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Rayman Legends Wii U, PS3, and Xbox 360 comparison

The Wii U offers the "definitive version" of Ubisoft's new platformer.

Rayman Legends was originally a Wii U exclusive, but after seeing how the console was struggling on the Wii U, Ubisoft chose to bring the game to other platforms, in hopes of recouping their development costs. And so, Rayman Legends was not only coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360, it was also delayed by 6 months.

The game is finally here, on the Wii U, the PS3, Xbox 360, and even the PC. And according to the guys at Digital Foundry, all versions of the game are very similar. They did an in depth analysis of the four different versions, all of which run the game in 1080p at 60 frames per second.

However, the Wii U version does come out on top because of the gameplay and the GamePad. Rayman Legends was originally designed for the Wii U, with big parts of the gameplay crafted around the tablet controller. Some of the GamePad-specific levels have been “dumbed down” for the other consoles. Overall, they conclude that the Wii U offers the definitive version of Rayman Legends, which we agree with.

Check out some comparison videos below:

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  • Daniel Gonzalez

    I have nothing against comparisons usually, but they serve no real purpose other than starting a flame war on here or any other video game site. We know the game will be awesome, regardless of platform or who has the bigger stick.

    • tomtank91

      I agree but it’ll be that much better on Wii U and PS Vita because of what it was meant for originally.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Of course the Wii U version will look better honestly. It was originally an exclusive and was designed for the Wii U in mind.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          I thought xb360 and PS3 was unable to pull 1080p though. That was at least one pro Wii U argument I heard on thise site…

          • sdmac200600

            I think the PS3 and 360 versions are upscaled to 1080p and not rendered at 1080p like the Wii U version is.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            It’s most likely due to them being ports. However, there are ps3 and 360 games that do 1080 without upscaling.

          • jay

            It has to do with graphics processing . Even the Wii could output HD if the processing is extrememly low. The problem occurs when more graphic intense/fast motion games are rendered.

            Supposedly the Wii U is able to output 1080p native no matter what’s thrown at it, but again I don’t see Nintendo enforcing it like they should.

            Last gen a lot of Wii games looked ugly because although it was capable of 480 16:9, Nintendo didn’t enforce it.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            When you see a game like Super Smash Bros Brawl rendered in HD on a Dolphin emulator, it really makes you think what was Nintendo thinking? It left more to be desired. It looked good without it too, but it looked that much better in HD.

          • Fred

            They were (wrongly) thinking that HDTVs wouldn’t catch on quickly like they did. They assumed that the adoption rate would be very slow and on a CRT Wii graphics look good just like GameCube graphics looked good.

            Just so happened that they were wrong so that gamble backfired on them.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            They should’ve went with it. Better to risk than to do nothing at all. That’s business. If you wanna make money, you gotta spend it too.

          • Fred

            If they would have taken that risk years 4 and 5 of the Wii would have been better, but the system would have been more expensive so years 1 and 2 may or may not have been as good we just don’t know. As it is the thing sold over 100 million systems and made Nintendo Piles of money for 3.5 years. It certainly wasn’t a bad gig although maybe it could have been a little better, but we’ll never know.

          • Eliot

            I believe all big screen versions (Wii U, 360, PS3 & PC) are all rendered at 1080p. PS3 and 360 can happily render at 1080p but most developers prefer to use 720p (or less!) and utilise the available power of the GPU to up poly count, frame rates, lighting effects etc, just as most titles on the Wii U are rendered in 720p.
            Examples of 1080p games on 360 & PS3 – Geometry Wars 2, Wipeout & Super Stardust HD, just in case anyone doubted my word!!!

          • jay

            Exactly! Read my post above.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Most ps3 and 360 games only do 720 with 1080 upscaling. However, some games are capable of doing so. Even so, I don’t think it matters too much. PS4 and Xbox One will have it as well.

          • e_rocket

            This game should be played with the game pad, no matter how it looks in any of the consoles.

            So this discussion about resolution is nonsense!!!!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            It’ll play fine even on a traditional controller. Personally, I don’t think it matters.

          • bizzy gie

            It’s obvious you don’t want to credit the Wii U.

            The Wii U has superior graphics, performance, and gameplay.

            It’s the best version of the game in all aspects where it matters.

            The game isn’t the same without Murphy.

            It matters significantly.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Again. You’re speaking for those who care about it such as yourself. To me, it doesn’t. Lol. That simple. I would go off the record and say that’d I’d prefer this game using a controller than the gamepad. That’s just me. It’s a matter of preference.

          • bizzy gie

            A controller is a gamepad. And the GamePad (difference) is a controller.

          • Mason742

            rofl.

    • Andy Samson

      You probably think that way because you do not own multiple systems? Because if you do, then you would understand that these comparisons will help the user decide which platform to play it on.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        I own all minus the Wii U. No, I think people can decide for themselves which platform to buy it on regardless of a comparison. Lol. Even if I did own a Wii U, this comparison wouldn’t help me decide. I go by what I think is the best console of choice, not by graphic quality itself. Stuff like this is irrelevant, regardless of what website it’s on. :P

        • SkullScience

          When you say you own all, do you mean like myself who owns all current gen, all previous gen, a lot of retro and a huge handheld collection, plus gaming PC, or do you mean just 360 and PS3, Wii (technically Wii U is a gen ahead of those 3)? I ask because do you feel you can honestly, fairly, criticise a console without owning it? I am assuming that you have never owned a Wii U rather than owned one and then sold it on (if I am wrong I apologise). I am not a Wii U fanboy and find enjoyment from many gaming platforms, all with pro’s and cons, but can not see how you can criticise a platform without fully experiencing it. If you don’t want to own it, that is your choice and there are many other quality gaming options, but I feel by you not owning it and never having done so, you limit your ability to fully and fairly criticise it.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I can criticize it by it’s sales. It doesn’t take owning a console to know that it’s games and hardware aren’t selling. Limiting my abilities? Perhaps, but that was never part of the equation to begin with. Like I said, I go by what I see. Also, I have tried it out a few times at Gamestop via demos. So I have some knowledge of it first hand.

