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.
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.
Pros: Imaginative level design, Responsive controls, Eye-popping art style
Cons: Lackluster local co-op, No support for online co-op
Summary: Straddling a thin line between demanding and forgiving, Rayman Origins is a rare 2D platformer that owes a debt of gratitude to the past without being burdened by it. There's an unyielding level of difficulty bubbling beneath the surface of this terrific side-scroller, but it's complemented by a...
Pros: Beautifully detailed art design, Absurdly charming sense of humor, Difficult portions never feel cheap, Precise, reliable controls, Plenty of variety
Cons: Inconsistent bosses, Unlocking later levels requires scouring for collectibles
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: has finally made it to the 3DS. It's taken its own sweet time, but the newest adventures of the loose-limbed nose-beast that defies rational explanation is now on the Nintendo handhelds. The story is exactly the sort of blink-eyed nonsense you'd expect from the creature who sprung the
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.
Conclusion: On pensait Ubisoft perdu dans les limbes, préférant nous sortir des suites à Assassin's Creed et des mauvais jeux mettant en scène les Lapins Crétins… et pourtant ! L'éditeur français est de retour dans nos cœurs avec un Rayman Origins qui se révèle être au moins l'un des meilleurs jeux de l'année.