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What new ideas the game brings to the table and how well old ideas are presented.
How good a game looks, taking into account any flaws such as bad collision or pop-up.
Does the game’s music and sound effects get you involved or do they make you resolve to always play with the volume down?
Basically, the controller to human interface. The less you think about the hunk of plastic in your hands, the better the playability.
Flat out, just how fun the game is to play. The most important factor in rating a game.
In Rabbids Go Home, the titular creatures have ditched the minigame
blueprint of previous Rabbid games for an entertaining platformer with
a shopping cart.
The Rabbids want to go to the moon, and must
create a giant pile of random items in order to climb there. Two
Rabbids man a shopping cart and traverse the game's levels to collect
nearly everything in their path. The action is quirky if nothing else.
You can literally scare the pants off of humans by shaking the Wii
remote to gather their clothing, chase down a cow then flush it down a
toilet to add it to your stock, grab a sick hospital patient in a
bubble bed to help you float toward hard-to-reach items, and more. The
fast and frenetic action is fun at first, but cow racing and other
sequences become repetitive as they make multiple appearances in the
Angry dogs, turrets, and Verminators (men in puffy Hazmat
suits) stand in the way of item collecting, but these encounters
aren't challenging. Verminator skirmishes require you to simply knock
off their suit with the shopping cart. Though they have varying
abilities based on the color of their suits (spin attack, pounce, etc.)
it would have been great to see more enemy variety overall.
second player can join in on the action with one player handling the
cart while the other hurls a Rabbid housed inside the Wii Remote at
enemies. Players can also customize Rabbids using stamps and items
unlocked by collecting a certain number of items in the game. Though
co-op isn't particularly stellar, watching a customized Rabbid in a
thong and makeup run amok through grocery stores, chemical plants, and
corporate offices is quite the sight to behold.
Rabbids Go Home,
though at times repetitive, is a fun game with laugh-out-loud
animations. Any game with Rabbids in fisticuffs over a pouch of Capri
Sun is okay in my book.