First Impression: Rayman Origins (Playstation 3)

This is the 114th instalment of our first impression video series. Today, we are playing Rayman Origins for the first time.

Welcome to the 114th instalment of our first impression video series. Today, we are playing the Playstation 3 game, Rayman Origins for the first time. You can check out the video directly on YouTube or in the embed below:

This game has a rather interesting story behind the scenes. Several months ago (over a year ago?). After I bought the game, I brought this one home and added it to my collection. When the time came, I pulled it out of my library, plugged the game in, and recorded the first impression video for it. The game was unable to load the first level. It just got stuck on the loading screen. I was very confused by this and wondered what was wrong with the game.

After reloading the game several times and opening a new save file, I realized that the problem had to be originating elsewhere. So, I examined the disc and, it turned out, there was a massive gash on the disk that was severe enough to see through it. I figured this was the source of the problem.

I did quickly pivot and grabbed a different game to fill in the void in the mean time, so you never really noticed the difference. Behind the scenes, I would later take the game back the store. Luckily, the people working at the video game store are great and let me get a refund. They agreed that it was probably thanks to that large gash that the disc is unplayable. I forgot which other games I bought at the time, but I did buy something else in the mean time.

A month or two later, I saw sitting on the shelf this game once again. I was surprised by this, so I examined the disc to see if it was the same disc that had the gash in it. It wasn’t. It was seemingly luck that someone else sold a copy to the store somewhere along the line and I happened to pop by to see it on the shelf. I snapped the game up and now it plays perfectly as you can see. So, impressive that I was able to score the same game twice like that.


For those who have played this game, what did you think of it? Was it a great game or does this game come off as a bit dated by the standards at the time?

For those who haven’t played this game, but played other Rayman games, what do you think of what you see here? Is this something you might be interested in playing or do you see yourself simply skipping this one?

For those who haven’t played any Ramyan games at all, does this look like an interesting game to play or would you rather play something else entirely? Let us know in the comments below!

This video is part of our first impression video series. Below is a list of 50 of the previously made first impression video’s we’ve made in the past:

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