            Yes, I own everything minus the Wii U. That goes for retro consoles too and PC. :P

          • SkullScience

            Hmm! If sales are a benchmark then Miley Cyrus/LMAO is quality!!! Anyone who has played on a Wii U knows it is superior to the PS3 and 360, 5 seconds on Need for Speed tells you that. Popularity does not equal capability. The most popular games are not necessarily the best, just the best marketing. I like the Wii U as a console and look at it from a neutral point of view. I will own Xbone and PS4, but have no doubt, like previous generations back to the start of gaming, that all will have their own qualities. Nintendo have shown a lack in their marketing capability outside their homeland. Yet their handhelds continue to dominate the world. Nintendo were never about raw power, Gameboy versus Lynx/Game Gear, NES v Master system, Gamecube v Xbox, DS v PSP. The list go’s on, but their games are timeless, but it only go’s so far and they need to reach out and encourage third party. They also have a problem of knowing when to kill off their previous gen. Microsoft were ruthless from Xbox to 360. I still say if you don’t own a machine you can not be fair and objective in your criticism. You must, by definition have an agenda to be even here. Would you review a car after one short drive?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            If you’re a potential buyer for a car, yes, that is kinda the idea of the test drive. No one wants to buy a car that has the slightest issue that may render it useless. That’s cars, this is video games. Stick to the topic. Lol. As for the Wii U being stronger than ps3 and 360, I suppose so. However, in the end, the sales matter more to these companies. What is the best to either of us is subjective at best, so comparisons are irrelevant as I have said before.

            Again, I’ve seen what the Wii U is capable of right now, so I’m not too keen on it yet. Why am I here? Just like anyone else who is here, they care enough to keep up with the news. I don’t see how that’s a problem. :)

            My agenda on here is no different than yours. You’re here to keep up with news and comment when you have something to say. If you’re looking for something more than that, then you came to the wrong commentator. :P

          • SkullScience

            How odd, I have test driven many cars with the sole purpose of to decide if that car is right for me (not anyone else) and have never decided to then bash on that car or even constructively criticise it after one short drive or to publish my views in a public forum. I would not know how it would be for anyone else. It is an analogy, my point being you need to own and fully know something to be able to fully criticise it. Reviewers of video games and music, for example, must put a thorough playthrough/listen before publishing, otherwise they are discredited, and rightly so. I own Final Fantasy 14, should I criticise that after playing it for 5 minutes? I own many consoles, and criticise to one degree or other the ones I own, but would never criticise ones I don’t as I would be ignorant to them as a product as was intended to be, that is to be owned!!! You say that you have seen what the Wii U is capable of. How can you say that when it is so early in its life-span. Games on the 360 and PS3 now look far far superior to their launch games. My agenda is different than yours, I come from the viewpoint of someone who owns the product and knows how it feels to use it on a regular basis.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Again, you’re basing everything on your opinion. I respect that. This isn’t about who has what. Lol. It’s about having a discussion in which we’re doing now on this site.

            I said I’m not keen on the Wii U for the time being. That doesn’t mean that I won’t get it when it has better games. You read too much into things. Lol. Also, who are you to tell me what is right or what is wrong? It’s almost saying that anyone who doesn’t own has no right. Where in the rules on this site does it say I have to own a Wii U? Only you and a few seem to have that mindset. That’s a tiring excuse if I haven’t heard one. :)

            I think I’m done with you since I can clearly see you’re a bit close-minded in that regard. Nice talking to you. I cant be bothered with your mindset. No hard feelings. :)

          • Nintendo4life

            I own everything but the Vita and like i said i just buy the game i want for each console and in nov it will be the first time i will pass on a console Xbox one 500 is to much for a gaming console..PS4 is high but at least i will get my moneys worth

          • Arthur Jarret

            Cool, a fellow retro gamer: Do you own an (Commodore) Amiga Cd32 too?

            I still play Flink and both Zool’s on it sometimes.
            Quik seemed like a great game, with a nice jab at sonic – but was a really bad game.

            I also really have to repair my old Atari 2600 someday, so I can finally beat pitfall… but I’m out of soldering tin at the moment due to a recent ‘mass cartridge battery replacement’.

            Maintaining a collection is tough! Darn these first world problems!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Nah, don’t have a Commodore.:P I did use to play some games with a friend years ago. I do remember playing a Superman game that was decent. I miss those days when video games weren’t about whose stick is bigger.

            I still have my Atari, i just don’t have the proper connection for it due to modern TV’s.

          • Arthur Jarret

            I still have one of those old haupage tv cards for my pc that the atari could have attached to… but if I have to turn on my pc – I might as well emulate it and have savestates instead.

            Ah well, gaming is still just about fun and not who’s stick is bigger – it only depends on who you’re talking to. I think the widespread use of different kinds of social media, such as disqus, is the main cause that I don’t like to discuss games quite as much as I used to. On the internet, loud obnixious fanboys are often the most noticeable.

            It’s their loss, really – as all platforms offer great exclusive games, and it’s a shame to miss out due to some kind of misplaced loyalty to a company that isn’t even keeping them employed.

    • Elitepwnsface

      The real problem here is there cannot be any real difference in polygon count. I just see no point in comparing a side scroller

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Agreed. Though, comparing anything doesn’t really justify anything. Even if one stood out a lot, that doesn’t take away from the other versions. I just find it silly.

        • Elitepwnsface

          Well i don’t think i agree. But in any case the real comparsions will happen this November. Can’t wait to see what watch dogs looks like on the new consoles, Wii U and PC.

    • david jarman

      I completely agree with you on this.

    • Clel

      Daniel Gonzalez? Top comment??

      IMPOSSIBRU!!

