The Fall of Games: Review Week – Rayman Legends

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Now we move on to the home console games, and as it is still ‘Talk like a Pirate Day’, I’m still going to write like a pirate for the review- its tradition. Anyway people, the Wii U is the most unique of the next-gen consoles; the potential of the machine is great, but can it do a standard sidescroller in a new way? Yes and the proof is in the game Rayman legends.

 

 

Rayman, a veteran hero of the Glade, along with his friends decided after Rayman Origins to take a 100 year power nap. This was enough time for nightmares and Dark Teensies to cause havoc all over the place; so after a good whack from Murfy the heroes set off to give the nightmares a wake up call. Rayman Legends is a beautiful looking game that made me want Wii U even more (this was before they decided to port the game to other consoles).  The platforming style is classic: running, jumping, whacking, collecting, and reaching the goal with as much secrets stuff and glowing goodies you can carry.  Now Rayman Legends ups the ante by giving players a lot extras to pallet swapping, challenges, mini games, scratch tickets, invasion stages, & more. All these extra elements with the actual game work well, but my favorite is the segments you control Murfy with the Wii U remote, following a CPU character you make sure he makes it to the goal safe n’ sound. I have no idea how the other consoles will deal with these sections, but I bet dollars to doughnuts it wouldn’t be as seamless as using the U-mote. In general Rayman Legends is a sold game and great to own for any console. The solid, vibrant colors really stand out from the drab gray & downer darker gray that’s been in the color scheme in other games. However, even with all the options, the game didn’t do anything that different; not that that’s a bad thing but gaming vets might not see the need to play the same thing they played before. Still if you’re doing some early Christmas shopping and know a guy/gal with a Wii U and not a jaded teenager Rayman Legends is a good choice.

 

 

Rating

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Armada’s 4th annual Pirate Appreciation day!

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Happy talk like a Pirate day! ARRRRR! Thought we forget, we didn’t har, arr, arr, arrr! Sadly mateys thar nay much gentleman o’ fortune based posts today on accoun’ o’ o’ th’ Fall o’ Games reviews but here a classic swashbucklin’ jig by th’ sky gentleman o’ fortunes o’ Tale Spin, enjoy! An’ if ye don’t ye can keel haul th’ plank!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Armada’s 3rd annual Pirate Appreciation day (Arr)!

 

I hope yer buckles be fully swash matyes on accoun’ o’ ‘t’s Armada’s 3rd annual Sea dog Appreciation tide. As a follow along t’ th’ famed, but also infamous, Talk like a Pirate Day we here at th’ Video Game Armada love sea dogs (more the’r fictional counter parts, than th’ genuine article –fer obvious reasons) an’ what they did contribute t’ society. So nay only do we talk like sea dogs on this tide (on th’ site an’ in real life – that’s th’ rule) but talk about sea dogs in general. Why? ON ACCOUN’ O’ WALK TH’ PLANK IF WE DON’T ARRR! Enjoy.

 

Now we kick off our 3rd annual Pirate Appreciation day festiveies with the theme of the Crimson Pirate, composed & played  by the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Armada 2nd annual Talk like a Pirate day (Arr)!

 

Welcome, welcome me hardies! I’m more jollier than a roger to announce Armada 2nd annual Talk like a Pirate day (Arr)! This voyage we`re nay only on th’ starboard tide but we got interestin’ posts t’ celebrate th’ occasion. But t’ start please click on th’ pic above t’ listen t’ th’ unofficial official `Talk like a Pirate` tide theme song arr…

 

 

Now that that’s ou’ o’ th’ way let’s yo-ho-ho on t’ th’ first-mate gentleman o’ fortune based post o’ th’ tide! Blow me down lads an’ lasses! Thar be many pirates an’ privateers that exist on th’ se’en sea but yet all th’ scurvy swabbies seem t’ give doubloons about be lily skinned land lovers an’ marooned bilge rats. ‘t’s enough t’ make e’en th’ most experienced sea farer toss his grog all o’er th’ deck! Well mates in order t’ remedy this, yer captain here will make ‘t be known th’ se’en best gentleman o’ fortunes on th’ seas. True heroes o’ freedom they arrr! Let’s begin!

 

 

 

 

7. Patchy the Pirate (Spongebob Squarepants)

 

 

What better way t’ continue th’ proud tradition o’ bein’ a buccanneer than by startin’ wi’ th’ young lads an’ ladies. Mainly about th’ tales o’ a underwater flotsam (or jetsam, I could nerereally tell arrr) on a nickelodeon machine, this Seafarin’ hearty known as Patchy sometimes appears t’ entertain th’ masses. He doesn’t steal coins or fine silverware, his steals th’ hearts minds o’ th’ wee ones everywhere. Don’t let yer guard down me hearties, he be a man o’ th’ sea through’n through – if ye don’t tread carefully he may run ye through!

 

 

 

 

6. Don Karnage (Tale Spin Series)

 

 

Arrr! ‘t doesn’t matter if ye be man or anthropomorphic; a buccanneer’s a buccanneer an’ Don Karnage be a buccanneer. Greedy, vain, cruel, will rob anythin’ he sees, perfectly fine qualities fer a pirate – howere Karnage be also a man o’ th’ world; able t’ speak French, Spanish, an’ Italian all at th’ same time. He be also smarter than yer average pirate as well; instead o’ pillagin’ th’ seas he takes his crew t’ th’ skies wi’ his mechanical sky ship th’ Iron Vulture. He once constructed (on th’ afts o’ his crew o’ course) a lightnin’ gun an’ terrorized an entire city – a glorious tide indeed! ‘t didn’t end well but at least they got some good booty ou’ th’ deal maties.

