Conclusion: haven’t shared the same praise among players, but with Ubisoft’s latest effort to warm the hardcore audience over, there may finally be a game worth their time….even if it borrows its gameplay from another well-known title. The story of Rabbids Go Home goes something like this: apparently tired of life in the junkyard, the Rabbids group has decided to return to their home on the moon.
Excerpt: Clearly the Rabbids never got the memo about behaving well in public, nor the one that explained about not repeatedly singing annoying songs over and over again, nor the note that went into detail about not making humans take off their clothes while out and about. The Rabbids, the "loveable" little rabbit-like creatures that first appeared alongside Rayman, are back on the Wii with Rabbids Go Home - a release that isn't a collection of mini-games, but a madcap adventure...
Excerpt: Ever since Ubisoft announced Rabbids Go Home , their big message has been that it isn't a minigame collection like the previous Rabbids games: it's a platformer. Though they prefer the term "comedy adventure" -- I'm guessing because "platformer" doesn't make dollars leap from pockets the way it used to. But for comparison purposes, all you need to know is it's a mascot-style platformer.
Pros: the Rabbids do no wrong and you don't miss Rayman, not even an ounce.
Cons: some time away from the Rabbids, goofy motion controls and devilish hijinks will do your kids some good.
Fast, fun action and lots of lowbrow bathroom humor.
Common Sense Media
14 January 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that while Rabbids Go Home is a creative and ultimately very fun action game, it contains a great deal of bawdy bathroom humor. This is bawdiness on a level that would not even merit a PG rating were this a film, but the frequency of it certainly merits mention. It's probably no coincidence that the rabbids ride around in speeding shopping carts, a trademark of the all-too-human pranksters from the Jackass TV show and movies.
Summary: Honestly, Rabbids Go Home is the most boring and repetitive platformer I’ve played this year. Where the original mini game compilations actually had some great homages and wit to them, this game’s comedy is pretty much the equivalent of fart jokes. The graphics and audio aspects of the game are the worst to feature Rabbids yet and at no point will you be provided with even the slightest challenge.
Excerpt: You know you’re in for a crazy ride in a game when even the start up screen gives you the giggles. Rabbids Go Home is the fourth game in the Rayman spin-off series featuring the slightly demented Rabbids. Gone this time are the wacky, senseless mini games,replaced by a wacky, senseless comedy adventure straight from the mind of Beyond Good & Evil creator Michel Ancel. So does this crazy story soar to the moon and beyond, or have the Rabbids simply lost their touch?
Conclusion: Rabbids Go Home is a strong recovery for the Rabbids franchise, shying away from the mini game conglomerations we've been accustomed to and bringing an entirely new adventure to the table featuring these misunderstood creatures. Relying on solid gameplay and a strong presentation, Ubisoft has struck gold this time around and should catch the eye of the majority of Wii owners. If you like quirky slapstick humor, this is the game for you.
Excerpt: Ubisoft's Rabbids series has treaded a similar critical path as the LEGO games. Both franchises were adored when they debuted, cited as original and inspired entries that mixed addictive gameplay with silly humor. Then, with each passing sequel, gamers began to grow tired of these franchises' familiar formulas as their original charms began to wear increasingly thin.
Excerpt: games. Both franchises were adored when they debuted, cited as original and inspired entries that mixed addictive gameplay with silly humor. Then, with each passing sequel, gamers began to grow tired of these franchises' familiar formulas as their original charms began to wear increasingly thin.
Excerpt: Anyone who follows my reviews will know that I am a very sceptical man. In fact, so sceptical, that when I hear about developers taking their already established franchises in another direction, I need more than a press release and screenshots to be swayed.