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  • Summary: The Glade of Dreams is in trouble yet During a 100-year nap, the nightmares multiplied and spread, creating new monsters even more terrifying than before. These creatures are the stuff of legend: dragons, giant toads, sea monsters, and even evil luchadores. With the help of Murfy, Rayman andThe Glade of Dreams is in trouble yet During a 100-year nap, the nightmares multiplied and spread, creating new monsters even more terrifying than before. These creatures are the stuff of legend: dragons, giant toads, sea monsters, and even evil luchadores. With the help of Murfy, Rayman and Globox awake and must now help fight these nightmares and save the Teensies. Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Mar 19, 2014
    100
    Rayman Legends isn’t just an HD upgrade or a game to tide you over before mechs start punching each other or beanie-hatted superpowered hipsters run amok in Seattle. It may include extra levels and a few extra costumes (taken from other Ubisoft properties) but the real value here is its inherent charm, frantic fun and a free-spirited feeling that enlivens one of the quietest periods in the life of a new console.
  2. 100
    Rayman Legends on the current generation of consoles is the best platforming experience of this early 2014 year.
  3. Feb 18, 2014
    90
    A gorgeous, joy-filled, characterful platformer. Aside from a few minor niggles, Rayman Legends deserves a place alongside the very best examples of the genre. It looks ever-so slightly prettier on Xbox One, but that's about it. Nonetheless, Rayman Legends is still highly recommended.
  4. Feb 21, 2014
    90
    On Xbox One Raymans platforming adventure is as legendary as ever.
  5. Feb 20, 2014
    90
    Rayman Legends is still the same enchanting, cheeky and all-around wonderful platformer, made by people who are absolutely in love with the genre. These guys still can think of something to say where most everyone else is content to endlessly quote the classics.
  6. 85
    No new content, but Ubisoft's Montpellier team astounds us again with just how pretty games can be. [May 2014, p.71]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Feb 22, 2014
    10
    Very good fun. This beautiful platformer runs 1080p at 60fps on the Xbox One, and has flawless uninterrupted gameplay. I would recommend thisVery good fun. This beautiful platformer runs 1080p at 60fps on the Xbox One, and has flawless uninterrupted gameplay. I would recommend this game to anyone and everyone who hasn't played it yet. 10/10 is modest.
    I will say that if you played this game on last gen, there is very little difference in the experience.
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  2. Feb 22, 2014
    10
    Quite simply a fantastic 2D platformer, one of the best I've ever played.

    Art style is beautiful, music accompanies it perfectly and of
    Quite simply a fantastic 2D platformer, one of the best I've ever played.

    Art style is beautiful, music accompanies it perfectly and of course the best part is the gameplay. If you've played origins this is essentially the same gameplay but with a few new things thrown in. The best thing about this game as well is the replayability and the amount there is to do. There's characters to unlock, creatures to unlock, levels to try and 100% (collect all lums, find all the people who need rescuing and doing the time trial), daily challenges, weekly challenges, a fun little mini game and you can also unlock a load of levels from the origins game.

    If you like platformers, quite simply, get it.
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  3. Apr 7, 2014
    9
    The version is no different from the other console versions, and that is ok. To me, the release of Rayman Legends on the PS4 or Xbox OneThe version is no different from the other console versions, and that is ok. To me, the release of Rayman Legends on the PS4 or Xbox One wasn't about offering more content, or a different experience. That is just fine with me, and the reason I decided to wait until it released on next get was for the features of the consoles because the game is the same.
    The game is fast, fluid, and masterfully done. There are many levels, character unlocks, and weekly/daily challenges to compete against the community online. The platforming is very well done and a great variety of challenges. The vibrant colors and art is a delight to look at, and some of the best levels incorporate music that coincides with your movement. The Castle Rock level is by far my favorite, and is so well done I have played it several times just for the experience.
    The mulitplayer, couch Co-Op is done very well. I seek out titles that offer couch co-op so my children can play. As long as one person is skilled enough the level can be beaten, and the other players can hop in and out at any time. My only complaint is the lack of online multiplayer, and this is a feature that should have been added.

