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: 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.
Conclusion: Each boss battle brings a great element and challenge to legends that gamers will enjoy. Rayman Legends is a fantastic platformer and quite possibly the best one I've played. With the difficulty nicely balanced, stunning visuals, smooth controls, and over 120 levels the action never stops. Rayman Legends does not disappoint and is definitely a GOTY contender.
Excerpt: Two years ago, Rayman Origins hit every platform imaginable and dazzled with a combination of slick gameplay, inventive level design, and stunning visuals that made it the definitive 2D platformer of the generation. However, its sales weren’t exactly all that hot and it led fans to wonder if a follow-up was coming.
Excerpt: Michael Ancel is a creative genius. The mind behind such franchises as Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil, Ancel oversaw the development of Rayman Legends as the game's director. He is Ubisoft's French equivalent of Nintendo's Miyamoto or Konami's Kojima. In a word, Ancel is a titan in the industry.