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Rayman Legends hands-on: 'All kinds of class'

Why Rayman's new Wii U game is best played with friends

As you probably saw at the Ubisoft conference, Rayman Legends was all kinds of class.

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As one player controls Rayman (and up to three friends), the GamePad player gets to control chunks of level furniture, turn yellow lums into high-scoring pink ones and hold enemies down as the limbless freak pummels them.

Yes, Rayman Legends on Wii U is all your wildest bullying dreams come true. It's best when it asks for proper cooperation - at several moments, the GamePad simulates rotating platforms, forcing you to spin the entire tablet in your hands in order to realign the level as a chum holds on for dear life.

Then there's the excellent music level. By tapping giant blinking eyes in time with the music, the GamePad player unleashes pockets of lums and destroys obstacles that are in Rayman's way. Running a finger along lines of lums as guitar riffs screech out reminded me of Maestro: Jump in Music on the DS - no bad thing.

If you're playing this on your own, the Lums do this automatically - it's clear to see that this is best played with a friend.

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  1. Xenobladeperson Wednesday 6th Jun 2012 at 10:22

    This looks great.

  2. Dalekbuster523 Wednesday 6th Jun 2012 at 10:50

    This sounds FANTASTIC! Hope it comes to 3DS as well as Wii U.

  3. SimplePlan2k8 Wednesday 6th Jun 2012 at 12:26

    What's it like in single player though? Do I have to control Rayman AND Murphy?!

  4. imbusydoctorwho Wednesday 6th Jun 2012 at 13:20

    Obviously,this is going to be the best Wii U game out on launch.

  5. NintyHippo Wednesday 6th Jun 2012 at 14:18

    This looks great.

  6. spacemen13 Wednesday 6th Jun 2012 at 14:56

    I hate rayman but this looks great!

  7. CyberGW Wednesday 6th Jun 2012 at 15:55

    I absolutely love the look of this! The levels, music and ideas are fantastic, but the art style is just something from another world!
    Origins looked amazing, but nothing compared to this! Looking through those screenshots, every single one looked like concept art. It's hard to believe it's actually screens from gameplay. Wow, just wow.

  8. Elwood212 Monday 8th Oct 2012 at 00:21

    Sounds great. One for me and the girlfriend to play together :D

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