Rayman Origins: XBox 360 Game Review
Old-school styled platformers seem to be back in full force as Rayman Origins join the mix. Read Kidzworld's game review for more details!
It's hard to imagine that anything could compete with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword in its release week, but Rayman Origins just might do it. With beautiful graphics, hours upon hours of content, and gameplay that is challenging, but rewarding, Rayman Origins is a game you should not miss.
Courtesy of Ubisoft
Courtesy of Ubisoft
The Art of Slapstick
As the original source of the Raving Rabbids, the world of Rayman has always been a little bit wacky and crazy. While this is still the case, Rayman Origins backs it up with beautiful graphics and scenery. At its core, Rayman Origins is a 2D platformer game, similar to older Super Mario games. You can play as Rayman, his best friend Globox, or as one of the silly Teensies. The entire game supports drop-in/drop-out co-op action and it's loads of fun. Explore levels, collect lums, and defeat bosses in epic battles.
As you progress through the game, you will learn new abilities or attacks that you get to keep with you forever. You can even revisit previous levels and unlock hidden stages or just beat them faster. The game will get harder as you progress, but luckily there are lots of checkpoints to help you along the way. If the base game is not challenging enough, you can try the Treasure Chest Chase, where even one mistake will force you to restart the challenge.
The Cost of Beauty
The art in Rayman Origins is really nice to look at. However, sometimes it can get so busy that it's hard to find your character on the screen and this can cost you. Overall, Rayman Origins is a super fun game for gamers new and experienced. There are many, many hours of secrets and other content in the game, making it well worth your cash.
Have Your Say!
How does Rayman Origins look to you? Does old-school styled games look exciting or should Rayman stick with Raving Rabbids games? Post your thoughts in the comments section below and discuss with other Kidzworld members!
ESRB Rating: E 10+