Review: Rayman Origins on Nintendo Wii

15th January 2012 No Comments

When the Glade of Dreams is overrun by “nefurrious”Darktoons, the Fairy Council hastily invokes Rayman to save the day; but the hero of light isn’t quite all there…To help him, Rayman teams up with his best friend, Globox, and two crafty wizards, the Teensies. Together, the world’s most hilarious team of heroes will need to restore peace to the Glade or watch as their beloved home vanishes like a bad dream…

Rayman Origins is a rare thing in today’s gaming world- it’s a platform game! It makes a refreshing change from playing shooty shooty games but Rayman Origins is a great game for more reasons than that. If you can imagine a particularly well animated cartoon and then imagine that you’re controlling the hero from the cartoon, that’s Rayman Origins. It is an utterly utterly beautiful game.

What it isn’t is easy though. It doesn’t start of fiendishly difficult and Rayman Origins certainly isn’t unfair but by the time you’re an hour or two in, you certainly feel like you’re earning your keep. Since the game looks some beautiful though, frustration rarely sets in since each new area has some clever visual tricks to captivate you. There are things to bounce on and flatten, things to swing off, hang off, there is also a fiendishly difficult bit where you have to run along and keep Rayman in a spotlight, or the bats will get him!

If you love great fun games, you simply must get Rayman Origins, its brilliant.

Claire Walsh

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