 

 

 

 

5. Captain Syrup (Wario land series)

 

 

The legendary lass leader o’ th’ Black Sugar Pirates (or th’ Black Sugar Gang dependin’ on who ye talk t’ matey). Thar be swashbuckler captains more infamous than th’ lass’ but none more cunnin’. Nay only does she be havin’ th’ loyalty o’ th’ lass’ crew, th’ lass’ own isle, arrr, an’ a ship; but Syrup can trick lily livered fat landlubbers t’ th’ stealin’ fer th’ lass’! An’ she has a genie! I wonder if she’s single arr…

 

 

 

 

4. Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece series)

 

 

Now th’ lad here be th’ most un-sea dog sea dog t’ ereexist period. He spends most o’ his time doin’ good, helpin’ th’ helpless, an’ takin’ down other sea dogs FER FREE!!! His crew’s nay better; composed o’ freaks, lubbers, scallywags, an’ grog blossoms. Th’ only reason they’re on this list, (let along #4 bucko) be on accoun’ o’ they’re good PR fer all Swashbuckler kind. Once fat lubbers starts t’ trust sea dogs like we’re the’r shipmates we can rob them anytime we want Arr har har har!

 

 

 

 

3. Isabela (Dragon Age series)

 

 

 

Now this swashbuckler be known as captain, thief, adventurer, hornswaggler, wench, booty hunter, crack more than a wee Jennys grog cups, betrayer, schemer, duelist, survivor, lover, heartbreaker, lucky seadog, an’ more. That’s enough t’ be a full-fledged buccanneer fer life but what make th’ lass’ number 3 be that she instigated a four voyage cold war between two peoples that erupted violently on accoun’ o’ somethin’ she stole an’ then lost. Howereonce Isabela found that item, instead o’ givin’ ‘t aft like some soft bilge rat an’ stoppin’ a bloody battle goin’ on all around th’ lass’ – she bolts, keepin’ th’ item t’ sell fer more dubloon than ye an’ I can count. We salute ye Captain Isabela.

 

 

 

2. Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirate of the Caribbean series)

 

 

 

Borne th’ lad o’ an infamous pirate lord, Captain Jack Sparrow be destined t’ become a great pirate whether he wanted t’ be or nay. He’s been in countless adventures (an’ a wee misadventures) that be havin’ already turn into legends; fought zombies an’ won, beat Davy Jones‘ in single combat, an’ found th’ fabled fountain o’ youth. Why he’s ou’ thar starboard now doin’ somethin’ incredible (if nay totally believable at times) an’ we’ll only hear th’ tale if he comes aft alive (again). Th’ only reason he’s nay th’ number one sea dog be that he’s th’ only sea dog I know who loses more ships than he steals: an’ without a ship ye’re jus’ a swabby in long clothes.

 

 

 

 

1. Captain Hook (Peter Pan and the Pirates / Peter Pan; the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up)

 

 

 

The apex pirate o’ this or any other time, his true identity be riddled in mystery t’ this tide – Hook be nay e’en his real name. All that be known o’ this man’s past be he be Blackbeard`s boatswain (unconfirmed blige), an’ that he be th’ only man Long John Sil’er ere feared. Hook found his way into a mystical isle, arrr call ‘Neverland’ an’ be constantly at war wi’ an ageless boy who cut off his hand. Despite that run o’ bad juju, Hook’s th’ ultimate gentleman o’ fortune on accoun’ o’ he’s intelligence, fearless, tough (try losin’ an hand an’ still be gentleman o’ fortune let alone captain), educated, bloodthirsty, an’ quite th’ ladies’ man thanks t’ his looks an’ charm. Hook be th’ measurin’ stick all other gentleman o’ fortunes be judged – an’ that’s quite a stick maties. E’en defeated by that brat an’ thrown into a bung hole o’ th’ croc that ate his severed hand; he escaped, quite literary, ou’ th’ belly o’ th’ beast an’ came aft only meaner. What more can I say buckos, what can I tell ye that ye don’t already know. Captain Hook = Pirate.

Happy belated ‘Talk like a Pirate’ Day – Batten down the hatches, me hearties!

Hello lasses an’ lads, on Sept 19th ‘t be `’Talk like a Pirate’ Day (look it up). Unfortunately I thought ‘t be today, looks like I missed ou’ – or did I? As bein’ Captain o’ th’ Armada, I officially declare Sept 20th ‘’Talk like a Pirate Day 2’! Fer them mates who couldn’t get enough an’ th’ other scallywags (like me self) who miss’t last high tide’ aarrghh… This be nay hornswoggle buckos, throughout th’ entire tide Armada posts be in our salty language – under threat o’ tastin’ me cat or walkin’ th’ plank. So enjoy, enjoy shipmates & privateers all, th’ first round o’ Grog be on me! Har har har!

Oh, and happy belated  Software Freedom Day, now don’t get arrested now arrr.

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