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Yeah, a troll in the top comments?! What is this site coming to?! Downvotes damn it, downvotes. This is highly irregular! D:

      • jay

        He’s a little ignorant sometimes. KEYWORD: SOMETIMES

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Or perhaps the word you’re looking for is, misunderstood. It’s ignorant to assume someone is ignorant just because they don’t have the same mindset as you. Comments like this do you no justice. You go to such extremes yourself. No one person can be smart and go about trying to label others as ignorant. You were doing fine until you had to ruin it. Lol. You’re not very modest. You should practice it. To think I’m the troll. Excuse me while I roll my eyes. :)

          This is why peace on these websites are never achieved. :P

    • Shota

      I always love to see the differences. I respect all consoles. But if one has more polygon count then the other it doesnt matter to me. Im just all for gameplay. And ofcourse fair prices (im looking at you capcom)

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Capcom? Fair prices? I can’t fathom it. I do look foward to the 100th Street Fighter IV.

        • Shota

          hahaha true

        • CharmanderRulz

          Ultra Super ultimate puzzle Street Fighter IV plus Turbo HD arcade champion addition anyone?

          (I spared you there title extensions like “number+attack”, radiation types and other buzz words so it could be longer)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Puzzle is right. It’s one that no one can bare to figure out when dealing with Capcom.

          • CharmanderRulz

            I liked the puzzle street fighter games. That said I agree that Capcom used there logic (or lack of) as I look across this room to see I had ‘Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo’.

    • Alex

      Comparison with oldgen

    • sd

      It depends. When the PS4 and X1 are released I would like to see comparisons of various games made by various developers. If the PS4 always comes out on top then it would suggest it is indeed more powerful. If they performed the same it would suggest not. But yes they often start flame wars, I guess we just need to ignore these and just look at the comparisons for what they are.

    • Aaron Barton

      I think it’s very flippant of you for a website to post an article that is informative and relevant to many people, and to say it has no purpose other than to cause trouble. The notion that people can make buying decisions on their own is true. However,to many people having all of the info necessary to make an informed buying choice is a significant convenience. I have a PS3, 360 and a WiiU. Don’t you think I want an unbiased assessment of each version before buying it? Maybe, due to being ports, the 360/PS3 versions had a lower framerate, or the lack of Gamepad made for big changes. Maybe I even would like those changes, and choose another system over Wii U for that reason alone. There is no reason whatsoever that I should just assume “no matter what, the game will be awesome” and spend $60 at a random platform. Had I paid attention to Skyrim, I would have gotten the PC version and not suffered the insane framerate problem on PS3.

      In this case, I know that every version of Rayman is similar. But I only know because I saw this article. Useless info to you maybe, but don’t tell everyone else it’s useless to them.

  • sdmac200600

    What I don’t understand is how gamespot gave the Wii U version a lower score than the other two versions when the game is BUILT for the Wii U.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      It’s all about opinions. Maybe they felt that it was better on the other platforms. Not everyone likes the gametablet controller.

      • nameucanthate

        If you followed Wii U media so much, you should probably know that it’s called the gamepad :)

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          I’m welll aware what it’s called. If it looks like a tablet, and plays like a tablet, then it’s a tablet. Gamepad or not. Your comment doesn’t give you any clarity. Thank you for clearing up what I’ve known since the beginning. Good day. :)

          • Nintendo4life

            I do like the tablet on some of the games but games like mario i want a controller

          • D.M.T

            Which is why the Wii U Pro Controller exists

          • Magnus Eriksson

            And Wii Mote, and Wii Mote Plus, and Balance Board, and Wii Classic controller, and Classic Controller Pro…

          • jay

            I think it has buttons….

    • Ford Crews

      They are bought and paid for, like the car magazines published by car manufacturers that give the company that publishes them all the awards every year, so they can brag on ads, xxx award winner.

      • jay

        Of course they’re paid. Did you know microsoft pays Viacom?

        That’s why pachter and Spike TV hate Nintendo.

        It’s not Calculus, people….

        • oontz

          ugh….

    • Magnus Eriksson

      But you have to understand that PS3 and XB360 is much more powerful consoles in terms of graphics. Wii U simply dont have as many shaders…

      • sdmac200600

        It’s been proven that the Wii U is more powerful graphically than the PS3 and 360 on paper and also on the actual console when you look at games that aren’t just straight ports and Nintendo’s first party games.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          I was just joking here. But really, I cannot tell the difference between Wii U and the other formats. And I really dont believe Wii U is “much more” powerful. Its more like slightly…

          • Yoboyjohn

            The reason we haven’t seen its true power is because wii u was released a year before current gen consoles died. So all we got were current gen ports of games like ac3,black ops 2,etc.when ps4 and Xbox one launch and next gen is in full effect,well see the true power of the wii u

          • SkullScience

            Yes, this happened with the 360 at launch, some games were released on both Xbox and 360 with very little quality difference between the two.

          • jay

            YES.

            That’s because final-gen games use the full power of a console while first-gen games barely tap into the console. Developers eventually learn their way around the hardware and games look better and better.

          • oontz

            Thank you captain obvious!

          • val berger

            not really. games like Wonderful 101 and Pikmin 3 were published/developed by Nintendo just to be released on the WiiU. They resemble a proper 1st generation of WiiU-tailored software and as future releases may be able to improve certain aspects in terms of graphics, framerate, resolution, the standard of WiiU visuals won’t be able to really mess with the PS4/XBone-standard. And I don’t really think we should complain. The WiiU is just not as expensive as the others and has a gamepad controller worth more than 100$ included. So of course it won’t ever be as powerful as those other systems but like the Wii generation, there will be other reasons to play on that console. And whoever doesn’t like that can still buy an additional PS4/XBone, like it has always been the case.

