switch between 2 worlds at any time
  • Soundtrack instantly changes to coincide with your switching between worlds
  • Game changes according to your difficulty
  • Full controller support

Cons
  • Short game isn't enough bang for the buck
  • No reason to go back to play once you finish
  • No unlockables

Final Thoughts:
It's got alot of heart for such a small package. The levels are short just like the games length. With spirit and color the game excels but there are alot if other options on the market that overshadow this.

Rating (6.7 out of 10)

This review was written for and is published on the Lit Reviews [LR] curator page.
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dianpm
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 28, 2015
Recommend this game if you looking for fun to play and platformer style game. You need to have controller for better playing experience. It is not much fun to play with keyboard.
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Dewittejager
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: November 14, 2015
worth your money i got it from a good friend of mine but its defendly worth the 5 euros buy this instantly!
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Alabaster
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: October 25, 2015
Not good
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A. Wizard
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: August 24, 2015
It is like a sandalone DLC, but with the same assets, music and level design as the main game.
+The only difference is that the game is shorter, in which compensates for the stupidly huge levels. (it actually makes the game better, each gimmick or combination of hazards is less repetitive, keeping overall fresh, if you didn't played the original game)

And a negative review because it suffers the same things as the main game, go check reviews on its store page.
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every bae is halloween
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: August 7, 2015
A polished little standalone "expansion" to the original game. The levels are, in general, a bit shorter, for those who felt the original's dragged on, and the game gets more creative with its obstacles per stage. Each one is basically its own gauntlet and the last few levels will make you mix things up to win. All in all, a damn fine way to cap off this take on the game until whatever that Giana II project turns out to be.
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AoPenguix
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20, 2015
This could be just a DLC for Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams. It's only one chapter with 7 levels (1 of them is a tutorial)
This game was a lot easier than GSTD but I like that.
...And the music is f*****g awesome (^ ω ^ )
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↝-☮кiωiii#^↜ Äggvitan
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18, 2015
Best game i've ever uninstalled.

10/10
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mdwbm
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4, 2015
Definitely not a sequal.... but more like an extra level.

The designers of the first game apparently decided that the puzzles were not dementd enough from the first game and decided to expand upon the. Getting through to the 1 boss in this game will be even more difficult let alone getting all the gems. Oddly enough the game seems to be more fluid like than the first. It is like the levels and transitions in locations fit better.

The graphics are still outstanding, Some of the original songs make a comeback while the newer songs are reminiscent of pirate songs. They are good but definitely not as unique as the prior game. The mechanics have not changed so it will be a smooth transition into this game.

If you loved "Twisted Dreams" you will love this expansion. Note, the boss is a whole lot easier than the final boss in the orginal game.
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Vihar
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14, 2015
Great platformer albeit too short, has only about 3 hours of game time. Felt much easier on normal than the original version or I have become skilled :D
Worth the price on a sale.

+ great platformer
+ quite easy sometimes
- graphic engine very demanding
- short
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TRAITOR!!!!
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7, 2015
makes me wanna go lesbian i love it so much have a 3 some. 8/8 beast game
thanks austyn for gifting me this so austyn u can be apart of the 3some.
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I DIO!
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6, 2015
While the core of the game has the Kaizo ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t removed which ruined the first game, the final boss fight is just awful due to its wonky hitbox. The devs keep getting so close to making a great platformer and then just utterly ♥♥♥♥ the bed at the last second every time.
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ECLPSE|Troublesome.xyz
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 1, 2015
Nice Game! :)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise Of The Owlverlord is a very cute but short side-scrolling game. A single player experience at its core that gives you the ability to shift between 2 dimensions.

The thing that makes this game unique is that you control one of the twins at a time but can switch between the two at any given time and when you do switch, you remain in that same exact space but the level around you is what changes to illustrate shifting between dimensions. As you do this, certain objects you need may appear or paths may be open but with that enemies may become worse or the level may become more dangerous as well.

There are different difficulties for the game. The harder difficulty is quite the difference from the other difficulties as it totally revamps the levels in order to test your skills. This is a colorful and cheerful game with cute style and a decent soundtrack as well. Not bad for a quick game.

