Excerpt: When the Wii was released, Rayman Raving Rabbids was one of the better games to purchase among a lot of ports and generally poor titles. Though it was a far cry from the Rayman platformers weve been used to, Rayman Raving Rabbids offered a solid multiplayer title that made good use of the Wiis abilities and had a certain charm and craziness that made it a joy to play.
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is full of rude and crude rabbits engaged in socially unacceptable shenanigans. They burp loud enough to blow out windows and lean over railings to spit into other characters' coffee cups. However, none of the behavior appears motivated by spite or anger, and their actions seem to have no lasting, negative consequences, which keeps the mood playful.
Excerpt: I'm all for a good mini-game collection. The Wii is at its best when you're playing simple but fun games with friends, so Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 from Ubisoft looked like it would offer the perfect mix of gameplay and zany fun. The original game, which launched alongside the Wii last year, managed to ease the tempers of gamers disappointed by the lack of a traditional Rayman platformer, but Rabbids 2 will likely raise their concerns once again.
Excerpt: While attending E3 in Santa Monica in July 2007 I had the chance to play the sequel to Raving Rabbids, aptly titled Rayman Raving Rabbids 2. I enjoyed playing some of the early mini-games and I thought to myself that this sequel could once again provide some great gaming on the Wii. However, what I forgot was that there are a lot of mini-game compilations out there already and that the developers would have to really do something special in this genre.
Excerpt: Ubisoft's Rayman franchise took a sharp and perhaps unexpectedly successful turn in last year's Rayman Raving Rabbids. The one-time platforming hero went the minigame-collection route, and in doing so introduced the world to the most dementedly entertaining bunch of lagomorphs since Bugs Bunny's heyday. The game was a success both because of its delightfully slapstick sense of humor and its solid use of the Wii's motion controls for a variety of twisted games.
Pros: Over 50 minigames, with a few real gems, The rabbids are still wonderfully psychotic, You can play dress-up with the rabbids, if that's your thing, Multiplayer is a greater focus in this sequel
Cons: Most of the minigames are merely OK, and some are downright dull, In-game graphics still have a crude look to them, Shooting sequences aren't nearly as interesting this time around, The single-player isn't very interesting
Excerpt: The bunnies of Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 are nothing like the fluffy little cottontails envisioned by Beatrix Potter or Walt Disney. They fart, they burp, they spit, and above all, they scream. They also star in what happens to be an extremely enjoyable, inventive and hysterical party game, which is something Flopsy and Mopsy never quite managed to pull off. Like most party games these days, RRR2 is a collection of mini-games loosely collected around a central gimmick.
Excerpt: If you’ve read some of our past video game reviews, you’ll remember that we enjoyed one odd game in particular, Rayman Raving Rabbids, for its unique game play and quirky story. As with most popular games, the gang is back for a sequel. Will Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 for the Wii continue the streak of solid games for this series? That’s what we’re here to find out in this video game review.
Excerpt: Although Rayman Raving Rabbids was my pick for the best Wii launch game (no - not Zelda - I don't want to talk about it), I am not sure that the world is ready for a sequel already. It's a year later now, and Ubisoft Paris has brought back those wascally wabbids again, this time with an invasion to Earth!