Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Owltimate Edition
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Developer: THQ Nordic
- Blaze through 40 levels including all previously published levels plus five brand new ones
- Each level transforms between two contrasting dreamworlds!
- Easy and hard difficulty modes for all levels and bosses
- Intuitive controls and smooth game flow; master the tight controls and defeat the devious trials ahead
- Rich Extras: halloween- and christmas-themed levels accessible from the start
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Owltimate Edition - Launch Trailer
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Owltimate Edition - Launch Teaser
This platformer features a competent gameplay with large amounts of content, as well as a marvelous art style and a customizable soundtrack that only contributes to make the environment ever more enjoyable. A recommended work for fans of platform games.
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All in all, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Owltimate Edition is a great platformer that lets you get by as you learn and feels great to ace once you nail the skills. It looks cool, works well in both handheld and docked modes, has tight controls, and enough depth to make replaying its copious content worthwhile. Recommended.
Five years on, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is still the same creative and colourful platformer it was on Wii U, only now with a few extra levels and some much-needed additional polish. While its phase-changing gimmick isn't as special or unique anymore - the likes of Guacamelee and co have riffed and improved on the concept in the years since - there's still plenty to enjoy here. With 40 levels to beat, plenty of challenging boss fights and a wealth of modes, you get plenty of bang for your buck - even if the soundtrack can be rather hit and miss.
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Owltimate Edition combines charming visuals and a good level of performance on the Switch, in the service of a virtual world that enchants with its visuals and soundtrack. Controls and physics are tight enough, but the only thing that it lacks is that little spark that hooks the player in and motivates to keep plodding through to the end. It quickly becomes too repetitive for its own good, and fails to vary things up enough, or to entice a sustainable level of commitment on the player's part beyond a few hours. It may, however, be the most stable version of the game to date in terms of frame rate, if perhaps a bit slow to load from an SD card on the hybrid console.