A trip back to the good and bad era of the 2-d platformer.
27 January 2015
Summary: I recall when I first encountered Rayman years ago. I was dazzled by the bright, colorful graphics and inventive levels. It's a tribute to the original game that, all these years later, the graphics really haven't improved all that much. Rayman Origins has a throwaway storyline, but that didn't bother me too much. What compromised the experience for me was unresponsive controls and level design. In a 2-d platform game, the controls need to be tight.
Summary: At first this game seems like a godsend. It's visually beautiful with nice themed levels and fluid framerate. The audio is about as memorable as it'll ever be for a platformer. I found the controls to be too floaty for this style of platformer one involves plentiful close shaves and relies heavily on timing. About a few hours in, the game starts to fall apart. The difficulty level becomes absurd and it just gets boring.
Summary: Rayman Origins is a very fun game, you must save the Electoons by Darktoos in the Glade of Dreams. You can play with up to 4 friends and this pays homage to the classic Rayman, it is much easier and playable, consists of 10 worlds, one of the most beautiful and challenging. In addition there is a secret world and very demanding that you unlock collecting all 10 teeth of the skull, obtainable in mini levels, 1 tooth for every world.
Summary: When I started playing rayman origins, I thought it was probably one of the greatest games every made. Now I've soured on it a little and it has fallen far in my estimation. What do I mean when I say that rayman origins is a prettier super meat boy? Well, the similarity lies in the fact that there is not a lives system. When you die, you start at the beginning of the section you're playing, or at a mid-section checkpoint. Sounds good right?
Summary: Rayman Origins is an ok game. But I think the sound and the music is way over the top and gets old fast. I only manage to play the game in short bursts just because of the tiresome sound and music design. I think that they should have stuck with the fairytale theme from the older games.
The sprites and animations are gorgeous and the game it self is quite fun.
Summary: Rayman Origins is a fantastic-looking game. It is really fun to play, especially if you play it with friends, and is the first game on PS3 that provides as much fun as the new Super Mario Bros. game on the Wii. I highly recommend it.