Im playing Rayman Legends on the Wii U, have you got it yet? Probably not, but you never usually mind about commenting on things you haven't played.
Now, the graphics are fantastic, art style is really great. But, the playability pales in comparison to most mario games IMO. I may be in the minority, but the 'run' mechanic often 'fights' with the attack mechanic meaning you can never completly 100% trust Raymans actions in the game.
Def style over substance for me.
I've fallen down loads of pits or not made jumps because of animations that can't be cancelled. Thats a sin in a platformer if you ask me. But, still a fine game.
But, saying all that I understand Rayman is going to be loved by many people. I would say they are close to / on par with Mario games. To say they 'shame' them is bullshit and you knew it the second your fingers hit the keys to type that sentence.
Another point, Rayman as a franchise is milked to high heaven. You make me lol,
And it's only just coming close to Mario after all these iterations.
I also find it funny how you couldn't talk about the Sonic game but can talk about Rayman 'shaming' Mario. All will be forgiven if you own it though. Or, will you just say you have the previous version that was free on PSN Plus?
BTW, I didn't see AZ's comment so im sorry if you felt 'singled out'.