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Raving Rabbids: Travel In Time Review

The worst Rabbids game in history

Travel In Time is the Rabbids' fifth Wii game in four years, but after they impressed with the entertaining Rabbids Go Home, this latest effort feels like a huge step backwards.

Players can access a bunch of mini-games from the museum hub, all set during key moments in history. These mini-games are split into six categories and each category's games are played with exactly the same controls, so in reality there are only really six mini-games with different game styles.

<b>Raving Rabbids: Travel In Time</b>
Raving Rabbids: Travel In Time
Trite At The Museum

The games themselves feel generic too. Some of them are standard side-scrolling platformers, where you jump around and use ground-pounds to break walls and earn points. Others are simple shooting games that have you using the Remote pointer to out-shoot your opponents. While each game does change the rules a little, it still feels horribly dated.

The hub is also far too big. It seems the museum was meant to be a vast explorable environment, but it's a dull place with little to do other than collect clock pick-ups, which just unlock concept art.

We're struggling to think of any other game that goes so far out of its way to make things a hassle. Instructions are garbled for the sake of gags, if youw ant to see your stats you have to take a lift before walking along a long corridor. Fancy a costume change? Find the right room, hit a switch and wait for a long animation to display five of them. Don't want one of those? Hit the switch and wait again.

Travel In Time feels like a game that's 70% finished and has been rushed out for Christmas. With a bit more work this could have been a lot tidier. A confusing, disjointed mess.

This is an edited version of a review that will appear in the Christmas issue of Official Nintendo Magazine. For more in-depth analysis and screenshots buy the magazine here.

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  1. LaytonMario3 Tuesday 30th Nov 2010 at 16:24

    Well, the DS version of rabbids go home also got 40%, and you said parts of this good, and the DS one was mostly bad *cough*.

    When this was annonced , I got excited. I mean, a time travelling game in the style of rabbids go home (on Wii)? Ace. But, this is trash. And a minigame compliation.

    Is this the worst hub ever?

    1st

  2. Rabbid_girl Tuesday 30th Nov 2010 at 17:00

    Well, the DS version of rabbids go home also got 40%, and you said parts of this good, and the DS one was mostly bad *cough*.

    When this was annonced , I got excited. I mean, a time travelling game in the style of rabbids go home (on Wii)? Ace. But, this is trash. And a minigame compliation.

    Is this the worst hub ever?

    1st


    Have you played this? If not, then you can't really argue about the hub-or say it is trash-or just a minigame compliation. Ok, so it may have been the worst rabbids game 2 date (oh, and i've got ALL the rabbids games, including this) but it deserves atleast 63%. Incase you havent notest, there is micro games jotted around everywhere, and you can find them and maybe release your boredom for 5 mins, eg, by just trying to score a slam dunk with your rabbid, or jumping so hard u hav 2 try to break a dinosaur statue.

    Ok, so some games feel familiar, but that was the case with TV party. You said in the magazine that the wall street game was like the Prince arthur one, but it was very different! The graphics are good, the mini movies are hillarious, and there is so much more than you have said.

    Oh, and have you even played the game, ONM, or just watched a video of it? I'm ashamed......

  3. LaytonMario3 Tuesday 30th Nov 2010 at 17:06

    Oh, my gosh. Making a big deal of a small point and pointing out the obvious? If you still think this is the worst rabbids game ever, how good was the DS version of rabbids go home, then?

  4. Rabbid_girl Tuesday 30th Nov 2010 at 17:14

    Oh, my gosh. Making a big deal of a small point and pointing out the obvious? If you still think this is the worst rabbids game ever, how good was the DS version of rabbids go home, then?

    I ment out of the wii games.....RGH DS was poor, and the worst game of possibly the whole series, so there. Happy?

  5. LaytonMario3 Tuesday 30th Nov 2010 at 17:31

    Oh, my gosh. Making a big deal of a small point and pointing out the obvious? If you still think this is the worst rabbids game ever, how good was the DS version of rabbids go home, then?

    I ment out of the wii games.....RGH DS was poor, and the worst game of possibly the whole series, so there. Happy?

    Yes :D

  6. Cyberguy Tuesday 30th Nov 2010 at 20:08

    Wasn't planning on getting it anyway.

    Rabbids Go Home was a great action game. When this game was announced that it was a mini-game compilation again, I lost interest. Shame.

  7. Broken_Angel Tuesday 30th Nov 2010 at 20:50

    lost interest when they changed raving rabbids from an adventure game, to a mini-games fest. anyway, just what the hell is going on at ubisoft? one team brings out red steel 2 (absolute gold, visually and gameplay wise) and the other produces this crap

  8. imbusydoctorwho Tuesday 30th Nov 2010 at 22:05

    I'm not interested in this cause it feels like a step backwards after the brilliant go home.

  9. MrChewtoy Tuesday 30th Nov 2010 at 23:41

    I enjoyed TV Party, when we played it one Explorer evening.

    Man, one of my friends was playing the pancake tossing game, and I'll leave you to imagine how he was shaking the remote. Got it on camera too :P

  10. JSupremoJ Wednesday 1st Dec 2010 at 12:34

    This is a crushing disappointment for me as I was a big fan of the massively-underrated Rayman Raving Rabbids 2, a rather superb minigame compilation for the Wii that came out a few years back, and thought the series was going places, especially after the well-received platformer Rabbids Go Home.
    Still, maybe Ubisoft are now regretting ditching Rayman, who is to this day at least as much of a legend as the Rabbids.

  11. Eragon Firesword Wednesday 1st Dec 2010 at 14:29

    You said that, at a score of 40%, it was only 70% finished. That should mean that, if it were 100% finished, the game should get 57% (or thereabouts), according to maths :shock:. Therefore, it would still be not worth it.

  12. Chaos Zero Friday 3rd Dec 2010 at 10:45

    I was looking forward to this until they announced it as another minigame compilation. Damn it, Ubisoft! You can make good games! Why do you spend your time making the same crappy games over and over again?!

  13. The_Legend_not Friday 10th Dec 2010 at 20:14

    How can this be the worst rabbid game when raving rabbids ds got 40%

  14. trogdor25 Tuesday 21st Dec 2010 at 19:48

    I know this isn't Go Home good, but RR Travel In Time is still worth the money
    The hub is great and playable,and has a quiz and just dance demo!
    the games are fun and funny.
    and there's FIFA RABBIDS!
    My score for this is a simple 75%,I dock points because of the Flying controls and needing the motionplus for the hookarium.

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