What I love best about Rayman Legends is that it’s both fun for adults and children. The kids have already sat for hours playing through the game together and when they head to bed, I pick up the reigns (i.e Dualshock 3) and continue where they left off, probably getting just as much enjoyment out of it as they do.
Perhaps the most impressive part of Rayman is the love that has went into it. Every level feels different, like they have all been thought about long and hard. They all work perfectly too, no matter which of the heroes you choose to play through them with. Whether playing co-op or solo, the levels feel perfectly designed for the action that is unfolding in front of your eyes as you go about collecting the glowing yellow Lums to unlock new heroes and what feels like an unlimited amount of content.
Even the mini games are fun, with me and my family spending a good few hours exploring content such as Rayman Football, otherwise known as Kung Foot (if you’ve not tried this yet then you must). Perhaps my favorite content though is the musical stages. Unlocked at the end of each world each of these levels are set to classic music tracks, with each beat perfectly choreographed to the action. Your feet will certainly be tapping as you zip along each of these levels.
All in, Rayman Legends offers around 12 hours of gameplay, with five of the six level unlocked early in the game. Each level is represented with a painting, so it’s quite easy to jump in and get started in your chosen area, be it the levels themselves or the daily and weekly online leaderboard challenges, the ‘invaded’ bonus levels or the previously mentioned Kung Foot.
Graphically Rayman feels better than ever before. Every small detail seems to have been given plenty of love and attention, making it feel like you are playing through a work of art rather than a video game. To make the experience all the more exciting, all of this wonderful and artistic eye candy is accompanied by the perfect soundtrack, making for a highly polished gameplay experience.
There’s not much else to say about Rayman Legends other than to urge you to buy it. We’ve all played the Call of Duties and Grand Theft Autos of this world and while they provide a wonderful, cinematic experience, sometimes they forget that video games aren’t always meant to be serious, as on occasion it’s nice just to have a little fun. Rayman Legends provides fun by the bucketful and what a happy, bright and colorful bucketful it is.