Guacamelee!... A harmony of two dimensional combat and platforming, and exploration, to a lesser degree.
This is a style of game like Super Metroid, wherein new abilities acquired steadily throughout allow the player to access paths that are initially blocked. Said abilities are useful in both movement and combat. Like a punch that propels the player quickly forward, used to thump butts OR reach difficult areas.
Many a pop culture reference can be found, along with chuckle-worthy dialog throughout the three to five-hour campaign. Hidden or optional areas not necessary to "beat" the game provide the greatest challenge in terms of combat and/or platforming.
All in all a good time. Five stars, relative to it being an indie download type of game. Olé!