More Reviews
REVIEWS Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping S Review
Mario vs. Donkey King: Tipping Stars is the newest Nintendo puzzler that wants to be played for a long, long time to come.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 -- E Review
In this second chapter we see the "survival" part of "survival horror" come charging into the forefront.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Amplitude (2015) Preview
The music-blasting cult classic returns in glorious HD.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Screamride
Release date: Out Now

Helldivers
Release date: Out Now

BLADESTORM: Nightmare (working title)
Release date: 03/17/15

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones
Release date: 04/01/15


LATEST FEATURES Don't Miss These Smaller Games at PAX East 2015
PAX East always features smaller projects that are no less exciting, and this year's lineup looks to continue the trend.

15 Criminally Underappreciated Titles in the PS2 Library
The PlayStation 2 turns 15 today! Better get off the road, everyone, because someone's getting a driving permit!

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
A Means to Disseminate Honest-to-God Leaks
By oblivion437
Posted on 02/02/15
Wikileaks, though technically not a wiki, provides an easy means to disseminate information that some find it desirable to share against the wishes of those who find it desirable to keep secret. Aside from the morality of the leaking itself, such a service provides a look into the activities of...

Rayman Legends Preview

Anthony_Severino By:
Anthony_Severino
06/08/12
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Action / Platformer 
PLAYERS 1- 5 
PUBLISHER Ubisoft 
DEVELOPER Ubisoft 
RELEASE DATE Out Now
E10+ Contains Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief

What do these ratings mean?

Giving Mario a run for his coins.


After seeing the sleeper hit masterpiece that Ubisoft and Michael Ancil created with Rayman Origins, Legends was on my list of must-see games at E3. At the Nintendo booth, I got to Rayman: Legends directly after my time with the latest Super Mario outing, and it’s a hard truth to swallow, but Mario is no longer the king of platforming.



The gameplay, while following the exact same formula and mechanics as Origins, has been improved upon in every way. It’s hard to believe that running, jumping, and punching could be smoother, but oh, how it is!

The gorgeously rendered 2D backgrounds are more alive than before with 3D effects, like swooping dragons popping in and out all over. Secret areas are hidden extremely well, and the reward for discovering one is greaternot because of any bonus, but because each hidden area offers up a unique puzzle or mini-game, changing up the pacing and adding some variety.



Four-player co-op is back, but you can also add a fifth player if four Wiimotes and one Wii U Gamepad are used. At a glance, the player with the Wii U Gamepad is there for no other reason but to collect Lums, much like the second player in Mario Galaxy collects stars. But with the tilt and touch features of the Wii U, the Gamepad player becomes vital for puzzles and certain aspects of platforming progression. This was the innovation I was looking for at Nintendo’s E3 booth, and it wasn’t even Nintendo giving it to me. I couldn’t help but ponder if the same was possible using the PlayStation 3 and the Vita (we’ll have to wait and see).

Rayman: Legends ended up being my favorite title at Nintendo’s booth, and among my favorites of the show. Like Origins, it’s likely not high priority on anyone’s radar, but it really should be
Tags:   E3, Wii U, Ubisoft, Rayman
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.

More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

 


More information about Rayman Legends


More On GameRevolution