First up this was a 3DS launch title and yes it may be a port but to me its the second-best launch title for the 3DS. I had never experienced Rayman 2 before this and now I know why its held in such high regards this is one of the best 3D platformers of all time. This game, this fantastic, game though does have its problems many of which are just personal the graphics may not be up to par with Ocarina of Time 3D, Super Mario 3D Land. or Resident Evil: The Mercinaries but its not bad either personally I don't care about graphics. Another problem is sound quality don't get me wrong the music sounds amazing but its not loud enough or clear enough for my tastes, but a solution to this is earbuds. The gamplay is why your going to play a platformer and Rayman does some of the best you will ever see its fun and inventive yet not strafing to far from normal plaforming standards. You may be still wondering why a port deserves such a high score...because its a good port if your looking to get your platforming fill out of the 3DS I highlly recommend Super Mario 3D Land, Sonic Generations, and Rayman 3D. Rayman 3D is a port if your looking for the best experience I recommend finding the N64 or Dreamcast version but this is also avalible on PS1, PS2, and DS.
Game it's not so bad. If there will be no problems with framerate and ghosting, it's pretty good game. Unfortunately Rayman 3D have problem with framerate when a lot is happening on the screen. I think 3DS should handle that pretty easily, so it's look like issues with code. Another game killer is a problem with ghosting. Some objects (Rayman mostly) have duplicates floating around. Because of that sometimes it's hard to focus on that what is happening on the screen. I have about 20% of game, but I'm tired of issues. Going to return it tomorrow.
posted by FuzzyLogic (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL) Jun 9, 2013
Member since Jun 2013
This game is "Rayman 2: The Great Escape" ported, once again, to another platform. You can find this game on the original Nintendo DS, now the 3DS, the PC, iOS, N64, and i believe the playstation(?) Rayman 2 is considered one of the absolute best in the 3D platforming genre. Now don't get me wrong it's a great game but this is a horrible port. The frame rate is atrocious, one minute its in 60 and it looks beautiful then it jumps around to 30 and back constantly switching for no real reason. The 3DS can handle this game. Super Street Fighter IV 3D edition runs in 60fps if you turn off the 3D effects, why can't Rayman?
The touch screen is used to track collectibles, that's it. For the first two levels, there's nothing on it. It's lazy and unimaginative.
Ubisoft keeps re-releasing this game over and over. I say that if you want to play this game play it on your phone if you can. The iOS version i played was better, more consistent, and cheaper too. But that's off Topic. Just don't buy it. That is all.
P.S. I am a Rayman fan and I DO enjoy Rayman 2, just not on the 3DS. Looking forward to what the series has coming in the future.