Reviews and Problems with Raving Rabbids: Alive & Kicking
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Decent party game, not as much fun playing individually
6 April 2013
Summary: After playing a lot of games on the Kinect, I've gained a good feel for which games utilize the technology well and which are more gimmicky than anything. A game like Dance Central is an excellent use of Kinect's technology because it enables the player to learn some new things and get a workout while doing it. Rabbids, however, falls more on the gimmicky spectrum. In essence, this game is a party game.
Summary: The cover of "Rabbids: Alive and Kicking" just hints at the quirkiness that is contained in this game. Nearly everything you will be required to do while playing involves embarrassing or ridiculous movements. The entire game creates an atmosphere that will allow you and your friends to have a ridiculously good time for a few hours; although, most likely, you will be bored with this game by the end of the night.
Summary: Could have been better if it wasn't so slow to move from one mini game to the next. The mini games are fast so I guess the company felt they needed the player to kill time in between games. This hurt the overall play experience.
Summary: I bought this game thinking it would be similar to 'Start the Party' for PlayStation Move. I found Start the Party to be better. Granted, I've only played with this game once for about 30 minutes but no one in the family wanted to keep playing the game. The first thing I noticed that i wasn't too happy about was the interface menu. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to get to the menus and even still it was a struggle to move to different activities.
Summary: I like the Rabbids and was happy to see a Kinect title coming out, and was even happier to see it being offered through Vine. I gave my niece and her kids an XBox for Christmas and so took this along to play. We enjoyed it, but it got kind of boring too fast and we were soon looking for something else in the pile of games to try. Dance Central was a much bigger hit with the kids and even my teenage nephews were playing along with that one.
Summary: I have 4 kids, all under 9. This isn't a game for them. (Other people may feel differently about if this is appropriate for younger children). Many of the games I consider crude and a bit macabre. But when the kids aren't around, we enjoy playing it with other people. The fun of the game is it is a bunch of silly mini games which can be played quickly, and can be played with a small to large group of people. If this sounds fun to you, this price is decent too.
Summary: Didn't actually play this myself, but my 10 and 14 yr old boys voted with their gaming habits and didn't play this more than once or twice. Might be better for younger kids but I wouldn't buy for 10 and above. Admittedly they usually play games skewed older so this might not be a surprise.
Summary: We rarely use our Kinect, but when we got Rabbids we all took a turn stomping on these things! It's less of a multi-player game, and a much better single person. My children (aged 5-11) put it on for kicks when they're stuck inside on a rainy day and trying to burn some energy. It's good for a few laughs, I'd definitely recommend it to a friend.
Summary: I must say I was excited to get this game initially and thought my family would have a lot of fun with it. Unfortunately, it's spent 99% of the time on a shelf unplayed. My son and I tried a number of the mini-games, but they just seemed difficult to get the hang of them. Also, they seemed more of a turn based format rather than co-op. Of the co-ops we did try, we weren't able to do them very well.
Summary: I remember being disappointed when the first Raving Rabbids title came out. Developed by one of my favorite game devlepers, Michel Ancel (Rayman, Beyond Good and Evil), it was a bunch of minigames centered around some diabolical yet adorable rabbit-looking creatures. Unfortunately, the lack of multiplayer games and the quality of them made it a game that collected dust more than anything. Now that we have the Kinect, this type of game seems perfect.