Top 10 Games of 2011: #9 Rayman Origins
2D side scrollers are one of my favorite types of games, and it makes me sad that in this day and age we aren’t as privileged to as many side scrollers as we were in the NES and SNES days. But every year we’re usually treated with one or two great side scrollers and this year that game is Rayman Origins.
The first thing to note about the game is just how beautiful it is. Using a vibrant and colourful cartoon art style, Rayman Origins really sets it self apart from the usual grays and browns that plague most games. I’m almost inclined to put Rayman Origins on this list for the visuals alone but the game is so much more than that.
The game is also one of the best platformers I’ve played in a long time, with great level design which is only complimented by the game’s gorgeous visuals. Rayman Origins can stand a real test to your old school gaming skills especially in the later half of the game, which will also increase how often you yell at the game and tell it to “fuck off.”
So for that feeling of old school nostalgia and giving me something pretty to look at Rayman Origins earns its place on this list.