Ubisoft Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party
Ubisoft's mini-game extravaganza is back for a third round in Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party, toting brand new events, accessories, and even Wii Balance Board support.
- Zany sense of humor, charming character designs, Balance Board support
- Repetitive mini-games, lacklustre multiplayer, unresponsive controls
While the game's inherent charm is as strong as it ever was, repetitive games and dated visuals make TV Party an exercise in monotony.
Price$ 59.95 (AUD)
Ubisoft's mini-game extravaganza is back for a third round in Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party, toting brand new events, accessories, and even Wii Balance Board support — but is the third time the charm for these zany hares, or is their small screen debut an on-site flop?
We've seen the wacky Rabbids invade the realm of Rayman in the series' first instalment, go on a cross-country world tour in Raving Rabbids 2, and now the madcap mammals are back in action right inside your television set with Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party. With previous instalments of Raving Rabbids having little to no story, TV Party follows expertly: after a lighting storm, a group of mischievous Rabbids get sucked inside of Rayman's television set, and take control of the various channels and shows on the Ubisoft mascot's boob-tube, creating various ploys on popular television shows (Prison Fake, RabidAss, Pimp My Rabbid) Each show features a unique mini-game, and it's up to you to... well, play them! (Do you really need an excuse?)
TV Party boasts a wide variety of mini-games, from holding your Wii-mote horizontally as a steering wheel for racing circuits to aiming with your controller in the game's various rail shooter segments; the Wii's peripherals are put to the test in pretty much every direction, position and action possible. New to the Raving Rabbid series is the inclusion of the Wii Balance Board which is used to great excess in a number of inventive mini-games, but if you don't have a Balance Board, don't fret, as you're allowed to substitute your Wii-mote and nunchuck.
While it's all fun and games for a while, the shine on TV Party begins to wear thin pretty quickly; it'll only be an hour before you find yourself playing through the same mini-games, only with a new premise and a separate coat of paint. When TV Party works, it really works with fun, innovative challenges that are a blast to play with friends - other times, you're forced to drudge through groan-inducing events that haven't been improved since the first Raving Rabbids title in 2006. On the subject of multiplayer, aside from uploading your scores to Wii leaderboards, there really isn't much else to speak of in the game's teamplay element other than simply comparing scores after completion. And with some mini-games working much better solo than in multiplayer (and vice-versa) it's truly a mixed bag of hit-or-miss games.
While I found myself bored rather quickly with Raving Rabbids TV Party, there's no reason fans of the series shouldn't take it out for a spin. The series' trademark quirky sense of humor is in full effect, but with monotonous gameplay hampered by unresponsive controls, TV Party never really stands out in a sea of mini-game compilations.
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