Rayman 3D 3DS

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  • Summary: One of the most popular franchises of all time lands on Nintendo 3DS with an outstanding platform experience that will take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS specifications with impressive graphics, stunning 3D effects and full use of the Circle Pad. An adaptation of the acclaimed Rayman 2One of the most popular franchises of all time lands on Nintendo 3DS with an outstanding platform experience that will take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS specifications with impressive graphics, stunning 3D effects and full use of the Circle Pad. An adaptation of the acclaimed Rayman 2 original game on Dreamcast, Rayman 3D will feature major updates on key game play elements such as accessibility, progression and learning curve. Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 39
  2. Negative: 5 out of 39
  1. Nintendo Power
    Apr 13, 2011
    80
    The addition of 3D is nice, but those who have already experienced the joys of Rayman 2 can probably move on. The rest of you should take this opportunity to see what you've been missing. [April 2011, p.85]
  2. Mar 29, 2011
    75
    It's a good porting, but it still gets sold for a full price, some 10 years after its first appearance. 3D and some gameplay fixes don't fully justify the bargain.
  3. Apr 13, 2011
    70
    Rayman 3D is a perfect conversion of Rayman 2: The Great Escape. Problem is, it is a game from 1999, and, while it remains quite good by today's standards, there are lot of chances you've already played this game in a form or another.
  4. Apr 2, 2011
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Apr 23, 2011
    60
    This is a good game, as it already was when it was launched almost fifteen years ago, but its only new feature is the 3D view, without a graphic overhaul or anything else new.
  6. Apr 6, 2011
    58
    A loveless port of a timeworn platformer, which lacks any artistic or creative reason to exist. Do we even need to tell you to wait for Mario 3DS?
  7. Apr 14, 2011
    25
    3D effect really, really, really hurts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. Mar 26, 2011
    10
    This game is brilliant! Its a solid platformer and is a great showcase for the 3DS 3D effects. I picked it up at launch with my 3DS and isThis game is brilliant! Its a solid platformer and is a great showcase for the 3DS 3D effects. I picked it up at launch with my 3DS and is definatly the best game to get! Expand
  2. Mar 25, 2011
    10
    Not much to say beyond this is the same Rayman 2 we all know and love. Personally i believe it has aged far better than the likes of Mario 64Not much to say beyond this is the same Rayman 2 we all know and love. Personally i believe it has aged far better than the likes of Mario 64 and Banjo Kazooie, but I suppose that is merely my own opinion. Whether it is the definitive version of Rayman 2 is debatable. With graphics on par with Rayman Revolution on the PS2 minus the new features Revolution added. It is up to you whether you prefer more features or the ability to play Rayman 2 in what is an adequate use of 3D. All in all this is easily still my favorite platformer from 3 generations ago and it has aged a lot better than some critics may think. Expand
  3. Jan 19, 2016
    9
    Rayman 2 might be almost 17 years old, and yet there's not a single 3D platformer on the 3DS that can top it. Lush, colorful visuals createRayman 2 might be almost 17 years old, and yet there's not a single 3D platformer on the 3DS that can top it. Lush, colorful visuals create one of the most unique and interesting worlds you'll ever see in a video game. Gameplay is pure platforming/action-adventure bliss at its finest. The camera is a little wonky at times and the controls take a little getting used to, but it hardly takes away from the enjoyment I had with this game. Just remind yourself that you're getting a straight-port of Rayman 2: The Great Escape from the Dreamcast, not a major 3D overhaul like StarFox 64 3D. This is an incredible game, still one of the best platformers ever created, and now happily available on the go. Expand
  4. May 25, 2011
    8
    If you own or have played Rayman: The Great Escape, don't bother checking this one out; it's basically a port of the N64 classic. CharmingIf you own or have played Rayman: The Great Escape, don't bother checking this one out; it's basically a port of the N64 classic. Charming characters and a neat story make this a nice way to introduce players to the Rayman series if they don't own an N64 or Dreamcast. Expand
  5. Dec 26, 2011
    6
    The New 3D And Portability Of This Game Is Quite Good, But There's Nothing Really New Here. Though It's Still A Good Game! Though I Think It'sThe New 3D And Portability Of This Game Is Quite Good, But There's Nothing Really New Here. Though It's Still A Good Game! Though I Think It's Best For You To Decide Whether You Should Get It Or Not. Expand
  6. Jan 5, 2013
    5
    Mediocre at best. The characters are plain stupid, the 3D hurts (I never actually have problems with that) and it's just Ubisoft being plainMediocre at best. The characters are plain stupid, the 3D hurts (I never actually have problems with that) and it's just Ubisoft being plain lazy. Get the brilliant Rayman Origins instead! Expand
  7. Jan 3, 2017
    3
    I already consider Rayman 2: the Great Escape to be not as good as Rayman 3 or Rayman Legends, I still think it was a solid gameI already consider Rayman 2: the Great Escape to be not as good as Rayman 3 or Rayman Legends, I still think it was a solid game nonetheless...and then comes this bastard that gives me my cynical 3AM wakeup call. I review remakes based on how well they update the original and...this game barely does that. the only updated model is Rayman, from what I can tell. But this ain't a Remake...it's a downgrade. It often slows down to 5 frames per second, has some technical issues, and the sound is EXTREMELY compressed compared to the original. Bottom line is, if you have no other way to play Rayman 2: the Great Escape, and you somehow turned your brain off, this one is for you! everyone else, run. All in all, a crappy port made simply for the means of cashing in on the popularity of Rayman 2 Expand

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