The fact that someone has gone to the trouble to try and effect the score of the 360 version compared to other versions is just sad.
I've bought it and its exactly the same, the Vita is the only version where levels were cut, but this is a known. The 360 version is every bit as good at the PS3 version, sure, the game was made for the Wii U, so the controls will always be more suited to that system, but they been re-designed for 360/PS3 and PC and work pretty well.
Certainly, if you have never played the Wii U version, you'd never know anyway. The 360 version DOES run in 1080p, and is NOT up scaled at all, so that information is totally false too. Both the 360 and the PS3 run at full HD 1080p, if anything its the Wii U version that suffers visually in comparison to other systems and PC.
To us a Quote From Eurgamer: "All of these nuances are replicated expertly across all platforms. So from a visual perspective the only difference of note is the gamma set-up between platforms and the Wii U's limited-range RGB output. The 360 version features an image richer in contrast, where dark shadow details are slightly crushed due to the system's trademark higher gamma curve. Meanwhile, the Wii U game can look washed out on TVs that don't correctly support limited-range RGB over HDMI. It's also worth pointing out that on the PC there are no additional graphical enhancements, with the ability to adjust resolution and to run the game in windowed mode being the only options available."
So to sum up, the controls certainly aren't a good enough reason to buy a Wii U to play it on over any other version, that's for sure.
But it is a great game, its a shame some people can't just stay focused on that, instead of trying to slam one particular version into the ground.
This is simply a stunning game. Lots of fun, creative gameplay and addictive levels. The mix of running-style levels and conventional platforming is done well. Arguably, there's too much bias towards lots of running, but still good. The only downside is the green dude who occasionaly shows up to 'help'. The bottom line is that you'll find youself controlling two characters at once - this can be uber challenging on some of the more difficult levels (and get frustrating!). But, as platforming games go I should mention that it compares with Mario and the other very best ones out there (Megaman etc) and in overall terms if you're playing co-op it is way way easier than those titles.
Rayman, Globox and the Teensies are back to embark on a new fantasy adventure through a series of legendary worlds with new environments, characters and enemies.
Rayman Legends is a delightful platformer, and one of the best I’ve ever played. Thanks to clever level design that toys with genre conventions, it gets incredible mileage out of four basic moves. And with great local co-op and dozens of unlockables – including stages from Rayman Origins, special character skins, and mini-games – there’s a lot to do. The difficulty is so smoothly balanced that it can be played with with kids or adult friends and still have a great time.
I really can't think of anything negative to say about this excellent game, so here are the positives...
PROS: + Gorgeous graphics + Great gameplay + LOADS of content - As well as the main game there are also lots of "remastered" levels (around 40) from the previous game, Rayman Origins (which itself was a great game). As if that wasn't enough there's also the HUGELY addictive daily/weekly challenges (which absolutely exude that "one more go" factor), and finally there's the "Invasion" levels. These are kind of "remixed" versions of levels you've already completed, only this time you have to save - against the clock - some teensies strapped to fireworks! This game will keep you going for ages. + The end-of-world music levels are brilliant and will have you grinning ear-to-ear + Lots of stuff to unlock, including many playable characters + Far better menus/level select screens than Origins, so everything is easy to find and most stuff is also only a shortcut away via the Y button. + The game constantly comes up with new ideas as you progress, keeping you interested as you wonder what they will come up with next. + Load times are very quick (though I do have my game installed)
CONS: - There is no difficulty setting, so the harder/later levels MAY frustrate some players. Saying that, the game has generous checkpoints and as far as I can tell you have unlimited lives.
Rayman Legends takes everything that was great about Origins and hones it to perfection. With so much content and teensies to find this game will keep you entertained for quite some time.
Rayman Legends is a rare masterpiece! It is one of these games that gets almost everything perfectly. For those of you who haven’t been blessed to play it, I’ll let you know what platforming greatness you’ve been missing out on; Rayman Legends is a 2-d platformer that gives Donkey Kong Country’s breathtaking graphics, Mega Man’s creative level design and Mario’s entreating gameplay a run for their money. Rayman Legends is a sequel to another great game called Rayman Origins,that made Rayman’s character popular again. Does Legends meet the expectations fans had for a sequel to Origins? For me, it surpasses them. It is really close to absolute perfection. The plot is as follows; the Dark Teensy from the first game has not only returned, but created new nightmares as well as copies of himself to guard them. He has also kidnapped the good Teensies to serve his willing. The Bubble Dreamer commands Murfy to alarm Rayman and his friends to take action and help them defeat evil while resquing as many Teensies as possible. Weird, simple and goofy. Just the way I like the story for a platformer. The gameplay is not changed very much from Origins but a few things have changed. For starters,there are no flying stages, the high score for each level is much easier to achieve than in Origins and the inclusion of the Invasion Levels just to mention some. As one can gather from the plot, in each level there are several Teensies to free. When you add up all the Teensies in the game, there are 700 to collect. I know that sounds a lot, but, with the exception of one or two special cases, they are not much of a stretch to get. It’s the definition of platforming. Rayman is the absolute best gaming franchise of all time. Because, for every good Sonic game out there, there’s a bad one to contrast it. Rayman has always been gold. Each game he makes is great, and, since I stated that Rayman is the best franchise in video games and Rayman Legends is the best platformer from the best series of platformers,that means for me that Rayman Legends is, without a doubt, the best game of all time!! If you’re a fan of platformers, Rayman legends is excellent. It is a 100% perfect game that will not disappoint you.