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Should Ubisoft do something about all the cheating in Rayman Legends challenges?

Poll runs till Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:46 am

They should, it makes the challenges unfair
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I'm not that bothered about it
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They shouldn't, cheating is the best method for winning
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What cheating?
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The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Ray502 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:01 am

The Awesome and Cool Poll Thread in Off-Topic has had some success. So, why not start a Rayman poll thread? :P


Poll 1: "Favorite villains?" (Ran from Jun 03, 2017 to Jun 06, 2017)
Winner: Razorbeard
Runner-up: Mr Dark


Poll 2: "Favorite worlds from Rayman 3?" (Ran from Jun 06, 2017 to Jun 09, 2017)
Winners: The Land of the Livid Dead, The Bog of Murk
Runner-up: The Desert of the Knaaren


Poll 3: "Do you think Rayman Origins did a good job bringing the Rayman series back to its 2D roots?" (Ran from Jun 10, 2017 to Jun 13, 2017)
Winners: Yes, Sort of
No votes: No


Poll 4: "Do you prefer Rayman Origins or Rayman Legends?" (Ran from Jun 13, 2017 to Jun 16, 2017)
Winners: Rayman Legends, I prefer both


Poll 5: "Favorite soundtrack from the main series?" (Ran from Aug 07, 2017 to Aug 10, 2017)
Winner: Rayman 1
Runner-up: Rayman 3


Poll 6: "What should the next Rayman game be?" (Ran from Aug 17, 2017 to Aug 20, 2017)
Winner: Something new and different
Runner-up: 3D; inspiration from Rayman 2


Poll 7: "Which Rayman game did you play the most when you were younger?" (Ran from Aug 24, 2017 to Aug 27, 2017)
Winner: Rayman 2
Runner-up: Rayman 1


Poll 8: "Has your opinion about the Rabbids changed recently?" (Ran from Sep 4, 2017 to Sep 7, 2017)
Winners: Yes; I like them now, Yes; I still don't like them much though, Not really


Poll 9: "If you had to play only one Rayman game for the rest of your life, which would it be?" (Ran from Sep 18, 2017 to Sep 21, 2017)
Winner: Rayman 3
Runner-up: Rayman 1


Poll 10: "What should the "fourth" Rayman adventure be based on?" (Ran from Sep 25, 2017 to Sep 28, 2017)
Winner: Something new and different
Runner-up: Both


Poll 11: What's your opinion on the Atari Jaguar version of Rayman 1?
Winner: It's not as good as other versions.


Poll 12: What are you thoughts on the human princesses in Rayman Legends? (Ran from Feb 11th, 2018 to Feb 14th, 2018)
Winner: I don't care for them


Poll 13: Favorite Laser-Washing Powder can from Rayman 3? (Ran from May 2nd, 2018 to May 5th, 2018)
Winner: Lockjaw (blue)
Runner-ups: Vortex (green); Heavy Metal Fist (red)


Poll 14: Favorite combat system/attacking method in the series? (Ran from May 16th, 2018 to May 19th, 2018 – suggested by Greeness)
Winners: Telescopic fist (R3); Versatile attacking moveset + Telescopic fist (RO/RL)


