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The Nintendo 3DS has sadly failed to impress me since I bought it and I feel as if I have wasted money and have not really got the enjoyment I expected. The novelty of 3D soon wears off and most of the games I have encountered so far, which I feel are vastly overpriced, have been underwhelming. Rabbids proves to be something of a mixed bag.
Of course, you will probably know Rabbids from the recent series of games they had with Rayman which were genuinely fun, min game romps which were a laugh a minute and easy to play by all. This time Ubisoft have brought the Rabbids back in a side scrolling platform game in 3D to launch on Nintendos new handheld. It is a full priced title so will set you back at least £25-£30 and even though there is enjoyment to be had here I do not feel it is worth the money.
Basically, what you get here is an old school platform title which will please any fans of such games which nowadays only seem to appear on the handheld consoles. It is well designed and fun to play in parts and has some genuinely new ideas but does at times fall into platform clichés which you have played a million times before. It varies in difficulty from being too easy at parts to annoyingly hard in others and a few bad designed moments make some sections harder than they should be. All round though the basic platform gameplay is entertaining and does enough to capture the attention. On the whole it is not revolutionary but does have some interesting new parts but for the most part the gaemplay will be instantly familiar to anyone who has played a platform title. The levels do have plenty of difference in them and you rarely play the same moments over and over though so it doesn't fall into the trap of repetitiveness as some titles do. For anyone who hasn't played many Platforming titles, this will be absolutely ideal in terms of serving as an introduction to the genre.
The one let down as with all the games is the actual 3D. It doesn't jump out and hit you in the face, its very minimal and within minutes the novelty will have worn off and you will have forgotten you are actually playing a 3D title. The images are bright and packed with detail but the 3D remains very much an add on effect. This seems like a title which was designed as 2D title with 3D tacked on. Paying 30 for a 3D game you would expect the 3D to be much better than this.
How long will you play this? The 60 plus levels will take a lot of time and the fun you have playing them may draw you back to complete them in the other time attack and challenge modes and with tons of unlockables and add ons this could last a while.
In essence what you get her is a good 2D platformer with 3D tacked on that you may find fun but not worth the £30 tag. Worth a rent if possible and fun for all ages but really cannot justify the price tag.
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