History VideoGame / RaymanLegends

10th Jun '17 1:40:31 PM nombretomado
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The game was originally set to be released as a WiiU exclusive in February 2013, but a couple weeks before its release date Creator/{{Ubisoft}} announced that it would be delayed until September in order to have a simultaneous multiplatform launch on UsefulNotes/XBox360, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita, and PC as well. As an apology, the UsefulNotes/WiiU got the game's Challenge Mode as a free download in April. Plus, the production team used the extra time to add a lot of additional content to the game, including dozens of new levels. The sequel retains the first game's gameplay, art style (though the characters have a more painted look to them), and 5-Player co-op (5 players on the Wii U version at least), but goes in a more fantasy-based direction, with worlds based off fairy tales and Myth/ClassicalMythology. The exceptions would be a Dia de los muertos-themed level and an underwater spy-themed level that also pays homage to JulesVerne.

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The game was originally set to be released as a WiiU UsefulNotes/WiiU exclusive in February 2013, but a couple weeks before its release date Creator/{{Ubisoft}} announced that it would be delayed until September in order to have a simultaneous multiplatform launch on UsefulNotes/XBox360, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita, and PC as well. As an apology, the UsefulNotes/WiiU got the game's Challenge Mode as a free download in April. Plus, the production team used the extra time to add a lot of additional content to the game, including dozens of new levels. The sequel retains the first game's gameplay, art style (though the characters have a more painted look to them), and 5-Player co-op (5 players on the Wii U version at least), but goes in a more fantasy-based direction, with worlds based off fairy tales and Myth/ClassicalMythology. The exceptions would be a Dia de los muertos-themed level and an underwater spy-themed level that also pays homage to JulesVerne.
18th Apr '17 12:51:40 PM Mario500
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* MickeyMousing: ''Legends'' uses this even more than its predecessor. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5QoFmYaQaQ This trailer]] demonstrates 2 stage playing along the beat of ''Black Betty'' by Ram Jam, and "Eye of the Tiger". These are two of the [[MusicalGameplay "Musical Stages"]] you get after beating the the respective world's bosses (These being ''Castle Rock'' ''Orchestral Chaos'', ''Mariachi Madness'', ''Gloo Gloo'', ''Dragon Slayer'') [[spoiler:Along with ''Grannies World Tour'' and every song's 8-bit remix in the [[BrutalBonusLevel Secret World]],]] which requires '''you''' to do the Mickey Mousing.

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* MickeyMousing: ''Legends'' uses this even more than its predecessor. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5QoFmYaQaQ This trailer]] demonstrates 2 stage playing along the beat of ''Black Betty'' by Ram Jam, and "Eye of the Tiger". These are two of the [[MusicalGameplay "Musical Stages"]] you get after beating the the respective world's bosses (These being ''Castle Rock'' Rock'', ''Orchestral Chaos'', ''Mariachi Madness'', ''Gloo Gloo'', ''Dragon Slayer'') [[spoiler:Along with ''Grannies World Tour'' and every song's 8-bit remix in the [[BrutalBonusLevel Secret World]],]] which requires '''you''' to do the Mickey Mousing.
3rd Apr '17 12:08:18 PM Luigifan
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* AdvertisedExtra: PlayedWith. "The Epic Trailer" hypes up Barbra's addition as a new character, but she's just one of ''several'' princesses that are all playable, ultimately making her addition more cosmetic in a sense (indeed, it's entirely possible to play through the game without using her). At the same time, however, rescuing the princesses is an intentional part of the game's design, and similar how rescuing the Nymphs--who weren't playable--[[VideoGame/RaymanOrigins in the previous game]] resulted in new abilities, rescuing the princesses in ''Legends'' results in more characters to play as.

