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Rayman Origins (Wii)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 4.0


The Press Says

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100
Nintendo Life
If you have any love for 2D platformers — and the idea of getting your friends together for an encore of New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s four-player action appeals to you — you’ll pick up Rayman Origins straight away. It represents the very pinnacle of 2D platforming and is undoubtedly one of the Wii’s very best games. Truly unmissable.
95
IGN
In a blockbuster holiday season of M-rated war games, it’s refreshing to see something so different and special as Rayman Origins. It’s downright gorgeous and a total blast to play alone or with friends. A truly realized vision at the top of its genre, Rayman Origins is an extravaganza with plenty of action to keep it fresh from start to finish and beyond.
95
Jeuxvideo.com
Une petite merveille, tout simplement. Rayman Origins est ce qui se fait de mieux en matière de plates-formes 2D. Beau à se damner, intelligent, drôle, accessible mais pas condescendant le bébé d'Ubisoft Montpellier constitue un sans-faute, un jeu d'une qualité rare que tout joueur se devrait de posséder dans sa ludothèque. Ce succès, le soft le doit à son redoutable level design ainsi qu'à sa bonne humeur permanente. Déjà brillant en solo, Rayman Origins prend d'ailleurs une toute autre dimension dès lors qu'on le pratique avec des potes en coopération. En somme, c'est une véritable cure de jouvence qui nous est proposée ici, un jeu qui vous laissera le sourire aux lèvres et des étoiles dans les yeux.
90
Canadian Online Gamers Network
Overall, Rayman Origins is a solid side-scrolling game for the Wii. It features both a highly entertaining and challenging platform experience. It is a wonderfully crafted game that looks fantastic for a Wii game. While Rayman Origin does not have an online multiplayer mode and could be a little too hard for some, it is a great excuse to have someone over to play and have fun together much like many of us used to do when platforming games ruled the gaming world.
90
NintendoWorldReport
The game can be nightmarishly difficult and some of the later levels can become very frustrating very quickly, with diabolical enemy placement or unforgiving bottlenecked structures that must be navigated with surgical precision. The abundance of checkpoints does help, but replaying the same room over and over because of one cheap segment can take its toll. The style may also be adorable to some and annoying to others, as there's no shortage of singing chipmunk voices or distracting Pig Latin narration to accompany text boxes. Still, this is a solid title that must be experienced. If you don't mind a few disembodied handfuls of rage-inducing difficulty or the constant, sanity-warping slapstick, you'll have a blast, especially if you invite some friends to slap around.
88
4Players.de
Das nenne ich eine gelungene Überraschung: Dass Rayman Origins richtig schmuck aussieht, wusste ich schon lange, doch dass das Spiel mich derart packt, hätte ich nicht gedacht. Die Jagd nach den kleinen Lums ist unheimlich motivierend und der Koop-Multiplayer sorgt für ein herrlich albernes Chaos. Ubisoft hat es geschafft, die klassische Serien-Formel in die heutige Zeit zu transportieren - allerdings in viel ausgereifterer Form. Der einzige große Dämpfer sind die nervigen Bosskämpfe, welche sich meist nur mit ödem Auswendiglernen meistern lassen und später übertrieben schwer werden. Ich mag ja knackige Plattformer, aber ein derart abrupter Anstieg des Schwierigkeitsgrades kurz vor Schluss hätte nun wirklich nicht sein müssen. Wer sich davon nicht abschrecken lässt, sollte aber unbedingt zugreifen! Abgesehen von Super Mario 3D Land versprüht momentan kein anderer Plattformer derart viel gute Laune.
85
Spazio Games
Su Wii tuttavia Rayman trova una concorrenza decisamente più agguerrita rispetto a quella presente su console HD: qui Donkey Kong regna ancora incontrastato, New Super Mario Bros. Wii ha già portato tutta la nostalgia old gen sulla console di casa Nintendo ed il buon Sonic Colors ha invece mostrato che si possono sempre introdurre idee nuove anche in uno dei generi più vecchi. Rayman Origins rimane un titolo eccellente, che può accontentare sia i giocatori hardcore sia i novizi ma che difficilmente riuscirà a soddisfare appieno entrambe le categorie. Peccato per la modalità multiplayer, divertente ma che a causa di livelli veramente troppo ristretti e di una curva di difficoltà eccessivamente bassa rappresenta solo un simpatico extra e non un vero elemento portante della produzione come sarebbe stato lecito aspettarsi.
85
GameSpot
Whether you choose to approach this adventure by your lonesome or with three friends, the fact remains that this is a charming, gorgeous, and thoroughly entertaining 2D platforming experience. Rayman Origins draws a lot from the past, but it does so while managing to feel fresh and full of life. This is one worthwhile journey no matter which era it's from.
85
JeuxActu
Après des années passées en 3D et une disparition au profit des Lapins Crétins, Rayman revient dans une rage passionnée. Réalisé avec talent et cet amour fou de la 2D qui se retrouve chez Vanillaware, Rayman Origins porte idéalement son nom avec un regard old-shool maîtrisé, tant au niveau du level-design que de l'exigence. Nerveux et bien moins facile que ses couleurs flashy le laissent penser, le jeu d'Ubisoft demande observation et réflexes aiguisés pour profiter au maximum d'un contenu assez dense pour un jeu de plates-formes. Bourré d'idées, quitte à en emprunter pas mal de-ci de-là, Rayman Origins rassure sur l'avenir des plateformer 2D et surtout d'une volonté quasi viscérale de bien faire. Et ce malgré une jouabilité parfois perfectible. Le retour de la tombe laisse parfois quelques séquelles, qui n'empêchent pas ce nouveau corps de se monter éclatant.
80
newbreview.com
Rayman Origins is a beautiful looking platformer that is evocative of a bygone era, crammed full with objectives and challenging gameplay. This is by far one of the best platformers available on Xbox 360 and PS3, and rivals some of Nintendo’s best offerings, which is a substantial achievement on Ubisoft’s part.