Rayman Legends for PlayStation 4
For a long time, the Rayman pedigree languished in an uncertain position, dogged by a diminished reputation and frequent spinoffs that had moved away from the series' original platformer status. That changed quite spectacularly with the release of Rayman Origins, a delightful modern 2D platformer that recaptured the magic of the series' first title and expanded upon it considerably. It spoke of a potentially very bright future for our limbless friend, and we're more then happy to say that Rayman Legends did well on that promise- nay, it arguably surpassed it quite by a wide margin!
The stellar gameplay from Origins has been further tightened for further fluidity, and this time it's spread over a total of 120 levels- 40 of which are remastered and retuned levels from Origins, as unlockable bonuses. The total count of playable characters has nearly doubled, with new character Barbara and her Sisters joining Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies on their adventure. Murfy the Greenbottle, of Rayman 2: The Great Escape fame, also rejoins the action as an assist character, part of a mechanic which sees a greater emphasis on co-operative play at several points throughout the level (although computer assisted play will account for this factor in single player mode). Pair this all off with absolutely gorgeous visuals, stunning character animation, and a truly wonderful soundtrack, and it's not hard to see why Rayman Legends is receiving acclaim as one of the best platformer titles of the current generation- if not one of the greatest platformers of all time, period!