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Posted:
2014-03-29

bluebin

Super Gamer Dude

8.4

As a film, The Amazing Spider-Man breathed life back into the hero and the franchise. With a unique twist on the comic book world that brought fans back to the movies, it was only a matter of time until that version of the wall crawler got his own game. And in The Amazing Spider-Man there are no holds barred.

The video game is meant to act as an epilogue to the film. Peter, so new at being Spider-Man, has a lot to learn after his defeat of the Lizard. However, this is Marvel's New York, and because of that there's a new costumed creep around practically every corner. Whether it's the Rhino going on a rampage, or the Scorpion out for Spider-Man's head, there's plenty of super villain action that players are going to have to throw themselves head first at to keep the city safe. No matter how new Peter is at this, he's going to have to keep on his toes and listen when his Spider Senses start tingling.

Mechanically, The Amazing Spider-Man is a beautiful piece of gaming. In an effort to capture all of the acrobatics and insane web-slinging stunts that Spider-Man is capable of the controls have been simplified to make moving around as organic as possible. Additionally, adopting the free running and wild fighting styles of games like Assassin's Creed, Spider-Man's fighting style is now just as wild as it's been in the comic books. With speed and agility on the player's side, it's important to never be where the next attack is coming from. Otherwise it's very possible that it will be lights out for the fledgling superhero.

The movement and combat styles aren't the only things that feel organic when it comes to The Amazing Spider-Man either. For fans of the comic book, that's exactly what the game feels like. Events progress on a huge scale, and there's always something around the next bend to threaten Peter's regular life and that requires him to put on his mask again. However, perhaps because this game is all about Spider-Man, there's no point where the action breaks the suspension of disbelief. Since New York is the center of most meta-human activity, it only makes sense that there would be so much crime for players to fight. Of course when the interconnecting threads are woven together into a tangled web, it's Peter's job to unravel it and become the hero he needs to be.

Overall, The Amazing Spider-Man might be the best attempt at a Spider-Man game yet. Though attempts have gone back all the way to the Sega Genesis, the technology has finally made it possible for players to do what they want and to do it stylishly when it comes to controlling Peter's movements. Additionally, whether players are fans of the movie or of the comic books, it won't matter when they pick up this game. All they have to worry about is whether they're fans of Spider-Man, and everything that comes with it.

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Posted:
2014-03-15

bluebin

Super Gamer Dude

7.2

Rocksmith for the PC gives personal computer gamers a lot more to look forward to when they decide to pass the time playing video games. You do not have to feel like you are not gaining any skills when you play video games any longer. This game was developed and produced by Ubisoft and comes on Microsoft Windows. This is one of the music video games that takes playing this genre of gaming to the next level.

The concept behind this game is that you can literally plug in your guitar and play this game to learn how to cover actual songs. Sometime after the release of Rocksmith Guitar a Bass extension was added to the game so people could build on their Bass skills as well.

In order to use a guitar players must have the Hercules plug in that connects to the computer. Once you do this you can hook up just about any guitar or bass. There is an extensive song selection from artists such as The Cure, Blur, Eric Clapton, Nirvana and Muse.

As you play Rocksmith there are notes that come at you on the screen and you have to match the notes on the screen. While you are trying to match the notes on the screen you can also look at the fretboard to see how you should be holding the guitar or bass. Song lyrics are also displayed to help those that want to conduct solo acts. Although you are not required to sing along, many people choose to memorize both the song lyrics and notes in order to provide a small performance for people.

Rocksmith has a lot of downloadable content which gives it a lot of replay value. The game received a lot of critical reception for not hitting all the notes with complete accuracy though, and people felt that this is what hurt the game the most. Either way if you are interested in learning how to play music this is a good game to play. Rocksmith helps those who would never pick up a guitar or bass learn songs easily. The game got reviews in the 7.5 to 8 out of 10 range, so it was not seen as a bad game.

If you are a PC gamer looking for a change then this game is a must play. Yet if you are experienced with the guitar or bass then you might not find this game as appealing. Rocksmith PC is more of a casual musician's pickup music game.

