In my opinion, I always thought of the Rayman game series to be geared towards children. Up until now I have never played any of the previous games. One reason I decided to try this game out, was the showcase Ubisoft put on at the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas, NV this year. When I observed others playing Rayman Legends, I immediately noticed the game was full of color and fun action. I never got any hands on experience that day, but I was sure glad I rented the game later to give it a test run.
At the start of Rayman Legends, Rayman and his hero friends are awakened by their friend Murfy. They had all been sleeping for a century and during that time the Bubble Dreamer’s nightmares grew. Rayman discovers the magician from Rayman Origins survived the explosion. Murfy informs them that the 10 princesses of the land including the Teensies have been captured by the nightmares. The heroes must then set out and put an end to the madness.
Rayman Legends seemed as if it was meant for the younger generation, but after playing it I found the game to be really entertaining for all ages. The details put into this game are excellent. From the fighting action to the background and movements throughout each level. When playing Rayman Legends, I felt like creators really took their time and put in a great effort to bring out a nice well rounded product. The game really had a lot of depth to it featuring over 120 levels which included 40 remastered levels from Rayman Origins. Each level consists of rescuing Teensies and collecting Lums. The playable character/characters move throughout the level defeating enemies and while preforming their rescues in an attempt to set things right.
As for as graphics go, I was really impressed with Rayman Legends. Everything was so colorful and smooth. I never experienced any lag or image errors while playing.
The sound was creative and matched all gameplay.
Sure, renting games first are always a safe bet, but for Rayman Legends, I will say there is no need to rent. Just buy the game if you’re looking for something the whole family can play. The game is too violent, is very entertaining and not too difficult to play.
- Awesome co-op features
- Fun and entertaining
- Not very difficult
- Better played as co-op
Style – Single-Player, Four-Player
Developer – Ubisoft Montpellier
Publisher – Nintendo, Ubisoft
Release – September 2013
4.5 – Gameplay
4.8 – Graphics
4.0 – Sound
3.5 – Entertainment
3.5 – Replay Value
About: Jake Grunwald
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