A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time is like a Saturday morning cartoon: there's a lot of high-energy antics, some violence in the form of whacking opponents, and a little light irreverence, too, such as flatulence (with plumes of colorful smoke emitting out of their behinds) and x-rays that can reveal the underwear underneath the clothes of Rabbids in posters. In one part of the game there is a reference to beer, as well.
What's it about?
Those silly Rabbids are at it again. This time around the mischievous bunnies stumble into a history museum and use a time-traveling washing machine (yes, you read that correctly) to teleport to various points in history -- be it the age of cavemen, the rise of Egypt, Medieval times, or the Wild West. And of course, they get into all kinds of trouble in the process. RAVING RABBIDS: TRAVEL IN TIME has multiple game modes, folds in various game types (e.g. platforming, rhythm, racing, quizzes), and includes more than 25 mini-games that support up to four simultaneous players. Gamers can also unlock historical costumes for your Rabbids over time.
Is it any good?
Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time is, for the most part, a good game. The game is certainly charming, with plenty of humor and challenges to master. Games are divided into various areas of the museum -- such as the Shootarium, Flyarium, Bouncearium, and Runarium, so you can discover what style of gameplay you like the best and visit that room often to unlock trophies and other rewards. There's a lot of variety in the mini-games, so it should keep siblings or friends glued to the TV for a while. That said, the gameplay is quite shallow, and at times short and repetitive. Plus, this is one of those games that's not as fun by yourself -- but at least you can log online if you don't have friends or family over. While certainly not the game of the year, Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time is a cute collection of party games for kids ages 10 to, say, 15.
Online interaction: Gamers can log into a multiplayer lobby and find people to play with, and even partake in group battles. There isn't a way for players to talk with one another.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about if the Nintendo Wii is as appealing today as it was a few years ago. With some exclusive Wii titles still, such as Disney Epic Mickey and Karaoke Revolution: Glee, can this console continue to hold its own against the Xbox 360 Kinect titles and the PlayStation Move games?
Would you rather play video games with friends or alone? Why?
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