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6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
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  1. Apr 5, 2012
    9
    Absolutely great game. Great bosses, minigames and music. The graphics aren't amazing obviously but the art direction is great. Really really fun, a true classic. I prefer the original over the remake though.
  2. May 23, 2012
    10
    I love this game, 9 years ago I loved it, and love it to this day. The graphics are subpar against new releases, but good for a HD Remake, much better than Silent Hill 2's failure to preserve the original for newer generations, and the art direction is truly beautiful. Rayman has always had a great art direction, even in the PlayStation era, but Rayman 3 is where is really stands out from the crowd. The levels are varied and there are different and unique ways to get from A to B. The combat is unique. There is an auto lock-on feature and you can kill an enemy in many unique ways, using your propeller hair, different fist types, unlocked by going over cans, but bugger all else. There's plenty of variation in gameplay mechanics. I think the best part of Rayman 3 is that it makes little to no sense. The story, like all Rayman games, are barely there or make no sense, being in its own special way, unique. Globox swallows a Black thing, they go to the Doctors to get him out before the Black Thing kills him. It's not an emotional roller-coaster from start to finish, but it starts to get really funny as it goes on. Some attempts at humor are a bit dry at times, but what I love about Rayman 3 is the lack of cutscenes, it doesn't interrupt gameplay, much, and when there are cutscenes, it's usually just a framing device to link you from one level to another, which is fine. It's much better than Rayman 2, the lack of brown and unlikeable, forgettable characters, it stand out. The set-pieces are fantastic, the gameplay is varied and it has some of the funniest humor I've ever heard in a game. Although I am yet to play a perfect game, which of course will be Half-Life 3, obviously. The gameplay is a bit grinding at times, especially on the same level, it's fun to circle strafe and the comic-book style death-sequences are entertaining, but sometimes you feel like you're grinding through the levels. The '5 star' point system at the end of every level is arbitrary, it has no relevence, Rayman doesn't need 5 stars, he needs limbs. Also it's pretty short, I completed it in 10 hours, but then again I completed Half-Life 2 in 10 hours, but I'm just nit-picking now, there's nothing else like it and it's one of my favorite PS2 titles out there. It well preserves the original, and Rayman always seems to be under-rated. Only 50,000 people bought Rayman Origins on the opening weekend, and Rayman MCing that Rabbit's business wasn't doing him any favors either, huge disappointments. I love this HD remake, not as good as Team Ico's HD remake, but still one of the best one's out there. I'm just waiting for them to remake the first Silent Hill, Rayman 2, Half-Life and GTA3/San Andreas, maybe Max Payne and PaRappa the Rappa too, but oh well, I'm happy, and you should throw your money at UbiSoft once again. Expand
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72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. This quirky platforming exercise raises man smiles. [May 2012, p.116]
  2. Apr 27, 2012
    63
    Awful camera angles, awkward controls and a fair few glitches are still present. [June 2012, p.81]
  3. Despite the game's age and thanks to the graphical update, the colorful environments still look beautiful, just don't expect any miracles from a game that's almost ten years old. The only thing that gets in the way of the fun you're having is the sometimes jittery camera. [May 2012, p.86]