By Paul Iuzzolino 9/5/13
Rayman has had some success over the years with Rayman 3D and Rayman Arena, but he hasn't really made his mark in the gaming industry. He came back into existence in 2011 with Rayman Origins, which was voted the second best game in 2011. This game sparkled Rayman's career and now he's back in Rayman Legends. This game has been claimed as one of the best titles of all time. Rayman Legends is a sequel to Rayman Origins. In Rayman Legends, Rayman, Globox, and the Tennsies are walking though a forest when they come across a tent filled with paintings that tell a story of a magical world. When they look at a painting of a medieval world, they are pulled into the world and the game begins. Now it's up to you and your friends to go through each painting and save the day. This was the original plot by Ubisoft but it was changed to his story: The Glade of dreams has changed; now horrible nightmares have spread through the world, creating even more devilish monsters, such as devils and toads. With the aid of Murfy, Rayman and Globox awake and now must fight these monsters and save the Tennsies. There is a total of one hundred and twenty levels for you to explore to defeat these monsters. When you play this game, you will control Rayman the same as if you were playing Rayman Origins. Players who played Rayman Origins should have no trouble get accustomed to the physics of Rayman Legends, which are primarily the same.
The handling of the game is good, but what really makes this game amazing is the level design. Players are introduced to fresh and invigorating levels. Every level provides a unique and exciting challenge in a truly superb way. For instance, in one level you have to outrun a wall of fire while avoiding falling metal logs with spikes attached to them. In another level, the bridges starting falling as you jump from each one, so you have to move pretty quick. Also in this game is a female character named Barbara, and a character named Murfy who first appeared in Rayman 2 The Great Escape. Murfy assists you throughout the game, helping you get past obstacles and other things as well. Murfy can also help you by cutting ropes that hold switches to activate mechanisms. In some ways, Rayman Legends is very multiplayer encouraged; even though the game is single-player based, it would be more fun to go through the levels with friends. You wouldn't find a head ups display for each playable character; the characters are there though if you want to play with someone. The one disappointing feature that would probably disappoint gamers who like to play online is that there is no online multiplayer.
Because this feature doesn’t exist, the game seems to lose some steam; the game is still a critically acclaimed game, but not having online multiplayer is a real letdown for gamers. The musical stages are really well designed in this game; they add versatility to the game. Rayman Legends has a very fast paced gameplay to it, and this pace is seen through every level. Visually, the game is very polished; you could easily see the characters in every environment and background. The graphics do pop out a lot in the game, giving a nice feeling to it. Overall, this game is very impressive; the graphics are amazing and the gameplay is flawless. Also the level design is really impressive; every level offers it's own variety of fun and entertainment. If you loved Rayman Origins, you will fall in love with Rayman Legends in the first few minutes of gameplay.
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