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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The game teaches the value of loyalty as Rayman finds and rescues friends and defeats the pirates who are invading his land.
Positive Role Models
Rayman is a charming, loyal role model who acts heroically and shows great loyalty to his friends. He also eschews over-the-top violence when fighting enemies.
Ease of Play
The game requires players to find hidden objects as well as to defeat enemies -- and some of those objects are hidden a bit too well. The 3D effects on the 3DS are used well, but can also make the game more difficult than playing it in 2D mode.
Violence & Scariness
Rayman is roughed up by robot pirates and shoots balls of energy at enemies, but there is no blood nor any sounds of distress. Powder kegs can also be used as explosives.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Rayman 3D is a remake of the classic game Rayman 2: The Great Escape, which came out more than 11 years ago. While the title is updated with stereoscopic 3D effects, the gameplay is identical. Rayman fights a band of robot pirates who have invaded his world, but the action never gets more intense than balls of light coming from his hands and an occasional comic explosion from a powder keg. The game stresses the importance of loyalty and friendship. Parents need to remember that Nintendo is warning parents not to allow kids age six and under to view the graphics in 3D because that viewing "may cause vision damage." The Nintendo 3DS offers parents the ability to lock out the use of 3D graphics in the system's Parental Controls.
Is It Any Good?
Rayman 2: The Great Escape is often cited as one of the best games of all time -- and it hasn't lost a lot of its luster. The game, now called Rayman 3D, is reinvigorated by the 3DS's 3D effects, which does a good job of simulating a world with depth. But the 3D effects can sometimes make the game a bit more difficult -- and many players may feel eyestrain after playing for an extended period (or even a short one). While the gameplay elements are still a lot of fun, UbiSoft did not take advantage of many of 3DS features, such as the gyroscope or touch screen functionality, which is a bit baffling. Still, this is a fine port of a very good game -- and one of the better launch titles for the 3DS.
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