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Rayman Origins

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Description

During what appears to be a normal day, Rayman and his friends are chilling out on a giant tree in their homeland, the Glade of Dreams. Their constant snoring however disturbs an old granny from a land located in the depths below, the Land of the Livid Dead. Determined to put an end to the never ending noises she sends an army of evil creatures across the land, capturing all Electoons and Nymphs that populate the world in the process. As Rayman and his friends are captured from the creatures, they must flee their prison and attempt to bring order back to the Glade of Dreams before it's too late.

Rayman Origins is a reboot of the Rayman franchise and a return to the series' 2D platforming roots. Its gameplay can be seen as a mixture between Mario and the first Rayman game. Many of the original game's characters and enemies make an appearance, like Livingstones, Electoons, Betilla and the Magician's hat. There are also various characters from Rayman 2 such as Globox, the Teensies and Lums.

The game's atmosphere, however, is different from the original game and has a very "wacky" feel instead. The main objective of each level is to rescue as many Electoons as possible similarly to the original game. There's also Lums from Rayman 2 which act as the game's currency, but each area is heavily guarded by creatures from the Land of the Livid Dead as well as many other enemies. There's also a multiplayer option with up to four players which feels very similar to that of contemporary Mario games. It is possible to play as Rayman, Globox and two Teensies.

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Rayman Origins Windows Rayman will need to jump carefully to get this coin
Rayman Origins Windows This area is filled with machines and robots
Rayman Origins Windows Spikes and spikey fishes
Rayman Origins Windows In the evil creature's belly

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A successful resurrection of a nearly forgotten mascot. Wii krisko6 (252)

The Press Says

Xboxygen Xbox 360 Nov 26, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Joystiq Xbox 360 Nov 10, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Giant Bomb Xbox 360 Nov 15, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Destructoid Xbox 360 Nov 10, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Console Obsession Xbox 360 Dec 12, 2011 9 out of 10 90
@Gamer Xbox 360 Nov, 2011 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Modojo PS Vita Feb 14, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PlayStation Lifestyle PS Vita Feb 14, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy Windows Apr 07, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamer.nl PS Vita Feb 29, 2012 8 out of 10 80

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