The description of the game lured me in – meeting 100s of characters, numerous worlds, and an entertaining story line. Unfortunately, the game is repetitive, too difficult (how many times can I swing on the same vine before the game decides I’ve done it right!?) and poorly written. The graphics were wonderful; however the game was infuriating at best. I don’t know how many times I had to die -on purpose- just to restart a section, or I’d miss all the lums and need to re-do the whole level. My wife and I sat hyping ourselves up just to finish the last level, because we were so mad we just wanted to quit. Once we finally finished it, the end cut scene was SPOILER ALERT a 10 second snippet of a woman saying “wow that was a nightmare!” All that work, and sitting through well over 15 minutes of credits (and you watch them twice)… for that!? We felt like morons, wondering what the hizow just happened. The characters you unlock all look identical, just in different colors. Every level was so difficult, yet repetitive. Run, and pray you don’t run into anything. Oops – did you just run into an invisible wall? Oh well – your bad. I thought this game would be relaxing and a good retro game. I wished so many times I could break it in half – too bad I had to send the disc back. The characters were fun and the puns in the level titles were great, but the fairy girls were floozies, half dressed and provocative. Then to celebrate, the characters do nice little “pelvic thrusts”, and dry hump/stroke the lum cannon. The “livid dead” seemed unnecessary and vulgar. Definitely not something I want my children playing. Overall this game did not teach me anything about the origin or rayman. I thought it would be fun for my wife and I, as well as my two 8 year old twin brothers, but for all of us it was just frustrating. Don’t worry – no creators were stressed in the making of this game – in fact they weren’t even needed. The end is exactly the same as the beginning – real creative… lame.
OK, so I was just testing the waters with this game to see if I liked it to know if I should ask for Rayman Legends for the Wii U for Christmas. I don't think I will. I got through most of the game. I liked it, but it just lacked something. I mean every level was basically the same. Collect the yellow shiny things. I definately like the 3D Rayman games better.