Hot Topic - Best Rayman Game

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Best Rayman game

Rayman
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63%
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
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33%
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc
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3%
 
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Hot Topic - Best Rayman Game

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:39 am

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Re: Hot Topic - Best Rayman Game

Post by Roo » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:50 am

Despite being relatively straightforward and very much of it's time, Rayman 2 is still a solid, perfectly enjoyable platformer today. It didn't deserve the reaction a lot of overenthusiastic Americans gave it in the late 90s - 'Mario 64 beater!!' - but it's sure as hell better than many of the other 3D platformers that typified the N64/PSone/Dreamcast era.
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Post by DigitalDuck » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:09 am

The original all the way. Tons of charm, excellent level design, stunning graphics, brilliant music, and bosses that didn't annoy the hell out of you.
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Re: Hot Topic - Best Rayman Game

Post by Morkin » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:01 am

Definitely Rayman 2 on the Dreamcast as I've got great memories of playing it in the evenings after I'd finished work.

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Post by IronMaidenRule » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:42 am

The original, one of the best platformer's on the PS1

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Post by thevulture » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:48 am

Loved the original on Atari Jaguar, but Rayman 2 (DC) was a thing of beauty to behold and play.

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Post by GunstarHero » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:50 am

You know I've never played a Rayman game but if I played one think it would be the first.

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Post by Joey » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:16 am

Rayman 2 was superb and one of the few DC games I've actually finished.
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Post by jdanddiet » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:35 am

The original on the Saturn was a thing of beauty.
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Post by hydr0x » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:59 am

Heck, even my little sister loved the original on PC, so I'm going with that!
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Post by sscott » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:10 am

Rayman 2 on the Dreamcast, the 3DS version looks exactly the same, hmm. :?
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Re: Hot Topic - Best Rayman Game

Post by Miketendo » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:53 am

It's always so odd to me that the Rayman games are no longer about Rayman, they're about those Rabbids. Rayman 2 was a fun romp through a fresh platforming world.

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Re: Hot Topic - Best Rayman Game

Post by hydr0x » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:24 pm

Miketendo wrote:It's always so odd to me that the Rayman games are no longer about Rayman, they're about those Rabbids. Rayman 2 was a fun romp through a fresh platforming world.
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Post by kiwimike » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:04 pm

For mine, Rayman 2 was the best. The wife & I did this 'tag team' thing and worked our way through it on the Dreamcast. Recently bought Rayman 3 for Xbox for some rainy weekend, we've got a good way through it and find it pretty good, although not quite as good as 2. Good challenge though :)

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Re: Hot Topic - Best Rayman Game

Post by ipmarks » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:01 pm

Rayman 1, he got a bit tedious after that.

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