Posted: January 7
Rayman Legends is just so much better than Origins. I remember talking, erm.. not so positive,.. about Origins. aside from the wonderful, colorful graphics. Well, let me say that Legends is a bigger and better game in every way; customization, unlockables (oh man, they keep on coming), secrets; there seems to be much more variety this time around and I couldn't recommend this game more.
There are 6 worlds to be completed, with the last one being more of a bonus world. Each world has about 8 to 10 levels, and each level could you take at least 5 minutes to complete. So it's a big game. Add even more secret and unlockable levels to that number and you know why it's called Legends.
Each of the first 5 worlds end with a musical level where you just run, punch and avoid enemies based on the music. It's brilliant and it works very well. In general there's much more variety gameplay wise as well, with the aforementioned musical levels but there are also stealth levels, and levels where you have to rely on a (CPU controlled) co-op partner.
The animations and graphics are top notch. Rarely have I been as impressed with 2D visuals as I've been with the last few Rayman games. No words can describe how this game looks and plays, you really have to witness it for yourself. This is art !
By the way, the boss fights aren't as frustrating as the ones in Origins. There was only one boss that, in my opinion, was more of a trial-and-error boss fight, the rest of them could easily be beaten the first time around, if you pay enough attention.
Rayman Legends surprised me in a big way and I'm saddened to hear that it didn't sell all that well. It has tons of content, so much even that most games look empty in comparison.
Buy it. Cherish it. Love it. Play it. But, more importantly, enjoy it. How can this game not put a smile on anyone's face ?