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* AdvertisedExtra: PlayedWith. "The Epic Trailer" hypes up Barbra's addition as a new character, but she's just one of ''several'' princesses that are all playable, ultimately making her addition more cosmetic in a sense (indeed, it's entirely possible to play through the game without using her). At the same time, however, rescuing the princesses is an intentional part of the game's design, and similar to how rescuing the Nymphs--who Nymphs -- who weren't playable--[[VideoGame/RaymanOrigins playable -- [[VideoGame/RaymanOrigins in the previous game]] resulted in new abilities, rescuing the princesses in ''Legends'' results in more characters to play as.



* AllThereInTheScript: The soundtrack implies that the boss of Olympus Maximus is none other than [[spoiler: the god [[EverybodyHatesHades Hades]]]].

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* AllThereInTheScript: The soundtrack implies that the boss of Olympus Maximus is none other than [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the god [[EverybodyHatesHades Hades]]]].



* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: The fate of the Dark Teensies is to be painfully used as instruments by demons on the moon.]] This is, of course, PlayedForLaughs.

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The fate of the Dark Teensies is to be painfully used as instruments by demons on the moon.]] This is, of course, PlayedForLaughs.



* AWinnerIsYou: [[spoiler: You beat the last boss, and punch the final Magician to the moon, then... the game just sorta stops and rolls the credits.]]

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* AWinnerIsYou: [[spoiler: You [[spoiler:You beat the last boss, and punch the final Magician to the moon, then... the game just sorta stops and rolls the credits.]]



** Almost averted with the Vita version; the ability to tap the screen and pop Lum bubbles like in Origins was removed. This was likely done because the leaderboards are shared across all platforms of the game, which would make challenges revolving around collecting Lums skew unfairly towards Vita players.

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** Almost averted with the Vita version; the ability to tap the screen and pop Lum bubbles like in Origins ''Origins'' was removed. This was likely done because the leaderboards are shared across all platforms of the game, which would make challenges revolving around collecting Lums skew unfairly towards Vita players.



* BalefulPolymorph: In some of the Fiesta de los Muertos world levels, [[spoiler: The Magician]] appears and turns Rayman and friends into ducks. They still retain all of their attacks, though.

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* BalefulPolymorph: In some of the Fiesta de los Muertos world levels, [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Magician]] appears and turns Rayman and friends into ducks. They still retain all of their attacks, though.



* BigBad: [[spoiler: The Magician. All five of him.]]
** [[spoiler: BigBadDuumvirate]]

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* BigBad: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Magician. All five of him.]]
** [[spoiler: BigBadDuumvirate]][[spoiler:BigBadDuumvirate]]



* ConvectionSchmonvection: Several levels, especially in Olympus Maximus take place over seas of red-hot lava. Amusingly, there are some points where you pick up collectables by using a bronze shield as a platform and ''pushing down'' the lava, turning this into a case on Conduction Schmonduction as well.

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* ConvectionSchmonvection: Several levels, especially in Olympus Maximus Maximus, take place over seas of red-hot lava. Amusingly, there are some points where you pick up collectables by using a bronze shield as a platform and ''pushing down'' the lava, turning this into a case on Conduction Schmonduction as well.



* DamselOutOfDistress: The lady teensies who manage to free themselves from [[spoiler: each Dark Teensie.]]
* DarkIsEvil: The Dark Creatures and [[spoiler:the Dark Teensies.]]

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* DamselOutOfDistress: The lady teensies who manage to free themselves from [[spoiler: each [[spoiler:each Dark Teensie.]]
Teensie]].
* DarkIsEvil: The Dark Creatures and [[spoiler:the Dark Teensies.]]Teensies]].



* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: The boss of Olympus Maximus.]]

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* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The boss of Olympus Maximus.]]



* FakeLongevity: If you're looking to unlock everything. Getting one million Lums to unlock the final character will take lots of replaying levels or many days of challenges to gather. Similarly, getting the final level of awesomeness will require you to play many challenges to attain it. Freeing all the teensies and getting all the trophies is entirely possible with a single run though, since you have all your powers right from the beginning.

