During your time with Rayman Legends, there will come a point where you will run out of ways to express how much you enjoy it. By a couple of hours in, you’ll have exhausted every synonym you know for “nice.” A few stages ago, “fun.” At the end, “challenging.” And only on the rarest occasion do you murmur the “confusing” likes, no thesaurus required. Released in 2017, Rayman Legends is the highest-rated platformer of the year. It’s a 2011, Rayman Origins sequel title.
Legends is a beautiful game, with every frame that reflects a lovingly crafted painting that I am free to explore in search of kidnapped teens and smugly-smiling lums. Variety is also in abundant supply, with Rayman wandering through cake realms, cooking utensils, and even didgeridoos.