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Posted by Melos

I have to say it too: this is a great looking game. The style is simple yet characteristic. The animation is subtle yet polished. The music is lovely and sets a perfect tone for the humor, which is quirky but not obnoxious. And as a platformer it does not seem prohibitively difficult or pointlessly easy. I will be playing this.

Posted by SpiralEye

This game should only be sold outside the coffee shops in Amsterdam..

Posted by rmanthorp

Two words for this game:


Posted by jt1080

Was sold before this QL, by art style alone. More sold now. Reminds me, tonally, of a Kirby's Epic Yarn that isn't tooth-ache-inducing over-cute and more challenging.

Posted by Doomshine

Shocking to see Bluray Man in the 360 version.

Posted by TeflonBilly

Gah! This looks absolutely delightful! Terrible timing to release it though. I got like six games arriving in the mail over the next week, but I still wanna add this too.

However "Achievements will only be unlocked by the primary profile"!? I know it's petty and inconsequential in the big picture, but that really sticks in my craw. Especially if the multiplayer isn't online! What the hell are they thinking!?

Posted by Mumrik

I feel like slapping someone.

In a good way.

Posted by countinhallways

This looks absolutely amazing.

Posted by CrunchbiteJr

It's so funky.

Posted by SoundChaser

This looks pretty incredible. I think I might buy it after I finish/stop playing Skyrim.

Posted by NostalgicShakedown

@Bravestar: Same here, either that or a Plok sequel. But this game does look like you can have a lot of fun.

Posted by popmasterruler

Looks like fun on a bun

Posted by Thor_Molecules

@NipCrip66 said:

Also does anybody else think the collectible music sounds like Locoroco?

Yes! And just for the record, anything that comes close to the sheer feel-good of the Locoroco games is a must buy for me. Even just watching the quicklook made me happy.

Posted by ch3burashka

@TeenageJesusSuperstar said:

Getting a great Courage the Cowardly Dog vibe off of that old skeleton couple

Oh man, if we could get a Courage the Cowardly Dog game, along with a rebooted series, OH MAN...

Posted by andmm

This is so gorgeous I wanna lick the screen

Posted by Rabid619

This looks fantastic, I played the demo when it came out and it made me feel like a kid again. Everything is so damn charming, I kind of wish it was cheaper though. $60 seems a bit steep, but I'll definitely buy it eventually.

Posted by Metric_Outlaw

This game looks amazing. I don't know about it being $60 though. I think somewhere around $30 would have made this a much easier sale. Maybe if Amazon or Best Buy has a Black Friday sale I'd defiantly get it.

Posted by 1p

Well this is just about the freshest thing ever.

Posted by FacestabMan

Looks pretty good, shame it's nothing like the original. I suppose they went for a NSMB Wii approach here

Posted by MAD_JIHAD

This game looks amazing...

Posted by spilledmilkfactory

I am so fucking stoked for this. Played the demo and loved everything about it

Posted by zoozilla

God, this game looks amazing. Beautiful, even.

Posted by melodiousj

This looks absolutely fantastic

Posted by AssInAss

The demo is absolutely amazing to play with roommates. We went bananas to get all 9 "Electoons", very challenging, whimsical, hilarious, and goddamn 1080p gorgeous!

Posted by TheSouthernDandy

I kinda love everything about this. There's no way I can't not won't buy this.

Posted by RandomInternetUser

I really want to play couch coop on this with my brother now. Seems pretty fun.

Posted by Aristides

What is a Rayman? Like... what is he?

Posted by Cirdain

Oh dear fuck this is gorgeous.

Posted by Zippedbinders

@vinsanityv22 said:

This game looks retarded. Not design-wise - it looks like a fine enough platformer - but art wise. They took a totally charming, Euro-cartoony hero and turned him into...sub-Ren & Stimpy level garbage. Including that stupid fool, Globox. What a disgrace.

That being said, a great Quick Look is a great Quick look, good game or not. And frankly, it's cool to see so many quality platformers these days. Sonic Generations, Mario 3D Land, Ratchet & Clank All 4 One...and then all these other second tier ones that have been getting QLs lately. Pretty great turnout, actually.

This QL did succeed in getting me to buy Rayman 2 on GOG though. A game I've played before on Dreamcast, PS2 and DS - it's always effin' great. This? I can pass, thanks 100% to the stupidity of Globox and the rest of the characters. A new 2D Rayman is a great idea. Making a Rayman that looks like Spumco did it? Insulting.

The UbiArt GDK they used to build this is some sweet tech though. I wonder if other developer might give it whirl, since Ubi Soft said they're planning on releasing it for free? It would be sweet if, say, Sega and Treasure took a few months to whip up a new Dynamite Headdy or Astal or something with this tech...

I hate John K and Spumco as much as the next guy, but the art looks awesome here.

Posted by Vitor

@SolidOcelot said:

The opening scene is filled with Beyond Good and Evil references, the fly almost being sucked in through a characters nose, Jades signature red umbrella from the BG&E 2 trailer

Also super stoked about this game

I was thinking that too but wasn't sure if I was just being crazy as the GB guys didn't comment.

Posted by Baal_Sagoth

I play platformers somewhat rarely so I'm not sure I'll play this but stylistically it looks just excellent. And it has that very fun, easy-going sound design. Very nice.

Posted by RetroVirus

This looks really fun. I love the art.

Posted by WinterSnowblind
@FacestabMan said:

Looks pretty good, shame it's nothing like the original. I suppose they went for a NSMB Wii approach here

It seems they've taking a lot of elements from the original.. the enemies, the collectibles, the picture booths for check points, the flying mosquito sections.. and it has the same level of brutal difficulty. 
It's at least much more like the original than the other Rayman games.
Edited by snorggy

"I gotta learn not to slap those big black balls..."

Posted by buzz_killington

Gorgeous. Gorgeous game. And why shouldn't it be a $60 game? Only because it's 2D? If it has 10 hours or so of game in there, I'm fine with paying $60 for it.

Posted by jettpack

game looks hot.

Posted by sear

Looks extremely similar to the first Rayman (though easier), but with the Rayman 2 art style and characters.  Definitely very interested as I only recently got into the Rayman games, but have found them all to be huge amounts of fun and extremely well-made.

Posted by IkariNoTekken

@snorggy: Even reading your comment prior to watching the video didn't stop we from spitting out my drink when Ryan said that. Ha ha.

Edited by thebunnyhunter

not a fan of this artstyle but i like the first rayman, i want to go back and finally finish that game after this quicklook

edit* i take it back it grew on me

Edited by MeatSim

Everything's all crazy and apparently everyone is full of helium!

Posted by Tordah

No Giant Bomb review for this game?

Posted by Evelgest

The visuals and music are fantastic, but with the releases of ACR and UMvC3 this week as well, I'll wait for the price to drop, and buy it later.

Posted by DeathbyYeti

I know nothing about Raymen but I do know this looks swell. Internet slang

Posted by wrathofconn

Yo, it's the New Super Mario Bros. Wii of Rayman. If I had any experience with the series I'm sure I'd be pumped about this.

Posted by abayarts

looks very beautiful.

Posted by sawtooth

I love cartoon violence.

Posted by VWGTI

Rayman does nothing for me.

Posted by ashogo

Minority opinion, but the quirky sense of style in this game is really irritating to me.

Posted by Nettacki

If there's 2 games I'll buy at full price, it's this and The King of Fighters XIII