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Rayman has always been known for its unique level design and cute, funky storyline. With Rayman Origins, the art style crossed a threshold. The first musical level brings the game’s beauty out in sharp relief.
Rayman is known for containing musical levels including drums with faces and enemies in the style of musical instruments, but with the creative detail of Rayman Origins, the first musical level stands out after all of my years playing Rayman.
While in the musical level, it’s easy to spot the piles of drums waiting to be jumped on. Each and every enemy and instrument has a different musical sound to match. Even the music in the level is rhythmically beautiful and somewhat catchy, and I’ve found myself humming it long after turning my console off.
One of the enemies in the music level is a guitar string (or some sort of musical instrument string) that has a red vibration traveling through it back and forth. Rayman must avoid the red vibration and jump across. In the background there are various musical instruments that line the sky. The walls you jump and climb on are flute-like, a wind instrument.
The creative art style of the level coupled with the imaginative music-related theme sings to those who keep all things music close to their heart.
Nice moment Kayla. Maybe Rayman Legends will produce a few more great moments too.
I think you could just go ahead and include Rayman: Origins' entire world as a place to experience haha.
Loved this world. It was also hard as hell if I remember correctly.
A demo i played of Rayman Legends was kinda similar. You play as this Viking girl, and the song "Black Betty" plays in the background. I don't know how they did it, but when ever you hit an enemy, no matter when, it plays a beat that lines up perfectly with the song.
One of the levels in this world is a pain to complete the Time Trial for.
I loved the Land of the Livid Dead, that brings back so many good memories from this game...
God, I couldn't get over the music levels. I had didgeridoos buzzing through my head for weeks.
This is such a great level in Rayman Origins. Great feature Kayla!
This track from that world is absolutely incredible. The way it uses Raymans motif is really clever too. I could talk all day about the soundtrack actually.
The noise the large beaked birds make when you jump on them is great.
It's actually my favourite game this gen. Hugely underrated.
We need more games like these. The music and art style won me over at first, but the game also offers great controls and challenging levels as icing on the cake.