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Rayman Origins Review

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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 5 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and @boersc.

OverviewOverview

Rayman Origins is platform game where you run, jump, swing and attack your way through fantasy cartoon levels. It stands out because of the strong characters and variety of different enemies ranging in difficulty.

In order to progress you free Electoons from their cages. Each level has hidden areas that require repeat play through to find all the collectibles. It follows a story about the Glade of Dreams being overrun by Darktoons. You command Rayman and Globox in a mittion to restore peace.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+

Release Date: 15/11/2011, updated in 2013

Platforms: Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Xbox 360

Genres: Action, Adventure and Platform

Developer: @Ubisoft

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 10 hours and 16 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You play on the same system with a shared screen. Players can join and leave as they want. Only console versions offer multiplayer, the 3DS or Vita version don't have this.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

PEGI rated 7 for Fear and Violence.

ESRB EVERYONE 10 for Comic Mischief, Suggestive Themes and Mild Cartoon Violence. As players run, jump, and fly through each level, they must avoid hazards (e.g., fireballs, lightning bolts, lava pits) and defeat a variety of creatures (e.g., birds, shrimp, fish, robots, dragons). Most enemies disappear into puffs of smoke when hit. During the course of the game, players must rescue female nymphs that wear revealing outfits (e.g., moderate amounts of cleavage). The dialogue occasionally contains comical remarks and/or references to bathroom humour.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Assistance

View Control Mapping: You can view a map of controls during play.

Practice Area: You can practice freely without opponents or time pressures.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.

Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.

Speaker Indicator: Captions or icons and speech bubbles indicate who is speaking.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.

Mouse and Controller: Can play with mouse and controller simultaneously.

Motion Controls Not Required: You don’t need motion controls to play the game.

Remap Controls

You can customise the controls for the game as follows:

Select Preset Controller Mappings: Select preset button layouts.

Remap Buttons: Re-map all buttons/keys.

Swap Sticks: Swap the sticks over.

Remap Mouse and Keyboard: Remap mouse and keyboard.

Vibration Optional: Controller vibration not used in the game or you can disable it.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

No Screen Shake: No screen shake effect or this can be disabled.

Clear Interface: The game navigation, maps and information are clear to read, large or adjustable.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well

System Settings

The Wii has a few helpful settings, like disable rumble, but you have to use gesture controls for most games and the system menu. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @GeekDadGamer and @Johanna_Jacob


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