Poll 15: Favorite Rayman handheld game? (Ran from Jun 16th, 2018 to Jun 20th, 2018 – suggested by Steo)
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Poll 16: Favourite Hoodlum? (Ran from Nov 2nd, 2018 to Nov 9th, 2018 – suggested by Aaron)
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Poll 17: Least favourite Hoodlum? (Ran from Nov 10th, 2018 to Nov 17th, 2018)
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Poll 18: Is the character/name "Bzitt" canonical? (Ran from Nov 18th, 2018 to Nov 25th, 2018)
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Poll 19: "Dark Rayman" or "Bad Rayman" (for the character in Rayman 1 and spinoffs)? (Ran from Nov 25th, 2018 to Dec 2nd, 2018)
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Poll 20: Should Rayman Revolution have been ported to other consoles of its generation (Xbox, GC, etc.)? (Ran from Dec 3rd, 2018 to Dec 10th, 2018)
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Poll 21: The origin story for Rayman's helicopter in Rayman Origins' Vita version's relics… (Ran from Dec 10th, 2018 to Dec 17th, 2018)
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Poll 22: Could Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil take place in the same universe? (Ran from Dec 26th, 2018 to Jan 2nd, 2019)
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Poll 23: Is Rayman himself a divine being? (Ran from Jan 4th, 2019 to Jan 11th, 2019)
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Poll 24: Is there a connection between "Jano" and "Janod"? (Ran from Jan 13th, 2019 to Jan 20th, 2019)
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Poll 25: How do you feel about the absence of plums in the UbiArt games? (Ran from Jan 21st, 2019 to Jan 28th, 2019)
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Poll 26: Favourite Laser Detergent costume (by appearance)? (Ran from Feb 6th, 2019 to Feb 13th, 2019 – suggested by Steo)
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Poll 27: Favourite Laser Detergent costume (by power)? (Ran from Feb 24th, 2019 to March 3rd, 2019 – suggested by Steo)
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Poll 28: Would you like to see the Knaaren in a UbiArt game? (Ran from March 17th, 2019 to March 24th, 2019 – indirectly suggested by Sabertooth)
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Poll 29: How do you pronounce "Lum" in English? (Ran from March 31st, 2019 to April 7th, 2019 – suggested by Aaron)
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Poll 30: What do you think of the extra enemies in the Dreamcast version of Rayman 2? (Ran from April 7th, 2019 to April 14th, 2019)
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Poll 31: Should Murfy have gone into more detail about the camera controls in Rayman 2? (Ran from April 18th, 2019 to April 25th, 2019)
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Poll 32: Are Purple Lums the same thing as Flying Rings from Rayman 1? (Ran from April 26th, 2019 to May 3rd, 2019)
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Poll 33: Which audio language do you prefer for Rayman 2 (either on PlayStation(2) or hypothetically)? (Ran from May 10th, 2019 to May 17th, 2019 – suggested by Steo)
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Poll 34: Can Rayman Revolution truly be considered a variant of Rayman 2? (Ran from May 22nd, 2019 to May 29th, 2019 – suggested by Steo)
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Poll 35: What is your opinion on the "Rayman×Ly" romance? (Ran from June 2nd, 2019 to June 9th, 2019)
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Poll 36: How did you find out about the secret 1000th Lum in Rayman 2? (Ran from June 16th, 2019 to June 23rd, 2019)
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Poll 37: Which of Globox's personalities do you prefer? (Ran from August 16th, 2019 to August 23rd, 2019 – suggested by The Jonster)
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by nr0r » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:47 pm

Personally, I think Harry Belafonte deserves to be an option. It's only fair.
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Ray502 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:26 pm

Moving on to the second poll: "Favorite worlds from Rayman 3?"
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Keane » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:34 pm

I picked the knaarens, Land of the Livid Dead and the swampy bog. The knaarens might actually be my favourite of the three - It has some of the most consistent platforming and it's much more oriented around platforming too which is a good break from the combat-heavy previous areas. I like the presentation a lot too, it's not quite the spectacle of LotLD but I do think the great hall and all the claustrophobic passages are great, or even that weird final area back outside in the desert. It feels more like an actual place than just a setting for the game to take place in.
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Adsolution » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:55 am

I wasn't a big fan of most of TDOTK. I feel like I should enjoy it more, but I just associate it with dark, kind-of ugly lighting, annoying enemies/puzzles, and a relatively slow progression. TLOTLD is nice, but feels a bit dragged out.

The Swampy Bog is probably my favourite level, since it doesn't waste any time, has a lot of variety both in its environment and gameplay, and the presentation (music, atmosphere, characters) is fantastic. I'll give Hoodlum Headquarters a close second, since it's probably the most fun level in the game, and they milked that "self-sustained automated organic factory creepiness" really well out of a lot of areas.

