Rayman Legends for the Wii U leaked. Skylander influence evident

I’ve been having a hard time getting excited for the Wii U, Nintendo’s next home console. Partly because I’ve just never been a huge Nintendo fan. Partly because I found the Wii to be a disappointment (but see prior point). And partly because that of that big tablet controller. I’m not a fan of touch controls.

But we haven’t seen much in the way of gameplay and I’m hoping Nintendo can win me over. I really do love to love games, y’know.

Now French site Gamkult have leaked a trailer for Rayman Legends. Not sure how long it’ll be online but here it is:

I liked how the basic game looks, but the segment where the girl is using her finger on the tablet controller to drag things around turns me right off.

But what was most surprising is the Skylander-esque system shown at the end, where physical objects are placed on the tablet controller to influence the game (or even to spawn new characters in there).

I think this’ll be really popular with a lot of people but grumpy old me sees it as both a cash cow and another source of clutter on my living room table.

2 thoughts on “Rayman Legends for the Wii U leaked. Skylander influence evident

  1. My problem with touch and games is my big fat fingers. This is true of my iPhone games so I believe it’d be true here too, where what I think I’m doing and what actually happens are two different things, just because where my “touch” registers isn’t where I think it should be, and just because the part of my finger that touches is larger than the teensie weensie pixel I’m aiming for.

    If I could use a stylus, then things like managing character inventory from a touch screen I think could be a cool thing. Or navigating menus, perhaps. Anything that I’d normally do a lot of scrolling down and scrolling across with buttons and directional bars on my controller, I’d welcome doing via drag and drop and stylus. But not with my finger. Not to mention I’m close to OCD about finger smears on screens and loath touch screens from that angle, too. Put my kid on this, and it’ll quickly be something I don’t want to touch every again, LOL.

  2. Holy crap, that looks amazing!

    And I had to chuckle when the kid grabbed Altair (Assasin’s Creed.) 🙂

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