|Dev: Daedalic Entertainment|
|Pub: Daedalic Entertainment|
|Release: May 28, 2013|
|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.
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.
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.
Date: June 3, 2013