Rayman® Legends Review: The Iconic Platformer is Back
Rayman® Legends is an award-winning cross-platform 2D side-scrolling platform game by Ubisoft Montpellier. This game is a sequel of Rayman Origins and the 5th game in the series. You have to play for a fable character Rayman and his friends to defeat the Bubble Dreamer nightmares that flood the universe. You can download Rayman® Legends for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS Vita, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, and Windows.
Rayman® Legends game is powered by the proprietary UbiArt Framework engine. It allowed developers to produce smooth 2D vector animation. All arts of the game are beautifully sharp and vibrant, so it looks similarly great on all screen sizes. Unfortunately, there’s no 4K version so far.
Rayman® Legends gameplay style is the same as Rayman Origins. It’s playable for up to 4 players, depending on the mode you choose. In both solo and multiplayer campaigns, you have to walk through levels simultaneously, collect lumes, fight with nightmare monsters, and save Teensies from death. The basic list of playable characters, such as Rayman, Globox, and Teensies got extended with Barbara and her little sisters. You have to rescue them to unlock.
The plot hasn’t changed a lot since the previous game. It’s still superficial, but funny. You have to team up with Rayman’s friends after the century-long sleep to liberate Teencies from the Bubble Dreamer's nightmares. They have become more powerful since Rayman Origins, so you have to pass more challenges and bring peace back to the universe.
The controls in this franchise are perfectly optimized for desktop and console inputs. Touchscreen panels of Wii U, PS Vita, and PS4 allow you to take control over Murphy to reach hard-to-get places where necessary.
Replay Value: 5
Rayman® Legends full game includes 80 basic levels and 40 unlockable levels that are the remastered versions of Rayman Origins best levels. Try to collect all lucky tickets to unlock them. You can also take part in daily and weekly global online challenges. The more objectives you complete, the more Awesomeness points you score. Each new position on the leaderboard opens new challenge stages.
It was a pleasure to make this Rayman® Legends review as Ubisoft managed to make their company-face game even better than its legendary precursors. They made more exciting levels, gorgeous soundtrack with hits like Eye of The Tiger and Black Betty, juicy visuals, and many playable characters. Rayman series has proved its imperishability once again.
Download Rayman® Legends to try one of the best platformer games ever! It’s the biggest Rayman game so far.
Pros : 120 levels daily and weekly online challenges;
Sharp, vibrant art in classic Rayman style;
Several playable characters;
Up to 4 players in a cooperative;
Multiple mechanics and types of challenges.
Cons : Murphy isn’t playable in multiplayer on PC;
No 4K version.
Replay Value 5