Summary: I hated and loved in equal measure the end of the summer holidays as a child. My impending return to gloomy classrooms, smudged jotters, and uncomfortable uniforms only made me take advantage of my final days of freedom all the more. I lamented the moments of my holiday that I'd wasted, while I tried to come up with new and exciting things to do before school began again.
Excerpt: I believe a good graphical adventure is like reading a book that you can interact with. The Night of the Rabbit is like this in a big way. I found myself drawn into the story as it unfolded before my eyes. Hints and clues of what is hidden are found as you play through the beginning chapters, until, near the end, the full tale is unveiled. This is very well done and helps players keep their interest.
Pros: • Great story, • Fun images, • Interesting characters
Cons: • You lose a step in progress when returning after quitting, • The story and theme might be a bit on the “childish” side for some players.
Excerpt: You’re a twelve-year old boy. There are only two days left of your summer vacation. Nothing particularly interesting has happened all summer. It’s difficult not to feel a certain pressure to find a way to squeeze a bit of adventure out of the last crumbs of your vacation. This is the situation young Jerry Hazelnut finds himself in at the opening of Daedalic Entertainment’s ambitious new graphic adventure The Night of the Rabbit.
Excerpt: What is it? What do twelve year old boys dream of? I know I dreamt of becoming a pilot (until someone pointed out the 20/20 eyesight requirement), but other boys dream of being a mighty magician. Jeremiah Hazelnut for one; the protagonist in The Night of the Rabbit . Daedalic Entertainment's Night of the Rabbit is a mouse-driven, point and click adventure that tells the story of the last two days of Jeremiah's (or Jerry, if you prefer) summer holidays ('vacation' for...
Conclusion: I love point-and-click adventure games and I commend companies like Daedalic, TellTale, and King Art for keeping the genre alive. After Deponia ’s rather positive reception, however, I expected more from Daedalic. The dialogue being rather childish is to be expected from a 12 year old protagonist and I’d consider this game aimed at the younger generation.
Summary: Night of the Rabbit is one of those adventure games that comes along and takes you by surprise giving you an experience that’s deeper and richer than you thought you were getting into. With some fantastic art, a stellar voice cast, and a great winding storyline it’s a seriously fun experience. It won’t break the bank and is engaging enough that even people that balk at the design should get sucked right into it.
Excerpt: The development team at Daedalic Games manages to create an interesting atmosphere with its most recent release, one that delivers a number of improvements when compared to its Deponia series. The story of The Night of the Rabbit feels like a mix of a lot of the stories that I read when I was young, with a kid that’s looking for adventure, transported to a magical land where he is given an important task and must discover a deeper mystery while also finding out more...
Excerpt: The Night of the Rabbit is the latest point-and-click adventure from the folks at Daedalic Entertainment, who are also responsible for the Deponia franchise (which will receive its third entry sometime in the next few months). However, The Night of the Rabbit isn’t anything like Deponia . Deponia followed the madcap hijinks of a selfish anti-hero.
Point and Click Nostalgia | The Night of the Rabbit Review
20 June 2013
Conclusion: If you loved the point-and-click adventures of yesteryear, then The Night of the Rabbit has something for you, but it also has something for whoever loved animated children’s movies and stories from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. If you’re at the intersection and think you would still enjoy both now, then look no further than The Night of the Rabbit . If I had a kid, I might play this game with him or her the way I might read The Fantastic Mr. Fox or watch The Secret of NIMH .
Pros: +Bright, Imaginative Art, +Nostalgia Factor
Cons: -Voice matching emotion, -Adventure Trail and Error