Rayman Legends is quite possibly the best 2d platformer released in the past 10 years.
It’s the follow up title to Rayman Origins (also a great game) and if you missed it, 40 of the stages from Origins have been included in Legends as additional re-mastered content.
It features over 120 different stages each with varying atmosphere, amazing music, and plenty of hidden collectibles. Each of the levels are hand drawn and beautiful to look at. Despite not being overly impressive on a technical level, Rayman uses a timeless style. While games like Crysis 3 probably won’t look that great 10 years from now, Rayman Legends will no doubt retain its charm.
The game also has multiple characters to choose from along with a host of unlockables. There are underwater stealth missions, time trials, and even musical stages where you jump to the rhythm of remixed popular songs. The inclusion of daily and weekly challenges allows you to compete with your friends, adding tons of re-playability.
If you enjoyed classic 2d platformers like Super Mario World and Donkey Kong Country, you should check out Rayman Legends as it’s the closest thing to them in this day and age.
For a more detailed review, here’s a video my friend and fellow reviewer Trent uploaded:http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=195783687
Rayman Legends also made our list for The Top 35 Games of the Generation. If you’re interested in seeing how it stacks up, check out:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWIHmom_lP4
Posted: December 27th, 2013