And here we have it. The bittersweet confirmation that Ubisoft’s launch line-up sucks. I figured as much after being subject to a few races in *Asphalt 3D*, but now Matthew Castle, a writer for NGamer has shared:
> Ubisoft held Rayman back so no one would see how crap it is, basically. Without spoiling the score, it’s one of our lowest rated 3DS launch titles. Along with Splinter Cell and *shudders* Asphalt 3D. Ubisoft have only gone and blighted a Nintendo hardware launch with dodgy ports again.
My suggestion? Stay away. Stay far, far away. If there’s one way I can make this blog have some greater purpose, it is to fend off the disease of cash grabbing shovel-ware from launch parasites like Ubisoft. I don’t think Ubisoft is a bad company. They publish lots of good games. But they can’t trusted at launches.
That said, Mattew also shares that *Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars* “is one of the better launch games,” which may surprise some people. But it is the only original game in Ubisoft’s launch line-up I think. Even if the project was shifted from the DS to the 3DS, it might be at least worth your consideration.
This information came out the day the producer of *Rayman 3D* said that the game isn’t a simple port. Oh yes, it is. A very, very, very simple port by the sounds of it.