finished the story mode of rayman raving rabbids a couple weeks ago. the story mode supposedly contains 75 mini-games (5 for each of the 15 game days), but for every day one of the activities is always the music game, and the final game of each day is almost always the shooting game. so that brings the number of unique games down into the 40’s; and since all of the games repeat at least once, the number of unique games is really more in the 20’s. needless to say this is disappointing, and i found myself quickly getting bored both of the incredibly shallow gameplay and the juvenile humor. the difficulty level was also randomly inconsistent. all in all i can see how this game could be popular among certain age groups (e.g. eight-year-old boys), but for me this was def. not a keeper. after the disappointment that was cooking mama this has made me appreciate the warioware games that much more and made me much more leery of mini-game collections in general. but i suppose this is a case where the hard-core gamer in me can’t help but turn up his nose. ah well.
some rabbid links:
– the UK review at IGN is pretty accurate
– great walkthrough at gamefaqs
– summary of unlockables at gamefaqs
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