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Rayman: Origins is a 2D side-scrolling, platforming adventure with full four-player local co-op.
Rayman accidentally started a war with the Livid Dead, the monsters lurking beneath the otherwise peaceful Glade of Dreams.
The protagonist must work his way through a series of themed stages, collecting floating objects called "Lums", and rescuing critters known as "Electoons" from hidden cages. Reaching certain Lum targets can earn extra "Electoons", which unlock new levels and characters.
Besides of jumping Rayman learns new skills such as hovering, swimming and shrinking, bringing a compelling variety to the action, and testing your dexterity to the limits.
On your way you have to cross floating platforms, dissolving platforms, platforms that twist and turn, that bounce you into the air or slowly fall and fade.
Rayman: Origins has impressive graphics, the backgrounds are beautifully drawn and has multiple layers of action.
The levels vary from familiar takes on platforming staples – cloud levels and underwater levels – to such oddities as a world based on didgeridoos.
Alongside the standard platforming levels, there are boss encounters, and scrolling shoot-'em-up challenges in which you leap on to a mosquito and fly through formations of angry birds and spiky puffer fish.
Rayman Origins features drop-in/drop-out cooperative play for up to four players at a time and as long as one of you stays alive to free injured players from bubbles in which they become trapped when hit, progress through a level remains possible.
Everywhere there is humour and whimsy, every screen a feast of bizarre scenery and weird inhabitants.
Rayman: Origins is one of the best platforming experiences you are going to have on Steam. The game is crafted with so much love, so much humor, and does so many things right, that it is impossible not to have a blast. It is definitly worth the money.