My Brother Rabbit Review
Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
As the anthropomorphic rabbit, you solve each hunt-and-collect challenge, which moves both narratives forward. It can be a bit of a laborious hunt at times, but the characterful fantasy creatures and the weight of your real-world sister's plight carry the game along.
The puzzles and geographical mini-work much better on iOS, Android and PC where you can point-and-click. Strangely this isn't an option on the Switch's touch screen. This is simple steady game-play and as much as about the narrative as the interactions. It's a rainy Sunday afternoon kind of game that you can complete in a few hours.
Although some will find the game overly simplistic, its storytelling is a mature and heartbreaking look at illness. Both for those suffering and those in their family. Like Firewatch, the theme of helplessness of carers and parents to help those they love is well illustrated.
Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE
Release Date: 21/11/2018
- Difficulty: There is no difficulty setting, but after finishing you can select any chapter to replay and find anything you missed. There is no time pressure.
- Reading: There is not a lot of text to read, apart from the tutorial which is medium white text on dark background.
- Controls: You can use touch screen (not on Switch) or mouse. On PlayStation 4 and Xbox One you move the pointer with a stick and press a single button for actions.
- Image calibration: There are colour coded puzzles but no colour blind option.
- Audio calibration:
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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