• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 1996
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8.0

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  1. Feb 7, 2014
    8
    The following is a review for the PSN version of Rayman.

    Having never grew up with Rayman, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this game. Rayman himself has an ingenious design, great character and excellent controls. I loved controlling Rayman through every well-crafted level. I'd be lying, however, if I said that it could at times feel cheap; some levels feel like they are designed
    to kill you. It also doesn't help that lives are hard to come by. It all can feel very harsh and I admit I used the extra continue cheat many times. But I never grew tired of the game and eventually overcame it, yelling "Yeah!" as I got through every level.

    The presentation is simply breathtaking. Everything in this game feels alive with its wonderful animation. The music is beautiful and adds to the atmosphere.

    It can be hard to love a game that is so unforgiving, but I loved every minute of it. Platforming genius.
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  2. Mar 7, 2012
    7
    After playing Rayman 2, I decided I'd give the original rayman a go. It wasn't what i expected, but it didn't disappoint me at all. This game, follows the original 2D elements of my side-scrolling games. What made rayman unique, was it's beautiful graphics and music; the simple and yet captivating gameplay; and the adventure and challenges that await. You start the game in the Pink Plant Woods, inside the Dream Forest. Here you learn of the Electoons, the Fairy Betilla, and acquire some new powers. As the game progress, you make you way from numerous world including: Band Land, Picture City and Band Land. All of which, contain unique puzzles, adventures and thrills for you to experience. Compared to 'The Great Escape', Rayman 1 has a unique feel to it. It uses the 2D to almost full percent, and delivers a exceptionally hard, but fun game. Expand

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