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* FakeLongevity: If you're looking to unlock everything. Getting one million Lums to unlock the final character will take lots of replaying levels or many days of challenges to gather. Similarly, getting the final level of awesomeness will require you to play many challenges to attain it. Freeing all the teensies and getting all the trophies is entirely possible with a single run run, though, since you have all your powers right from the beginning.



* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: [[spoiler: The Cloud of Darkness, the boss of Olympus Maximus. The worlds' bosses are summoned by the Magicians, but this one seems to be an exception.]]

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Cloud of Darkness, the boss of Olympus Maximus. The worlds' bosses are summoned by the Magicians, but this one seems to be an exception.]]



* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Dark Rayman. In the first game he was an obstacle, and in ''Origins'' he was a playable character, but now he's back to being a villain, as there are some levels where he chases you, much like ''Rayman 1''. He's still playable, though.
** Maybe a case of DecompositeCharacter since the playable character is named "Raymesis" while the clone who chases you retains the name of "Dark Rayman". Their colors are also different.

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Dark Rayman. In the first game game, he was an obstacle, and in ''Origins'' he was a playable character, but now he's back to being a villain, as there are some levels where he chases you, much like ''Rayman 1''. He's still playable, though.
** Maybe a case of DecompositeCharacter DecompositeCharacter, since the playable character is named "Raymesis" while the clone who chases you retains the name of "Dark Rayman". Their colors are also different.



** [[spoiler: A moon with demons on it fulfills this for the Dark Teensies.]]

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** [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A moon with demons on it fulfills this for the Dark Teensies.]]



* InterfaceScrew: [[spoiler: The 8-Bit music levels]], which have effects ranging from the kinda cool fish-eye camera to the really aggravating static that completely blocks your view.
** [[spoiler: Culminates in the 8-bit edition of Grannies World Tour, which switches rapidly between every effect in the previous 8-bit levels AND introduces a new type of interface screw for good measure.]]
* JerkassGods: [[spoiler: At the end of "Shields Up... and Down", a god tries to kill you by shooting lightning with his finger]]

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* InterfaceScrew: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The 8-Bit music levels]], which have effects ranging from the kinda cool fish-eye camera to the really aggravating static that completely blocks your view.
** [[spoiler: Culminates [[spoiler:Culminates in the 8-bit edition of Grannies World Tour, which switches rapidly between every effect in the previous 8-bit levels AND introduces a new type of interface screw for good measure.]]
* JerkassGods: [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end of "Shields Up... and Down", a god tries to kill you by shooting lightning with his finger]]finger.]]



** [[spoiler: The Magician comes back as an antagonist spoiling the twist of ''Rayman Origins'' for those who haven't yet played it.]]
** Nicely averted with the "Mama of All Nightmares" level in Back to Origins section. The level ends as soon the boss is defeated. [[spoiler:So the cutscene where her true identity is revealed is cut.]]

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Magician comes back as an antagonist antagonist, spoiling the twist of ''Rayman Origins'' for those who haven't yet played it.]]
** Nicely averted with the "Mama of All Nightmares" level in Back to Origins section. The level ends as soon as the boss is defeated. [[spoiler:So the cutscene where her true identity is revealed is cut.]]



* LevelAte: The Fiesta de los Muertos world. One level, "Spoiled Rotten" shows what happens when the food goes bad.

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* LevelAte: The Fiesta de los Muertos world. One level, "Spoiled Rotten" Rotten", shows what happens when the food goes bad.



* MegatonPunch: [[spoiler: The Magician gets a very well deserved one.]]
* MesACrowd: [[spoiler: There are apparently FIVE Magicians.]]
* MickeyMousing: ''Legends'' uses this even more than its predecessor. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5QoFmYaQaQ This trailer]] demonstrates 2 stage playing along the beat of ''Black Betty'' by Ram Jam, and "Eye of the Tiger". These are two of the [[MusicalGameplay "Musical Stages"]] you get after beating the the respective world's bosses (These being ''Castle Rock'' ''Orchestral Chaos'', ''Mariachi Madness'', ''Gloo Gloo'', ''Dragon Slayer'') [[spoiler:Along with ''Grannies World Tour'' and every song's 8-bit remix in the [[BrutalBonusLevel Secret World]],]] requires '''you''' to do the Mickey Mousing.

