Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc

April 22, 2003

Rayman 3, the sequel to one of the greatest games ever…Rayman 2. There was Rayman 2, a fantastic game, then in between there were a few terrible Rayman games, and now finally a sequel that wasn’t put together in a night. A really deserving sequel, a game that even Ubi Soft decided to fully credit being a sequel and not a piece of crap. Rayman has always been about fast action platform fun. Rayman 3 is a good game but it still has it’s shortcomings in some areas.

[heading]Graphics – 9.0[/heading]
The graphics of the game are very good. The FMV cut scenes are really nice and quite well done. The levels just shine in terms of beauty. They look like fully pre-rendered levels, but clearly they are not. Smooth frame rate and not even a hint of slowdown. Great simple clear colors, brilliant effects and amusing animations sum it up.

[floatright]http://www.snackbar-games.com/images/reviews/rayman3/ss01_thumb.jpg[/floatright][heading]Sound – 9.0[/heading]
The game sound is really good. The music in some areas is really good, and in other areas it is okay, but overall it is good. The voice cast is great, and the voice acting is superb. The people really act it out well and overall put a lot of effect into this funny game. Yes, the game is very funny, and it may not have been as funny had the parts not been acted out so well. The only downfall would be that the music in some areas is not as good and can very rarely be even irritating; but as a downfall, that is a very small one.

[heading]Control – 8.5[/heading]
The controls are just fine. They are standard for any platform. The camera control with the C-Stick just isn’t enough though sometimes. There are some pre-set camera angles in some areas and sometimes they just don’t work, and the camera with the C-Stick just doesn’t move around fast enough sometimes. The R button works as an A