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Posted:
2013-08-18

bluebin

Super Gamer Dude

8.0

After many years of shameless "Raving Rabbids" mini-game collections across a number of platforms, the series has finally come home to roost, and returned to its 2D platforming roots in Rayman Origins. That said, can a 2D platformer properly hold up as a full-priced retail title, or does it end up feeling like something you might have downloaded off of PSN?

The core gameplay in Rayman Origins will be familiar to anyone who has played a 2D platformer before. Rayman and his buddies have to run and jump from left to right, rescuing creatures and gaining new powers as they progress through the game. Rayman Origins is perhaps the most technically proficient 2D platformer in recent history, with tight and responsive controls pushing the action along nicely. Rayman Origins can be frustratingly difficult at times, but like any well-made game, you always know that you are the one at fault for your inability to progress, not the game. Like any other challenging game, you will eventually manage to surmount even the most impossible challenges through trial and error.

The environments that all this running and jumping takes place in looks absolutely incredible. Rayman Origins takes advantage of the PS3 as much as a 2D platformer possibly could, using its power to create a world that looks like a particularly beautiful Saturday morning cartoon. The game also makes use of a whimsical soundtrack that matches every level blow for blow. There are even several levels that revolve around instruments that create the games soundtrack.

In fact, the sound in general does more for Rayman Origins than any other single element. From the aforementioned music to the noises made by the adorable Electoons that you are supposed to rescue and beyond, Rayman Origins bleeds a weird sort of whimsy that it seems like only this team can manage to pull off.

Can't take all that whimsy on your own? No problem, Rayman Origins has a co-op mode that I consider to be the best way to play the game. Like a number of other co-op platformers, having up to four players in cramped areas takes the whimsy and turns it on its head, creating a chaotic vibe as people jump all over the screen, accidentally or purposefully punching each other in the face as they move across the screen. If all you want to do is play through the game, perhaps co-op isn't for you, but if you're just looking to have a ton of fun, the co-op offers a unique experience for you and 3 of your closest friends.

Thanks to all of its individual elements, Rayman Origins manages to come comes across as a AAA title, even if it was denied a AAA budget and a proper marketing campaign. Massive amounts of care that are above and beyond that of most games have gone into this title, and help to make it worth every cent, and even more importantly, worth every minute of your valuable time you spend with it.

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WWE 13 PS3 - 15 reviews

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Posted:
2013-08-23

bluebin

Super Gamer Dude

9.0

Despite the overwhelming success of its Smackdown series of wrestling video games, THQ saw fit in 2011 to go in a new direction. So began the WWE series of games featuring updated graphics and the new predator technology. WWE '13 is the companies second and by far best effort in the series. Boasting the largest roster ever seen in a WWE video game and an all new Attitude Era mode, WWE '13 really hits the proverbial spot for wrestling fans everywhere.

Roster - 10/10

No matter how good a wrestling game is, a roster full of nobodies can really take all the fun out of it. That's not a problem here. WWE 13 has the largest roster in the history of WWE video games and its chock full of greats from the past and present. Ever wondered who would win if John Cena faced off with Attitude Era star Ken Shamrock? They're both here! How about one of the best new divas in the WWE today, A.J. Lee against her idol Lita? They're both here too! Everyone from the lowest Attitude Era jobber Grand Master Sexay, all the way to the top WWE stars of today like C.M. Punk and Sheamus, they're all here in beautiful 3D to make every dream match you've ever wanted to see a reality.

Match Types - 10/10

What good are all those great wrestling stars without plenty of great match types to put them in? WWE 13 includes just about any style of match imaginable. All the wrestling staples are there such as: One on One, Triple Threat, Fatal Four Way, Tag Team, 6-Man Tag Team, Steel Cage Matches and Battle Royals. Not to mention all the awesome specialty matches put on by the WWE every year, such as the Royal Rumble, Elimination Chamber and Hell in a Cell! WWE 13 also features the return of the highly requested Special Referee Match. Can John Cena call it right down the middle when hated rival C.M. Punk faces Sheamus? If you're wearing the zebra stripes, then that's all up to you!

