Rayman Legends is a 2D hand drawn side scrolling platformer. Reminiscent of Saturday morning cartoons, the animation and art style alone make for a game that visually appeals. Luckily the gameplay is just as solid as the game looks, with great level design and tight controls, the platforming is just impeccable.
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Pro Fun cute characters
The cartoony design of the characters is animated smoothly and looks great on screen. For each their design is cute an amusing while also showing differentiating characteristics.
Pro Up to four player local Co-Op so you can help children through hard parts
Up to four local players can play sharing a single screen at the same time in Rayman Legends which is great for when kids get stuck on hard parts as another sibling or parent can jump in and help them out.
Pro All powers unlocked from beginning
Unlike Rayman Origins, Legends has all of Rayman's powers unlocked from the beginning. Players are able to jump float, wall run and attack starting at the first level.
Pro One of the best platformers released in years
From the beautiful design of the 2D cartoon graphics to the level design, soundtrack and multiplayer, Rayman Legends is on par with the best of platformers.
Pro Visually impressive boss stages
The visual mechanics in the boss stages are pretty impressive as they use 3d rendering but still hold to the 2D graphical look of the game. This allows for bosses that weave in and out of stages as well as attacks that can come from the foreground or background depending on where the boss is located.
Pro Daily and weekly online challenges
There are daily and weekly online challenges that users can compete in, against their friends or just the high scores listed.
Con Jump is floaty
The jump action feels a bit floaty which may take a bit to get use to. Normally platformers will offer tighter controls, which people tend to get used to making games that stray from that more difficult or just not something that appeals.
Con No online multiplayer
In this day and age it is disappointing to see a multiplayer game released that does not support online. For a company like Ubisoft this kind of cost should not be an issue which makes it puzzling as to why such a standard feature is missing.