          • Yoboyjohn

            That’s the other problem.ps/Xbox exclusives show off the power of their consoles like halo or uncharted proves that their powerful when all of Nintendo games aren’t really graphically demanding so it make the wii u look bad.judt look at “x”.wen that comes out I can see wii u bring perceived better

          • val berger

            not really. yesterday I showed Pikmin 3 to a friend who’s quite into gaming and he was kinda surprised how great it looked. When I had a multiplayerparty back when the WiiU started, another friend (who actually has no idea) was pleased just to see the plaza of Nintendoland. For the main stream those graphics are quite good and for the ones who are into always going after hardware-techspecs, they would also not be satisified by X. If you check out X, it looks great, sure, but so does The Last of Us or God of War Ascension on a 7 year old PS3. When the new consoles are launching, X will, for some people, be nothing like a nice looking game but nothing overwhelming. And for us WiiU players this shouldn’t be a problem because most people here used to act as it would be forbidden to go after graphics.

          • Yoboyjohn

            What are you talking about? X looks amazing.if ur going by that standards then the new killzone or titanfall look like crap

          • val berger

            Never said otherwise but I also do think that Last of Us and God of War Ascension do look amazing.

          • Yoboyjohn

            Ok? What are u trying to say?

          • jay

            NO NEXT GEN CONSOLES WILL NOT BE “much more” POWERFUL.

            HOW MANY TIMES DO I GOTTA TELL PEOPLE!!!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Read again.

          • oontz

            Shut up already.

          • Arthur Jarret

            The law of diminishing returns… one of the reasons there isn’t that huge jump between currentbgen and next gen xbox one and playstation 4.

            They are finding an outlet for that power despite the diminishing graphical returns, and that’s open world games. These heavily populated, non-lineair worlds could still use graphical improvement.

            Honestly, I think street fighter 4 looks about as good as infamous, second son – but as infamous is a huge sandbox with those graphics, it’s still pretty impressive.

            To get back to my point: I feel there are a lot more benchmarks to judge performance nowadays than just looking at pictures and comparing texture resolution and lighting effects. To that end, I’m anxious to see watchdogs comparissons across all six platforms.

          • val berger

            I think the truth lies in between. It’s not like the WiiU will grow to be something really powerful, but then again, if games like Mario Kart 8 are running in 1080p with 60fps, then that’s quite a sign that visuals are gonna improve quite a bit throughout the next couple of years. That may be something you could say with every system, but with the WiiU, many gamers thought it would be just like the PS360-generation which is already at it’s limit by now. I guess it’s just like the Wii compared to the XBox/PS2-generation which was also not a completely different technical generation, but still ahead.

        • oontz

          Glad you’re excited it’s more powerful than 8 year old pc hardware. That’s something to be proud about. Why don’t we stop comparing the Wiiu with last gen systems?

          • sdmac200600

            The other systems aren’t even out yet so what are we gonna compare it to? a vast majority of people haven’t even touched a PS4 or X1 yet we suppose to compare the Wii U to them? I don’t see the logic. When the X360 came out a year early, everyone was comparing it to the 6th gen until the other 7th gen consoles came out. This is no different.

      • D.M.T

        Dude just stop trolling please. You’re a grown man who shouldn’t be trying to piss people off with bullshit.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          yawn…

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          You take stuff too seriously. You don’t help much by adding to the fire. :P

          • D.M.T

            No i dont take things too seriously. It’s not the first time this dude pisses people off on this site. I’m not the one who’s pissed but others will get pissed off.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            If you feel someone is a troll, then the wise thing would be to ignore. That goes for those people you speak of. Impossible to have peace if comments like that show up each time someone has something different to say.

          • D.M.T

            He himself admitted once that he’s a troll and he said he would stop trolling. Now he’s back to trolling because he has nothing better to do.

          • JB

            Here. Use some of this:

          • D.M.T

            Lol thanks

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I use that as deoderant :)

          • JB

            Haha. Awesome. You must be pretty bad ass. :-)

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Dude just stop crying please. You’re a grown man who shouldn’t be crying when you see people talk bullshit.

          • jay

            Double standards here? YOU can act like a child and he’s not allowed to bitch about it?

        • Nintendo4life

          Don’t feed the troll and does it really matter what he thinks..Just games and buy what you want..It’s your money and this thing can’t tell you what to buy

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            He never told D.M.T. what to buy. Lol. I suppose everyone has their idea on what a troll is.

          • Nintendo4life

            It looked like it to me but than i could care less

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Fair enough.

          • JB

            I don’t know about you, but this is my idea of what a troll is :-)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Care to elaborate? Lol.

          • JB

            I’ve got nothing, man. I was being random and I had a troll pic laying dormant on my phone and though to myself “this is the perfect time to use it” lol

        • Clel

          At least it’s proper trolling, not springer85 crap.

      • Nintendo4life

        That’s a lie

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          So is the cake.

          • Nintendo4life

            True but the cake was good..LOL

          • Clel

            So which is better, Portal 1 or Portal 2?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I didn’t really care for neither. If I had to choose, I say 2.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Actually its not a “lie”. Its a joke refering to the earliest days in Wii U launch. An unnamed programmer at a 3rd party developer said that Nintendo “just dont have as many shaders” compared to PS3 and XB360. Its kind of a strange thing to say, but it quite funny to cite as people still seems to think that it matters in any way. Most people dont even know what shaders are, but still get upset. So, there is the joke explained.

          • Nintendo4life

            Myself i could careless i just game and i don’t do console war crap.It’s stupid….Except for Vita that was a joke

          • Magnus Eriksson

            ^ Look and learn from this guy peeps. He has wisdom.

          • oontz

            exactly enjoy games as a medium regardless of what console or system they’re on.

          • jay

            Anyone who believed the Wii U was inferior to last gen was a moron.

            I just hate the lies and immaturity that goes on against Nintendo.

          • Clel

            See, this is the crap that I’m tired of seeing from some people on here, the sort of extreme upvoted fanboyism that repulses me.

            ‘Anyone who believed the Wii U was inferior to last gen was a moron.’

            Just… just really? Seriously jay? Do you truly believe that if someone prefers their PS3 over the Wii U, then this person is a moron?
            And to top it off, you don’t even have a Wii U. But that’s just icing on the cake.

            I like you, but sometimes you take it too far.

