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The game is very similar to the PS3 version except lack of co-op and addition of control methods special to the Vita. This game translates really well to a handheld. For me it was a must own launch title (so I kept it).
1) great graphics
2) tight controls
3) really well suited to a handheld system
Must admit, I didn't really like this on my PS3 (I gave it a 5 or a 6). However, despite it being essentially the identical game, it scores an 8 here.
Much like the brilliant Mario 3DS, it is made for a portable. Bite size levels, pick up and play, perfect for a quick game on a train or wherever you are. Also, not too hard on battery life. I managed to play for 4 hours on a plane without it dying.
Rayman Origins is a beautiful platformer filled with charm, uniqueness, and fun. The graphics are gorgeous, the characters funny and unique, and variety is robust. Now, all these factors tie into a fun game, but also an incredibly difficult one. I'm all for a game that challenges me, but Rayman Origins crosses the line sometimes. There are certain stages where honestly, it becomes the opposite of fun and I'm playing just to finish, rather than to have fun. I'm not saying the game isn't fun, it seriously is. And addicting to. It is definitely one of the better platformers out there. Great, smooth gameplay, its funny, entertaining, and keeps you having fun. Until it gets frustrating. It kills me sometimes how I'll end up redoing the same thing dozens of times, because I can't make some stupid jump and react fast enough. The checkpoints need to be better if the developers are going to make it this hard. And unfortunately they didn't. Also unfortunate is that the controls are sometimes a little unresponsive. There have also been numerous times when I die because my jump doesn't register or I begin to hover to late. This gets old quickly, and means you have to retry stages when you really shouldn't. Maybe this is better on console, but here, it's sadly not.
Some people may like games this difficult, I don't. When I'm not screaming at it, I'm loving it. But I find myself getting angry at it more than having fun. I recommend it all the way, just be careful. Do not expect a fun, easy, family game. This is a hardcore game all the way.
posted by LuckyBuck (BATTLE CREEK, MI) Mar 5, 2012
Member since Mar 2009
Rayman Origins is the first game I played on the PS Vita. The game is beautiful and very engaging from beginning to the end.
Plot: There is a story to this game but, it is not anything in depth. The plot is close to the early NES games, where the game throws you in right away and, after awhile, you figure out the bare minimum of the plot. If you do not read the instructions, you would not know the details of the story.
The Game Play :The game is a simple platform where you run, jump, swim, and glide your way throughout an abundance of levels. The levels start off very easy but, as your progress, the levels get challenging. At times, you will get frustrated, which if you are a thrower of controllers, you should consider getting a the console version.
Replay Value and Trophy: The replay value is limited. Once you beat some levels you unlock ghost levels. You can play the ghost levels but, there is no trophy for them. The trophies are for the most part easy until you get to the last levels and especially Livid Dead level. The Livid Dead level is near impossible and takes precision, patience and a little luck to finish. The Vita makes it nice because you can pause the game, set it down and come back to it later.
Overall: The game is fun and rewarding when you get those hard trophies. The game is family friendly except for a couple of levels when you meet busty Nymphs. They are cartoonish looking but, if you find that offensive, you should not give the game to your child.