Back to roots... kinda

#1 Edited by SuperMooseman (358 posts) -

The Rabbids are finally moving away from the minigames and UbiSoft have decided to make their next outing an action-adventure. I guess I'm happy this is going nearer to Rayman's roots, but he isn't going to be in this game at all (as far as I'm aware). I wish they'd just make a proper Rayman 4. No Rabbids, just straight up Rayman platforming action with a bit of Globox and Murfy for good taste.


Remember this guy, UbiSoft?



#2 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

Whatever happened to platformers with Rayman as the star? :(

#3 Posted by TooWalrus (13256 posts) -

I didn't like Rayman 1, though I played the hell out of Rayman 2 for the N64... somewhere around here I've got the green cartridge.

#4 Posted by mracoon (4978 posts) -

Rayman was awesome and I don't why Ubisoft haven't made a proper one in such a long time. Did Rayman not sell well or something? Because I'm sure it did quite well.

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#5 Posted by Snail (8661 posts) -

I would like that too. I miss old Rayman, though I am affraid they wold mess up the game for some reason, Rayman doesn't seem to be one of those franchises that can be successfully ported to this gen.

#6 Posted by TooWalrus (13256 posts) -
Snail said:
"I would like that too. I miss old Rayman, though I am affraid they wold mess up the game for some reason"
Meh, that franchise has been messed up ever since they gave Rayman a voice actor.
#7 Posted by Mushir (2389 posts) -

Wasn't Rayman Ubisofts mascot of sorts? But if a new Rayman game came out, it would most likely not be that successful. I don't think he was as famous as Sonic or Mario so little kids wouldn't recognize him.

#8 Posted by Sincillian (530 posts) -

I miss the old rayman games. I remember when I used to play the Great Escape all the time. I remember when I used to even play Rayman Arena all the time.

#9 Posted by MattyFTM (14432 posts) -

I want a new 2D Rayman. I loved the original.

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#10 Posted by ArclightBorealis (1563 posts) -

Hey, there may be a possibility. Ancel got pissed at Ubi because they made what was going to be Rayman 4 into what we know as Raving Rabbids (and a total of three yearly minigame fests). However, word's been going around (can't remember if it was confirmed somewhere or not) that Ancel and his team are working on this new Rabbids game. Hopefully that if it pays off, a new proper Rayman game can be done.

#11 Posted by TooWalrus (13256 posts) -

Speaking of which, I got my copy of Rayman 2 Revolution in the mail today (fucker didn't include the booklet), and to my surprise, the characters had voice actors! Despite the graphical improvements, I think I like the Dreamcast version better.

#12 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -
Twilight said:
"Wasn't Rayman Ubisofts mascot of sorts? But if a new Rayman game came out, it would most likely not be that successful. I don't think he was as famous as Sonic or Mario so little kids wouldn't recognize him."
I think the most telling thing about Rayman's fate is that the original Raving Rabbids was going to be the fourth Rayman platforming game before it was turned into a minigame collection.  Then the popularity of the rabbids themselves skyrocketed to the point where Rayman became a bit-player in his own franchise.
#13 Posted by Coltonio7 (3156 posts) -

Old Rayman was bitchin'. This better be bitchin'.

#14 Posted by dsplayer1010 (2227 posts) -
mracoon said:
"Rayman was awesome and I don't why Ubisoft haven't made a proper one in such a long time. Did Rayman not sell well or something? Because I'm sure it did quite well."
I'm pretty sure it did, too.
#15 Posted by Snail (8661 posts) -
TooWalrus said:
"Snail said:
"I would like that too. I miss old Rayman, though I am affraid they wold mess up the game for some reason"
Meh, that franchise has been messed up ever since they gave Rayman a voice actor."
Oh so true. I would love a 2D remake of classics, such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Rayman, just like New Super Mario Bros..

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