Rayman Legends Review: Fun Platformer With a Great Art Style

Rayman Legends is a platformer video game developed and published by Ubisoft. It is the fifth main installment in the Rayman series and was released worldwide on February 26, 2013, for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo 3DS. A sequel to the 2011 game Rayman Origins, Legends is based on its predecessor's side-scrolling gameplay mechanics. The game features cooperative gameplay and introduces a new competitive multiplayer mode.

Rayman Legends received critical acclaim upon release, with praise directed at its visuals, level design, soundtrack, and gameplay. The game won several awards, including "Best Platformer" and "Best Wii U Game" at the 2013 Game Critics Awards. It was also nominated for "Game of the Year" and "Best Multiplayer Game" at the 2013 D.I.C.E. Awards and won the latter award.

The game sold well, becoming one of the best-selling games on Wii U and PlayStation Vita within a month of its release in each region. As of the time of this review, Rayman Legends has sold over five million copies worldwide.

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Story

The game follows the events of Rayman Origins and revolves around the dreams of various characters. The main character, Rayman, is tasked with saving his friends from captivity by the evil Mr. Dark. He is assisted by his friend Globox and a cast of other characters. The story is light-hearted and comedic, with several references to popular culture. Game length is around 12 hours for the main story, with many side activities and secrets to discover.

Gameplay

Game difficulty can be adjusted to accommodate players of all skill levels. The game features cooperative gameplay, allowing up to four players to play together at once. Players can use various abilities to progress through the game, such as the ability to run up walls and double jump. The game also introduces a new competitive multiplayer mode, in which players race through levels to collect coins.

Rayman Legends is a fun platformer with a great art style. The game is easy to pick up and play and is perfect for gamers of all skill levels. The cooperative gameplay is a great addition, and the competitive multiplayer mode provides hours of fun.

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Graphics and Sound

The graphics are colorful and cel-shaded, giving the game a unique look. The art style is reminiscent of Rayman Origins, but with more detail. Animation is fluid and smooth, and the game runs at a solid 60 frames per second. The soundtrack is catchy and upbeat, with a mix of electronic and orchestral elements. The sound effects are well done, and the voice acting is good.

Pros and Cons

Pros:
  • Fun platforming gameplay
  • Great art style
  • Smooth animation
  • Catchy soundtrack
  • Good voice acting
Cons:
  • A bit repetitive
  • A couple levels with uneven difficulty

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Verdict

Overall, Rayman Legends is a great platformer with a lot to offer. The game is fun and polished, with great graphics and sound. If you're looking for a fun game to play with friends, Rayman Legends is a great choice.

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