History YMMV / Rayman2

12th Apr '17 12:32:51 AM SamMax
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** While not as bad as most examples of this trope, the [=PS1=] version is by and large the least polished of the bunch. In comparison to other versions of the game, the graphics are noticeably degraded, the levels are shorter and watered down, there are a few notable bugs (the most infamous of which is the fact that Blue Lums don't respawn, making underwater sections [[FakeDifficulty unnecessarily difficult]]) and the game overall has less content than its counterparts. At the time it was released it did have the upside of having CD-quality audio, but future ports also had it ''and'' kept the content from the original, so once the Dreamcast port came out there was literally no reason to purchase this version unless one had no other alternatives or ''really'' needed that 2D minigame. It's even more glaring when you note that it was released on far superior hardware than the original! [[note]]It was also the first version to have full voice acting, but the voices tended to be so bad that most people preferred the [[SpeakingSimlish simlish]][[/note]]

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** While not as bad as most examples of this trope, the [=PS1=] version is by and large the least polished of the bunch. In comparison to other versions of the game, the graphics are noticeably degraded, the levels are shorter and watered down, there are a few notable bugs (the most infamous of which is the fact that Blue Lums don't respawn, making underwater sections [[FakeDifficulty unnecessarily difficult]]) and the game overall has less content than its counterparts. At the time it was released it did have the upside of having CD-quality audio, but future ports also had it ''and'' kept the content from the original, so once the Dreamcast port came out there was literally no reason to purchase this version unless one had no other alternatives or ''really'' needed that 2D minigame.minigame, which no other version has. It's even more glaring when you note that it was released on far superior hardware than the original! [[note]]It was also the first version to have full voice acting, but the voices tended to be so bad that most people preferred the [[SpeakingSimlish simlish]][[/note]]
12th Apr '17 12:32:18 AM SamMax
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** While not as bad as most examples of this trope, the [=PS1=] version is by and large the least polished of the bunch. In comparison to other versions of the game, the graphics are noticeably degraded, the levels are shorter and watered down, there are a few notable bugs (the most infamous of which is the fact that Blue Lums don't respawn, making underwater sections [[FakeDifficulty unnecessarily difficult]]) and the game overall has less content than its counterparts. At the time it was released it did have the upside of having CD-quality audio, but future ports also had it ''and'' kept the content from the original, so once the Dreamcast port came out there was literally no reason to purchase this version unless one had no other alternatives. It's even more glaring when you note that it was released on far superior hardware than the original! [[note]]It was also the first version to have full voice acting, but the voices tended to be so bad that most people preferred the [[SpeakingSimlish simlish]][[/note]]

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** While not as bad as most examples of this trope, the [=PS1=] version is by and large the least polished of the bunch. In comparison to other versions of the game, the graphics are noticeably degraded, the levels are shorter and watered down, there are a few notable bugs (the most infamous of which is the fact that Blue Lums don't respawn, making underwater sections [[FakeDifficulty unnecessarily difficult]]) and the game overall has less content than its counterparts. At the time it was released it did have the upside of having CD-quality audio, but future ports also had it ''and'' kept the content from the original, so once the Dreamcast port came out there was literally no reason to purchase this version unless one had no other alternatives.alternatives or ''really'' needed that 2D minigame. It's even more glaring when you note that it was released on far superior hardware than the original! [[note]]It was also the first version to have full voice acting, but the voices tended to be so bad that most people preferred the [[SpeakingSimlish simlish]][[/note]]
6th Mar '17 11:05:29 AM mlsmithca
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* AwesomeMusic: The game boasts an impressive soundtrack composed by Eric Chevalier, who also composed the music for [[Videogame/Rayman3HoodlumHavoc its sequel]] and worked on several unrelated French and Franco-Belgian [[MadeForTVMovie Made-for-TV Movies]] ever since.

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The game boasts an impressive soundtrack composed by Eric Chevalier, who also composed the music for [[Videogame/Rayman3HoodlumHavoc its sequel]] and worked on several unrelated French and Franco-Belgian [[MadeForTVMovie Made-for-TV Movies]] ever since.



* SoCoolItsAwesome: Theres a ''reason'' Ubi Soft ports this game so frequently--it is not only a very polished, enjoyable linear platformer, it logically transfers the series gameplay style and tone into the third dimension without rehashing the original game. And the games overall presentation still holds up well to this day.
10th Dec '16 1:20:10 PM Gosicrystal
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* BestLevelEver: Cave of Bad Dreams. It has a unique level design compared to the rest's rather humdrum tone, truly terrifying and intense moments, fun boss, and an awesome soundtrack. What's not to adore?

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Cave of Bad Dreams. It has a unique level design compared to the rest's rather humdrum tone, truly terrifying and intense moments, fun boss, and an awesome soundtrack. What's not to adore?



* MostAnnoyingSound: The baby Globoxes. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD '''STOP! CRYING!'''

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* MostAnnoyingSound: MostAnnoyingSound:
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The baby Globoxes. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD '''STOP! CRYING!'''