It's a great game for both kids and adults to play, the difficulties allow for all players to play the game and asjust the game according to their specific needs or playstyle. This game will be nice for anyone who favors the original Mario and Sonic games.

Pros
  • Switch between 2 worlds at any time
  • Soundtrack instantly changes to coincide with your switching between worlds
  • Game changes according to your difficulty
  • Full controller support

Cons
  • Short game isn't enough bang for the buck
  • No reason to go back to play once you finish
  • No unlockables

Final Thoughts:
It's got alot of heart for such a small package. The levels are short just like the games length. With spirit and color the game excels but there are alot if other options on the market that overshadow this.

Rating (6.7 out of 10)

This review was written for and is published on the Lit Reviews [LR] curator page.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
BEATEN - NORMAL - About 2 hours

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord is a stand-alone expansion to the Giana Sisters game. It is basically a stand-alone chapter. It has all the same features of the larger game, including different difficulty settings, time attack, etc.

Right away, this one demands a bit more of you than the previous one did initially. Still, it isnt too terribly difficult and is just as enjoyable as the prior entry.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Recommend this game if you looking for fun to play and platformer style game. You need to have controller for better playing experience. It is not much fun to play with keyboard.
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41 of 48 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2014
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is without a doubt one of the best things to come out of the great retro platformer deluge, which began somewhere around the release of Super Meat Boy. It was stunning to look at, a joy to play, and managed to feel fresh yet familiar at the same time. As with any good thing fans are bound to want more, and Black Forest Games has now delivered just that with Rise of the Owlverlord; a standalone expansion that in many ways is even better than the game which spawned it!

If you've played Twisted Dreams (and you definitely should have before jumping into Owlverlord), you should know what you're getting into here; a tightly knit platformer with a neat world shifting mechanic, that controls like a charm and features an outstanding soundtrack. Owlverlord doesn't mess with this formula at all, but reworks it into a smaller more focused experience that fixes nearly all of my complaints of the original and then some.

While I enjoyed Twisted Dreams a lot, variety was not its strong suit and I quickly found myself fatigued of it after only a few level, forcing me to space it out of many short sessions to keep it from completely wearing out its welcome. I never felt this with Owlverlord. While there are far fewer levels this time (7, if you include the boss fight at the end), the upside of this is that each is longer and more uniquely designed than those found in the original game, with some of, if not the best level designs the series has seen to date! It took me weeks to finish the original game, but I tore through Owlverlord like a starving dog who just found a box of bacon, and was left eager for more (despite previously thinking I had had more than my fill of the series after the first game).

If you enjoyed Twisted Dreams there is absolutely no reason you should hesitate to pick up Rise of the Owlverlord! It's a shorter game, but a better one in every regard (which is saying something as the original was fantastic as well) that heightens the challenge, fine tunes the gameplay, and somehow manages to deliver and even more ridiculously awesome soundtrack than last time (Machinae Supremacy has completely outdone themselves yet again)! If you have yet to play Twisted Dreams you are missing out on one the best modern platformers we have, a fact Owlverlord only further solidifies. Black Forest Games have continued to impress me more than I would have expected from such humble Kickstarter beginnings, and now have me wishfully hoping a true Giana Sisters 2 is on the horizon.

Don't delay, there's an Owlverlord to topple!

You can read more of my writing on Kritiqal.
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41 of 49 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2013
After completing literally everything this game has to offer, Hard difficulty,Hardcore Mode, Über Hardcore Mode, Time Attack, Score Attack and all Achievements I can safely say that this is a really fun platformer.

This is a stand-alone expansion / DLC that adds 7 levels and does not require the base game to be able to play.

I would really recommend starting off on hard difficulty, normal mode just makes the levels so much easier that it's barely a challenge. Completing hard difficulty took me around 3-4 hours the first time playing, so the game is fairly short if you don't give all the other game modes a try (took me around 15~ hours to complete the game 100%)

The controls are solid for this game, I didn't mess up once because of bad controls or anything like that, Giana moved where I wanted her to, worth noting that I used an Xbox 360 controller to play through the game, can't say how the keyboard controls are as I didn't try them.

Now the soundtrack for this game, and the base game is fantastic. The Cute / Punk version of every song blends together perfectly when you switch between the two different versions of Giana.

