Review by LOLWTFBBQ2006

Reviewed: 02/20/07

Only buy this game if you have several friends to play it with.

Rayman Raving Rabbids is a game composed of a number of mini-games utilizing the Wii Remote's motion sensitive capabilities. The game is very simple -- you read the instructions on how to play the mini-game, you play it, win, and move on to the next one. It features an impressive multiplayer mode that will provide hours of fun. However, the single player mode dies very quickly.

Gameplay (5/10)
Obviously, the gameplay is varied a lot because each mini-game is played differently. That's the impression you'll get initially, but actually a lot of the games are pretty much the same thing. The game is fun for a couple of hours at least, but after a while you'll find the games beginning to get repetative, and you'll start to get sick of all the dancing and shooting games.

Graphics (8/10)
Rayman Raving Rabbids looks nice. The graphics look nice, and that's pretty much all there is to say. They do occasionally have a few issues, but it's nothing too serious. The graphics aren't going to mess with the gaming experience at all.

Sound (9/10)
The rabbids themselves are hilarious. You'll pretty much laugh everytime they do anything, which is usually accompanied by their trademark high pitched scream. The sounds fit the game perfectly, and the game's soundtrack is composed of a bunch of dance numbers (they are all played during the dancing mini game).

Story/Presentation (1/10)
This is where the game goes wrong. According to most sources, Rayman is kidnapped by the rabbids and is forced to compete in mini-games as a gladiator for the entertainment of the rabbids. Unfortunately, I was not able to make any sense of the game at all. All I knew was that Rayman was captured by the rabbids and put into a stadium and I had to play mini-games.

Pros and Cons

+ Great use of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers.
+ Excellent game to play at parties or with friends.
+ Many different mini-games that you can play whenever you want.
+ Soundtrack and costumes for Rayman to unlock.

- Many mini-games are pretty much the same thing.
- Extremely repetative, especially the shooting and dancing games.
- Can only save your game between sets of 5 mini-games.
- Almost no coherency whatsoever in storyline.

Overall (5.9/10)
The game is not something you'll want to just rush out and buy because you are a Rayman fanatic. It is nothing like other Rayman games, and only suffices as an average game. If you play with your friends or family members often, this may be a great choice, but look into WarioWare: Smooth Moves first. Ubisoft should go from here to make an actual Rayman game for the Wii.

Rating:   3.0 - Fair

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