* PolishedPort: The UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast version, which took the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}}[=/=]PC versions, updated the graphics, added some new features, and tweaked some existing features to work better. This version was so well-received, that the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 3DS}} version is actually based on this particular iteration.
** The [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] version fares pretty well too, with a new hub-world, even further enhanced graphics, and new mini-games to boot; despite a renaming to ''Rayman Revolution''.
* PortingDisaster: While not as bad as most examples of this trope, the [=PS1=] version is by and large the least polished of the bunch. In comparison to other versions of the game, the graphics are noticeably degraded, the levels are shorter and watered down, there are a few notable bugs (the most infamous of which is the fact that Blue Lums don't respawn, making underwater sections [[FakeDifficulty unnecessarily difficult]]) and the game overall has less content than its counterparts. At the time it was released it did have the upside of having CD-quality audio, but future ports also had it ''and'' kept the content from the original, so once the Dreamcast port came out there was literally no reason to purchase this version unless one had no other alternatives. It's even more glaring when you note that it was released on far superior hardware than the original! [[note]]It was also the first version to have full voice acting, but the voices tended to be so bad that most people preferred the [[SpeakingSimlish simlish]][[/note]]
** The DS version also qualifies with its framerate issues, muddled graphics, and two equally unreliable control schemes.

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* PolishedPort: PolishedPort:
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The UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast version, which took the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}}[=/=]PC versions, updated the graphics, added some new features, and tweaked some existing features to work better. This version was so well-received, that the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 3DS}} version is actually based on this particular iteration.
** The [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] version fares pretty well too, well, with a new hub-world, even further enhanced graphics, and new mini-games to boot; despite a renaming to ''Rayman Revolution''.
* PortingDisaster: PortingDisaster:
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While not as bad as most examples of this trope, the [=PS1=] version is by and large the least polished of the bunch. In comparison to other versions of the game, the graphics are noticeably degraded, the levels are shorter and watered down, there are a few notable bugs (the most infamous of which is the fact that Blue Lums don't respawn, making underwater sections [[FakeDifficulty unnecessarily difficult]]) and the game overall has less content than its counterparts. At the time it was released it did have the upside of having CD-quality audio, but future ports also had it ''and'' kept the content from the original, so once the Dreamcast port came out there was literally no reason to purchase this version unless one had no other alternatives. It's even more glaring when you note that it was released on far superior hardware than the original! [[note]]It was also the first version to have full voice acting, but the voices tended to be so bad that most people preferred the [[SpeakingSimlish simlish]][[/note]]
** The DS version also qualifies with its framerate issues, muddled graphics, and two equally unreliable control schemes.



* ThatOneLevel: Beneath The Sanctuary of Rock and Lava, period. Your flying has to be timed perfectly for some parts.

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Beneath The Sanctuary of Rock and Lava, period. Your Lava. Since your flying has to be timed perfectly for some parts.parts, expect to retry and respawn a ''lot''.
7th Jul '16 9:36:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* PortingDisaster: While not as bad as most examples of this trope, the [=PS1=] version is by and large the least polished of the bunch. In comparison to other versions of the game, the graphics are noticeably degraded, the levels are shorter and watered down, there are a few notable bugs (the most infamous of which is the fact that Blue Lums don't respawn, making underwater sections [[FakeDifficulty unnecessarily difficult]]) and the game overall has less content than its counterparts. At the time it was released it did have the upside of having CD-quality audio, but future ports also had it ''and'' kept the content from the original, so once the Dreamcast port came out there was literally no reason to purchase this version unless one had no other alternatives. It's even more glaring when you note that [[TheyJustDidntCare it was released on far superior hardware than the original]]! [[note]]It was also the first version to have full voice acting, but the voices tended to be so bad that most people preferred the [[SpeakingSimlish simlish]][[/note]]

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* PortingDisaster: While not as bad as most examples of this trope, the [=PS1=] version is by and large the least polished of the bunch. In comparison to other versions of the game, the graphics are noticeably degraded, the levels are shorter and watered down, there are a few notable bugs (the most infamous of which is the fact that Blue Lums don't respawn, making underwater sections [[FakeDifficulty unnecessarily difficult]]) and the game overall has less content than its counterparts. At the time it was released it did have the upside of having CD-quality audio, but future ports also had it ''and'' kept the content from the original, so once the Dreamcast port came out there was literally no reason to purchase this version unless one had no other alternatives. It's even more glaring when you note that [[TheyJustDidntCare it was released on far superior hardware than the original]]! original! [[note]]It was also the first version to have full voice acting, but the voices tended to be so bad that most people preferred the [[SpeakingSimlish simlish]][[/note]]
6th Jul '16 5:41:38 PM TheBuddy26
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** The [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] fares pretty well too, with a new hub-world, even further enhanced graphics, and new mini-games to boot; despite a renaming to ''Rayman Revolution''.

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** The [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] version fares pretty well too, with a new hub-world, even further enhanced graphics, and new mini-games to boot; despite a renaming to ''Rayman Revolution''.
6th Jul '16 5:41:27 PM TheBuddy26
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** The [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] fares pretty well too, with a new hub-world, even further enhanced graphics, and new mini-games to boot; despite a renaming to ''Rayman Revolution''.
29th May '16 1:40:24 PM Mahboi
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** The Iron Mountains, featuring the most varied settings in the game, from rainy swamps to river rapids to the top of the titular mountains, and equally-varied gameplay, with an extended gravity-defying walking shell portion and an unexpected switch at the end.
7th Feb '16 4:58:09 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: To this day, quite a few consider Rayman 2 to be the best in the series.
10th Jan '16 7:10:27 AM totoofze47
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** The 3DS version barely any better, despite being on superior hardware, what with grating music, unpolished graphics and a rather screwy interface. You have to wonder if they even tried.
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