Customization 10/10

Speaking of it all being up to you, thats never been more true than with WWE 13s Creation Suite. Never in the history of wrestling video games and maybe even console games in general, has there ever been a game offering the level of customization that WWE 13 offers. You've got Superstar Threads, allowing you to change the colors of the outfits worn by the wrestlers already on the game, or you can just make your own grapplers with the vast Create A Superstar mode. You can also create your own finisher, your own logos, your own belts, your own stories, and much more. However, the biggest addition to this years creation suite is by far the Create an Arena Feature. Long desired and requested, Create an Arena is all you've dreamed of and more. Everything about the arena can be customized to your hearts desire. I used to love the red, white and blue ropes from the old WWF rings. I can recreate that look! I much preferred the old steel barricade to the new solid foam one. I can recreate that look! I hate all the unnecessary flashing lights and huge stage setups and I can do away with those too. I loved the outdoor arena they used for Wrestlemania 9. Not a problem here either! I could go on and on for hours!

Downloadable Content 10/10

As if that wasn't enough content, I haven't even talked about the DLC yet. Every launch copy of the game comes with a code to download the digital version of longtime wrestling fan, former boxing World Champion and self-proclaimed baddest man on the planet, Iron Mike Tyson! There are also 3 other groups of content available featuring almost 20 more wrestlers and divas, 10 championship belts and 20 all new moves. This amount of quality downloadable content for one single game is almost unheard of!

Attitude Era Mode 9/10

One of the biggest draws of WWE 13 is without a doubt the Attitude Era mode. Replacing the Road to Wrestlemania mode from previous WWE games by THQ, Attitude Era mode takes you on a trip back in time to the greatest era in wrestling history. Relive every epic moment from the Montreal Screw job and Stone Cold Steve Austins first WWE Championship win, all the way through the Undertakers battle with Mankind in the cell at the 1998 King of The Ring PPV. If you're an older wrestling fan these stories will be very familiar to you, but trust me they're worth seeing again. You wouldn't believe some of the awesome moments you've forgotten. The younger wrestling fans don't have to be left out though. Every match is preceded by a video package featuring actual footage from the era, so you'll know exactly whats going on and why these matches were so special.

Gameplay 8/10

Gameplay is the bread and butter of any video game. You can talk about presentation, graphics and the huge amount of content 'til the cows come home, but if the game doesn't play well its all for nothing. WWE 13 definitely plays well, but there are a few rough spots. Many of the glitches found in WWE 12 rear their ugly heads here as well. Wrestlers sometimes clip through the mat, the collision detection is off during the occasional diving move or weapon animation, and of course you'll get the occasional freeze. However, there is one new problem that really stands out and that's the 2 count glitch. There are almost no 2 counts. The wrestler being pinned will either kick out at 1 or be held down for the 3. This really kills the suspense of a close match because you know, almost without question, that the wrestler being pinned is going to lose if the count goes past 1. Its not all bad though, because there are many new additions to the gameplay this year that really go a long way towards making you forgot all those minor glitches. First up are the OMG moments. OMG moments are those crazy and dangerous spots in a match where someone can get severely injured. You can do a move through the announce table or the ringside barricade. You can even do a move through the top of the Hell in a Cell cage. My favorite is a suplex from the top rope with a couple super heavyweights like Big Show and Mark Henry that will cause the ring to literally collapse into itself, ending the match in a draw. Also new to WWE 13 are catch finishers. This is simply when one wrestler hits another wrestler with his finishing move while his opponent is in mid-air. Your jaw will literally hit the floor every single time a catch finisher is executed.

Final Score 9/10

While there are a few glitches, some minor and some not, there is little doubt that WWE 13 is at the top of the food chain when it comes to wrestling games. What THQ started with WWE 12 only gets better here. The tremendous new Create an Arena mode, Attitude Era mode, and the addition of OMG moments and Catch Finishers really bring this game to a completely different level. A level that in this reviewers opinion will be hard to hold down for the 3 count. As Ryback would say, FEED ME MORE!

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Posted:
2013-12-27

bluebin

Super Gamer Dude

5.0

Lost Inca Prophecy is a game that is most like a match three game with some smatterings of find the hidden object puzzles tucked here and there. While the thought of playing this game may be interesting and may seem fun, the actual experience of playing the game proves just a bit disappointing. The experience is nowhere near what the game promises and here you will find out why.

