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Rayman Raving Rabbids Reviewed
11:39 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Macworld has published a new review of Rayman Raving Rabbids. The Ubisoft title follows the plight of Rayman who has been enslaved by bunnies and must fight in gladiator style events to win his freedom. Raving Rabbids features over 70 trials, a variety of finishing moves, and multiplayer action for up to 4 players. Macworld gave the game a score of 3 out of 5 mice.

From the review:

I can’t say that there’s any consistent narrative or thread that really makes the games or the game story coherent or consistent, but the zany insanity is part of the fun, and you take it in stride as part of the game play. The Rabbids themselves are adorable, in a bug-eyed, psychotic sort of way; they’re fond of chattering at you and screaming, and their pudgy bodies and big heads make them squishably adorable, even if they’re rather evil.

Playing the game on the Wii is revelatory, at least for a new Wii owner; it was a great launch title for the Wii, precisely because we were still understanding how the Wii’s remote controls worked. The cow toss, for example, encouraged you to swing the Wii remote around in a circle until the cow took flight. The gunfight game had you pointing at the Rabbids and firing with your Wii remote.

Of course, there’s no Wii remote for the Mac. So instead of using a device that you’re pointing in the direction of the screen—or at least of the Wii sensor bar—you’re simply using your mouse to point and click. It’s simple gameplay, but it’s not nearly as rewarding, fun, or revelatory as the Wii version. Basically, Rayman Raving Rabbids just doesn’t translate very well to the Mac.
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