Conclusion: One of 2013's greatest platformers is at its best on the PS4 and Xbox One. Those who have already completed a playthrough have little incentive to return, but it's a great value for anyone who hasn't.
Pros: Sheer volume of content, Impressive level variety, Fantastic visuals and music
Cons: Initially confusing interface, Murfy isn't always welcome, Chaotic co-op with three or more players
Excerpt: Rayman Legends is a great game. Probably one of the best platformers I've seen in quite a while. But this was all already established when the game first released on last-gen systems last year. Rayman Legends was already a pretty game back then , offering a 1080p, 60 frames per second experience. With results like that, you wouldn't think there'd be much for Ubisoft to improve upon with a re-release on PS4 and Xbox One; but, you'd be wrong.
Summary: Rayman Legends is a highly enjoyable platformer. It might not be the prettiest game in the market, nor does it have name brand voice actors or a score that you’ll want to see performed by your local symphony. What it does have is top notch gameplay, over 120 levels, several dozen playable characters and a dump truck load of replay value. I normally loathe playing platformers, but I had a hard time putting this one down. Come see why.
Excerpt: Back in the days when arcade machines were synonymous with gaming rather than gambling, a simple way for developers to see if they had a hit on their hands was to put it on test in a local arcade. If a player died repeatedly yet still continued to put money into the machine it was a very good sign. Sometimes it was even a confounding factor into whether an arcade game went into full production or not.
Excerpt: There are games that appear every now and then that may wow you. You start them up, and within the first few levels you’re already thinking to yourself ‘Yes! THIS is a game!’ and from there on in it only gets better, and the love affair grows stronger until it is all consuming. Games which when ended leave you feeling wowed, flawed, and somewhat depressed at the lack of new content. If a game that has left you feeling this way has gone the extra mile you might count...
Excerpt: If you like platformers, I doubt you have a lot to complain about over the last generation. The combination of great games from major franchises and introductions to new awesome indie games has made the platforming fanbase well-satiated. Perhaps no game in the genre was given more adulation than Rayman Origins .
is THE platformer to play on the Wii U and Vita, and one of the best ones in general right now to check out. Besides a few minor inconveniences, the polish put into the game really shows through on the levels. Definitely check this out to see what platforming at its finest looks like.
Excerpt: There are times in a consoles life, normally towards the end of a consoles cycle that a game or two come along that either revolutionise the way a genre is looked upon, reinvents the wheel and pretty much nails a genre to perfection or develops into something so magnificent you ask yourself why this hasn’t been developed before. ICO and Katamari were just that.
Excerpt: Rayman, Globox and the Teensies are sleeping yet again, this time for a century. During their slumber the Bubble Dreamer's nightmares have started to invade their world. You must arise and reclaim your world one painting at a time. Each level is represented as a painting, and in it you must collect Lums and rescue Teensies to unlock more levels and characters. There are over 120 levels including 40 remastered Rayman Origins levels.
Pros: Great cooperative gameplay and utilization of the Wii U gamepad.