Summary: Rayman Legends is the latest platformer in the Rayman franchise. Loaded with characters new and old, as well as brand new levels, and some from Rayman Origins, it is a must have for anyone who did not get play it on previous generation consoles.
Pros: Amazing variety of levels., Simple, challenging, yet rewarding gameplay., Remote Play works very well.
Cons: Not very different from previous-gen versions.
Conclusion: Rayman Legends is rated E-10 with ESRB descriptors of Cartoon Violence and Comic Mischief. You can punch, kick, and stomp enemies, but they usually just disappear into a cloud of smoke when defeated. If you get hit, you just blow up like a balloon and pop. Reading is helpful for some of the text, and younger gamers may get frustrated at the more difficult levels.
Rayman Legends Review: A Shot of Joy Straight to Your Brain
18 September 2013
Excerpt: The adventure begins after Rayman and friends awake from a century-long sleep that leads to nightmares taking over the land. Once again, you’re tasked with saving the dimwitted Teensies and shiny Lums that act as a currency of sorts. Additionally, there are also several princesses that need saving (because what would a platformer be without princesses?), who immediately join your party of ragtag heroes upon being rescued.
Excerpt: Rayman Legends is one of the greatest 2D platformers of all time. It continues the noble work of Rayman Origins , a game that masterfully blends old-school hardcore platforming challenges with an irresistibly quirky cartoon aesthetic. Not much is different about this exquisite sequel, but it's better than all of its competition. Yes, New Super Mario Bros. I'm looking squarely at you. Long story short, if you like 2D platformers, you should own this game.
Excerpt: It only took a few minutes for me to fall in love with Rayman Legends. The opening cinematic is gorgeous, colorful, surreal, wacky, and mesmerizing, and after watching it I knew that as long as the gameplay was good I'd be hooked. A few moments later and it was obvious that the gameplay was something special as well. We have a real gem here, and a game that no one who has even a passing interest in platformers should miss.