This is NOT an easy game, you're gonna have to restart over and over again, be prepared.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 16, 2014
I'd not say it's a must-buy, but Rise of the Owlverlord is definately a good purchase, if you don't mind difficult games. With plenty of replayability and a great soundtrack, I've found this to be a great addition to my library.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Personal rating: 8/10

Giana Sisters - Twisted Dreams: Rise of the Owlverlord
This is the standalone expansion to Giana Sisters - Twisted Dreams.

About the game
Much like its core game, the Rise of the Owlverlord is fun, creative and difficult. The game forces the player to shift between "cute" and "punk" Giana constantly in order to make progress or survive traps even more than the original game. Traps are always there making the player balance out cleverness and reflexes, and enemies are strategically put most of times to aid reaching a secret area or merely to pose an extra challenge.

Twisting Dreams again
Swapping between cute and punk Giana is a must here and the game will never let you forget about this even once. Swapping can be done between a specific key assigned to it or by using the Fireball Roll (which automatically swaps to punk Giana) or twirling (which swaps to cute Giana). At first it may seem simple, but the game will have creative ways to spice up things as levels goes by.

Running and jumping is very precise as you'd expect (and want) in a platformer, the controls feels great and runs smoothly at all times.

Learning curve: STEEP
Unlike the core game Rise of the Owlverlord holds no punches and throws everything it can as soon you decide to play. Mercifully there is a "Normal" mode which considerably ramps down the difficulty inserting safe places between death traps and removing certain gimmicks that would require split second reaction to bypass.

However as soon you decide to pick "Hard" mode you're in for a rough ride as the game will not hold your hand even for the first second of the first level, but playing at hard difficulty will allow you to earn rank stars and will unlock the finished level for Time Attack and Score Attack mode.

Not enough yet?
For those seeking for more challenge the game still have the Hardcore difficulty (which removes every checkpoint) and the Über Hardcore (which gives you one, single life for the entire game).

Final considerations
Rise of the Owlverlord follows just as well the core game and is more than a "more of the same" expansion, it is a fine platformer with beautiful graphics, amazing controls and brutally difficult if you are not used to platformers.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
Nice platformer, just as good as the first one. With slightly better feeling power ups.
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2013
This expansion set is so cheap it's worth it just for the soundtrack, which is, more from Chris Hülsbeck.

Add in 7 fun levels and 7 different game modes to play with, yeah, it's worth it.

Nuff' said;
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
I completed this game in 3 hours, so it's fairly short. If you can get it for like 2 dollars however like i did, i would say its worth.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2013
This game picks up where the original left off, and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna fall off every other game to ride this one to the end. 10/10 Probably GotY material and is definately chalk full of solid gameplay you come to expect from AAA titles,

IF you avoid this game, you must enjoy avoiding fun...
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,330.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
I love this game! The art makes it a wonderful place to spend some time. Add to that the fun twisting-musical score and you are instantly transported into a world that is worth investing some time in. And, do plan on investing some time because make not mistake, this is a challenging game! As a fan of the old-style Sonic games, I was in platformer heaven! The price is extremely reasonable, and that gameplay itself is responsive, logical and, most importantly, fun! I recommended it!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 6, 2014
Fans of the original Giana Sisters will find more of what they loved from the first game, and newcomers can ease into the series with the relaxed difficulty setting. The Giana Sisters continues to be one of this generation’s best platforming experiences.Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord is a good stand-alone expansion pack, with well designed levels that fix some of the flaws of the first game.The excellent "twist" mechanics are quite the same, the difficulty is more balanced and we have 6 new levels and 1 boss for a rather small price.Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Rise of the Owlverlord is a great game, especially for those looking for a platformer to challenge their reflexes.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2014
Consider this an expansion pack, not a full-fledged title. Gameplay remains exactly the same, so look at my old review if you want a rundown of it.

Otherwise, if you liked the first one I suggest purchasing this as well. There are 10 levels, but they're much longer than before. The music's new, so there's no rehashing there.

