on January 19, 2013
I'm a very competitive individual. I played Battlefield 3, Black Ops 2, Assassin's Creed Series, Fable 2, Forza 3, Uncharted 1 and 2, Dishonored... etc. Mostly all games that got good scores. But most of the time, I spend my time on Online shooting games. Online shooting games are very addicting but frustrate the hell out of me. No matter how good you are in shooting games, there would always be frequent times where you get pissed and angry. Whether it's technical issue like online lag, glitches, bad net node, bullet lag, ping issue or you just suck during that time, these games create some sort of inner anger/rage and stress which sometimes conclude to a rage quit or a broken controller or TV. Fortunately for me, I never got to the point where I broke any of my equipments because of these rage. Regardless, of how addicting these games are, they always leave you with this unsatisfying anger or stress time to time.
That's when I got Rayman. This games makes me feel like a kid again. It's an old school 2D game but modernize. This is one of the games that got me addicted but put a smile in my face at all times. It's for everyone. Whether playing alone or playing with friends, this will get you addicted and challenge you but at the same time makes you relax which creates a different kind of fun. An actual PURE FUN.
One of the best 2D platformer control. You run using RT and use analog stick to move your direction of your character and direction of your attack. You can jump by pressing A and B to attack. But with these few buttons Rayman can do a lot of things. Unlike Mario where you just stomp your enemies. Rayman can do a lot of things not just stomping his enemies. He can punch, side kick, spin run punch, jump kick, charge punch, down smash, uppercut, kart wheel, Indiana Jones dive and much more. But at the same time they are easy to do. On top of that, the controls are very very responsive and natural. It feels like your hand is Rayman itself. You go to different worlds and themes from gorgeous jungle region to icy or even fiery levels. There are a lot of varieties in the world. You fight creatures and Bosses and encounter creative platform designs by either yourself or up to 3 of your friend can join you LOCALLY. Any of your buddy can easily hop in the game by pressing start. You and your friends can even change your characters. This game is so much fun and friendly entertaining. But no matter how friendly this game is, this will challenge you. The levels will eventually get from easy and fun to fun epicly hard. No matter how hard this game can be, it will never anger you like most games do. The control is so tight and the platform levels are well designed that it won't give you that frustrating or cheap death. The controls are spot on. Also for coop gameplay, don't be afraid for bringing any of your noob friends to the game because it won't hinder you. In fact, it actually might help you. Because even if you buddy died, he will turn into a bubble where he can float and touch you. When he touches you or punch his floating bubble body, he comes back to the game! If you then died, your buddy can act as an extra life where you can then touch him. Speaking of extra life, you have unlimited number of tries. There are no game over, or restart the level. There are checkpoints. So your buddy will always have fun while you also have fun. But regardless of that extra help, this game will still CHALLENGE you.
BEAUTIFUL. This game is so beautiful that it made me sing this one song from One Direction band. No homo. I'm telling you, this is the most alive platform game I ever seen. Each characters express humorous emotions and the environment...wow. They're gorgeous. Whoever is the artist(s) of the levels should receive some huge bonus. Because everything seems so right and eye candy. The animation as well is very good to look at. The colors are vibrant and on top of that, it runs at 60fps.
The sound varies but mostly aims for cheerful fun melody. There are also creatures in the game that you will find that also sings along in the background music. And there are also objects that Rayman can interact that plays certain beat that also goes along with the music. Like for example, sometimes you will step or jump on a piano or drums that goes along with the environment musiic. Players can then take part of the background music and playing the game at the same time.
No online. But it still better to play someone next to your couch.
This game is cheap. There is no reason not to buy this
This game is for everyone. Whether you're a casual gamer or a hardcore gamer. As for hardcore gamer, this game is good to change the phase of usual gameplay that you are constantly expose to. No more rage quit, stress, or yelling angry to your noob team mates. It's a nice break from all that stressy gameplay because Rayman Origins will provide a relaxing cheerful new FUN gameplay but at the same time it will challenge the hell out of you! A must buy.