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Rayman 2 (PC)
Member Name: shaneo632
Rayman 2 (PC)
Advantages: Graphics, gameplay
Disadvantages: Quite easy, don't play with a keyboard
Rayman 2 may have been released a long time ago now, but it remains an enduring game in my collection, and one that is, in my opinion, one of the best sequels that gaming has ever seen. The first game was great, with its fantastical levels full of strange, wonderful creatures, but Rayman 2 is something else, and although not quite the looker it once was anymore, it was widely regarded as one of the best looking games of its time.
The plot involves the strange and evil Admiral Razorbeard taking over the world, leading a band of robot pirates in the process. Rayman, however, along with his friend Globox, endeavours to save the world by collecting 4 magical masks that can be combined to raise a mythical God that will put a stop to Razorbeard's evil ploy. However, when Rayman is separated from Globox, Rayman will have to traverse the world alone, using his powerful fists to hunt down the four masks spread throughout.
Rayman 2 really excels with its gameplay though; it lovingly combines platforming and adventure elements with action, making for a game that's virtually got something to just about please everyone. Rayman is able to shoot energy out of his fists which he can use to defeat enemies and also to destroy environmental blockages. What's more, he can also gain upgrades throughout the game that allow him to become even more super-powered. The game is fun to play without being overly difficult, meaning it's not going to take up too long, but crackles with energy and fun from start to finish. However, I would recommend shelling out on a joystick, as playing this with a keyboard and mouse is rather uncomfortable indeed.
Still, for a visually impressive, extremely fun and well-crafted adventure game, there are few better than its generation.
Summary: Great platforning sequel