          • Steven_Segal

            *APPLAUSE*!!! CLAPCLAP!!!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I’m fine with him usually until he goes to such extremes. I agree.

          • The Clockwork Being

            It would go more along the lines of ignorant

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            “Anyone who believed the Wii U was inferior to last gen was a moron.”

            I suppose calling someone a moron is a level of “maturity,” right? You contradict yourself when you go into these extremes. Lay off extreme fanboy koolaid dude.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            You shouldnt hate. You should love instead. Not for others sake, but for your own sake. You will feel much better then. Its a promise.

          • oontz

            Except you lie, and are immature yourself? You also always contradict yourself. Practice what you preach!

      • jay

        its babys counsel that worse than the 360!!!

      • NkoSekirei

        i detect sarcasm but really we all know ps3 and 360 are nothing compare to the wii u which is more powerful

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          We’ve heard that before.

    • Andreas Sunde

      What was their reasoning for that? O.o

    • Steven_Segal

      Remember, Tom Mc Shea made the ”review” so that’s the reason.

      Edit:That was the guy that gave Skyward Sword a 7.5 and The Last of Us an 8.

      Edit # 2: He also gave Duck Tales Remastered a 4.5. This guy has no credibility whatsoever!

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Wasn’t he the one who gave Ducktales Remastered a 4.5?

        • Steven_Segal

          Oh God, yes he was. LOL

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            He fails big time.

          • LonDonE247

            exactly this is a trend game spot has been doing, they like going against the grain and making blatantly controversial articles to click bait, they have sold out their integrity and so talk shit about games which they know will get fans angry, which in turn increases people clicking ont he article and commenting=more advertising revenue!!

            I never use them, they have been giving good games bad scores and also talking shit, eg scoring the wii u version of rayman lower, anyone who has played the wii u version and is a all platforms owner and gamer like me will tell you playing the murphy stages on wii u is awesome compared to just pressing circle on ps3 or b i think on 360! i have played it on my ps3 and the wii u version is so much better!

            Also playing with my wife and kids is always better on the wiiu this reviewer is clueless, and obviously this was a click bait article by game spot they are trash!!!

      • sdmac200600

        Oh ok so his reviews are irrelevant then :). I almost never go on gamespot. I just seen one of the people I follow tweet that the Wii U version got a lower score. It’s very clear that he has a bias against Nintendo if he thinks The last of good AI is better than skyward Sword.

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        Hey buddy I saw gamespot review a while ago. I hate tom for two things one Skywards sword and second Last of Us. The guys is an idiot and stupid because he only cares about trophies and achievements. The Wii U had the best graphics and the PC tops it by far by looking at the video’s on top. Anyways I am picking the Wii U game today by midnight.

        • Steven_Segal

          He just does not know how to review correctly, lol. That’s why I never go to Gamespot to read a review.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            hehe I quit on them in the past at 2011. I really like Tom Mcshea and I agree he is stupid sometimes since he always is trying to make a scene. But seriously New Super Luigi U gets the same score as NSMU man that guy is crazy and seriously has some issues. How the hell Last of Us got 8 and NSLU gets an 8.5. lol

        • NkoSekirei

          thats why i dont go gamespot for reviews due to certain critics on there that dont know how to review good games

      • Magnus Eriksson

        He is not an honest reviewer. It makes him uninteresting as he is difficult to rely on.

    • Clel

      I also find it interesting how IGN gave the Wii U version the same score as everything else, and in the review there was ABSOLUTELY NO MENTION AS TO WHAT THE WII U DID THAT THE OTHER VERSIONS COULDN’T. Then in the comment section the writer was like “oh, ya know, I try not to be biased so I gave all the versions the same score”

      That right there is bias.

      • sdmac200600

        Yeah but at least they didn’t blatantly say that even though this game was built from the ground up for the Wii U, it’s still worst than the other versions. That’s just bull…

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Of course, you see how IGN is with CoD. Zomg, best game ever.

      • Nintendo4life

        Im just going to pass the game altogether

        • Arthur Jarret

          Why? It’s a great game! A bit short though, I 100%’d it in two days.

          Wonderful 101 will last ya a lot longer!

          • Nintendo4life

            They had there chance in FEB and have other games to get now..Zelda..GTA..Wonderful 101 and much more…I might get when it is a few bucks in the used bin

          • Arthur Jarret

            All great games, and all games that I will buy as they come available… didn’t keep me from buying rayman too, though.

            Eating, central heating and light is for wimps!

    • Jon

      pretty sure a lot of gamespots reviewers are kind of biased against Nintendo as most of the reviews for the Nintendo games that are multiplat are lower than other systems.

    • Martijn Plasmans

      I dont give a damn wat one reviewer thinks. I go to gamerankings.com or metacritic and see what the average of all the reviews for a game is. Some review sources look at games like i do. And Gamespot is not one of them.

    • RyuNoHadouken

      because the game is weak anyway…it redefines repetition…and the gamepad features are gimmicky…you have to look away from the main screen too much…doesnt feel natural

      • sdmac200600

        The game also plays on the second screen so you don’t have to keep looking up and down…

        • RyuNoHadouken

          i have a 3DS XL for small screen gaming….ill pass

    • http://Toppixxmusic.com/ Toppixx

      I think Gamespot always dislike everything about Nintendo, poor reviews from them towards Nintendo. They love to make Nintendo games seem bad and their reviews are off chart when other site reviews are about equal and fair. IMO Gamespot tries so hard to be a top dog when they are not.

  • Linskarmo

    I can’t really tell a difference between the versions on the videos. I don’t think it particularly matters anyway.
    Sorry to be particular, but near the beginning of the article there’s a typo. “…how the console was struggling on the Wii U.”

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Lol. Yeah, I saw that too. Proofreading before posting usually helps. Ahh well, it happens.

  • Steven_Segal

    Please people, why can’t we all be friends and stop bashing X or Y companies (see what I did there?).

