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Rayman returns to his Origins
My review of Rayman's glorious return is now live
Published on 14/12/2011

It's not often that Nintendo are matched in a genre that they are masters at, but Ubisoft's Rayman Origins is an example of a game where they have been equalled. Bursting with life and charm thanks to an unique and unforgettable art style, Rayman Origins is pure platforming and its very finest, and mixed with some crazy level design, produces one of the best platformers released in this generation.

My time with the game so far has been almost universally enjoyable, which is why the game has received such a high score. It's also refreshing to see such a unique game released at such a busy time of year, but naturally that has led to a slower sales start than expected and perhaps slower than what it deserves. Hopefully sales will pick up soon though - it should be clear from my review that this is a game that needs to be played by everyone.

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After years of being sidelined by the Rabbids, Rayman is back as the star of a game, and the result is one of the finest 2D platformers released this generation. Rayman Origins is a testament to creativity left unbounded, and coupled with an unique and unforgettable art style, becomes a game that can stand toe-to-toe against Nintendo in terms of sheer quality. This is a game that every platforming fan should own, and every gamer should play - it's proof if ever it was needed that games can be considered an art form.

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