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Rayman Origins – Full Access Preview

Outside of the seemingly endless party games on the Wii, it’s increasingly rare to see games designed to be played by (up to) four people in the same room. Rayman Origins is one of them, however, and as 2D throwbacks go, it’s outrageously silly, beautifully animated and surprisingly addictive.  As we found out recently, it works great as a single-player game – but what’s it like with four heroes on board? To find out, Chris Antista, Mikel Reparaz, Hollander Cooper and Henry Gilbert packed into our podcast room to record 15 minutes of goofy platforming, testing of different powers, repeated deaths and increasingly loud swearing.

As chaotic as the four-player madness gets, Origins is a lot more fun than we expected it to be (or at least, the parts we’ve played are). Look for it on Nov. 15, when every single other game you want will either release, be on the verge of release or will have just been released.

8 comments

  • soxknight1127 - November 2, 2011 7:48 p.m.

    Man Hank is an angry co-op partner and Coop is ruthlessly efficient haha. Good video, fun watching everyone play off each other.
  • SillyPigeon - October 27, 2011 6:43 a.m.

    Love a good fap. This game looks so great, it's such a shame it will be lost among all the big releases this winter
  • LiaraLoveSlave - October 26, 2011 10:20 p.m.

    Highly entertaining gentlemen.
  • markshell - October 26, 2011 6:40 p.m.

    This looks amazing. I'm totally gonna get it
  • NightCrawler_358 - October 26, 2011 5:31 p.m.

    Whoo boy I can't wait! Some of my favourite people playing a beautiful game like this? I'm just glad Chris stuck around long enough for it!
  • HawtKakez - October 26, 2011 5:06 p.m.

    Wait, wait, wait, wait. You're telling me that there is a chase section of this game and every time you lose you get rewarded with an animation of a curvaceous fairy? That, my friends, is sheer genius. Really enjoyed watching this and I'm with Cooper on this one. Fairies before bros.
  • shawksta - October 26, 2011 4:22 p.m.

    This was fun to watch,cant wait! People are even lucky Rayman Origins made it to the likes of 360 and PS3, 2D platformers, especially multiplayer ones are degraded and not appreciated like the ones on Wii, what with evwrything having to be realistic and all. Its great to see a change, and its great to see Rayman, return and be the one to change it.
  • BladedFalcon - October 26, 2011 4:11 p.m.

    Hah, that was very fun to watch! You guys should do more co-op videos! (When possible, of course.) And poor Henry, he always got left behind XD

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