Pros Party Central
Cons Some games are tough
Summary Rayman Raving Rabbids is a great party game. Once you have completed the story mode once you will have unlocked just enough of the game to start having serious fun. The game is pretty fun by yourself but this game was CLEARLY made as a party game. The writers of this game have to be some of the most clever people in the industry because they not only have the craziest ideas, but they are well implemented. I am 26 years old and this game was falling-off-my-sofa funny.
If you are taking the time to read this review then you probably already know how amusing this game is but you probably don't know if you want to spend $50 on a party game. Let me tell you this, this game has something for every type of gamer.
Even after you beat story mode there is still so much more to be unlocked. Do what I did and get a couple of friends to help you unlock the rest.
Between dancing bunnies, first person shooting (time crisis style where you do not control the movement of your character only the gun/crosshair), simple puzzles, strategic puzzles, and all the above; there has to be something for you.
A range of the games test your skill and patience as you draw food on the screen as if you were holding a remote crayon, or maneuver a ball thru a maze by moving the whole maze, or throwing plungers at bunnies, or racing warthogs (which should be split screen simultaneous multiplayer, instead of full screen one player at a time), or WOW do you really want me to tell you every single minigame in this game? Go out and buy it.
I didn't give this game a 10 only because some games (maybe 5 out of 75) are just not for me and some other games (1 or 2) simply didn't interface well with the Wii remote. Only a flawless game should get a 10.
Pros controls are intuitive with a large variety of games to play
Cons some games are a bit redundant, but this isn't that much of an issue
Summary This game is fantastic.
The storyline doesn't quite do it for me, but as its primarily a puzzle game, its definitely satisfactory. The story mode, although designed for 1 person, can easily be played as a multiplayer, taking turns to play through the stages. And with 75 games to play through, it's got a pretty good selection of mini games.
The multiplayer is great, although I do wish they had more "simultaneous" play multiplayer games... since the vast majority of them are turn based. But still, there are just a ton of games that are just great for parties.
A must buy for the system.
Pros Fun, Funny, and great for all ages!
Cons A little hard to control when aiming
Summary I can't believe this game was so cheap! It was only $30 at Best Buy. I can't say this game is violent. After all, you shoot crazy rabbits with toilet plungers! What's that on your left??! Oh no, it's a ninga bunny brandishing a feather duster! My only problem with this game is that it takes a while to get the hang of the controls so it's definatly not a game for the easily frustrated. But otherwise this game is just pure fun and it's great to play in a group!
"A lot of laughs"on by sliderule43
Pros Some great exercise. Makes you laugh.
Cons Frustrating at first. Worth the learning.
Summary Retiree here. Game provides some excellent exercise, and restores timing skills. As a retiree with diminished reflexes, it takes me a little longer to get through the games. My four year old grandson loved it, even though he couldn't play it properly. Wish there was instant access to the shooting minigames, as these are great fun. Recommended at $29.99 (purchased at Best Buy). The Wii is my first ever gaming purchase. Played PONG in 1975.
Pros great soundtrack, full of complete sillyness, makes you get up off of the couch
Cons some of the minigames are close to impossible, sometimes the controller is less than accurate
Summary RRR is a compilation of about 70 minigames that gradually gets more and more complex as you go on. The dancing ones are my favourite, shooting the rabbids in the face with plungers is my second fav. The warthog races are definitely NOT my speciality. I haven't got that kind of control at speed. (I am a video game idiot, which is why wii is so perfect for me.)
Each mini game is timed anywhere from 30 seconds or so to about 3 minutes. And yet some of them are so hard to do that it can take you an hour or two to accomplish them. Some (for me) were completely impossible, although my husband was able to complete the whole storyline.
One very nice thing is that you can pick up and play for a day in the arena and that will only take you (on average) 15 to 30 minutes. Then you can shut it off and get on with your life. (Zelda is all consuming for hours and hours at a time. Hubby is working his way through it. Zelda bores me to tears.)
In short, I highly reccommend this game. It works best if you are not sitting on a couch, especially with the dancing, which is the whole point of the wii and why I love the wii gaming system so much.