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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Sabertooth » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:34 am

The Swampy Bog? Is that some sort of PAL thing?
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Ambidextroid » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:04 am

I picked the Fairy Council, Land of the Livid Dead, Longest Shortcut and Summit Beyond the Clouds.

I've always thought the Fairy Council was a really good introduction into the game, it sort of eases you into the new environment and I'd say it's one of the more Rayman 2-ish levels in the game. It manages to have a kind of mysterious atmosphere, and then a tense chase, and a dramatic destructing castle each with fitting music all in one level without feeling too crowded or inconsistent.

Land of the Livid Dead is good from the atmosphere to the actual level deign, but it always feels less memorable than the other levels for me. I suppose maybe it feels a little less varied in terms of atmosphere, but it still has some particularly great parts like the tower and Leviathan crawling into the sea.

The Longest Shortcut is probably one of the most repetitive and least varied levels in the game but I've always liked it. It was so particularly outlandish compared to the rest of the game that since my childhood it's remained prominent in my memory. I suppose it's a combination of the change to the strange floating crowns, the music etc. and the lack of enemies really gives this level a feeling that it's made for a bit of a calmer experience where you have to solve some simple puzzles and do a bit of tricky platforming to get through this almost otherworldly limbo of a shortcut through space, that's what I thought of it anyway.

Summit is probably my favorite level, I've always loved the ship section and the whole of the snow section feels very fleshed out and more place-y than level-y if that makes sense, almost a complete contrast to Shortcut which was pretty much just level. The music's great and the snowboarding part didn't feel tacked on but actually gave the level some variation.

Most of these choices are more influenced by nostalgia than anything I think, so the more memorable levels stick out more to me.
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Keane » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:28 pm

Ambidextroid wrote:The Longest Shortcut is probably one of the most repetitive and least varied levels in the game but I've always liked it. It was so particularly outlandish compared to the rest of the game that since my childhood it's remained prominent in my memory. I suppose it's a combination of the change to the strange floating crowns, the music etc. and the lack of enemies really gives this level a feeling that it's made for a bit of a calmer experience where you have to solve some simple puzzles and do a bit of tricky platforming to get through this almost otherworldly limbo of a shortcut through space, that's what I thought of it anyway.
Yeah Longest Shortcut has great atmosphere, but I think it would've been more interesting if they incorporated the platforming into the scenery rather than just having these big rooms with platforms in them because game. I think the quiet mysterious vibe they were going for could've lended itself nicely to some rooms with statues and surreal scenery (I really like that outside area at the end of the first level). Some visual storytelling of what exactly the place is supposed to be would be interesting and make it more an actual place (what if the longest shortcut was set in the hall of doors :?: )
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by PluMGMK » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:11 pm

The Longest Shortcut has some strange soundscapes. You can hear the sound of switches being activated in the distance. Makes me think that there are more temples than just the ones Rayman visits. Temples being navigated by other marauders. Part of me wonders if it's a prison of sorts, intended to drive people insane. The Teensies figured that Rayman and Globox would be smart/nimble/divinely-assisted enough to get through it as a "shortcut" though. They were only half-right…

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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Ambidextroid » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:27 am

Keane wrote:Some visual storytelling of what exactly the place is supposed to be would be interesting and make it more an actual place (what if the longest shortcut was set in the hall of doors :?: )
PluMGMK wrote: Makes me think that there are more temples than just the ones Rayman visits. Temples being navigated by other marauders. Part of me wonders if it's a prison of sorts, intended to drive people insane.
These are just the kinds of things I imagined when I played this level as a kid, and it's probably why this level in particular is one of my favourites despite it's shortcomings :)
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Ray502 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:07 pm

Let's move on to the third poll: "Do you think Rayman Origins did a good job bringing the Rayman series back to its 2D roots?"
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Ambidextroid » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:03 pm

While I don't think it's particularly similar to the original, I went with yes as I think it shares a lot of basic qualities that the original had. The well-drawn 2-D graphics, the quality music and smooth platforming that made the original so good are all features of Origins so I'd say it did a good job of bringing back the experience you'd have playing the original for the first time, if not quite the style of the game.
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Ray502 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:58 pm

Continuing to the fourth poll: "Do you prefer Rayman Origins or Rayman Legends?"
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Ray502 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:19 am

Bump.

