Thursday, June 25, 2009

Games Played 06/09/2009


Rayman 2: The Great Escape (2000)
Developer: Ubi Soft
Platform: Sega Dreamcast
Purchase Date: 06/23/2001

Follow the pretty butterflies.

Rayman 2 was first released on the Nintendo 64. This Dreamcast version contains vastly improved graphics compared to that first release. As a matter of fact, the sharp and clean texture works in this game still look incredible even to this day. Rayman 2 is a successful 3D platformer that is able to maintain cohesive and polished platforming elements. It is one of the best platform adventure games ever made, especially on the Dreamcast after the arrival of the disappointing Sonic Adventure. For a game that is more slow-paced than Sonic, Ubi Soft was able to add a lot of dynamic stages into this awesome title. In this game, the limbless Rayman must save the world from a group of Robo-Pirates. All the characters are very well designed from the smallest eye-candy characters that roam the game's lush and highly stylized environments all the way to Rayman's sidekick Globox as well as his mechanical foes. There are many things to collect and mini games to unlock - I haven't found all of them myself so there's a good reason for me to jump on this game again in the future.

LIBRARY STATUS: 5 out of 5

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