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Have you played it?

This was recommended to me months and months ago, by a guy I work with, so I went out and bought it. It's been sitting on my shelf unopened all that time until tonight. You see, I'm not a gamer. Sitting in front of the Playstation is not usually my idea of fun... But that changed tonight.

"Rayman : Raving Rabbits" has been a total stress relief tonight and I'm just hooked. I don't like most Playstation games because they require a huge amount of skill/co-ordination/patience to press R1 while pressing L2 and using the left toggle to move right while pressing the triangle to change weapons then quickly pressing X 15 times to fire blindly all while you plan your move to just run around and mame and kill. Sure that's fun for some (My mum for example, who just LOVED "Doom" when it first came out), but for me I like games that are a little more fun. These seem few and far between unless you have a "retro" collection of 80's Namco type games... Well, this game is the most fun I've had at home alone with something I control in my hands for a very long time. Seriously. Trying to co-ordinate my button pressing to shine disco lights on mad dancing bunnies as they twirled their way towards the front of the dance floor in time with "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" just won me over. I tells ya, "I'm hooked."

I guess the next stage for me in this gaming revelation is to play a multi-player game... Dave, I'm looking at you!

8 comments:

Darth Gateau said...

hmmm... digital dexterity is my bag! I can do ALL those things with my fingers and thumbs. Amazing what kind of skills one can build up...

Anyhoo, I don't have a playstation so I can't challenge you from across the globe. Now if you had an x-box 360 that would be different.

billy said...

Muz, if you like Ravman on PS2, then you must try it on a Wii, I can guarantee you will never leave the room with the Wii version, waving the remote and the nunchuck in synch.

Monty said...

Sounds like buckets of fun! Well, once Dave has developed RSI from overplaying it, I'll happily fill the void! :-)

Muzbot said...

Billy: was just talking about the Wii version a few moments ago with a lad from work He too says it's so much for fun... I'll have to look at one for christmas.

T$ said...

I haven't been a video game freak since the 80s (I still love Ms. Pacman) BUT...a friend of mine has a Wii system and it ROCKS.

Just sayin'.

Dave said...

Muz. Rabbits ahoy. Fingers at the ready. I'll practise some prestidigitation at home and be ready for anything. Just let me know when... ;o)

Darth Gateau said...

wii is cool too (I've got one of those too) although it don't half make my arms ache

caramaena said...

We have the Wii version of this game too. It totally cracks me up.

Apparently there's now a Rayman: Raving Rabbits 2 out.