What this game has to do with the Rayman Raving Rabbids party games – well I quite don’t understand.
But that’s not needed – Rayman Origins is a 2D platformer where you play as Rayman, and your task is to defeat some evil force and rescue four magical sisters.
Each of the sisters that’s saved will give Rayman and friends a power – like swim underwater, run up cliffs, change size and hover.
But a few of these powers feel nothing more than a means to get through a level. And you don’t decide when you get big or small.
As you go through most levels, you collect hovering objects and find hidden areas where you rescue pink circle thingies. You get one point for getting through the level, up to two points for rescuing each hidden creatures, up to two points for getting a lot of the hovering objects, and one more point for getting through the level in a fast time.
These points are used to unlock other characters and other levels.
The level design here is great, and the boss battle are fun – some of them have you fly on a fly (weird, but that’s Rayman for you). Those levels are the ones I had the most fun with.
But the later sections of the game get really hard – and in order to finish each section, you have to get more and more points. There are times where I had to backtrack to earlier levels in that section and gather up points I didn’t get the first time around. This can really frustrate players who just want to do a speed run to the end of the game.
Rayman Origins is one game that’s a definite rent, and fans of 2D platforming games might want to buy it.
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.
I don't even know what a Raving Rabbid is. All I know is, that this game didn't quench the hype. It had interesting levels and music, but for some reason I felt like I was playing Donkey Kong Kountry. Overall it feels like a children's game. I thought it was going to be artsy fartsy, not snot nose farty, if that makes sense. I would recommend playing this game on the PS3 or 360 due to the uncomfortable playing style of the Wii remote turned sideways. This is actually the first Rayman game I have ever played, and it wasn't that bad, I just expected it to be excellent. Give it a whirl.