Rayman Legends has been a bit of a sleeper hit for me. The game was released for Xbox One back in 2014 (after it was launched on other platforms in 2013) but I only received it a few weeks ago to try out. The last time I played Rayman was way back when the first one was released for the original Playstation. Really dates me as an old school gamer, eh? A lot has changed since then but it’s still just as much fun to play!
Rayman Legends Review
Rayman Legends from UbiSoft is the sequel to Rayman Origins. Rayman, the character with no arms or legs and a bright yellow-orange head, and his crew have been asleep for a year in the Glade of Dreams. However, nightmares have been growing in number and strength. It’s time for the heroes of the game to wake up for some nightmare-squashing and teensy-saving.
Rayman Legends Gameplay & Music
This 2D platformer has crisp, bright graphics and a whole lot of character. I’m not too fond of the undead levels but of the enemies are pretty hilarious.
I also enjoy the selection of characters that you can unlock to play. My favorites are Barbara (barbarian girl) and Ursula (spy girl). If you lose a life, you can restart an unlimited number of times. Two players can work together to get through the game a bit easier. Controls are pretty simple—walk, run, jump, and glide.
During each level, you have several Teensies to rescue. Some are hidden in secret hallways or down other paths. In some areas, you can signal your friend Murfy in the game to help you pass some obstacles. Then, after completing certain levels, new worlds will open up for exploring. Additional timed challenges will also become available.
Munchkin loves the role music plays in the game. The end level in each area is heavily synced with a featured track (songs you’ll surely to recognize). Each move is perfectly timed to the beat but, if you die, the music kind of screeches to an abrupt stop and you have to start the song/level again.
The beautifully-rendered Rayman Legends platformer breathes new life into the series. The characters are fun, enemies are crazy silly, and levels are extremely varied. If you’re looking for something different but not too serious, this video game won’t disappoint.
I received this game for review purposes as an UbiStars Blogger. All opinions are my own.