The official Nintendo magazine has published the first review of the delayed Rayman Legends for the Wii U. The publication has awarded the game an impressive 92% stating that it contains ideas that rival those of the Super Mario Galaxy series. The official Nintendo magazine says that Rayman Legends is finally asymmetric multiplayer finally done right, but the publication says that game isn’t quite as much fun if you’re solely playing single player. Here’s some choice excerpts from the review.
- A turnaround of ideas to rival Mario Galaxy
- Asymmetric Multiplayer finally done right
- Not quite as good for the lone wolves
- Basically, ONM applaud the game’s multiplayer claiming it ‘is more welcoming that New Super Mario Bros U’s, mainly thanks to heroes being able to pass through each other and the absence of a life counter’. At times the game’s focus on multiplayer is at the expense of single player though, most notably in Murphy stages.
- They also seem to praise the game’s difficulty system, despite their gut feeling telling them it is easier than Origins. The ‘core’ levels are relatively easy (which will last around 7 hours apparently); however, the optional stages and those ‘invaded’ (think purple comets from Super Mario Galaxy) are at times brutal in difficulty.
- The Gamepad use is also applauded, with ONM claiming ‘this is what the Gamepad is for’. The game also has much replay value, with a very competitive edge attempted to best your own high scores; the return of 40 Origins stages also lengthens the game.