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* MegatonPunch: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Magician gets a very well deserved well-deserved one.]]
* MesACrowd: [[spoiler: There [[spoiler:There are apparently FIVE Magicians.]]
* MickeyMousing: ''Legends'' uses this even more than its predecessor. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5QoFmYaQaQ This trailer]] demonstrates 2 stage playing along the beat of ''Black Betty'' by Ram Jam, and "Eye of the Tiger". These are two of the [[MusicalGameplay "Musical Stages"]] you get after beating the the respective world's bosses (These being ''Castle Rock'' ''Orchestral Chaos'', ''Mariachi Madness'', ''Gloo Gloo'', ''Dragon Slayer'') [[spoiler:Along with ''Grannies World Tour'' and every song's 8-bit remix in the [[BrutalBonusLevel Secret World]],]] which requires '''you''' to do the Mickey Mousing.



* MissionPackSequel: To ''Rayman Origins'' though it has new mecanics. ''Rayman Adventures'' on mobile is a straighter example to this game.

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* MissionPackSequel: To ''Rayman Origins'' Origins'', though it has new mecanics.mechanics. ''Rayman Adventures'' on mobile is a straighter example to this game.



** Despite this, one of the biggest complaints from fans and critics is the lack of story, even when compared to the story light ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins''.

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** Despite this, one of the biggest complaints from fans and critics is the lack of story, even when compared to the story light story-light ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins''.



* OneHitpointWonder: Although you ''can'' pick up a heart which provides you with an extra hit, they don't appear in all levels so many times you can only take one hit before dying.

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* OneHitpointWonder: Although you ''can'' pick up a heart which provides you with an extra hit, they don't appear in all levels levels, so many times you can only take one hit before dying.



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The game has two types of dragons: the ones in Teensies in Trouble, which are fat, squat, and wear dog collars; and the ones in Olympus Maximus, which have long necks and more resemble the Hydra of Myth/ClassicalMythology. The boss of Teensies in Trouble is a much bigger, [[SpikesOfVillainy spikier]] and yellow version of the first type of dragon.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The game has two types of dragons: the ones in Teensies in Trouble, which are fat, squat, and wear dog collars; and the ones in Olympus Maximus, which have long necks and more resemble the Hydra of Myth/ClassicalMythology. The boss of Teensies in Trouble is a much bigger, [[SpikesOfVillainy spikier]] spikier]], and yellow version of the first type of dragon.



* RecurringBoss: [[spoiler: The Magician seems to be one, as he appears in Toad Story, as well as in 20,000 Lums Under the Sea. It turns out that there are FIVE of him.]]

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* RecurringBoss: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Magician seems to be one, as he appears in Toad Story, as well as in 20,000 Lums Under the Sea. It turns out that there are FIVE of him.]]



* RoboticReveal: [[spoiler: The Magician's SeaMonster turns out to actually be a robot.]]
* RogerRabbitEffect: Used in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2dLyui0Vek this trailer announcing the release of the game on Xbox One and PS4]] - with Music/SnoopDogg heading into the game with Rayman.

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* RoboticReveal: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Magician's SeaMonster turns out to actually be a robot.]]
* RogerRabbitEffect: Used in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2dLyui0Vek this trailer announcing the release of the game on Xbox One and PS4]] - -- with Music/SnoopDogg heading into the game with Rayman.



* SeaMonster: [[spoiler: The Magician calls on one to attack Rayman and friends.]]
* SequelDifficultyDrop: The check points are more frequents than the previous game and cups are easier to get than the medals. Some levels in ''Back to Origins'' are easier, notoriously the Tricky Treasure levels.

