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POSTED 12/12/10


RAVING RABBIDS: TRAVEL IN TIME

Ubisoft
Wii

We know where Jessica Rabbit was coming from hitching her big red wagons to Roger. He made her laugh – never underestimate that ability. It’s an effect Roge’s (possible) relations the rabbids have on us, no matter how world-meh we may feel. These nutters make Japanese game shows seem sane!

This is their fifth Wii outbreak, following three party games and one fab adventure-ish thing. Travel in Time kinda returns to partying with up to four player nutsiness and yep, the bunnyesque terrors get to fuck with history, via a time-travelling front-loading washing machine. Bwah? Bwah.

There’s a bit of culture going on – we emphasise ‘bit’ - as you find yourself in a museum hub world. Following a quick dunny dash (for setup), you emerge, complete with bog roll stuck to your feet. Vibe set, numerous options await...

‘Homages’ to classic games abound, including a fun glee-club Guitar Heroey thing and a gimped version of Ubisoft’s code whore Just Dance (the rabbidified ‘YMCA’ is a cack). Pop upstairs for meatier challenges in the daftly named ‘Bouncearium’, ‘Flyarium’, ‘Shootarium’, ‘Runarium’ and ‘Hookarium’ (which requires MotionPlus). These are mostly dumbified versions of 2D platformers, Pilot Wings, on-rails shooters and the like.

Even whilst hurling your rabbid around the museum there are various mini-mini-games you can undertake. Content’s not an issue here. However... something’s askew. Bwah? BWAH!!!

Whereas the second and third RR adventures were instantly accessible to anybody with a pulse, much here is more obtuse and less instantaneous. Yes, the cutscenes are often gold, but there’s less ‘wow’ than previous outings, which had amazing real world plunger assaults and the like.

We can’t precisely finger it, but TiT just doesn’t have the same pull as past rabbid explosions. It’s robust, but more ‘bwah’ than ‘BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!’.

take me back to the start...

 



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