Rayman Legends was released last year to high critical acclaim on the Wii U, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. The title was originally supposed to be a Wii U exclusive released in February of 2013, but Ubisoft decided to delay it in order to expand the game to other consoles. Now the game has been made available on the two newest consoles, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.
Digital Foundry compared the three new generation consoles in order to determine which had the best performance and appearance and a clear winner was the Wii U. Of course Digital Foundry takes into consideration that the game was built from the ground up to be a Wii U title, so it makes sense that their assessment chooses it as the definitive version to play the game.
Despite the enormous leap in power the new consoles represent, in our opinion it’s the Wii U version of Rayman Legends that remains the definitive edition of the game, with the title taking advantage of the GamePad’s unique features in ways that genuinely add variety and more fun to the gameplay. Let’s not forget that while this game may have been ported to a vast range of different hardware platforms, it started out life as a Wii U exclusive, built around the unique capabilities of the system. Indeed, it’s the Nintendo console that offers the experience that the developers originally intended for the game, before the last-minute switch to a multi-platform release.
Be sure and check out our review of Rayman Legends, which earned high praises. The game is currently on sale pretty cheap at Amazon as well, if you’ve yet to pick it up.
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