Summary: This game is awesome, but it's hard!!! I can only play two or three levels at a time before my nerves are shot and I have to take a break. It's not like other games where I can play them for hours on end. Nevertheless the game is beautiful, creative, varied & offers a lot of bang for the buck. I think I'll go with 4.5 stars on this one. EDIT: Just set up a kick arse 5.1 surround system only to discover that this game doesn't have surround sound! What's up with that?
Summary: My kids play this, so this review is their thoughts upon my questioning them. Graphics and gameplay are average compared to similar games. Game looks fine but nothing special. Gameplay is not complicated, even pretty young kids (7+) will grok the controller moves easily. Main pro is that getting killed doesn't knock you back far at all. This actually might be something adult gamers appreciate more than kids.
Summary: Pros: Very rewarding, very fast-paced, and lots of variety in enemies & environments. Levels are beautiful, and the game's fairly lighthearted. There's a decent amount of variety in level design/goals, especially with the optional levels. Tons of extras, and weekly challenges keep the game fresh. Cons: Story mode is on the shorter side and ends on a flat note, with an easy final boss and not much of a conclusion.
Celeste "Vodka, Apple Pucker & Sweet 'n' Sour", Amazon
3 November 2013
Summary: Rayman Legends takes a fantastic game in Rayman Origins and makes it bigger, better and more accessible. I only recently played Rayman Origins and was blown away by the 2D platformer. As the name implies it takes Rayman back to the roots of the franchise. I still remember playing Rayman on my Atari Jaguar and Origins really took me back, but with stunning high definition artwork and silky smooth framerates.
Lots of fun, but the later levels are too difficult for me
Quoad Toad, Amazon
10 October 2013
Summary: Rayman Legends is a lot of fun. The music and graphics evoke a sense of whimsy. I found myself smiling at the silliness and creativity of the different levels. The goal of Rayman Legends is to rescue as many teenies as possible. The levels are varied - there's a mix of levels that require speed and others that require a bit of thought. When I first started the game, the number of levels seemed almost limitless.
Summary: I have got to come clean. Though I have been aware of the Rayman titles for some time now, I have never played one of the games. Shame on me, because I have been missing out. Very much in the spirit of Mario and Sonic, the new Rayman Legends is a great platformer. My son and I had a great time laughing and screaming at our TV. We found distinct methods to complete each level.
Summary: From all these Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed video games where there's killing and even the trash that is Grand Theft Auto, here is a game that is great for kids. The Rayman series have always been about fun and great animation. This one is even better. Graphics are incredible. It looks like you are watching a cartoon. There are great subtle effects such as foreground objects being out of focus to give the illusion of depth for objects in the background.