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Because, that would make sense, and it’s in human nature to avoid that. Just like I try to be critical without the doom and gloom, but you get the typical responses of hatred. :P

      • Steven_Segal

        yup. agree.

    • jay

      I only bash a company if they screwed me over. I’ve been screwed by both microsoft and sony, so fuck them both.

      And for those people saying “im not gonna buy the spybox one hurr” Sony hacked my computer YEARS ago, nothing new here.
      http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/11/sonys_drm_rootk.html

      Why do I defend Nintendo like a fanboy with his head cut off??

      Because I hate biased media and journalism. I also hate ignorant people who believe everything they read. This goes for politics, racism, health, everything.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        That explains a lot. Lol. Then that means you’re biased yourself whenever someone mentions something Sony or Microsoft. Or at the very least, feels the PS3 or 360 are better. Again, acting like a fanboy or even insulting people and pouncing on them over an opinion doesn’t help this site or any other alike. You just add to the fire.

        Not even Nintendo’s perfect. They make their fair share of mistakes. Distaste for a company or not, ranting on and going on a caffeine rampage isn’t mature. If you prefer maturity, then practice what you preach.

    • oontz

      It’s not cleaver if you NEED to point out that you’re trying to be cleaver.

  • andrewjcole

    Oh for… Press B to MAKE Murfy cut the rope!? Wii U for me.

    • jay

      no shit. Innovation and immersion all the way for me.

  • marcus mindownbusiness

    Go to hell ubisoft.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Why so mad?

      • marcus mindownbusiness

        Why so dumb?

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Again, why so mad? Did Ubisoft kill your first born child? Other than saying “go to hell Ubisoft” you clearly never given any reason for it. I guess that makes you dumb. :)

          • Nintendo4life

            Dang Marcus must have some issues..Why so dumb?….LOL
            all you did was ask why he was mad and he responded with why so dumb…Hahahahaha Thumbs up to your come back

    • Nintendo4life

      Dude im not to happy with ubi myself but to call someone Dumb man..Get yourself some help and soon

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        and a Xnax cocktail.

        • Nintendo4life

          LOL Nah he needs a blow up doll..

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I think it’d deflate in protest. Lol. But yeah, people like him don’t help the site.

          • Nintendo4life

            LOL

      • marcus mindownbusiness

        wow such fickle crowd here.

        • Nintendo4life

          Not fickle just fact

    • NkoSekirei

      u mad bro

  • The Clockwork Being

    Fun fact. In the UK the Wii U version of Rayman Legends greatly outsold the other versions. Hopefully the same happens in the U.S and worldwide. Comes to show that when you give Wii U owners a good version of the game it will sell. Plus with knowing it is outselling the other versions I wonder how it would have been if it came out in Feb.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Yeah, read the same article earlier today. Ubi probably did a bad move here. Hurting themselves AND Nintendo.

    • jay

      It’s no doubt a better game, the only problem here is install base, the 360 has like 30M users in the US vs how many for Wii U?

      Reminds me of a user here(dont remember who) who was arguing with me how The Last of Us outsold NSMBU by 1M.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        The Last of Us has sold 3.10 according to Vgchartz, which is a reliable source. NSMBU has only sold 2.04. How is he wrong? You do check charts, right?

        I don’t remember his name either, but he was right and proved you wrong.

        http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=the+last+of+us

        http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=new+super+mario+bros.+U

        Good luck explaining that one.

        • Yen

          You’re missing the point. The Last of Us sold 3.1 on a system with 30M users compared to NSMBU which sold 2.04 to 4M users. Even though the Last of Us sold more copies, the percentage of users that bought it is way lower.

          • oontz

            It still sold more which was the original argument.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            oontz said it best. That doesn’t make the Wii U any more relevant in sales. That just shows that it’s a Mario game that we all know Nintendo fans will naturally buy. The last of Us was a new IP, which turned out to be a success,which makes it stand out more. Just bringing up percentages shows desperation.

            A new IP has more clarity than a old one when comparing sales. Besides, there’s litle for Nintendo fans to buy right now, how many games are actually selling more than a million? Exactly. This isn’t about doom and gloom, this is about reality. The reality is, that Nintendo failed to appeal to their fanbase with a lack of games. It’s going to be hard for them to get out of it now. I wish them luck.

          • Yen

            To be fair, that’s what they said about the 3DS too. I think it’ll pick up, but that’s my opinion. Personally I’ve liked all the games that they have out right now and I use my Wii U almost everyday.

            I don’t really care what that original argument was about, I was just reiterating that one post.

  • Dell Goodman

    Still a title I won’t be buying. Never really liked the Rayman games, especially after they turned it into a side scroller.

    • Vile-Okami

      The first game was a side-scroller…

      • Pikachief

        Yea I guess you could say that side-scrolling was his… origins.

        • Vile-Okami

          Oooh wordplay. Love it.

      • Dell Goodman

        Ah, I had only played Rayman (2) the great escape for the PSX (didn’t remember the 2 though), is going back like 13 years ago. I didn’t follow the series, and thought that was the original game that started it all off.

    • ScrewAttack

      Rayman never did much for me either. He fell in with Crash Bandicoot as two platformers I never cared for. More of a Mario and Sonic guy.

  • PS4/WiiU

    I don’t care about graphics at all. I used to, but know all consoles including next-gen look exactly the same but with minimal difference. So graphics don’t matter for me, only the console and its features

  • Clel

    “…but after seeing how the console was struggling on the Wii U”

    Umm…

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      It has a console in the console. That must mean more power.

      • Petri

        Didn’t Wii U have a designated Wii chip in it?
        Then it kinda has a console in the console.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          I was being sarcastic. Lol.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Aristotle my friend, Aristotle. John is just being philosophical here. There is a distinction between Idea (Wii U) and matter (Console). Without the matter (console) the idea (Wii U) could not exist. And the Wii U-ness manifests itself through the console. The stronger Wii U-ness, the more the whole idea+matter can realize itself as a gaming device… Or maybe its just a typo.