One thing about it is that it looks simply tantalizing to players since the design is quite lovely and very artistic; so much so that you will be tricked into thinking that there is indeed some great adventure that lies ahead of you. But then you go on playing the game and you realize that it is not entirely what you think it is based on the design.

This is most a tale that is based on text and you will go through long writings that speak about various artifacts of Inca descent as well the stories about said artifacts. Somehow, these manage to truly fail tell the readers any interesting facts about such a great civilization and the facts are very easily forgotten and at worst are marked with awful grammatical and spelling errors that could simply ruin the game for a lot of people. There is nothing worse than playing game wherein no one bothered to do a simple grammar and spell check. It makes the game look cheap; it is as if no one truly cared enough about or about what the players will see. It will be a small miracle if most players will even bother to read the texts once they spy the grammatical errors.

Of course grammatical errors are not all there is to a game but there are some games out there that will still compel you to keep playing despite the errors and the thing about this game is that it does not do that at all. This game will just leave you in a sort of stupor or your mind wandering while you think of other things like what you can have for supper or what you can cook for a snack for the next picnic. It is simply that bad.

The core mechanics of the game is that you have to turn some squares on the board to match three of the same. This was proven to be effective in such games like JewelQuest and the like but somehow, it just fails to do much of anything here. The problem with this game is that it just stays as it is the whole time and it is freakishly simple. That is what will bore you out of your mind. There are no progressions when it comes to the levels of challenges that you will come upon. That can only keep you entertained for so long before you start looking for something else that will occupy your thoughts or keep you busy. All in all, it could have been good if only they thought better of the intelligence of the people who will play this game.

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Posted:
2013-12-28

bluebin

Super Gamer Dude

6.9

This game has been developed as an add on to the TV show and it is there to be enjoyed both by die hard and casual fans alike.

The Characters:-

Tori Vega:


Tori is the star of the TV show, played by actress Victoria Justice. Tori joins the performing arts school, Hollywood Arts, where she has to sing as stand in for her sister Trina who is unwell. As it happens Tori is an incredibly talented singer as well as an actress.

Andre Harris:

Andre is the first friend that Tori makes at Hollywood Arts, and she was originally scheduled to perform with her sister Trina. Tori and Andre remain friends throughout the show and they even perform various songs together. Andre is known for his laid back, funny personality as well as for having a crazy grandmother.

Robbie Shapiro:

Robbie is probably the most eccentric character in this game. He is known for being shy, especially around girls. He is often seen around with a puppet that he has named Rex. Robbie speaks through Rex in a different, more confident voice than he normally does.

Beck Oliver:

Beck is another major character, and is probably the most relaxed guy on the show, being able to get along with everyone. Beck dates another main character, Jade West, for most of the show's duration.

Jade West:

Jade is Beck's girlfriend and at times she has a rocky relationship with Tori. Jade and Tori might not be enemies, but Jade never quite takes to Tori. They often have spats with each other and there are times when it seems as if they will never get along with each other.

Cat Valentine:

Cat is a tiny redhead who also rates among the main characters. She is known for her kooky personality and for how silly some of her comments are. Cat is also known for her singing talent, along with Tori and Jade.

The game allows you to go through Hollywood Arts as if you were one of the main characters. You can sit in the class, interact with others, and go through various story lines. The great thing is that the way you respond in certain situations will determine how the story progresses. That is what makes the game interesting.

The graphics are decent without being anything to write home about. The true magic in this game is how takes the charm and charisma of Hollywood Arts and the TV show and turns into a console game version, and, at least for anyone who likes the show, this is a must buy.

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Posted:
2013-12-28

bluebin

Super Gamer Dude

8.0

Rayman Origins will be familiar to anyone who has played a 2D platformer before. Rayman and his buddies have to run and jump from left to right, rescuing creatures and gaining new powers as they progress through the game.

Rayman Origins is perhaps the most technically proficient 2D platformer in recent history, with tight and responsive controls pushing the action along nicely. Rayman Origins can be frustratingly difficult at times, but like any well-made game, you always know that you are the one at fault for your inability to progress, not the game. Like any other challenging game, you will eventually manage to surmount even the most impossible challenges through trial and error.

