My Brother Rabbit is a bright and colorful fun adventure game by Artifex Mundi. The difference between Artifex Mundi’s previous games and this one is that My Brother Rabbit is a game that focuses on strong emotions, particularly if you’re a parent. We liked the game right from the very beginning of the opening cut-scene. Let’s dig in and discover the fantasy adventure world in our My Brother Rabbit review!
A loving family discovers that their daughter has fallen ill. While her parents set out to get her the treatment she needs, her determined older brother turns to the power of imagination to help them cope. While the outside world offers a harsh reality, these innocent children create a surreal fantasy world that gives them the play and comfort they need. Embark on a grand journey to five different lands filled with incredible robo-moose, floating baobabs, giant mushrooms, and clocks melting to the rhythm of passing time.
My Brother Rabbit – Trailer
This is a double review for My Brother Rabbit. The game was played by Ceidz and Tracey, and this review presents what they both had to say.
In My Brother Rabbit, you are following a young family in which the youngest daughter falls very ill and is in need of urgent treatment. Her worried brother uses a rabbit teddy bear to create an imaginary world to help her take her mind off her pain. The gameplay of My Brother Rabbit mostly takes place in this dream world with some short cut-scenes about how the “real-life” is going on behind the scenes.
My Brother Rabbit is a point and click adventure game in which you can navigate to a few sections per chapter and must find different objects to interact with other things. There is a nice progression of objects to find in each chapter as you can’t pick up an object type that hasn’t been “discovered” yet. I must admit that I was highly confused at the beginning because it wasn’t clear which object type I had to find nor where it was hidden, but after a few minutes of playing, I got this sorted out and was ready to solve the different (and amazingly varied) puzzles.
The story is not told per se and is only represented by strong images. I was charmed by the different cut-scenes, although they are certainly hard to watch for a parent. I managed to clear the game in a little more than three hours, and I can definitively recommend this game if you like point and click releases on PlayStation 4.
One of the things I liked most about the game is its randomness. You will find yourself clicking on a variety of objects, and once you click on an object of interest, you receive instructions on what to do next. The objects you seek are incredibly well-hidden, and therein lies the challenge. At first, I thought this was another easy hidden object game, but it is, in fact, more challenging than the standard hidden object puzzles normally seen in these games.
The puzzles are in great quantity and variety. You have hidden object scenes, jigsaw puzzles, logic-based puzzles, and more, and luckily none are mind-numbingly difficult – although some will have your head scratching for a few minutes. That was, for me, the beauty of the game: you will get a decent workout for your brain as you play and the quality of the game and the mechanics are really great. The environments are so beautiful and charming, and every location is different and very artistic!
We can’t recommend My Brother Rabbit enough: the story itself is great as you take on everything that is going on in the fantasy world and the real world. You’re in for a real treat with My Brother Rabbit. There are five chapters of fun, and it is a relaxing Platinum to earn, although some trophies are missable.
PSN Game size: 1.1GB
This My Brother Rabbit review is based on PlayStation 4 copies provided by Artifex Mundi.