      • Clel

        *it’s

        Oh yeah I did.

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    Well according to Gamespot they gave the Wii U version the worst score and said the stages with Murphy that use the gamepad break the flow of the game.

    http://uk.gamespot.com/rayman-legends/reviews/rayman-legends-review-6413903/?tag=Topslot;Slot1

    I am not sure what the full game is like or what it will be like on other platforms but if it is anything like the demo I think the levels where you have to control murphy with your finger (or stylus) on the touch screen were pretty darn good. If I never played that the game would have never made my list of games I will probably pick up.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Since when has Gamespot been irrelevant? Personally, I think they’re irrelevant regardless of which platform. :P

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        I know but I found it sad that their opinion seems to differ than most other people’s when it comes to the gamepad. I guess they prefer the dumbed down levels on the other platforms. Almost seems like they did it to just try and insult Nintendo.

        Graphically the game should have little differences on the platforms because it’s art style is very cartoon like which all the platforms should be able to handle with ease.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Personally, I prefer a traditional controller, but I have to issues with people saying the gamepad is better. It’s just a matter of preference. Anyways, reviews are reviews. People will buy the game despite them. :P

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            I guess it is hard for me to imagine playing some of those levels without using the gamepad. In fact there are many games that if they utilize the gamepad I rather use that. I feel it offers a great combination of “traditional” control while adding an extra level of interaction to the game. Even if the gamepad is just used for basic things like game maps or item inventory.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        .

    • NkoSekirei

      dont always trust wat gamespot reviews they tend to be lousy on reviews like ign most of the time but wat i seen that gameinformer and ign gave rayman legends a solid 9.0 to a 9.5 score for all console versions that includes the wii u version too

      • Elem187

        if its written by Eddie Makuch he’s gamestop’s resident Nintendo troll… he bashes Nintendo at every chance he gets… I can’t believe gamespot would put someone so biased against Nintendo on their journalist payroll.

  • Kevin Sepulveda

    In the eyes of a casual gamer such as myself these all look like the same thing with not a single difference lol.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      This man nailed it. You shall be enshrined with the legends.

    • jay

      Shhh…. Don’t tell people you’re casual their gonna call you “virgin” and other immature shit.

  • Yoboyjohn

    Not trying to start a war but can someone tell me what’s so great with this game? It seems to be just another 2d platform ear.what makes it so much fun?

    • Elem187

      Probably from all the interesting gameplay mechanics they added in it.
      I’m not sure I haven’t played the final yet, only the challenges, from what I read the game keeps surprising the players with new gameplay mechanics that haven’t been done before…. boss battles are supposed to be alot of fun, multiplayer is a riot, and the music levels are top notch.

  • Nintendo4life

    Looked like a fun game too bad i won’t be getting it…Got Zelda,GTA,Wonderful 101..Maybe in a few years when it’s a buck or 2 and i might get it..and used of course

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    I am picking the Wii U no matter what. The second will be the Vita. I played Orgins on WIi and the Vita.

  • HydePark1980

    This just proves what a lot of people have been saying for a long time, if developers takes advantage of the Wii U’s capabilities the end result can be phenomenal. It also proves that when ports were brought over to the Wii U Nintendo was the one that got a bum rap and labeled under powered.

  • Nintendo4life

    I quess im getting the PS4 i had both reserved but Xbox one is just way too much so now have to deside what to do with 500. Maybe ouya or a second ps4

    • Guest

      Save it for some games (and clothes)

      • Nintendo4life

        Got clothes games…Yeah that i might do

  • Sdudyoy

    They don’t look any different to me, the Wii U version is the best version no way to deny that, the game was made for the Wii U so the Wii U version is going to be the best, was I the only one who noticed that they used the X360 version for IGN’s review?

  • UnceasingElias

    Look at the sources. It’s not comfirmed that ps360 is 1080p. I have tried both xbox 360 and wii u version and I can tell you that it looks way better on wii u even though my tv 1080p tv for my wii u is worse then my 1080p tv form my xbox 360.

  • Baum 「ツリー」

    First thing: “how the Wii U was struggling on the console”…

    None of the other versions run at 1080p. The XBox and PS3 version look awfully blury in direct comparison, they’re not even ABLE to run 1080p…

    And the Murfy levels aren’t dumbed down, it’s just fuckin’ difficult to maneuver the flying, green fuck through the levels (and I played the other versions)

    • jay

      It’s all the retarded hardcore/mature gaming media. Wii U never struggled when it came to graphics.

      • Elem187

        There have been some lazy ports during the launch window and ‘core’ gamers took that chance to say the Wii U cannot keep up with the x360.

        Its pretty stupid, but you get what you put into a game…. most publishers were just porting games to make the launch window, and really didn’t put much work in using the 32mb eDRAM…. so launch ports had frame rate issues.

        Criterion clearly took advantage of the 32mb eDRAM, the dynamic lighting, displacement mapping, and the extra ram allowed for higher resolution textures and their game looks absolutely gorgeous also at a much improved framerate compared to the Sub HD twins version of the same game….. although the game sold like poop, Criterion at least proved the concept if you put the time in to use the hardware correctly it easily blows past the previous generations capabilities.

    • oontz

      “None of the other versions run at 1080p. The XBox and PS3 version look awfully blury in direct comparison, they’re not even ABLE to run 1080p…”

      I sure hope so…. seeing as the xbox 360 and ps3 are both 8 year old hardware. When can we please stop comparing Wiiu To ancient systems? It’s like comparing the wiiu version to a snes version.

      • Baum 「ツリー」

        I said that because Kinsley wrote they would support 1080p, wich is wrong..

        • oontz

          ummmm….

          “Rayman Legends operates at native 1080p on all console platforms”

          This is true. How is it wrong? Can you please provide some proof that rayman legends is NOT 1080p on all consoles? Cause all the info I can find online says it IS 1080p on all consoles.

          • that guy

            upscaled 680p or 720p is what they actually mean. those resolutions look like garbage compared to something running natively at 1080p it’s just that you can’t really see because of the games art style.

