Rayman Is Actually Worth Playing!
I must admit as long as I’ve been a gamer I’ve never played any of the Rayman games. Sure I have been aware of his presence but never actually delved into any of the games. I was looking for a new game to play on my PS4 and my friend had also recommended that I take a look at the new Rayman game too. Noticing the game was quite cheap in comparison to the other games on the Playstation store I decided to purchase Rayman Legends. Being accustomed to many platform games the controls were easy to pick up and get the swing of. The main thing that caught my attention to this game that other games have failed to do so was the amount the amount of detail onscreen, all this done in a cartoon – hand drawn manner.
The game did remind me a little of Donkey Kong Country on Snes with their inclusion of secret bonus games placed strategically within the levels. Throughout the levels there are 10 Teensie’s to find, within this 10 are also a King & Queen Teensie to find as well. The levels are of a decent size not being overly long or too short and do have quite a bit of variety.
On particular levels you have to make use of your friends to help you out through the levels, this does come with its own comedic value. Your friends can help you out in a variety of ways ranging from Slapping the enemies on-screen or getting your friends to tickle your enemies, so much so that they are distracted leaving them open to an attack from Rayman.
Being a fan of large range of musical genres it was a nice surprise to see some of the Rayman levels incorporate familiar songs into their level designs, something which couldn’t have been no easy feat. These particular levels are usually found at the end of a chapter/series of levels. Check the video below and be pleasantly surprised how they incorporated Black Betty into the level design.
I must admit after I had finished the first series of levels I did feel a little inundated with the amount to do on this game. There seems to be countless more levels to complete and daily bonus levels to play, this quickly wore off after understanding the fully the game-hub’s layout. Some of the levels do grade you how well you have done within them, I don’t know if this is my OCD or the competitiveness within me but I feel obligated to 100% a level before moving onto the next – this doesn’t bother me in the slightest and will mean the longevity of the game will increase.
Overall this is a finely polished game with great gameplay mechanics that means the game can easily be picked up in lots of small doses or played constantly for long periods – both methods offering the same satisfaction. The humour and music thrown into the production of this game helps reinforce why this is a game most people should play.