Conclusion: I guess what I like about Tetrobot and co most of all is the fact that it is a neat, well packaged game. It knows exactly what it is and does feel at all muddled by scope. It gives the player exactly what they are asking for in terms of a decent gaming experience without the dross you often see in more mainstream releases. It is no less enjoyable because of the absence of romanceable characters or even the distinct lack of grit.
Pros: Clever game mechanics that’ll boggle your mind., Brilliant time sink., Teaches player the important information, doesn’t simply drop them in the middle of it.
Cons: Doesn’t really need a story, and its inclusion feels a bit pointless.
Excerpt: When I started tickling ogres, I thought it weird. When I was running through a level made almost entirely of cake; I'll admit that I giggled a bit. But it was when I became a duck that I truly let go and realized how genius of a game Rayman Legends truly is. The fact that it can introduce so many fantastic ideas based on such simple concepts is nothing short of remarkable and perhaps most importantly, it's a incredibly fun to play.
Excerpt: The first thing that hits you when you boot up Rayman Legends for the first time is just how gobsmacking it looks. Everywhere you look there’s an incredible level of attention to detail and finesse in the hand-drawn levels and characters. Everything around you feels alive and has some level of movement attributed to it; it’s the closest you will get to stepping into Rayman creator Michel Ancel’s mind.
Pros: Sumptious Graphics, Inch Perfect Mechanics, Great Mulitplayer
Conclusion: Rayman Legends is a must buy if you haven't already played it. For those who played the original, there isn't a huge reason for you to purchase the next-gen version. In fact, i'd probably recommend that you pick up the Wii U version over the next-gen counterparts. Whilst no loading is a huge improvement, the GamePad's touch screen still provides the best experience.
Pros: Improved loading times, Looks even better, Still an amazing platformer
Summary: Although Rayman has fronted at least a dozen best-selling titles since his debut in 1985, a large number of hardcore gamers vehemently despise the limbless cartoon star. For some, it’s the forced, self-conscious wackiness of Rayman adventures that irks the most, with each quest driven by characters, challenges and worlds that are oddball and absurd, but nowhere near as funny as the developers think they are.
Game Review: Rayman Legends (Xbox360/PS3/PSVita/PC/WiiU)
31 August 2013
Excerpt: It’s been 13 years since the limbless champion originally hit our consoles and it’s crazy that the good folk at Ubisoft manage to churn out original levels, enemies, and boss battles for this brilliant platformer over this amount of time. After being completely wowed by Origins last year, I admit my eyebrows rose when I saw that Legends got announced this soon after the release.
Pros: - The level designs are brilliant
Cons: - Achievements only get awarded to the primary player when playing co-op