Excerpt: Producer: Ubi Soft Developer: Ubi Soft ERSB: Everyone Players: 1 Memory Card: 261 KB Analog Control Da Introduction: Rayman 2 explodes onto the PS2 in a vibrant Technicolored treat of nonstop cacophonous action. It's guaranteed to please fans of the series and platform jumping devotees of all stripes; so hang onto your beanie, give the propeller a spin, and let's take a detailed look at the latest offering from the folks at Ubi Soft!
Conclusion: The game play is stable and really fun – like most well done games you easily lose track of time and forget that you're playing. To combat the disorientation that can easily happen in 3D games, included is the ability to target enemies so that you stay facing your enemy but are able to move completely around the target or back away from them while still being able to defend yourself. My only complaint with the game falls into the area of camera mechanics.
Excerpt: Rayman is and always will be one of the most recognized videogame characters. It's not daily when you see a limbless character running around colorful areas, and getting rid of nasty enemies. Rayman is certainly the most unique videogame mascot ever, screw the fat plumber, enough with the hedgehog, and no more bandicoots. A limbless hero is all we need.
Excerpt: In late 1999, Rayman 2: The Great Escape hit the PC and console markets, bringing clever design, varied gameplay, and some of the freshest ideas seen in a 3D platformer. The game was not only one of the best of its genre, but it was also one of the best of that year, and through its subsequent release on every console conceivable, it was one of the best of 2000 as well.