Going back to the old school has never been as cool as it is with Rayman Origins. A star from the past and what used to be one of the most iconic gaming characters makes a comeback to the modern days in the most delightful way. Born in 1995 and after going through a lot of changes in the game style, even adventuring in the 3D game scene, Rayman Origins marks the long-awaited revival of the character.
About the game
Not only does this game represent the comeback of the Rayman character, but it's also one of the best examples of a pure platform game. Giving close to no importance to the plot, Rayman focuses completely on the gameplay.
But when a game has pretty much no argument to explore or to be based on, the gameplay part has to be pretty well developed, and luckily it is. The game design goes back to the roots of gaming, focusing more on making the game an entertaining and joyful experience. An incredibly simple game that delivers to be one of the purest and most entertaining experiences we've seen in a long time.
A fresh new start
Indeed, Rayman is probably still not the king of platformer games, and it never truly was. But it is still incredible what they managed to create when making this beautiful title. You can feel how much love was put into developing this title. The art style, the gameplay, the level design, everything is simply beautiful when it comes to this title.
It's comparable to what they did when they made Sonic Generations, a game that evokes so many memories and brings back what made them great to start with. However, Rayman Origins did something much more impressive, as it didn't just relent in the nostalgia to make it great. Instead, it starts off a new legacy, improving everything nice in the series and making it even more enjoyable.
Rayman Origins is all-around a game that will make you happy, it will make you smile and have a good time. The levels are beautiful, the gameplay is fun and exciting, there are collectibles and more. It's hard to find something negative to say about this title, there aren't a dozen more of them out there. Not often you find games that will make everyone in the room happy and have a good time.
Graphic and Visuals: The art department really did a great job here. The levels are beautifully crafted, the characters and their animations look amazing. The whole game is visually precious and a masterpiece, even with how simple it is.
Gameplay: The controls are simple, but they are enough for the game. Working out great it even manages to feature a cooperative mode. Not only two players can enjoy this amazing title, but four players can have fun with this game at the same time. Not that many platformers dare to do this, but it works flawlessly here.
Sound: The sound fits perfectly with this game, it goes along with the art style and blends in the most natural way with the whole atmosphere the game builds up. A joyful soundtrack for a joyful game.
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