Great multiplayer platforming romp with slapstick violence.
Common Sense Media
29 February 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Rayman Origins is a "platformer" game, which means players will go through a series of levels, each with the goal of getting from point A to point B. In addition to figuring out which way to turn through a series of winding paths and platforms, players need to avoid obstacles and defeat myriad enemies along the way.
Conclusion: Rayman: Origins feels like something that shouldn't be possible these days - an amazing, long, retail 2D platformer. While the unfortunate release date will likely hamper sales of the game, Origins is one of the best games to come out this Holiday season and one should not pass it up if they have even a remote interest in platform games. Origins is a great game to play in between sessions of Zelda: Skyward Sword and even after.
Pros: A cast of crazies, as hilarious as they are random, A long, challenging experience with much to do, Beautiful art style, looks stunning with a component cable, Multiplayer is incredibly fun, The Rabbids are finally gone
Cons: Can be relentless and cheap, Hyperactivity gets grating sometimes, Pig Latin is always annoying, Some extreme difficulty towards the end
Excerpt: When I was a child, my favorite video games were side-scrolling action games on the NES. Games like Ninja Gaiden, Castlevania, and Metroid required skill, patience, and were sometimes very difficult to master. In fact, when I was younger I wasn’t even able to beat most of these games as either the boss battles were too hard or I ran out of lives forced to start all over again.
Excerpt: Hoje em dia os jogos de plataformas 2D ganham cada vez mais qualidade estética e criatividade e o brilhante Rayman Origins é uma prova irrefutável desta afirmação. Pensado inicialmente como um jogo episódico para PSN e Xbox Live este projecto da UbiArt Framework ganhou envergadura e foi lançado em suporte físico para as 3 consolas desta geração. O interesse pelo jogo começou a surgir na apresentação do mesmo na E3 de 2010.
Pros: O estilo gráfico alucinante e a jogabilidade forte