Product Type: Ubisoft Wii games
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Rayman Origins (Wii)
Member Name: NicndDan
Rayman Origins (Wii)
Rayman has been something of a constant figure on the gaming scene for the past number of years with a variety of games, tie-ins, mini game collections and cartoons. Still going strong in 2012, Rayman Origins is the latest title in the multi format adventures of the little critter and this is a review of the Wii version which I played for a quite a while over my Xmas break from work.
As with most new Wii games now this is not very expensive and is already under £20 in most stores and I picked it up even cheaper second hand for only £7 and it has been well worth that as I have found it to be a fun, interactive title with plenty of fresh elements that can be enjoyed by all the family! No matter if you are a serious hardcore gamer or a casual, xmas only, type of joystick wielder then there will be something in Rayman Origins for you.
The best news for all is that here Rayman has gone back to it's routes as 2D side scrolling platform...hallelujah. Its about time! Its been so long since a quality Side scrolling game has been released that I almost forgot all about them. Platform games have produced some of the best and most enjoyable games ever, and its go see a series such as Rayman return to its roots.
One of the selling point of this game is the 4 player co-op. It means with four joypads/wii motes you can four friends can play along any time you want and if your friend gets bored he can jump out, if a new friend comes in late she can jump in. It really is that simple and the gameplay elements within the game make it that much more fun. This is a cracking title for getting together with friends and just having a laugh.
Alone the game is just as fun as the varied levels, fast paced gameplay and accurate controls make it gripping and for a Rayman game the story is not so bad as you collect parts of Raymans past to work out his origin! There are about 60 levels and hundreds of hours worth of fun here with a high replay value...I certainly will not be trading this is for some time.
The levels end in boss fights which are new and unique and the whole game is so fun, looks great with some great artwork and is a breeze to play.
If you hark for the days when 2D platformers ruled the world then this may very well be the game you have been waiting for!
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Summary: Wonderful title
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