Just when you're ready to argue that no one is excited about the Wii U or its software, a video is leaked onto the Internet that appears to show Ubisoft's Rayman Legends running on a Wii U (development kit) and demonstrating Wii U-specific features.
Combining the Best of the Past and the Present
HIGH Finishing a particularly nasty bit of platforming in the last level.
LOW Not being able to see Rayman when the screen zooms out.
WTF Disco dancing with the main villain for absolutely no reason.
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(Via Disability Studies, Temple U):
Penny L. Richards, scholar with UCLA's Center for the Study of Women and historian of disability and special education (among other things) asks about the game Raving Rabbids: TV Party (emphasis and bold in the original):
Crazy, wacky, raving, and rabid too… which all apparently mean screaming with wide open mouths and unfocused eyes, causing havoc, chaos, destruction? "Get ready for you and all your friends to go insane." Lovely.
It's odd. The platforming genre hasn't seen much in the way of innovation lately. Super Mario 64 wrote most of the rules of 3D platforming, and just about everything that came after followed those rules rather diligently. But despite this, I think the last couple years have been a renaissance of sorts for the genre.
Ubi Soft seems to aim its humor at veteran gamers who have played dozens of platforming games in their time. It seems to be their way of making up for gameplay that is mostly standard, if well executed, platforming fare.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Violence