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Rayman Origins

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Original Thread: Dr. Lividstone, I presume? Let's Play Rayman Origins

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Introduction


It's downright gorgeous and a total blast to play alone or with friends. A truly realized vision at the top of its genre, Rayman Origins is an extravaganza with plenty of action to keep it fresh from start to finish and beyond. -- IGN [95/100]




Rayman Origins is a 2d platformer released in 2011. It was designed by the original creator of the series, Michel Ancel, who hasn't worked on the series since Rayman 2: The Great Escape. It was met with critical acclaim and was lauded for its graphics, music and gameplay. People have pointed out similarities with contemporary games like Super Mario Bros Wii and Donkey Kong Country Returns and sure enough it feels like it's borrowed some elements from them both. The game has a vivid colour scheme and a playful, zany feel to it and the later levels are quite challenging, which is why I think it's one of the best platformers ever made alongside its sequel, Rayman Legends. Also there are no lives in the game, which is great. Let's face it, 1UPs and continues belong in the past.




Rayman and his buddies' snoring wakes up their neighbours from the Land of the Livid Dead, who promptly attack the Glade of Dreams and capture Rayman and co. During their sleep, Bubble Dreamer has dreamt up loads of nasty stuff and the Glade of Dreams is in turmoil. In order to make things right, Rayman must find electoons to fix the gaps between worlds and make things right again. Yeah, it's pretty vague, I know. Just go along with it.


100%. All collectibles, i.e. Electoons, Gold Medals and Skull Teeth will be collected in this Let's Play while trying to provide an informative commentary and proficient speedruns.

Spoiler policy: Feel free to discuss stuff I haven't shown off yet. This game is silly, absurd, whimsical, loony and the story is just a bunch of crazy stuff thrown together. However, there are a few plot twists towards the end. I'd rather you didn't talk about them. Consider the people who want to be kept in the dark, should they exist.

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Bubble Dreamer
The Supreme Being, the Creator, the Platonic Demiurge. Bubble Dreamer is the one who dreamt up the Glade of Dreams and all its inhabitants, thus giving them life. Too bad he's a sensitive artist, so on a bad day his bad dreams end up wrecking shit up in the Glades. Which is why we're in this mess in the first place!


Rayman
Our slap-happy hero may not have limbs, but he can still kick serious butt. When Bubble Dreamer had his first bad dream, a bunch of nymphs gathered around and decided to conjure up a carefree saviour. Too bad his arms are missing because the nymphs were distracted by a bunch of ZOMBIE CHICKENS. Don't look at me, that's what it says in the manual!


Globox
Rayman's buddy makes a triumphant return. Globox made his first appearence in Rayman 2, where he rescued Rayman from a bunch of cyborg pirates or somesuch. It's all very confusing. He's the undisputed champion of powernapping and Fung-Ku. There are several rumours going around why he turned from red to blue, but a number of eyewitnesses swear it had something to do with bubeastietubbis. Or it might've been too much plum juice. This is all from the manual, stop giving me those weird looks!


Teensies
A bunch of magical creatures who played some sort of role in Rayman 2. They don't really have a lot to do with the game, but some of them are playable characters.



Betilla the Fairy
One of the Nymphs who created Rayman. In the first Rayman game she gave you new powerups as you went along, and she serves a similar purpose here along with her sisters.



The Magician and his Hat
Narrator of the intro video of the first Rayman game, the Magician turns out to be not another Rayman, but in fact a Teensie. He'll give you advice via his hat and will exchange Lums for Electoons. Hooray!




Lums: Beings of pure energy and a sunny disposition. They can be found in all levels in large quantities and may be exchanged for Electoons at the end of each level. Apparently it's supposed to be pronounced "Looms", but hell if I ever will.


Lum King: Picking one of these up will make all other Lums turn red and dance for a few seconds and sing a tune that is absolutely not annoying at all. Also they will give you twice the Lums during that time.


Skull Coin: Worth 25 Lums, they're usually tucked away out of sight. In order to get the bonus, you need to either get far enough from the place you picked it up from or wait for a few seconds. If you get hit you'll have to try again.


Heart: Allows you to get hit once without dying. If you already have a heart, any subsequent ones you pick up grant you 5 Lums.


Blue Punch: Closest thing to a weapon you can get. Shoots out horizontally when you attack and is useful in taking out targets from a distance. They have a smiling face, because they know they get to smack the living daylight out of bad guys. Extremely rare and generally found in areas where you don't need them.


Skull Tooth: Some crazy scythe-wielding guy calling himself Mr. Death living in the Snoring Tree lost his teeth and now we have to play an anti-tooth fairy and return them to him. In return for his teeth he'll grant us access to the Land of the Livid Dead.



Electoons: The stuff that dreams are made of. During the recent dream-meltdown of Bubble Dreamer, a whole bunch of them were put in cages by the bad guys. As a result, the dream
fabric has fallen to pieces and the bridges between worlds crumbled down. So we need to release them to make things right again. It's kind of out there, but this makes a lot more sense than Inception.


Lum Medal: Get enough Lums in a level, get a shining Golden Lum Medal! They do nothing! Nada! Zip! Zilch! Rayman loves them though, because whenever you get one he starts raving
like there's no tomorrow.


Time Trial Cup: Brag rights for being a speed demon! The prize for clearing Time Trials in under the par time. Highly pointless.
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