"It's downright gorgeous and a total blast to play alone or with friends. A truly realized vision at the top of its genre, Rayman Origins is an extravaganza with plenty of action to keep it fresh from start to finish and beyond." - IGN.com
"Rayman Origins is a wonderful 2D platformer whose goofy charm will have you smiling all the way through." - Gamespot.com
The Glade of Dreams is up in arms again!
This idyllic world, where there is usually little more to do than eat, sleep, play (and enjoy a friendly fray or two among friends), is up to its eyeballs in trouble.
It seems Rayman and his heroic gang of hilarious misfits has kicked off a war with just a little snoring! Their nightmarish neighbors from the Land of the Livid Dead don’t seem to share the same taste in music and have come to crash the party!
Never ones to shy away from a challenge, Rayman and his friends are more than happy to knock these nasty killjoys back to oblivion, especially since it involves saving nymphs, making mischief, and earning fantastic new powers to make even more mischief. And this won’t be the first time! As it turns out, the funloving Creator of the Glade, known as Bubble Dreamer, is a highly sensitive being whose every mood impacts the Glade for good or bad¦ Rayman has had to beat back the creatures of Bubble Dreamer’s nightmares before, and that’s what he, Globox, and the crafty Teensy casters are going to do again before the fabric of the Glade falls to pieces and their entire world fades like a bad dream.
Michel Ancel, celebrated creator of Rayman®, Beyond Good & Evil® and the Raving Rabbids® returns to his roots to bring us Rayman® Origins: a high-definition, 2D side¬scrolling, platforming adventure in full 4-player co-op!
Play Rayman Origins and discover or rediscover the magical universe and legendary 2D gameplay that captured the hearts of millions of fans…
Rebirth of a Platforming Legend: It’s been 15 years since the first launch of Rayman. Rayman Origins brings back many of the classic characters, revived in their original 2D form, as well as a whole new world of characters and environments. Discover the roots of Rayman by collecting pieces of the Glade’s history, and assemble them to reveal the truth behind Rayman’s origins.
4-Player, Jump-In/Jump-Out, Co¬op Gameplay: Play as Rayman in the solo campaign, or have up to threefriends jump in at any time to play as Globox or as one of the two Teensies. Players can leave at any time without affecting the others’ progression.
Unique Approach to 2D Art: A rich world with over 100 characters and 12 unique environments created by some of the VG’s most reputed artists and animators. This creative approach to 2D design will recapture the hearts of platformer fans and introduce a new generation to one of the industry’s best-loved characters in his original 2D form.
A Vast Playground: Rayman Origins includes over 60 levels of 2D platforming gameplay designed for all ages and playing styles. Unlock new abilities progressively and return to previous levels to discover new paths and secrets.
Variety of Gameplay: Rayman Origins is a platformer at its core, but it has elements of many game genres. Rayman, Globox and the Teensies gain unique abilities as they progress through the adventure, including swimming, diving and the sensational “HairlyCopter”. The game also features many elements of action, adventure and beat-‘em-up gameplay.
Epic Boss Fights: A giant pink monster with hundreds of eyes… A possessed, mountainous golem… An evil daisy-cum-carnivorous plant… Rayman Origins will put players to the test with these and many morechallenging boss battles!
*SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS AT TIME OF RELEASE: ATI® RADEON® : X600XT, X1300, HD2400, 3000/4000/5000/6000/7000 series NVIDIA GeForce® : 6800/7300/8500/9400/220/430/520 series
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Rayman has always been a strange franchise. It started as a 2D platformer for the Jaguar and got really famous when it was released on the Playstation. Then, Rayman 2 came out and it was in 3D. Then Rayman 3 took a totally different approach than its predecessor. And today there is Rayman Origins. It's a 2D platformer game with wacky humor and gorgeous visuals and soundtrack. The gameplay is nicely done. It's even a lot better than in the original Rayman. And while there is no "Life system" per se, the game is still quite challenging (Oh that last level...). It might be a shocking thing to say but I think that Rayman Origins is the western platformer that got the closest to the Super Mario Bros games' level of quality.
When you play Origins first thing you noticed is games art design which is very striking and pleasing to eyes. Rayman origins combines platforming element from other platformer games with very basic controls.Even power-ups are so basic when compare to other games.Things flow in a very enjoyable way and there is lost of levels and collectables to make you replay the previous levels.Game also has local co-op which is very enjoyable with your up to 3 friends.The is no online multiplayer where you race against other player unfortunately.Rayman Origins is one of the best plaftormer game of this generation.
This game is a total must have for the Rayman and platformer fans. The music is catchy, the graphic is cute and it perfectly fits the drawn world of Rayman. I used to play Rayman games as a kid and 'Rayman Origins' is a nostalgic journey to the past. The co-op mode makes it even better, so don't hesitate, because fun awaits you!
Rayman Origins is very good return to series roots. After some romance with 3D graphics we are back to good old 2D challenging platforming. And while first Rayman was, with some exceptions, rather slow one, Origins is fast paced, especially when chasing the cage. Completing the levels aren't that hard, but doing this with the best score is a challange, even for veteran gamers. And there is a great co-op where every player control different character (but it is possible to change who you control even in single player, so you are not stuck with Rayman himself). All platform fans - buy it. All Rayman fans probably already did.
I couldn't help myself not giving an hundred out of hundred to this masterpiece. This game is easily the best 2D platformer I've ever played. I haven't actually played the original Rayman games; this was actually my first Rayman game and I got hooked to it. You play as Rayman (or you can choose another hero, if you like) and your mission is to save The Glade of Dreams. The levels are challenging enough and the "Skull Coins" are placed in tricky places. The game is really cute. You'll spend your time enjoying every bit and detail of this game. The game engine is superior. The enemies and all are well made. This game also has amazing soundtrack. You'll enjoy your levels with the sound, I guarantee it. The gameplay feels smooth and not-annoying (even if you die 100 times). I couldn't find a single negative thing about this game (except full-online multiplayer, which kind-of not suits this game). The levels are well made, well detailed and well organized. The gameplay is really varied, making sure you're never bored. You'll find how amazing the developers have worked on the level design. The detail, the life and the colour Ubisoft has given to this game simply is very difficult to find in any modern-day game. It also has amazing 4-player co-op feature, grab more controllers and have fun! The boss fights remind you of the good old days and require you to use your brain to figure out their weak points. I'd like to conclude this review by calling this game an innovation in platforming video game genre and as a masterpiece and also as a huge example of how enjoyable video games are made. This game is probably the best Ubisoft game ever made and will ever be made.
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