Day 19: A Game Setting You Wished You Lived In

At this point, my 30-day video game topic challenge has taken me far beyond 30 days, but I’m still plodding along.  Today’s topic asks which game setting I would like to live in.  I have gone through multiple possibilities in my head, but the one that stuck was the Rayman universe.  Ever since I first…

Unforgettable: The Flying Shell of Rayman 2

I haven’t written a whole lot of posts for my Unforgettable series because something has to really stand out to me to make the list.  It has to be shocking, exciting, or just too awesome not to share with the world.  It is only fitting, then, that one of my favorite games of all time…

The Great Mysteries of Rayman 2

After spending the last several hundred hours of my game time playing RPGs (no joke), I needed a break.  The only games currently in my backlog at the moment are Final Fantasy IV and V, so I decided I would instead need to revisit something I had played before.  Being in quite a Rayman mood…

Resonance: Cave of Bad Dreams

I have recently been in a big Rayman mood.  I’ve been replaying Rayman 3, and I have also been reading a pretty great fan fic for the series called When the Tables Have Turned which I’ve been following for a good year or two now.  Seriously, it’s awesome.  Ahem, well, a time came when her…

Gaming Secrets and Hoaxes: Can You Tell the Difference?

This month’s community challenge is a most fitting one for the month that is home to April Fools, revolving around the many secrets found in video games, from the ridiculous to the outright fake. I have encountered a good number of these secrets and have managed to unlock many of them, to feelings of great…

Why the Rayman Series Needs More Love (Especially Rayman 2)

It feels like I’ve been writing about the “Rayman” series quite a lot lately, but it seems such posts have always gotten a rather positive response, so I said to myself, why not write another one. Why not indeed? You see, this is one of those series that has some really great games, and yet…

Rayman: Rising Out of Obscurity

Over a decade ago, while perusing my local Best Buy, I came across a game called “Rayman 2: The Great Escape” for the Nintendo 64. The box sported a bizarre looking dude with a big nose that I actually mistook for a rather odd dog (I later found that he is, in fact, you know…

Overlooked: The 1,000th Lum of Rayman 2

One of the most satisfying things in any video game, for me, at least, is when you discover secrets that most of those who have played the game know little about. I have found a decent number of secrets (well, to be honest, by “found”, I mean that I read about them online) in various…

Glitches Involving Injustice

Today the Duck is continuing my little glitch series with a description of glitches involving injustice in this already unfair world.  These glitches involve the unfair deaths and restarts that can sometimes be as amusing as they are frustrating. Sometimes, your characters end up in another dimension (at least, they might as well be): In…