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After loving the previous Rayman Rabbids games, I thought that purchasing Rayman Rabbids Travel In Time would be a great improvement on these. Although it is set up the same as the other games, this version isn't as good as the others.
The game is recommended for 7 plus and states that it may contain some violence - but there isn't really much violence, just the general rabbid-ness you'd expect from them in a Rayman game. Usually this violence is just hitting the other rabbids over the head throughout the various mini games. You can create up to four player profiles to, so this is great if you have more than one person in the family who wants to play through the game by themselves.
The plot of the game is that the rabbid you control has now been transported to a museum via a washing machine that is filled with magic. You can wander around the museum to play the various games available and even with other players online or offline. Some of these games are really enjoyable and fun, whereas the others are quite awkward and you'll end up going to play the others over them.
There is, however, a variety of games throughout it, you can access some from the main halls of the museum but after that you have to travel to the other parts of the museum to play other games. There is a clear map that lets you see the different areas ranging from the Bouncearium, Flyarium, Shootarium, Runarium and Hookarium with each having different things for you to play with your Rabbids.
While some of the games stick to the original Rayman style such as the Dance game, the new flying mode games and the shooting game, which each are as fun as the games can get and will keep you occupied for a while, there are some games which are just downright dull. These can include the trivia minigame and the game which is almost like Guitar Hero but more awkward as you have to use the Wii remote to select the note you want to hit by tilting it.
Although they have edited the game to make the Wii Motion included within it, this is not as successful as the controls are still pretty awkward using it and makes for annoying gameplay. I would recommend playing this game with friends, as by yourself you will more than likely want to quit after a while, but with friends you'll keep wanting to play due to the competitive edge.
Unlike with the other Rabbid games you don't have to be next to each other to play together, as now you can connect Wii consoles to play online (although this can only be done between 2 consoles). So if your friends live far from you like me, playing online can be a great way to still compete against each other.
Overall, this has not been the best Rabbid game to come out, I wish they would revert back to the Rayman Rabbids TV Party and Rayman Rabbits 2 games, as these provided so much more variety and were much more fun to play. However, the game still does have some new fun games, and the new elements like flying and playing online really make the game experience better.