Rayman 3D (3DS) Review (3D Pictures)

THIS REVIEW CONTAINS PICTURES THAT CAN “POP” ON A 3DS
THE PICTURES IN THIS REVIEW ARE FROM ALPHA STAGE. WE WILL NOT CHANGE THEM SO THAT WE CAN HAVE PROOF THAT WE HAD THE PICTURES AND TO KEEP AS HISTORY OF THE SITE. USE AT OWN RISK!

Maybe this time it’s enough….

Remember Rayman 2? Well it’s back, in 3D! Except, guess what…there are no changes for the better other than some great visuals *yawn*. That’s right, no extras, no bonuses, no incentive to buy. So does this game deserve to be in the opening line up?

Well, personally I think no. Why doesn’t Nintendo have some big, exciting, NEW games for the launch. It just gives people to bag on a great console. With the major updates needed to bring Ramayn into the 3rd dimension why did they not add anything else (in fact they took away the Globox village!). Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed this game. It’s just disappointing when only graphics are updated on a game that has been redone so many times. The story is still great, if a little bit cheesy. The gameplay is still fun and the graphics are actually 3D (not shabby, a bit of ghosting here and there), but it has lost it’s charm.

When a company releases an updated game with stunning visuals (well not stunning in the way of design but the 3D rescues it) and on a new system, you expect them to add more levels or maybe at least some more collectibles. They gameplay when it comes to playing it’s fun but the levels have no challenge and they get repetitive. This is far from the original revolution. I would not particularly want to choose this game.

WOW, I’m in 3D!

The music on the other hand is decent. The songs are the same but they still have the same eerie charm; however, sometimes there was a climax in the song that sounded like the speakers were exploding. This get’s worrying on a new system! I also find the ‘voice’ acting irritating. You know his name is Rayman, you know he’s excited but does he really need to yell Rayman consistently, I mean c’mon! That does get annoying.

The graphics here are decent. They are no big step from the original but the 3D allowed me to be immersed by the magical world. Unfortunately the backdrops are cardboard as well as the flowers and grass, mushrooms and mosquitoes. Whats the point of having 3D if you use paper cutouts? I still enjoyed reliving my memories from my childhood in the world I loved though.

Finally, I think that the appeal to pass the game is not there. It was dull and repetitive with no progression whatsoever. It was not a great story. After 2 hours of play the end credits started rolling. I sat there and just stared in disbelief. I thought ‘I paid $60 for this, it felt like a demo’. I would not recommend buying this game unless you have never experienced Rayman 2 before. SPARE YOURSELF THE MISERY!

Repetitive|Repetitive|Repetitive|Repetitive

What was Nintendo thinking with such a weak lineup? How can you sell a console on short, pathetic, sub-par games? Hopefully The upcoming Legend of Zelda and eShop can save it.

Good luck Nintendo.

Story: 4/10 Unnamed Units
 The story was light and unappealing if you have played it before.

Gameplay: 7/10 Unnamed units
 This was one of the few highlights, but it was still under par

Music: 5.5/10 Unnamed Units
 You’ll be saying ‘I remember tha….holy crap *tries to fix speaker*’ a lot. Good but not great

Graphics/Design: 5/10 Unnamed Units
 The 3D saves a rip from the Dreamcast

Lasting Appeal: 3/10 Unnamed Units
 1 Play through is all most would be able to handle

Overall: 5.3/10 Unnamed units

(June 8th 2011)

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