Review by Megaman1981

Reviewed: 02/15/08

Watch out Rayman, I think that Rabbid recognizes you from the first game! Oh wait, he's stupid as well, don't bother.

I am glad that finally Nintendo has buckled down and opened their arms to third party support. Ubisoft is certainly one of them. First they announce Rayman Raving Rabbids for the Wii with a new control system built specifically for the Wii Remote. The final project, while not that deep, is still a blast to play and shows off exactly what the Wii can do. Based on the popularity of the first game, it's no shock that Ubisoft decided to release Rayman Raving Rabbids 2. The game is just as fun as the first one, believe me.

The story is at little more creative than the first game. Instead of trying to take over Rayman's world, the Rabbids have now decided to take over Earth. To do so they will try and blend in with the locals by adapting to their cultures. In other words, since Americans like football so much, then the Rabbids will play it (with funny results). Rayman won't stand for it and decides to infiltrate the Rabbids stronghold in order to take them down. Rayman will have to take trips and visit five different continents to stop the Rabbids.

Graphically the game looks good. Sure they look a little bit like in a cartoon, but if you liked the first Rayman Raving Rabbids graphics then you'll like these. The music is okay, but the sounds that the Rabbids make gives the sound part of this game a 10/10! Simply put, this scream or yell is hilarious! There are also dancing levels that remix classic songs with the Rabbids singing instead, such as "Satisfaction" and "Smoke on the Water".

So how do these minigames that Rayman has to complete take advantage of the Wii Remote? Well each minigame is different. For instance, one has you shaking the Wii Remote like you are shaking a can of soda. Next you hold the Wii Remote like you are drinking it which causes the Rabbid to belch. Another game is using the Wii Remote to throw spit wads at the Rabbid teacher by shaking the Wii Remote. Each minigame is different in some way.

In conclusion, this is a game that is kind of like the Mario Party series. A bunch of minigames that are a blast to play. The game isn't deep, but it is a nice game to play from time to time. The game is just full of replay value. Even after the main game is completed, you can still play each trip again. This game may eventually create a spin off game starring the Rabbids. Nothing wrong with that.

Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

Product Release: Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 (US, 11/15/07)

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