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Rayman has returned to his roots - creator Michel Ancel has created a truly beautiful masterpiece here in the form of a classic 2d side scrolling platform adventure!
Created in stunning HD, this new version of the classic Rayman franchise is truly a work of art and is in my opinion of the most beautiful and visually stimulating games ever made. Definitely my game of the yaer so far!
When the glade of dreams is over-run by Darktoons, it is up to Rayman to save the day and restore peace to the glade. It comprises of over 60 levels over 12 unique worlds of beautiful and breath-taking animation. Its not just the stunning graphics that keep you entertained though, the game itself is addictive and fun to play, challenging but not frustrating or unfair. This is by no means just a kids game, everyone can enjoy it. Particularly if like me, you miss the games from the 'good old days' and are sick of the current games market and what it has to offer.
The game plays well and keeps you hooked throughout, its not so easy that you get bored, but not so difficult that you end up hating it. It is challenging enough so that you feel rewarded when you complete a stage. The single player is good, and feels very much like the original Rayman game for the Playstation1, only updated. Rayman Origins also offers a 4 way multiplayer option (local only, not online) which is hilarious to play with your friends.
There is hours of gameplay involved in the game, with many collectables and time trials, and for the PS3 - trophies aswell, this game is definitely worth the money. Retailing at around £15 I would consider it a bargain, as I bought it on release day at £42.99!
To summarise, this is a good fun game to play on your own or with friends. It will keep you hooked for hours and is beautifully designed and animated.!