Posted 6:28pm on Mon 26 August 2013
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Rayman Legends isn't perfect, but it's still a cracking game.
Read Rayman Legends Review
Posted 6:28pm on Mon 26 August 2013
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Eurogamers more informative review gave it a 10/10.
Posted 6:40pm on Mon 26 August 2013
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Each to their own. I certainly don't think our take is any less informative. You have it summed up in the review, and an almost 20-minute video with even more info, should you want it. More importantly, if we all just followed a single opinion, then there'd be no need for more than one website. Everyone reacts differently. That's life.
Thankfully, there's a choice of how you consume your reviews, and you're more than welcome to pick whichever one works for you.
Posted 7:23pm on Mon 26 August 2013
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Thank you for the review Matt. I was worried that the games transition from being a Wii U exclusive to other consoles wouldn't work well. Though you found some mechanics irritating from the transition, it's good to know the overall experience still has some of Origins charm. I'm excited to pick this game up and try some of these new modes even if it lack's the overall polish of it's predecessor.
Posted 9:13pm on Mon 26 August 2013
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HEADLINE NEWS: VG REVIEWS GAME. GIVES IT 8/10!!
Just kidding, guys.
On a more serious note, could I please request you disband from your crazy ~300 word reviews. I think they suck, and here's why.
You employ these people to write, right? Then let them do just that. Let them free with a pen and some paper and let them express themselves. The review above has all the wit and charm of an insurance quote. And I don't blame Matt for this. I blame the fact that he does not have the space to give his review a bit of personality.
I also get the feeling that your 'writers' are having to keep more than half an eye on the word count, which means that they are not paying enough attention to some English basics (like when to use commas and how to use clauses). I believe if they had more freedom then we would see their wiring talents grow, as opposed to them turning into journalistic bean-counters.
Posted 9:43pm on Mon 26 August 2013
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Platformers aren't really my cup of tea (I like RPGs mainly) but phrases like "hardcore goodies" and "Daily/weekly challenges" and so on caught my interest, then the video review gave me all the details I needed. So I went looking for release date and price and discovered it was this Friday and £26.99. I was expecting it to be 1200 MS points on XBLA.
Maybe my perception of pricing is a little skewed these days having bought my last few games from Steam and via free MS Gold promotions, but doesn't it seem a little overpriced?
Posted 9:57pm on Mon 26 August 2013
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Matt's job is video production, no offence to him but he's not been primarily hired for his penmanship but his ability to make informative and entertaining videos.
I like this format since it's different from the normal reviews and doesn't try to win me over by words alone, but the video review which shows me the product in motion and anything particularly interesting about the game. It's not what I'm use to, and I like when people are willing to try something new since so many are scared they'll just piss people off. In the end, it's their call what content they want to put out and ours whether we want to experience it.
Anyway, about Rayman. No matter what, since seeing the Black Betty music level, I knew i'd be getting this game. Didn't need a review for that, ha, but appreciated.
Posted 10:34pm on Mon 26 August 2013
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First and foremost, completely respect and appreciate your opinion. I get where you're coming from.
However, you have to remember that taking this review as a one-off isn't completely indicative of what we're doing at the moment. Most reviews still come with a long feature for a writer to use their talents, and I think a good few have gone up since we launched the idea.
With this, Matt wanted, and did, an awesome piece of video content so more words weren't necessary. The information is there, just in video form. Journalism isn't just writing any more. It's all manner of things, and we want to balance them all.
Also, I believe that if you want to know if Rayman Legends is for you, the review above does a good job in letting you know, and is well written. For those that need more, there's the video or, in the case of other reviews, written content to consume.
If it's not for you, so be it.
Posted 10:53pm on Mon 26 August 2013
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I personally love the new review structure. It is really easy to quickly consume the gist while I am work without staring at words on a gaming site for 10 mins. And if I want to know more, I will earmark the extra articles or videos to check out later on my lunch break or at home.
Thanks for this review Matt, your videos are what brought me to this site. And the personalities and humour of all the team members are what keeps me here. I don't go anywhere else now for gaming info and opinion.
Posted 12:30am on Tue 27 August 2013
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20 minutes? Thanks for telling me that, now I know not to even bother clicking on it. Seriously, who the hell has 20 minutes to watch someone else play a game for?