The environments that all this running and jumping takes place in looks absolutely incredible. Rayman Origins takes advantage of the PS3 as much as a 2D platformer possibly could, using its power to create a world that looks like a particularly beautiful Saturday morning cartoon. The game also makes use of a whimsical soundtrack that matches every level blow for blow. There are even several levels that revolve around instruments that create the games soundtrack.

In fact, the sound in general does more for Rayman Origins than any other single element. From the aforementioned music to the noises made by the adorable Electoons that you are supposed to rescue and beyond, Rayman Origins bleeds a weird sort of whimsy that it seems like only this team can manage to pull off.

Can't take all that whimsy on your own? No problem, Rayman Origins has a co-op mode that I consider to be the best way to play the game. Like a number of other co-op platformers, having up to four players in cramped areas takes the whimsy and turns it on its head, creating a chaotic vibe as people jump all over the screen, accidentally or purposefully punching each other in the face as they move across the screen. If all you want to do is play through the game, perhaps co-op isn't for you, but if you're just looking to have a ton of fun, the co-op offers a unique experience for you and 3 of your closest friends.

Thanks to all of its individual elements, Rayman Origins manages to come comes across as a AAA title, even if it was denied a AAA budget and a proper marketing campaign. Massive amounts of care that are above and beyond that of most games have gone into this title, and help to make it worth every cent, and even more importantly, worth every minute of your valuable time you spend with it.

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Posted:
2013-12-28

bluebin

Super Gamer Dude

8.4

As a film, The Amazing Spider-Man breathed life back into the hero and the franchise. With a unique twist on the comic book world that brought fans back to the movies, it was only a matter of time until that version of the wall crawler got his own game. And in The Amazing Spider-Man there are no holds barred.

The video game is meant to act as an epilogue to the film. Peter, so new at being Spider-Man, has a lot to learn after his defeat of the Lizard. However, this is Marvel's New York, and because of that there's a new costumed creep around practically every corner. Whether it's the Rhino going on a rampage, or the Scorpion out for Spider-Man's head, there's plenty of super villain action that players are going to have to throw themselves head first at to keep the city safe. No matter how new Peter is at this, he's going to have to keep on his toes and listen when his Spider Senses start tingling.

Mechanically, The Amazing Spider-Man is a beautiful piece of gaming. In an effort to capture all of the acrobatics and insane web-slinging stunts that Spider-Man is capable of the controls have been simplified to make moving around as organic as possible. Additionally, adopting the free running and wild fighting styles of games like Assassin's Creed, Spider-Man's fighting style is now just as wild as it's been in the comic books. With speed and agility on the player's side, it's important to never be where the next attack is coming from. Otherwise it's very possible that it will be lights out for the fledgling superhero.

The movement and combat styles aren't the only things that feel organic when it comes to The Amazing Spider-Man either. For fans of the comic book, that's exactly what the game feels like. Events progress on a huge scale, and there's always something around the next bend to threaten Peter's regular life and that requires him to put on his mask again. However, perhaps because this game is all about Spider-Man, there's no point where the action breaks the suspension of disbelief. Since New York is the center of most meta-human activity, it only makes sense that there would be so much crime for players to fight. Of course when the interconnecting threads are woven together into a tangled web, it's Peter's job to unravel it and become the hero he needs to be.

Overall, The Amazing Spider-Man might be the best attempt at a Spider-Man game yet. Though attempts have gone back all the way to the Sega Genesis, the technology has finally made it possible for players to do what they want and to do it stylishly when it comes to controlling Peter's movements. Additionally, whether players are fans of the movie or of the comic books, it won't matter when they pick up this game. All they have to worry about is whether they're fans of Spider-Man, and everything that comes with it.

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Posted:
2014-06-18

You'll be amazed.

bluebin

Super Gamer Dude

8.4

As a film, The Amazing Spider-Man breathed life back into the hero and the franchise. With a unique twist on the comic book world that brought fans back to the movies, it was only a matter of time until that version of the wall crawler got his own game. And in The Amazing Spider-Man there are no holds barred.

