This game is soooooo hard.

#1 Edited by johnwaynegacy (22 posts) -

Just finished Rayman: Origins main story line and I must admit that the final level - The Reveal - seems to be made by some sick French perverts. I've been playing video games for about twenty years now, and I've never seen anything like this. I know many difficult games, but this? I've played Daemon Soul, Super Meat Boy (on a keyboard!), but reapeting the running part of The Revel for something like a thousand times was one hell of a gaming experience.

There was screaming, plenty of bad language, nervous wife in the background. And I swear, I must have broken left analog of my Dual Shock. I wanted to smash my TV and I will never play that game again.

But on the other hand it was beautiful and challenging. If I'm Batman (and I'm pretty sure I am), then this game is my Joker. Now changing my relationship status with Ubisoft to "it's complicated".

#2 Posted by Spoonman671 (4633 posts) -
@johnwaynegacy said:

 And I swear, I must have broken left analog of my Dual Shock.

Use the D-pad.
 
I agree that the game can be quite challenging, but I only really found it to be so when going for the bonus stuff that you don't actually have to get.
#3 Posted by Eristocrat (440 posts) -

Beating the last level isn't that hard, speed running the final level is a different story.

#4 Posted by GloriousDinosaur (433 posts) -

Nice man :)

I finished it yesterday (main along with land of livid) and I can say that as fun as SMB was, I havent had such an enjoyable platforming experience in soo so so many years. Now that you have finished the reveal, go for all the skull teeth - beating livid dead is a truly wonderful feeling - however, beware, it is much harder than the reveal

#5 Posted by nohthink (1223 posts) -

@johnwaynegacy: I feel you brother(or sister, if you're a girl). I'm also making the game even harder for myself by trying to collect all the pink balls thingy(elec... something). Yeap.. I'm almost there though. Looking forward to finish it lol

#6 Posted by believer258 (11898 posts) -

I definitely need to get this game. And soon.

Also, very few games caused as much cursing from me as Mega Man X. THAT FUCKING MUTT!

#7 Posted by killacam (1284 posts) -

just wait til you get to the land of the livid dead! what an amazing level. it sums up everything the game does and multiplies by ten.

#8 Posted by habster3 (3595 posts) -

By "soooooo hard," do you mean like Prinny hard? If so, then I think I might avoid this game after all... that game ate up my life (at least I could beat it in 45 lives, right? RIGHT?????)

#9 Posted by johnwaynegacy (22 posts) -

I've never played Prinny, so I can't tell, but comparing to SMB it's much harder. Probably because of the level design, while playing SMB you actually see whole level right away, with Rayman it's a diffrent story and repeating some parts is really painful.

Now I'm going for something quiet and peaceful like mastering Skyrim (or yoga), but when I calm down I'll try to beat the Land of the Livin' Dead.

#10 Posted by BBQBram (2236 posts) -

Really? I don't mean to brag but I finished this game no problem, just took a while to get all the speed run and score Electoons for the S-Rank. And yeah, The Reveal and Land of the Livid Dead are some pretty hardcore levels, but I could actually beat them as opposed to the latter half of the Dark World in Super Meat Boy, which is still taunting me.

#11 Posted by VierasTalo (775 posts) -

It's hard, sure, but playing through the original Rayman a while back made this seem like a walk in the park.

#12 Posted by BBQBram (2236 posts) -

@VierasTalo: Oh totally but that's not just due to level design, the original had some slow ass controls combined with very tight platforming sections. I watched some videos of it recently to refresh my memory and I must say, I was suprised I beat that game as a kid. It was my first PlayStation game...aaaah, the sweet scent of nostalgia.

#13 Posted by JacDG (2124 posts) -

@BBQBram said:

@VierasTalo: Oh totally but that's not just due to level design, the original had some slow ass controls combined with very tight platforming sections. I watched some videos of it recently to refresh my memory and I must say, I was suprised I beat that game as a kid. It was my first PlayStation game...aaaah, the sweet scent of nostalgia.

It was my first playstation game as well, never beat it though, not even when I bough it from the PSN store a few months back, simply gave up on it about halfway through.

#14 Posted by Vrikk (901 posts) -

@VierasTalo said:

It's hard, sure, but playing through the original Rayman a while back made this seem like a walk in the park.

That's because that game has not aged well AT ALL. They learned from their mistakes... the first one isn't even that great. 2 is though.

#15 Posted by Pixelationist (42 posts) -

Just got this today and I can already tell that this is not a game to get completionist about. So many of the little yellow things are missable, especially when they do the mario red coin thing. I haven't manage a single one of those!

I wan't expecting this level of hardcoreness. Not that I'm a pussy but... It's kinda off putting.

#16 Posted by jozzy (2042 posts) -

I played the game in coop with my kids, which made it a lot more doable (and a lot of fun). It didn't make the last level easier though.. I still need 3 more teeth, but I don't think I am ever going to make that.

#17 Posted by benspyda (2034 posts) -

I still have yet to get this game out of the shrink rap. But once I'm done with ME3 and MGS HD its next on my list.

#18 Posted by spankingaddict (2671 posts) -

It totally is ! Just got the platinum , and it was very difficult .

#19 Posted by Sinusoidal (1481 posts) -

Me and the wife were working through it together co-op, but my rage fueled swearing tirades at the skull tooth levels kind of turned her off on the game.

#20 Posted by Sinusoidal (1481 posts) -

Me and the wife were working through it together co-op, but my rage-fueled swearing tirades at the skull tooth levels kind of turned her off on the game. Seriously, fuck those things.

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