Rayman Legends (Wii U) review
"Rotund plumbers take note: this is how you do it! Rayman Legends is the new champ of simultaneous multiplayer platforming."
As the release date for Rayman Legends on Wii U drew nigh, I decided that I should probably preorder it instead of trusting on the local department store to receive sufficient inventory. So I loaded up the gameís page on Amazon, and a yellow bar appeared at the top with an ďInstant Order UpdateĒ reminder. It turns out I had already placed a preorder for the item on August 7, 2012, more than a year ahead of its eventual release date. The page didnít comment that I was a forgetful dufus, because it respects me as a person.
When it was originally announced with a much earlier release date in mind, Rayman Legends was going to be exclusive to the Wii U platform. It was kind of a big deal at the time, because the game looked awesome and it was an early feather in Nintendoís otherwise mostly featherless cap. Then the system sold very poorly right out the gate, and Ubisoft pushed back the release date and announced that it would also be producing Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions. The biggest platforming adventure in Raymanís history needed to reach a wide audience, and the Wii U install base wasnít going to provide that all by itself.
Staff review by Jason Venter (October 31, 2013)
Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.
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