Posts Tagged ‘Rayman Origins’

The Crew Isn’t Free Yet So Grab Rayman Origins Now

Ubisoft have announced that the next game they will give away as part of their 30th birthday celebrations is mediocre racing game The Crew, so consider this a warning that you’ve only got another few days to grab the wonderful, lovely, delightful platformer Rayman Origins for free.

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Rayman Origins Now Free on Uplay

The super colorful, super delightful, arms-and-legsless Rayman Origins is now free on Uplay for a limited time. Ubisoft is offering the game free of charge in honor of the company’s 30th anniversary.

They’re gifting fans with a new complimentary game every month until December as part of the ongoing festivities. Previous freebies include Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell in June and July respectively, although their free-to-download windows are now closed, and you’ll have to pay up if you don’t own them on Uplay already. Alas.

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Humble Ubi: Grow Home, Gunslinger And Rayman For $1

The hours I’ve spent with XCOM 2 were enough to silence my inner-cynic for a while. It’s the king of sequels. Nothing sets him off on one of his diatribes quite like a Big Publisher Bundle though. What better place is there to cast off all of those unwanted spin-offs and fifteenth entries in series that became stale years ago than a cheap compilation package? What a surprise, then, to find that Ubisoft’s Humble Bundle packs in three of the company’s best recent releases in the $1 or more tier. Grow Home, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger and Rayman: Origins for the price of a croissant.

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Arm Yourself: Ubisoft Confirms Rayman Legends

Believe me: it looks much, much better in motion.
In retrospect, it’d be kind of silly to name a game “Origins” and then bury the franchise immediately afterward, wouldn’t it? And so, somewhat unsurprisingly, Ubisoft’s given an official magically levitating thumbs-up to all the Rayman scuttlebutt that’s been floating around for the past couple days. Specifically, the game’s called Rayman Legends, and – true to the leaked screenshots and video (after the break, courtesy of Gamekult) – it takes place in a pleasantly painterly fantasy land. That said, Ubisoft cautions that those materials were intended for internal use only and “in NO way” represent the final game. So, for all we know, it could take place in space or (fingers crossed) a 1940s black-and-white detective film before it’s all said and done.

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The Origin Of Sequels: Another Rayman, Maybe

Rayman vs Asterix. Calling it now.

I’m currently in the middle of a gentle altercation with other meejaa types on Twitter about my earlier worrying around posting about Kickstarted games that don’t exist yet, and one of the things that’s come up is that due to our by and large consisting of curated content (yeah, we are sometimes guilty of posting about Today’s Big News, but that’s because we do genuinely want to be part of the conversation even if the games in question aren’t always to our tastes), most any even vaguely positive RPS post could well be read as an endorsement. Even when it’s about something we haven’t played yet – case in post, an alleged sequel to the lovely Rayman: Origins. Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think: Rayman Oranges

Rayman: Origins Oranges, the latter-day reboot of the Rayman platform series, made its way to PC yesterday, which was happy news for anyone who picked up on the surprising critical buzz around last year’s console versions. I’ve been bounding through the singleplayer, though have yet to try the co-op multiplayer mode. Here = words.

I’ve pinballed from outright glee to making a pathetic whimpering noise like a dog locked inside a cupboard while playing the resolutely 2D reboot of venerable platformer Rayman, but the glee always returns. It is, especially in its initial zones, a purely joyful experience, showering its player with visual and interactive gifts like a weirdo French Santa. While the visual tomfoolery never ceases – angry mutant oranges, giant forks with the demeanour of a scolding fishwife – it’s nonetheless a precision jumping game that isn’t afraid to inflict suffering.
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Hoo-Ray! Rayman Origins Demo Hits Steam

It’s late o’clock in Britainland, so forgive this being a shortie of a post but… well, as the headline says, really. The lovely Rayman Origins, which made all the right people cheer over on console, is due on PC on March 29, but a demo unexpectedly arrived earlier today. Go get (the demo link is over on the right of the page that links to), and hopefully understand why John and I are absolutely delighted to see this mega-cheerful, visually inventive platformer find its way to PC.


Thanks, Drew C.