    The benefit of the xbox one version is what the console offers. I love the ability to just leave the game on the console by playing another application or turning the console off, and I am able to pick up where I left off in seconds. The ability to get into playing the game quickly is great for me since often I just want to get a few minutes of game time, and this does it well.

    Fun Factor: 10/10 A blast to play
    Graphics: 10/10 Gorgeous HD, hand drawn game that looks like art
    Sound: 9/10 - Most levels sound and music mix well with character actions on screen. More levels like Castle rock please!
    Controls: 9/10 Near perfect controls, and this is necessary for a platformer. Could be a 10/10-but there are rare occasion it felt like a tweek is needed.
    Multiplayer 9/10 - Couch Co-op makes this game awesome and worth a purchase for me. I docked a point for no online level play. The daily/weekly challenges is a nice touch, but a bit more would have been nice.
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  4. May 6, 2014
    9
    I was unsure about buying a platformer for the Xbox One, But I have been very pleased with this purchase. The Rayman brand is fairly new to meI was unsure about buying a platformer for the Xbox One, But I have been very pleased with this purchase. The Rayman brand is fairly new to me I've played Origins on my vita and enjoyed it. The core game play is lots of fun but what makes this a 9 is the sheer amount of content. You have a large game full of levels with lots of replay value (going back to get the collectibles, and max out your lums etc...) There are also fun daily and weekly challenges to tackle. On top of that you can unlock the entire Rayman origins game. This is a great couch multiplayer game (unfortunately no online which would have made it a definite 10) a friend can hop in and play along side you or you can square off against each other in a simple yet fun soccer mini game. If you are looking for a fun game for gamers or non-gamers, this is a great pick up. Expand
  5. Mar 7, 2014
    9
    Pretty graphic, very pretty in fact, good atmosphere, lots of content. There are few issues but two of them are notable:

    Control issue:
    Pretty graphic, very pretty in fact, good atmosphere, lots of content. There are few issues but two of them are notable:

    Control issue:
    The run button works in very strange way; if you press it your character will run in place rather than wait for you to move the stick, it's a cute animation but there is a catch, your character is not running, as soon as you use the controller to move the animation remains but you are slow and move like if the run button wouldn't be pressed, accelerate then run. That screwed me up a lot on many runs.

    Challenge mode issue:
    When you play the challenge you can see several "ghost" of other players trying the same challenge, this is a MAJOR flaw, one of the worst idea ever. The challenges aren't hard because the platforming is clever and hard, it's hard because it's the equivalent of your younger brother putting his hands in front of your eyes while you play.

    Otherwise it is one of the most imaginative and interesting game I have seen. If an update could fix the input issues and if you could turn off the ghost during challenges it would be awesome.

    The rating is lowered by one point because of the challenge mode issue which create unnecessary frustration.

    [My previous review was talking about a very serious input lag issue, it is not an issue with Rayman Legends, it is an issue with the Xbox One, so if like me you experience input lag follow these instructions:
    1-Turn off your Xbox One
    2-Unplug it from the wall and count 20sec.
    3-Plug back the Xbox One and turn it back on

    Issue should now be resolved

    This is pretty awful if you ask me because no other game than Rayman was showing the input lag, or maybe I didn't noticed it as much, after all a platformer is pretty pretty unforgiving when it comes to input lag. I guess developers will have to deal with disgruntled customer because of this.]
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  6. Jun 16, 2014
    7
    This game looks and feels amazing, and it definitely captures the Rayman charm. Still, it definitely became repetitive after a while. ThisThis game looks and feels amazing, and it definitely captures the Rayman charm. Still, it definitely became repetitive after a while. This game improves on the platformer genre significantly, but it doesn't revolutionize it enough to engage people like me who want a game with more gameplay depth. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys platformers, as this is nearly as good as it gets. Sidenote: I personally preferred "Child Of Light". Expand
  7. Feb 26, 2014
    0
    Just because the graphics are great, it offers nothing new in the gameplay department. The developers have a long way to offer new, innovativeJust because the graphics are great, it offers nothing new in the gameplay department. The developers have a long way to offer new, innovative gameplay. Don't be fooled by its appearance. Expand

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