REVIEW – My Brother Rabbit

Every once in a while, a game comes along that changes my idea of what a game can be. My Brother Rabbit puts you in a young child’s imagination in a point-and-click adventure that tugs on your heart-strings and provides some difficult puzzles to solve. I just wish it didn’t also frustrate.

As a little girl awaits treatment for her illness, her brother helps her by creating an imaginary world where they must embark on a quest across five lands. Along the way, you must decipher clues to solve puzzles. 

The story was enough to draw me into this amazing world. It’s much different than guiding a plumber to save a princess. This young child is doing all he can to provide help for his ailing sister. The worlds his imagination creates are so colorful, imaginative, and vivid. I’m not sure which I like better, honestly — the story or the graphics.

The biggest complaint I have about the game comes in the limitations of the genre itself. You can only do so much with a point-and-click adventure. I often found myself frustrated more than challenged when it came to solving the puzzles. It wasn’t always that clear what to do next, and sometimes I just started clicking everywhere on the screen to see what happened.

If you are looking for a heart-wrenching point-and-click game that provides more than your typical video game story, this could be your thing, as long as you are okay with not always knowing what to do next. Luckily, the graphics and music provide some amazing environments for you to stare at as you try to figure out your next step.

My Brother Rabbit is not a game I would recommend to everyone, but I’m sure some of you will love it. It just won’t be one I run back to very often, if at all.

GAME: My Brother Rabbit
PLATFORM: Nintendo Switch
DEVELOPER: Artifex MundiPUBLISHER: Forever Entertainment
ESRB: E for Everyone (Mild Fantasy Violence)
MSRP: $14.99 US
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