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* SeaMonster: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Magician calls on one to attack Rayman and friends.]]
* SequelDifficultyDrop: The check points are more frequents frequent than in the previous game and cups are easier to get than the medals. Some levels in ''Back to Origins'' are easier, notoriously the Tricky Treasure levels.



* SuddenNameChange: Dark Rayman was referred to as Dark Ray in Origins, but is now given the official title of Raymesis here.

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* SuddenNameChange: Dark Rayman was referred to as Dark Ray in Origins, ''Origins'', but is now given the official title of Raymesis here.



* ATwinkleInTheSky: [[spoiler: This happens to The Magician after each boss fight.]]
* {{Uberwald}}: Certain sections of Teensies in Trouble, like Castle Rock, [[spoiler:and, once again, The Land of the Livid Dead.]]

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* ATwinkleInTheSky: [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This happens to The Magician after each boss fight.]]
* {{Uberwald}}: Certain sections of Teensies in Trouble, like Castle Rock, [[spoiler:and, once again, The Land of the Livid Dead.]]Dead]].



** Think twice before using Murfy...or else you can accidentally drop teensies into lava or BottomlessPit.

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** Think twice before using Murfy... or else you can accidentally drop teensies into lava or a BottomlessPit.
25th Jan '17 5:24:17 AM 1810072342
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* ConvectionSchmonvection: Several levels, especially in Olympus Maximus take place over seas of red-hot lava. Amusingly, there are some points where you pick up collectables by using a bronze shield as a platform and ''pushing down'' the lava, turning this into a case on Conduction Schmonduction as well.
13th Jan '17 10:11:01 AM kablammin45
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In January 2017, it was announced that an UpdatedRerelease labeled as the "Definitive Edition" would be coming to the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch. While not much is known about this new edition of the game, Ubisoft promises that a number of "brand new surprises" will be added to it.
23rd Nov '16 7:10:56 PM nombretomado
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** The PS Vita version of the game has an exclusive ''Prince of Persia'' costume for Rayman and a ''Splinter Cell'' costume for Globox. Likewise, the pre-order bonuses for the other consoles feature Splinter Cell and AssassinsCreed-based costumes, while the Wii U version of the game has exclusive SuperMarioBros costumes for Rayman and Globox.

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** The PS Vita version of the game has an exclusive ''Prince of Persia'' costume for Rayman and a ''Splinter Cell'' costume for Globox. Likewise, the pre-order bonuses for the other consoles feature Splinter Cell ''Splinter Cell'' and AssassinsCreed-based ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''-based costumes, while the Wii U version of the game has exclusive SuperMarioBros ''SuperMarioBros'' costumes for Rayman and Globox.
21st Sep '16 4:05:34 PM DarkStorm
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* ShowsDamage: Most bosses get more damaged as the fight goes on. The dragon's wings become more tattered and its face looks more and more beaten up; the iron frog loses its armor (and its missile attacks) as the fight goes on; the giant luchador loses teeth and his mask cracks; and the robot dragon's mouth-gem cracks (making its attacks weaker-looking) as its facial armor first cracks and then breaks off completely.
30th Aug '16 12:16:07 AM QuackorTheFowl
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*** Ursula, one of the princesses rescued in this area, is based on actress Creator/UrsulaAndress' character from ''Film/DrNo''.

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*** Ursula, one of the princesses rescued in this area, is based on actress Creator/UrsulaAndress' character from ''Film/DrNo''. The other princess, Emma, gets her name from [[Series/TheAvengers Emma Peel]].


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** Scottish princess Aurora's half-blue face paint brings to mind [[Film/{{Braveheart}} William Wallace.]]
8th Jul '16 11:27:22 AM rufusluciusivan
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** When a character is hurt, he / she will inflate util he / she looks like a bubble. However, due to the fact that they wear skirts, most of the princesses' panties are visible when they're in that state.
23rd Jun '16 2:07:58 AM calamity2007
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* ConspicuousCG: Unlike the last game, the bosses in ''Legends'' uses 3D models, which can make them stand out against the normally 2D art style of the game.
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