I actually had pretty high hopes for it back when it leaked. The strange combination was unexpected but was sure it could deliver if done right. I've never been too overexposed to the Rabbids so I didn't feel any reason to hate them like some do so the potential for humor seemed like a good match. Glad to hear it's working out though! The Switch just keeps delivering with the hits this year.
I actually like the Rabbids but I haven't been over-exposed to them either, really the only game I've played with them is the original Rayman Raving Rabbids on the Wii, which wasn't spectacular but was a fun showcase for some of what the Wii remote could do at launch.
I always meant to play Rabbids Go Home, that looked pretty unique and got decent reviews as well.
@Stephen I'm imaging a story about someone with a time machine who goes back a (system) generation or two and tries to convince X-Com fans that there will be a Rabbids game that they will enjoy and gets executed for heresy or something.
"STOP! WAIT! YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE ME! I'M NOT MAKING THIS UPPPPPPPPPPPPP!"
Just beat the first world and the game is just such pure joy. If someone doesn't end up loving its charm by the first boss, then they really have no soul I cracked up a bunch just seeing how everything was animated. And that soundtrack was just so good too! Which I guess is really no surprise given who composed it. Really though, this has to end up being the biggest surprise of the year just by how good no one expected it to be.
I grabbed the GameStop-exclusive collector's edition today while driving around during work. This box is huge! Not *quite* Sonic Mania huge, but...still pretty sizable. I'll see if I can post a photo or two...if someone else doesn't beat me to it!
Is Rabbid Peach a gender neutral character? Trans? Sorry, I don't know the correct terminology.
But their sex is never explicitly stated is it? Yes I know they call the character "she" and "her", but these days that doesn't necessarily refer to their biological sex. For instance, is there anyway to differentiate sex between Rabbids? Has there even been explicitly male or female Rabbids? In the intro the Rabbids all just look and act alike when suddenly one of them ends up with a Peach wig and I believe after gets the dress. The game also says "cosplaying taken too far" if I'm not mistaken. Is it a male Rabbid dressing up as Peach/identifies as female so they call them "her"? Cuz that's the way things seem to be going these days.
I just found it interesting as I was playing the game for the first time with my bros watching and I commented on it possibly being vague on purpose.
Wondering what others' thoughts are on this.
Ps. Just because I bring stuff like this up it doesn't necessarily mean that I believe in it, just that I think it's an interesting possibility.
...I assume their civilization has no concept of either gender roles or biological sex. We just assume they're all dudes because that's what they sound like, and Ubisoft can play that for comedy because drag queens are the only group of people on the planet with a sense of humor.
As for whether it's deprecating or empowering... you could ask a million different people and get a million different answers. My philosophy is to just let it be and not think too hard about it.
From what I heard it's basically the same thing, just that one controls a character(s) and the other controls the others. So really, with that in mind, you can essentially easily play co-op by yourself and get the same experience since it's turn based combat anyway.