Excerpt: Rayman Origins is unlike anything else on the market. Not only is it colorful, preposterous and manic, but it's a genuine rarity: a high resolution sidescrolling platformer released at retail. It's also one hell of a game and an old school experience that transports its players back in time – a time when consoles were connected with RF-units. To play Rayman Origins is to feel like a kid again. The grin; the joy; and the frustration; it's all in here.
Excerpt: The Raving Rabbids have been holding down the Rayman fort for the past few years now, but it’s about time the title character got back in on the action. Rayman Origins marks the triumphant return of the limbless protagonist, but this time in a more scaled-back fashion. The newest entry abandons the 3D world in favor of a more stylized and straightforward approach, and it’s all the better for it.
Pros: Imaginative level design, Responsive controls, Eye-popping art style
Cons: Lackluster local co-op, No support for online co-op
Summary: Rayman Origins delights and amazes at every turn. Everything from the art style to the characters to the settings is brimming with creativity, and while the platforming is definitely challenging, you won't be able to play this game without a huge smile on your face.
Pros: Hand-drawn animation is stunning, Unfettered creativity on display inside each pixel, Co-op adds competition and eases frustrations
Cons: Uneven checkpoints in places, No online co-op
Excerpt: If you owned a SNES and/or Mega Drive (AKA Genesis) way back when, your gaming life would have been spent riding a surfboard of pleasure over a stormy sea of side-scrolling platformers. Many were terrible. Many were not; many were carefully crafted adventures that considered fun and wonder rights rather than privileges where gamers are concerned. Do you remember these games? Rayman Origins certainly does.
Conclusion: Rayman: Origins flows from left to right through different challenges and across difficult terrain including rapid waters and varying winds delivering hours of instant fun. Initially, Origins is quite easy as it acclimatises the gamer to the controls and gameplay. It sure did trick us into believing the whole game would be a breeze. This isn't the case. The difficulty steadily climbs throughout the game with levels becoming somewhat more challenging as you progress.
Conclusion: Au final, le jeu n'est conseillé qu'à ceux qui n'ont pas la possibilité de le faire sur un autre support. Rayman Origins reste génial sur 3DS mais les quelques défauts de cette version ne sont pas négligeables : un effet de flou, des couleurs moins belles, des saccades, une maniabilité un peu plus hasardeuse et un multijoueur absent. Bref, il s'agit bien d'une inferior version... d'un jeu mythique que vous vous devez de faire.
Pros: Le jeu est toujours aussi génial, Des musiques réussies, des graphismes splendides, Quasiment tout le contenu du jeu original présent sur la cartouche...
Cons: ... sauf le mutljoueur malheureusement, L'ajout streetpass anecdotique, La 3D qui ne sert à rien, Un effet de flou, Des baisses de framerate, Une maniabilité plus douteuse