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Reviews Comments: Bad and very puzzling Rayman The Animated Series whole series review by Albertosaurus

This series came out very shortly after the second Rayman game, which is still my favorite in the series. Rayman 2: The Great Escape engaged in some very nice worldbuilding, so why in the world would they create... this? A series that ditches all the worldbuilding from the game and comes up with completely new characters. It's almost as if Rayman was just shoved in last-minute to better market this series. Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if that is exactly what happened.

Anyway, it might be forgiveable if this series was actually good... but it's not. As an early example of CGI cartoons, it looks about as good as videogame cutscene animations from around that time. Character movements are jerky and Bettina's clothes look like they're painted on her body. The plots are bland, it's nothing we haven't seen before in a hundred other cartoons, and much better too I might add. Ending after only four episodes, it doesn't even give a conclusion to the thin storyline running through these episodes.

Really, the only reason to ever watch this series is if you really, really want to have seen everything the Rayman franchise has to offer.

Comments

  • TheRealYuma
  • 3rd Dec 15
What did you expect from this? After all, it's a show that only lasted four episodes. Chances are it's not exactly going to be good from such a short run.
  • Albertosaurus
  • 16th Mar 16
Sure, four episodes is not a very good sign. But the way in which this show is bad just baffles me. Compare this to Rayman 2: The Great Escape. It may not have had deep characters or a complex storyline, but it felt epic. An invasion by robots from outer space, exploring ancient temples to find mystical masks to awaken the creator of the world... and then watch this, which mostly resembles a sitcom that just happens to have Rayman in it.

Even from just a marketing standpoint it\'s bizarre - surely gamers want to see characters from the game in the series, and vice versa?

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