For many different reasons, we all have games that slipped past our radar. Maybe the game wasn’t overly publicized or maybe you were hooked on a different game. I signed up for Gamefly since I can’t afford to go out and buy every single game I want! You can join me here, as I work my way down my list of games. Some games will only be a few months old others will be several years old. I’ll share a quick low down on all of the games Gamefly sends my way and let you know what’s worth renting, buying, and which ones make better coasters.Keep in mind these are not meant to be full game reviews. Let’s face it, if you’re not in love after the first few hours of a game, it’s just not meant to be!
Published by: Ubisoft
Developed by: Ubisoft Montpellier
Release Date: November 15, 2011
Rayman Origins reminded me why I fell in love with video games. Growing up I wasn’t chasing achievements or trying to climb a leader-board. I simply played because I loved the game. The 2-D world reminded me of some of my old favorites, like Earthworm Jim, Sonic, and Mario. You’ll cruise through beautifully designed levels running, jumping, swinging, swimming, and smashing anything that stands in your way. Along your path you collect these glowing bugs, discover hidden challenges, and rewards. In the beginning you can only run and jump, but like most heroes as you progress you’ll be able to glide and run up walls. It was nice to take a break from saving the world from alien invasion or being in a bloody firefight online. Rayman Origins is simply one of the best games I’ve played in a long time.