The Night of the Rabbit Review
The Night of the Rabbit Box Art
System: PC
Dev: Daedalic Entertainment
Pub: Daedalic Entertainment
Release: May 28, 2013
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p

You won’t be empty handed in your adventure. Jerry is equipped with a magic coin that allows us to see every item we can interact with in an area. Unfortunately, I found myself relying on this item far more than I would have liked. Not because I was stumped by puzzles, but instead because the items I needed were literally on top of another item I didn’t. Is it game breaking? No, but it is frustrating.

The Night of the Rabbit Screenshot

It’s also far from the only frustrating thing The Night of the Rabbit offers. The game’s slow pacing also irritates; this is a result of puzzles that drag on longer than necessary. In addition, the animations aren’t as slick as the environments. It’s not a constant distraction, but it does take away from what otherwise is fantastic immersion. Some frame-rate hiccups also distract from immersion. Perhaps the biggest issue I encountered involved attempting to click various objects in the environment. Remember when I mentioned that important items are placed on top of non-important items? Well, the cursor also has a pretty nasty habit of recognizing those non-important items. The result is an interruption in the flow of gameplay; having to specifically maneuver the cursor when you’re already scavenging high and low for clues isn’t fun.

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The bottom line is this: Night of the Rabbit is a solid adventure game that genre veterans will undoubtedly eat up. Novices, however, may be put off by the game’s issues. If they are patient enough, however, they will find an enjoyable and enchanted world to explore.

By
Jake Valentine
Contributing Writer
Date: June 3, 2013

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.5
Graphics
Fantastic looking environments and characters. Animations look wonky at times, frame rate can suffer
3.5
Control
I’m going to have nightmares over trying to click the correct item.
4.0
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Subtle music adds to the mood. The voice acting is very good.
4.0
Play Value
Pacing issues aside, it’s a challenging adventure game that isn’t impossible.
3.7
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Lose yourself in a tale of magic and wonder, where anything is possible and where nothing is quite as it seems.
  • Join young Jerry and follow a peculiar white rabbit to the wondrous realm of Mousewood, a land where critters can speak and where mystery abounds.
  • A true point-and-click adventure game available for PC and MAC.


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