• October 31, 2014

Game On: 'Rayman: Legends' of the fall season leaves you satisfied

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013 4:30 am | Updated: 9:13 am, Fri Sep 13, 2013.

"Rayman Legends"

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Ubisoft

ESRB Rating: E, for Everyone

Grade: 4.5 stars (out of 5)

Someday we'll look back and applaud the incredible run of the "Rayman" franchise. It flies under the radar (in terms of advertising budgets and launch events), yet consistently overdelivers quality entertainment.

"Legends" continues the successful string of games with a hyperkinetic game that throws madness at you, yet makes perfect sense. The action flows fluidly, if you can remember to breathe as you attempt to navigate the mazes. Timing means everything here as you race along this 2-D platformer trying to avoid its many pitfalls and traps.

Yes, you can approach levels with caution and patience, but you won't find them any easier. The screen sparkles with activity and quickly emerges you in the best-looking game of the series. The design quality never dips, whether you are in water or taking on monsters doused in flames.

Hidden collectibles, levels from past games in the series and the various multiplayer options all combine to provide an experience soaked in fun. The learning curve is gentle, but when you get to the middle and later levels, the difficulty is noticeable. No doubt once you enter the zany world Rayman inhabits, you won't want to leave. "Legends" stakes its claim as one of the finer games of the fall-release season.

© 2014 Scripps Howard News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

Entertainment Events

Movie Trailers