(places paper bag over head)
Yes, a video game. But it’s soooooo cool! You are Rayman, who is kind of a chicken-like creature. And you are playing against the Rabbids, who are kind of like rabbits, except not. Their plan is to invade the earth and they are trying to learn about human culture so they can infiltrate it better. They are quite silly creatures and have come up with a lot of silly games that they think are representative of human culture. You travel around the world on these “trips” and play along with them. Oh, and you dress up in silly costumes. Can’t forget the silly costumes.
It doesn’t have a plot or anything. It’s a series of little challenges that take advantage of the full functionality of the Wii platform. There are racing games, dexterity games, music games, and just plain odd games. The best part of it is that it doesn’t require a commitment to play. If I want to kill an hour with the kids, I just plug it in and go. None of “just until I finish the level” or making it to the next checkpoint. Each of the games lasts about a minute or so and then you can move on. And it’s not like you have to be super proficient with the controls. Just about anyone can pick up the wii-mote and really enjoy themselves.
If you are fortunate (?) enough to own this device, I highly recommend picking up this game for some silly fun! And you can feel guilty just like me!