I've gotten through most of Rayman Origins and it's brought up two things. One, cartoony looking games are not always as easy as you think and two, you don't always want a long campaign. Thank God it was rented.
I didn't expect the game to be a piece of p!$$ or anything but I thought it would be easy enough to get through, difficult to master. Boy was I wrong. The basic levels are pretty easy to get through. The odd tricky bit but nothing too bad, but by God the later levels had me tearing my hair out. As for the "king" bosses...aaarrrggghhhh!!!!! You look at the box thinking it'll be a nice easy game, maybe one for kids, but no kid is going to be able to get through that. There were a few levels I thought "Oh, is that it?" once I finally got through it, but it took me several dozen attempts to get there.
BTW, for anyone who played the game, how long did it take you to realise the fairies speak pig latin?
Which brings me to my second point. I finished the main levels and freed all the little fairies and they tell me I need to free the king of each level. Fair enough, I think, I can do that. But it's not a boss fight, it's three or four levels leading up to a stupidly tricky boss fight. Okkkaaaay, well there are only four of them so it should be OK. So I get through them and heave a sigh of relief when they're all free. Then I go back to the fairies who tell me the kings have released a passage to yet another world. OH COME ON!!!!
I tried, I really did, but after getting blown up another dozen times I give up. It's like the game that wouldn't end. I liked the graphics, music, gameplay and the quirkiness of it all at first but enough is enough. The quirky things started to grate, the music got irritating and the bright colours were mocking me with their cheeriness.
What other games has anyone come across that either seem far too hard for their target audience or seemed to go on and on for the sake of a longer game? And I don't mean when the game is bad, I mean when a good game stretches out the story to, and beyond, breaking point so that by the time you finish it you don't care anymore, or you give up because you've had enough.
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