Yep, it's yet another mini game collection for the Wii, once again starring those creepy little “rabbids”, now available at a bargain price. Ubisoft hit gold with the first Rayman Raving Rabbids game for the Wii in which they effectively ditched the eponymous Rayman (of previous platformer fame) in favour of the crazy little bunnies that psychotically raved their way through the collection of bite sized gaming fun. With such a roaring success on their hands it was only a matter of time before Ubisoft released a sequel and so, just a year later Raving Rabbids 2 appeared.
ShopTo are currently offering the game for just £8.99, for the Wii or DS version. This is £4.80 cheaper than the next best offer!
The Rabbids are plotting to take over the world and the first step in this treacherous plot is to take over a shopping mall to use as HQ. You have the option to play either as a Rabbid or as Rayman who is trying to infiltrate the mall in Rabbid disguise. In order to carry out their nefarious scheme, the Rabbids must carry out missions around the world which translate into mini games. Again, the action is constantly fused with comedy – how successful a comedic endeavour it is, is all down to individual taste and will have a big influence on how much you enjoy the game.
Like most mini game collections, Raving Rabbids 2 is a far more enjoyable experience when played with a group of friends. The right competition and company can make even the most mediocre of game seem far more fun, which is handy because the mini games on this disc certainly vary in quality – from enormously entertaining to downright dull. Play all 50+ by yourself and it begins to feel like quite an arduous task to wade through.
I was not a fan of the original Raving Rabbids game because I absolutely hate the vile little things with their horrible, looming moronic faces and also because I enjoy mini games as an addition to a proper game, not as a substitute for one. However, I can appreciate that the original title in the series was well made and had plenty of fun moments. This second instalment feels far less successful, seeming to cash in on the success of the first title rather than capitalising on it. There are a few stand out games that are plenty of fun but by and large they just aren't up to the standard of the previous outing.
Thanks to QenTox from Hotukdeals!