Reviews and Problems with Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party
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Ridiculous Minigames are Great for Parties, but Control Issues Abound
22 September 2009
Conclusion: Concept: Win the race to incorporate the Wii balance board into a minigame collection
Graphics: The trademark cartoon look is enhanced with hilarious 2D animated fake ads
Sound: You'll have Britney Spears' ''Toxic'' in your head for an hour afterward
Playability: Unless you really want to dust off the Wii board, stick with the standard controls and make your life easier
Entertainment: Decent multiplayer, dull single player
Excerpt: The Rayman series must have had the biggest transformation of any series in recent memory. What started out as a very pretty 2D platformer evolved into one of the best 3D platformers of the 32/64 bit generation, and hardcore gamers grew to love the strangely limbless hero. Fast forward a few years and Rayman himself has fallen from his pedestal, now limited to making cameo appearances in mini-game collections fronted by the rabbids - a breed of crazed but cute aliens...
Conclusion: If you're in the market for a fun party title that will get all your friends and family involved, you have to give this one a try! The game is really fun in small doses, and it's very easy to pick-up-and-play. No one should feel left out of this party, as the title ensures everyone's included, for good or for bad. If you're not quite ready to trust the franchise again, you should at least rent it and see for yourself.
More fun, immature minigames starring the wacky rabbids.
Common Sense Media
21 March 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a party game featuring a group of androgynous, slightly off-kilter bunnies wholly lacking in common sense. They enjoy whacking each other, releasing bodily gasses, riding cows down ski slopes, and generally making goofs of themselves. Only the goof is really the player, since he or she is the one controlling the rabbids. That said, it's all in good fun.
Summary: After a group of Rabbids get trapped in Rayman's TV, he is forced to watch them race lawnmowers, cook hamburgers for a giant walrus, and keep chickens off of a zombie film set. Most of TV Party's 65 minigames are entertaining and offer the usual demented wit of those disturbingly adorable Rabbids. However, some of Rayman's programming is just begging to get canceled; the dancing game has especially poor recognition, particularly using the balance board.
Excerpt: The Rayman series has been through a whole lot of changes throughout its lifetime. It was once a 2D platformer, then it was a 3D platformer, and recently it has become one of the standard series for minigame collections. Rayman himself doesn’t show up much anymore, but I’m forced to be happy with the rabid rabbits that seem to have taken over the world in the games.
Conclusion: Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party looks like it is going to be a great title and will be another successful entry in this already-successful franchise. It will retain the series' trademark party platform and will step up the humor and satire to take on the world of television. It sounds great, and the ability to use the Balance Board to control mini-games with your backside is pretty innovative.
Excerpt: Name: Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party Genre: Party Game Platform: Wii, DS (Reviewed on Wii) Believe it or not, there was once a time when limbless hero Rayman was known as a star of platforming games. He rose to fame in the PS1 generation, with the first Rayman title still fun to play today. However, a lot has changed in the last thirteen years, and in 2006, Rayman found his new home as a party game protagonist amongst the insane bunny-creatures in Rayman Raving Rabbids .
Excerpt: Wacky, rude, and completely insane, Rayman’s rabbids are almost as recognizable as the limbless hero himself. The original game let players unleash a wide range of crazy moves with the Wii remote, but the globe-trotting sequel was rather tame in comparison. Now in Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party the critters are trapped in TV land with balance boards. Does it recapture the charm of the original or continue the sophomore slump?