A young girl has fallen ill from a severe disease. While her parents are out finding the cure, her brother turns to his imagination as a portal to escape from the harsh reality. Welcome to the magnificent world of My Brother Rabbit, born out of a young child’s imagination, where a rabbit wants to nurse his ill friend the flower back to health. Discover the vivid world of My Brother Rabbit in this innovative adventure game from Artifex Mundi.
Artifex Mundi has always been known for their wild creativity and ambitious themes, but My Brother Rabbit marks the studio’s first venture into the non-HOPA adventure territory. This standout project is a casual point-and-click adventure game, with puzzles scattered here ands there. The game is woven together by a heartwarming, emotional storyline that speaks to deep and meaningful themes that are incredibly humane. It is worth noting that My Brother Rabbit does not feature any explicit text-based dialogues and voice-overs. Instead, the game delivers its storyline through sketches and drawings, which is both perfect for aesthetic of the game and extremely affecting.
My Brother Rabbit’s poignant storyline is brought to life so wonderfully thanks to the production team. The colorful and complex world-building is beyond impressive. Each scene is stuffed to the brim with intricate visual details and dazzling animations, while still maintains the game’s core childlike qualities. Props also need to be given to the fantastic scores that effectively soundtrack the game from beginning to end.
All that being said, My Brother Rabbit would not have worked if not for its genre-defining gameplay. In a way, the game reminds me of the point-and-click classic The Tiny Bang Story, but with 2019 technological capabilities. The game has only one difficulty mode, but that should satisfy all types of players. As you explore the beautiful landscapes of My Brother Rabbit, you will stumble upon various tasks, which require a number of specific inventory items listed at the top right of the screen. You will then need to move through locations to hunt down these items, that are more often than not very cleverly hidden. Every now and then, puzzles will also be available to complete. Like the game itself, these puzzles are very creative and fun. Most importantly, there is very limited hand-holding throughout this process, which makes for a challenging and fulfilling experience.
My Brother Rabbit is offered as a Collector’s Edition, deservedly so. While the bonuses do not include a strategy guide and a bonus chapter like most Big Fish Games’ offerings do, the exceptional quality of game itself more than makes up for that. In the Collector’s Edition, My Brother Rabbi features wallpapers, concept art, soundtracks, cutscenes, and replayable puzzles.
My Brother Rabbit is outstanding exploration of compassion and humanity through a unique design and an exquisite production.
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