First Impressions – Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (XBLA)


Hoooooooly crap! As far as visuals go, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is one of the most impressive of the XBox LIVE Arcade gallery. The hair physics are… odd… but since everything else in the game is so stylized, it doesn’t seem that out-of-place. I’ll just let this video do the talking:

As far as gameplay goes, this is not your standard platformer. It is heavily inspired by Super Mario Bros., (and if you knew the story behind the creation of Giana Sisters, you would understand why) but switching between the sisters at the touch of a button or the pull of a trigger (depending on the situation) adds a surprising amount of depth to the gameplay. Hell, even the graphics and music completely change, as you probably noticed in the video above.

I will give this game a full review once I’ve finished it. At this point, expect a good rating. I recommend playing this, especially if you like a good challenge. The only way this game wouldn’t become recommendable is if one of the unlockables was the entirety of Sonic the Hedgehog 2006, and you would be forced to play through ALL of that in order to re-play the Giana Sisters game. SURELY THAT CAN’T HAPPEN, RIGHT?



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