  • Ducked

    Comparing graphics with a 2D game…

  • Morris ヅ

    wii u >, 360 > then ps3 from what i can see

  • Yobrolo

    So even dedicated wii u games looks the same on current gen console.

    • Petri

      Art style…
      You expecting graphics of Minecraft on PS4 and Xbox One to blow you away?

      • Yen

        Look at the details on that one block! It looks so much better than that other block.

  • [CMD] DEATH

    They all look the same, even PC, that’s good!

  • Yen

    I feel like the Wii U version looks a bit crisper. But in the end… we’re comparing graphics on a game that didn’t have very intense graphics to begin with. >.>

  • Antar Rodríguez

    lol how can they compare graphics in a game with the same engine in all 3 consoles? there is no graphical difference but the light and shadow positioning get over it, and graphics is not the same as resolution

  • Josiah Parsons

    I really can’t see any difference, except PC pwned everything else.

  • Joel

    I don’t mean to troll, but weren’t people going to boycott this game entirely just because Ubisoft delayed it?

    • discuss

      I think we should be happy Good Guy Ubi is bringing games to the Wii U.

    • X3Charlie

      Some people did, but I don’t think that many were serious about it.

    • Wiiluigi

      I did.

  • iamserious

    They all LOOK the same. How they play is a whole different story as the Wii U version has the added bonus of game pad use!

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      That’s one way of looking at it.

  • Shigeru Miyamoto

    They all look exactly the same!

  • val berger

    I don’t get it, why people put such long comparisons online if they don’t really show anything. claiming they’d look all the same and adding a 10 second clip with all versions running would have been enough. especially with this game as it’s no billion-polygon-actionadventure.

  • Giulio Dalla Pola

    He gave Disney Infinity a 6 out of 10!!!!

  • that guy

    What kind of 1080p are we talking about on the PS360? upscaled 680 or upscaled 720?

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    Sh!+, now I am stuck between buying the PS3 version & Wii U version…O.o

  • Guest

    S###, now I am stuck between buying the PS3 version & Wii U version…O.o

  • Guest

    Curses! Now I am stuck between buying either the Wii U version or the PS3 version, I can’t choose…O.O

  • Guest

    Great! Now I am stuck between buying either the Wii U version or the PS3 version, I can’t choose…O.O

  • EhenTi LaNero

    microsoft drops to 50 at some points had it been nintendo dropping they would have said something.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    I think the only problem now is, will it sell on the Wii U? Guess we’ll see.

  • Steven_Segal
  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Well, that’s UK. I was more talking about world wide sales. :P

  • Steven_Segal

    Well, that says much since the Wii U is ”DOOMED”!

  • Vile-Okami

    Well it’s only on Wii U in Japan, so that helps.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    It could be. It all depends on what happens by the end of the year.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    No? Lol. What is wrong with people like you who oppress those who don’t? People can be on this site and not own a Wii U and give some fair criticism. You don’t have to like it, but at the very least, you can respect my opinions as I would yours. Everyone has a right to be here. There’s nothing in the rules that says you are required to own a Wii U. :P

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Maybe he is interested in Wii U? To show criticism is not a bad thing. You should try it too.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    :)

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    I go to several chat rooms. Seems like you like to assume or trying to find some way to justify your posts. :)

    I see your point, I just don’t agree with it. That simple. Plus, that’s your opinion if you think that I shouldn’t be here, but then again, you don’t make the rules, now do you? :P

    My reason for being here? Because like I’ve stated several times in posts, I like to discuss and debate. I don’t see the harm in that. If that’s a problem for you, then probably should just move along from my posts. Cause I’m not going anywhere.

    To answer your queston. Why don’t I own a Wii U? Simple, no games appeal to me as of yet, so I see no reason to buy one at the very moment. When there is a better install base and better games overall, then I’ll be more inclined to purchase one.

    Hope that clears things up for you. This matter should be closed pretty much. If you still see an issue with it, then I can’t stress it any further than that. :P Take it how you like.

  • joey t

    “Rayman Legends operates at native 1080p on all console platforms – giving us the opportunity to test out our next-gen full HD Face-Off workflow with a real game for the first time.”

    from the digital foundry full article..

  • CharmanderRulz

    Seriously? You may just be joking so I don’t want to give up on thinking all humans have at least some intelligence but in the event you actually mean this I don’t think video games are right for you.

    Without upscaling next to all games would be displayed in a small box in the top left of modern TVs. If you play a retro/pixel art game (eg: Megarman9) on a modern console is it not upscaling? All game engines I can think of have this built in (eg: the LÖVE engine has a whole module “love.graphics.scale”) and 360 devkits (and PS3 but in a different way) come with manual scaling code (including vsync and fullscreen) for every compatible mainstream code language.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Thank you. Couldn’t say it better.

  • howling_wolf1334:[

    U dont have a Wii U, my friend???? Thats not good!!! U need to get one rigt now!!!! JK!!!

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    One day. :P

  • Arthur Jarret

    Some people are overly sensitive. Cool that you’re interested and I hope you get one, so we can all have some kind of massive wiiudaily deathmatch or tournament in a future game.

    It’s pretty silly that some think a purchase is required to comment on a themed website…

    I do think w101 is worth getting the system for already, but I think it’ll be a lot more popular after mario kart is released. After the packed-in wii sports, that was the best selling game last generation – after all.

    But we did have a poor first year with the console up ’till pikmin 3 released – although I didn’t really care – as I was too busy playing monster hunter on wii u and dark souls on ps3

  • Nintendo4life

    No matter what you say to people there will always be people stuck to one console and that is what is a shame why don’t people stop hating each other when it comes to consoles and just get what they want for whatever console..Sorry this rant was not towards you daniel It is towards those who cry and complain that one console is better than the other. It’s stupid and childish and i can respect someone who can say what is on there mind and not lose sleep over it. I sure the hell don’t and im just a gamer who games..That’s it.