Publicado: 12 de Diciembre
For the longest time, I felt rather odd around this game. I never bothered to buy this rather affordable title for years since it came out, and despite its popularity, I just didn't feel like getting it for some reason. Then one day, a sale came around, and as I was looking around for bargins, I came across this title for a nice little price. I was torn between a few other titles I wanted, but then I decided to get out of my comfort zone and try something I never was too interested in.
Turns out it was worth it, even if it ticked me off near the end.
In an age full of mindless shooters, zombie surviver deathmatches, and "retro" games that hardly feel retro and more lazy in the art department, Rayman Origins is a game that shows us that you don't need any of that rubbish to be a good game. You can be a 2D platformer and still look good at the same time, and best of all, it has difficulty that scales with the levels, so the further you go, the harder things get. None of that so called "hardcore" platforming crap where they claim they designed the levels poorly intentionally.
Ranting aside, this truely is a nice return to form for Rayman, even if the story is rather confusing and the gameplay, while it starts out fun and simple at first, soon gets really hard and demanding as more mechanics come into play, sometimes to the point that you die over and over again at a single point of the game until you either master it or get lucky.. But thankfully, there are plenty of save points, so it at least reduces the frustration, even near the end of the game.
Now, the game isn't perfect, sure. As I said earlier, sometimes you'll come across levels that'll kick you in the balls over and over again, turning your happy little mood into a mood of pure annoyance, if not rage due to the near-percise actions needed for some parts of the game (as one person noted, it is almost like a quick time event, but without the "Press x to not die" system in place). However, as ♥♥♥♥ed off as I would get at these levels, I still powered through, and even if you couldn't, the game will allow you to skip some levels if they prove too hard for some players, which is a kind gesture I suppose, if sometimes insulting.
In short, while I don't recommend this to casual gamers, those looking for a real, honest challenge might find this a lovely title to invest in. And best of all, you can play with your friends, should you have any, which might make the game easier or harder, depending on if your friends are jerks or not.