Summary: It's hard not to like the Rabbids. Cute in an ugly way, stupid in an admirable way, the bug-eyed creatures bear an innate charm, and it's hardly surprising they swiftly stepped out of Rayman 's shadow to star in their own franchise. It saddens me that the franchise in question has built itself on a foundation of forgettable mini-game compilations. Rabbids Land is no exception.
Excerpt: Rabbids Land is a party game, and the first party game Family Friendly Gaming has played on the Wii U. Families can enjoy the variety of mini games in Rabbids Land on a board game setting. Families can also enjoy (or raise an eyebrow) to the quirky humor in this Wii U home console video game.
Excerpt: It’s been a while since Rayman was involved with the Rabbids, and Ubisoft was very clever to distance their classic character from the rather more replaceable Rabbids. Rabbids Land retains the silliness of the Rabbids but a lot of the humour is becoming stale while the gameplay of the mini-games is bordering on dull. There is some fun to be had for a party of four people, but even then there are better options around, even on the very young Wii U.
Summary: Rabbids Land just might be the worst Rabbids game yet. It’s a shame too, because the mini games make wonderful use of the Wii U’s GamePad. However, the mini games are for only two players and Board Game Mode forces you to have four characters, between human and A.I. Players. You have to sit through Board Game Mode to unlock any of the mini games for Single or Two Player mode, and Board Game Might just might be the most boring video game ever produced in this style.
Excerpt: The rabbids have been around for a long time. Of course, their existence was introduced as a part of the Rayman universe, but over the years they have taken on a life of their own. The crazy-looking, bunny-like monsters (monsters in that cute and cuddly sort of way) grew in popularity, and at some point developers decided that these guys deserved their own platform where they could shine.
Excerpt: One of the best surprises during the Wii’s launch window was Rayman: Raving Rabbids , a pleasing mini-game collection that introduced gamers to the eponymous creatures from outer space. That title spawned an entire franchise that has kept the critters in gamers’ collective consciousness ever since.
Zany, cartoonish mini-games with some mild bathroom humor.
Common Sense Media
14 December 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Rabbids Land is a collection of mini-games meant for up to four people. As with previous games in this series, most activities are accompanied by a very basic brand of bathroom humor -- expect tame gags about burping, cow bums, and throwing up -- likely to be enjoyed most by tweens.
Excerpt: The lovably grotesque Rabbids delve into tabletop territory in their latest misadventure. In a new twist, Rabbids Land frames its funky flavored mini-games within the confines of a traditional board game, aiming for a vibe that blends the feel of recent Mario Party outings with the look of a Trivial Pursuit board.