There's really not much to say that I didn't already say in my review of the first title. It's a comptetent indie platformer that doesn't do what others do and go for the 'retro' 8-bit look which is getting aggrivating. The music's great; platforming is more original than anything Nintendo has churned out in close to a decade; difficulty isn't some stupid ♥♥♥ 'Super Meat Boy' levels of retardation. Just ♥♥♥♥ing buy it already.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2014
Hi People,

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is not the typical horizontal scrolling platform game with one button to move the character and another to jump. If you have played the ancestors, The Grat Giana Sisters and Giana Sisters DS you know I'm trying to tell you.

In this game you have the possibility to manipulate your dreams and transform the character when you want to be able to jump, glide, kill the enemies, etc. You can transform Giana in any moment and choose the prudent/demure Giana or the aggressive Giana depending the situation. It's important to emphasise that you can transform Giana ALWAYS you want over and over again. When you play with the "cute/shy/prudent" Giana you can only kill the enemies jumping over them like the typical platform. But, when you play with the "aggressive" Giana you can kill the enemies jumping over them or by means of the special attack consisting in transform Giana in a fire ball more or less like Sonic when rolls.

Moreover, another important thing is the stage of the game. Why? Because the stage have a little changes depending on the tranformation of Giana you have in this moment. For example, If you have the "Cute" Giana you will have in front of you a solid wall impossible to cross, but if you tranform the character and you play with the "aggressive" Giana this solid wall disappear allowing you to cross because you are playing in two different dreams (I think it is like a big puzzle).

To sum up:

Pros:
-Original platform game
-Excellent Stages (1080p 60Hz)
-Frenetic game in lots of situations with fast scenes.
-Excellent controls with Microsoft 360 pad.

Contras:
-Boring game depends on the level and could be repetitive.
-Easy. I want to enable the difficult level and I hope it will be better.
-You don't have "lifes" and you can die as many times as you want to.

In conclusion, YES i would recommend it to anyone!

Bye!
Bovinoid
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Rise of the Owlverlord is a great game, especially for those looking for a platformer to challenge their reflexes. It’s a difficulty that isn’t soul destroying, but actually fun, as the game tasks you with mastering its controls to overcome it. Anyone can get into this title, and with a low entry price, new players can test the waters to see if they enjoy what is on offer in exchange for minimal harm to their wallet. Existing fans will eat up the challenge delivered by these new levels, as those are the best stages the series has ever featured. It’s going to be interesting to see what Black Forest Games does next, because Rise of the Owlverlord demonstrates that the studio has a knack for creating enjoyable, challenging platforming games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2014
Fun and challenging game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 17, 2014
Played Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams?, nope?

Then play that first, this is Giana Sisters with the difficulty ramped upto 11, nomrla mode can be completed after many attempts

Hard Mode However, is very very taxing, and you really do have to be pixel perfect, in your jumps, dashes and spins, while it will appeal to the machoistic gamers

most just won't be able to get past the first level

Is it a good game, yes

Just get very good at platformers before buying this

Graphics 9 / 10 (better resoultions available)
Gameplay 7 / 10 (It's the same only, much much harder)
Sound 8 / 10 Creepy music sets the mood nicely
overall 8 / 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2014
Well at first i was going to say "This game is horrible.Its a waste of money." but then i saw trading cards were available. So i went and got some, and while i was collecting them, i realized, "Hey... This game is pretty good!" If you like games like guacamelee or escape goat, you will enjoy this game. Also, it kind of had a pajama sam feel (my first game) so it was a little walk through memory lane :) 6/10 good job devs, keep it up!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2014
Very fun, keeps in time with the original.

Things are a bit more fluid and easier to understand. As I bought the bundle and tested both, I might suppose the only gripe I could come up with is that this game is a bit shorter than I had hoped it would be. A very fair game, and worth picking both games up in the bundle for. I could easily introduce strangers to this series via this game, and let them become immersed in the rich atmosphere and music. Its brevity, while noted, could just as easily serve to better both games. Leading in with this game, gamers can expect a finer transition to the original. Both games do a fine job in educating new players about how to perform moves, and to return players, the "tutorial hints" are not oppressive or get in the way. This game serves to whet your appetite and provide you with knife and fork to dive headfirst into everything else Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is ready to offer you.

Definitely would recommend to both casual and hardcore style gamers.
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