The other day after beating Rayman: Raving Rabids I had two of my friends come over for a cheesy little Nentindo party. As a booted up the game they looked at the game's box and just stared wide-eyed as if they were watching a lobotomy. When the game started I selected multiplayer and showed them the game where you had to guide the unfortunate rabbit into certain doom using a bell and a horn. They began to burst into laughter and called the game "sadistic" and "unhealthy". Minutes later they declared that they did not want to leave until they had played every mini-game on the disc.
Simply for that experiance I must say that Rayman: Raving Rabids is deffinatly something to look for. Twisted though it may be it may just be the life of any party. It combines a strange storyline to over 70 great mini-games (some of which however are not so great). The storyline is passable although far from perfect and the graphics are all together not very good at all, but when you are taking down endless swarms of crazy bunnies with plungers you dont really care. Thats another thing... the FPS-like shooting mini-games are genius and absolutely histerical. As for gameplay, well it varies seeing each mini-game doesnt have the same gameplay but it is overall very good. Some games in Rayman: Raving Rabids make you want to play over and over again but others make you simply want to turn off the TV and comtemplate on the meaning of life. The game may not have many modes but there are just enough unlockables that will make you want to beat that last mini-game if it kills you. If you were wondering about bugs or glitches there are a few but nothing serious so I wont delve into that.
Overall I would at least rent Rayman: Raving Rabids for its entertainment value, however if you have a small social life or people dont like to game with you then I do not suggest renting or buying (Its no fun to play without friends). Have fun!