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
Rayman Legends’ karmic butt poking in distant cosmic buttholes and other stuff
Quarter to Three
1 January 2014
Excerpt: Rayman Legends is a “hey, come in here and look at this!” game. It constantly surprises and delights. It coaxes forth smiles. It’s alive and generous, full of movement and joy and landscapes like paintings instead of landscapes like videogames. You discover a hidden area and an invisible audience murmurs “ooh!” in admiration. You slice your way through cakes. You explore a steampuckish undersea city. A fat dragon like a bumblebee or an eager dog flaps clumsily after you.
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.
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: I want to start my review with an interesting perspective. If you have Rayman Legends on the Xbox 360, Personal Computer, Playstation 3, or Wii U then you are probably not going to be interested in it on the Xbox One or Playstation 4. It is nice to see games ported to the newest systems, but there is not enough new content to warrant the price tag.