Excerpt: For some years now it?s been the norm that the biggest action movies, particularly those that screen during the summer, get poorly made games to cash in on the publicity. These games tend to be some of the worst in their genres, but I got excited when Gotham Games announced that they were doing a game about The Great Escape ? one of the best action movies of all time.
Conclusion: To cut the long story short... despite all the lows I've mentioned, Rayman's great escape is definitely one of the best games I've played this year. Nice graphics, colorful world and good story have created fantastic atmosphere and I really felt like I'm in that cartoonish universe. That's why I just couldn't feast my eyes off of this game for 3 long, looong days...
Pros: Great atmosphere and story, neat graphics, not frustrating;
Cons: Engine could have use more polys, controlling issues.
Excerpt: The story takes place a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
Ok, so I don't know exactly when or where the story takes place,
but I do know that it takes place in a whimsical fairy world,
inhabited by all manner of creatures. And then, from out of nowhere
(nowhere being somewhere that isn't there) Admiral Razorbeard invades
the planet with flying pirate ships and an army of robotic pirates.
Excerpt: With more than a year between the announcement of the release date of Rayman 2 for the N64 and the actual release this month, fans eager for another serving of Ubisoft's limbless platform hero have been patiently waiting for some time now. And fortunately, Rayman 2 proves that good things really do come to those who wait.
Excerpt: So you feel like a child? You hate cracking others heads or fighting like a fool? You want something where's no blood, gore and violance? Something funny, amusing, but playable? You think that this is impossible? No, no, Rayman 2 is the answer. Sequel to the award winning platform game from Ubisoft, the famous french game designer. But the game is not a simple sequel.
Summary: ‘Being’ the cast of POW classic The Great Escape doesn’t necessarily sound like a fantastic premise for a game, what with them generally being dead and much of the movie’s action involving digging tunnels. Instead, this adaptation uses the characters from the movie and puts them in invented situations, interspersed with the more exciting aspects of the film.