Friday, June 7, 2013

What Are Your Origins?

Game Mechanics - 1.5/2
Story-line - 1.5/2
Graphics - 1.5/2
Soundtrack - 1.5/2
Replay Value - 1.5/2
 Total Score - 7/10

Come one come all as we take you on a ride to co-op town in this weeks video game review. We got ourselves into quite a pickle this week; had totally forgotten that remember me was coming out this week and had gone ahead and gotten some other footage recorded for this game. So ill probably try to do the Remember Me review next week but who knows. Need to revisit my gaming calendar and see what is coming out and such. Anywhore as you were; grab yourself a sat and enjoy this weeks game review of Rayman Origins. 

Rayman Origins is a platform game developed and published by Ubisoft for PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS and Microsoft Windows. The story follows Rayman, his friend Globox and two teensies as they fight Darktoons and other evil creatures that have infected the Glade of Dreams. Rayman Origins is a side-scrolling platformer, the same style as the original Rayman game. Rayman Origins is playable with up to four local players who may drop in or out at any time. Players can choose to control either Rayman, Globox or two Teensies, with additional costumes available as the game progresses. Players travel through each level, fighting enemies and rescuing imprisoned Electoons. As the game progresses, players gain new abilities such as running up walls, gliding in midair, swimming and shrinking in size to reach new areas. Certain segments also sees players riding a mosquito, where players can shoot enemies or suck them up and fire them. If a character is hit by an enemy or obstacle, he will inflate into a ballooned state until another player can bring him back into the game by slapping him.

What’s Good:
Nothing amazingly game changing about the platforming formula here. All your expected ins and outs are covered. The game provides a solid platforming experience with a few basic gimmicks here and there to keep you interested and challenged while playing whether with friends or all alone.

What’s Bad:
Nothing bad to make mention of or highlight as the game is pretty solid as far as your expected platforming game experience should go.

What Should Have Been Added:
Since its pretty much a solid experience all around I would be hard pressed to think of something that could be added. I could maybe go out on a limb and say make each character has like an elemental power attack or something that when you play co-op you combine attacks to better defeat bosses or go through levels.

Final Thoughts:
Solid platforming game with added fun when playing cooperatively with others. Nothing majorly game changing to report as far standing out is concerned but with the upcoming sequel due out this year there is a whole new world of features and additions coming our way. So at least there's that to look forward to; so until next time, keep on gaming...

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