Let's see if this can be revived. The fifth poll is: "Favorite soundtrack from the main series?"
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Master » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:30 am

Now that's tricky. I think my overall favourite tracks from the series mostly come from Rayman 3, but I'm not sure I'd consider it the best on average. Going by averages is a bit difficult for me to figure, especially given the general vibe of the tracks. Rayman 2, for example, tends to go for a more atmospheric OST, and while it has recurring leitmotifs, I wouldn't consider it to be "catchy," when compared to tracks from games like Rayman 1.

It's definitely hard for me to think on average, hmm...I think I'll go for Rayman 1.
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Keane » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:09 am

The cuts from Rayman 1 that stand out the most to me are the more ominous or mysterious tracks, the Gong Heights/meditation music, or the one from Picture City that's all made out of ripping paper and whatever, in general the ambient interludes between the music is a great touch. I also think it's the most memorable of the soundtracks, to the point where the Band Land theme alone seems to be one of the most recognisable and first things people bring up about the game.

Raymung 3 is a close second though, I just wish a few more of the levels had a very distinct theme to them. I like what they did with Clearleaf Forest and The Tower of Leptys, but both of them kind of lacked a good memorable tune.
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Ambidextroid » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:10 pm

Rayman 1 has never really struck me as particularly "Rayman-ish", probably because when I played the game as a kid the music never worked and we played the game with sound effects only so I don't have that nostalgic connection to it.
Rayman 2 has some pretty amazing atmospheric pieces and catchy tunes but it doesn't seem to stand alone as it's own music very well. It goes brilliantly with the game but there isn't enough variation to be the kind of music I'd just listen to alone.
That's why I have to choose Rayman 3, it has a lot of varied music which could actually be great standalone tracks of music but also work really well with the game. Rayman 2's music is probably the most nostalgic and best as a videogame soundtrack, but for the music itself independent from the game I prefer R3's.
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Ray502 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:37 pm

Moving on to the sixth poll: "What should the next Rayman game be?"
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Master » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:28 pm

Well, 3D is what I'd like most at this stage. But truth be told, I don't want it to directly follow the steps of a single past game. I love Rayman 2's tone and lore, but its gameplay was surpassed by Rayman 3. However, I'm not so keen on Rayman 3's approach to humour, and I do feel that it could have balanced between combat and platforming a bit better. The UbiArt games might not be to my taste in terms of tone also, but I did enjoy the enivironments and rewarding players for exploring every nook and cranny. There's elements from all the past games that I feel inspiration should be taken from.

With that in mind, while I know it is a bit of a fad at this point, I'd like for Rayman to give a more open world approach a try, or perhaps something a bit like Twinsanity, where areas flow into each other, but the ability to backtrack is presented in a more explorative manner. Another genre I've mused about in the past is the Metroidvania style of gameplay. This is more inline with Rayman 1 than the future titles, but I feel it's something that could work.
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Re: The Awesome and Cool Rayman Poll Thread

Post by Ambidextroid » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:56 pm

I chose a 3D game inspired by R3. While I suppose I like R2 the most out of nostalgia, I agree about the gameplay of R3 and I'd rather play it again than R2. Hopefully the humor would be... better... but I'd be sad to see Rayman turn into something more serious and edgy.
Of course I wouldn't want just some rehash of R3 but I think it makes for the best game in the series and if you could combine the gameplay and design of R3 with the atmosphere and lasting impression of R2 you'd have the ideal Rayman 4 I've wanted to play since childhood.
A more open world approach would be nice but I've always liked linear games a little more than vastly open ones, so maybe something on the scope of Mario Galaxy 2 would be my preference.
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