The video game is meant to act as an epilogue to the film. Peter, so new at being Spider-Man, has a lot to learn after his defeat of the Lizard. However, this is Marvel's New York, and because of that there's a new costumed creep around practically every corner. Whether it's the Rhino going on a rampage, or the Scorpion out for Spider-Man's head, there's plenty of super villain action that players are going to have to throw themselves head first at to keep the city safe. No matter how new Peter is at this, he's going to have to keep on his toes and listen when his Spider Senses start tingling.

Mechanically, The Amazing Spider-Man is a beautiful piece of gaming. In an effort to capture all of the acrobatics and insane web-slinging stunts that Spider-Man is capable of the controls have been simplified to make moving around as organic as possible. Additionally, adopting the free running and wild fighting styles of games like Assassin's Creed, Spider-Man's fighting style is now just as wild as it's been in the comic books. With speed and agility on the player's side, it's important to never be where the next attack is coming from. Otherwise it's very possible that it will be lights out for the fledgling superhero.

The movement and combat styles aren't the only things that feel organic when it comes to The Amazing Spider-Man either. For fans of the comic book, that's exactly what the game feels like. Events progress on a huge scale, and there's always something around the next bend to threaten Peter's regular life and that requires him to put on his mask again. However, perhaps because this game is all about Spider-Man, there's no point where the action breaks the suspension of disbelief. Since New York is the center of most meta-human activity, it only makes sense that there would be so much crime for players to fight. Of course when the interconnecting threads are woven together into a tangled web, it's Peter's job to unravel it and become the hero he needs to be.

Overall, The Amazing Spider-Man might be the best attempt at a Spider-Man game yet. Though attempts have gone back all the way to the Sega Genesis, the technology has finally made it possible for players to do what they want and to do it stylishly when it comes to controlling Peter's movements. Additionally, whether players are fans of the movie or of the comic books, it won't matter when they pick up this game. All they have to worry about is whether they're fans of Spider-Man, and everything that comes with it.

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Posted:
2014-06-28

Above average

bluebin

Super Gamer Dude

8.0

After many years of shameless "Raving Rabbids" mini-game collections across a number of platforms, the series has finally come home to roost, and returned to its 2D platforming roots in Rayman Origins. That said, can a 2D platformer properly hold up as a full-priced retail title, or does it end up feeling like something you might have downloaded off of PSN?

The core gameplay in Rayman Origins will be familiar to anyone who has played a 2D platformer before. Rayman and his buddies have to run and jump from left to right, rescuing creatures and gaining new powers as they progress through the game. Rayman Origins is perhaps the most technically proficient 2D platformer in recent history, with tight and responsive controls pushing the action along nicely. Rayman Origins can be frustratingly difficult at times, but like any well-made game, you always know that you are the one at fault for your inability to progress, not the game. Like any other challenging game, you will eventually manage to surmount even the most impossible challenges through trial and error.

The environments that all this running and jumping takes place in looks absolutely incredible. Rayman Origins takes advantage of the PS3 as much as a 2D platformer possibly could, using its power to create a world that looks like a particularly beautiful Saturday morning cartoon. The game also makes use of a whimsical soundtrack that matches every level blow for blow. There are even several levels that revolve around instruments that create the games soundtrack.

In fact, the sound in general does more for Rayman Origins than any other single element. From the aforementioned music to the noises made by the adorable Electoons that you are supposed to rescue and beyond, Rayman Origins bleeds a weird sort of whimsy that it seems like only this team can manage to pull off.

Can't take all that whimsy on your own? No problem, Rayman Origins has a co-op mode that I consider to be the best way to play the game. Like a number of other co-op platformers, having up to four players in cramped areas takes the whimsy and turns it on its head, creating a chaotic vibe as people jump all over the screen, accidentally or purposefully punching each other in the face as they move across the screen. If all you want to do is play through the game, perhaps co-op isn't for you, but if you're just looking to have a ton of fun, the co-op offers a unique experience for you and 3 of your closest friends.

Thanks to all of its individual elements, Rayman Origins manages to come comes across as a AAA title, even if it was denied a AAA budget and a proper marketing campaign. Massive amounts of care that are above and beyond that of most games have gone into this title, and help to make it worth every cent, and even more importantly, worth every minute of your valuable time you spend with it.


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