Lose yourself in a tale of magic and wonder, where anything is possible and where nothing is quite as it seems: join young Jerry and follow a peculiar white rabbit to the wondrous realm of Mousewood, a land where critters can speak and where mystery abounds.
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Release Date: May 28, 2013

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Reviews

“Night Of The Rabbit is unquestionably charming, and wow, the art is exceptional.” - Rock Paper Shotgun

“If there was any question whether Daedalic is the inheritor of the LucasArts adventure gaming crown, consider it settled.” - Escapist Magazine

“... the most outstanding game I’ve played this year.” - Pixels or Death

About This Game

Lose yourself in a tale of magic and wonder, where anything is possible and where nothing is quite as it seems: join young Jerry and follow a peculiar white rabbit to the wondrous realm of Mousewood, a land where critters can speak and where mystery abounds.

It is here that Jerry’s dream of being a magician comes true, though a haunting, sinister force casts a long shadow over the forest. Someone offers the residents of Mousewood a deal of their lifetime - tickets to the greatest magic show that the world has ever seen. But the price is steep, as they'll have to stake their most precious possessions and also their lives.

As the shadows grow deeper, the residents of Mousewood have only Jerry to turn to. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, joy and fear, the young boy will face the ultimate trial, leaving behind the world he once knew, and his childhood, too, will become a thing of the past.

Key Features


  • Story-driven exploration/adventure: The Night of the Rabbit was conceived, written and designed by Matthias Kempke, who believes that games design is all about creating new worlds to be explored by players.
  • Multi-layered story: it starts out in a light-hearted and funny way, but soon shift to a dramatic and thought-provoking tone over the 20 hours of gameplay.
  • Original character and world design: the animal people who populate the game were originally developed in short stories written by game creator; these stories are included as the in-game bonuses.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista/7
    • Processor:2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor:2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS:Lion (10.7)
    • Processor:2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:7 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Lion (10.7)
    • Processor:2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:7 GB HD space
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GreeN
( 21.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This game is fantastic. I have no idea why it doesn't get more attention, because it is simply a stunning piece of work. The artwork, the soundtrack, the voice acting and the puzzles are just wonderfully produced. The story and script are a little bit dry, however, but the premise itself is great and the game is thoroughly enjoyable. Daedalic have this strange habit of creating relatively poor quality stories around their otherwise brilliant games, but Night of the Rabbit certainly makes up for it in all other areas.
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Duhh
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
like the bg design
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LiterateAnaconda
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
SEQUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Faylen
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
This is one of my favorite games of all time. The art/character design is beautiful, and the story is fantastic. I highly recommend it to point-and-click connoisseurs.
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youkoarama
( 73.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
One of the best games ever, it has everything - comlex plot, amazing soundtrack, cool graphics and clever dialogs. Love it.
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Lulzmaker
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
One of the better point and click games i have played.
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Yancalai
( 20.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
This is the kind of game that you can`t simply get off your mind after finishing, It`s really beautiful (and creative too). I love the story, the art, the music, and prettty much everything. The characters are very likable. oh oh oh and there`s more! there`s a lovely mini game! SERIOUSLY. This thing made me freaking cry!

I recommend it with all my heart

10/10

p.s. some of the puzzles are easy, some are really hard, but it`s worth it.
Oh and I almost forgot, ITS HILLARIOUS.
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Atsou
( 21.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Very highly recommended. A fantastic tale, and awesome adventure! Good story with a proper ending. If you're looking for a good click-point-adventure game to play. This one is most certainly one of the better choices within the genre.
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JessC
( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Such a beautiful and original game! I loved every minute of it! This game would make an amazing movie!
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Littleseal
( 23.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
I need to get to X, so I think I should take the following:

Way through the grass -> Edge of the town -> Way over the wall -> Path through the fields -> Path behind the wall ->... other ambiguous paths...

...whe...where am I?
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freckleface212
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
Entertaining game :)
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senzai3
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Loved it. Good music and an intriguing story.
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suky
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Beautiful! Nice world they've created, voices good, point and click puzzles are satisfying and are intelligible enough of the time.
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Owli Sketches
( 35.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
This game is soooo fun and cute!!! I absolutely love the art! The story is amazing and strange, I love all the little statues and animals!!! Sooooo many little areas to explore!
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NIИ
( 21.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
This is one of the best point-and-click adventure games I've ever played! The artwork is gorgeous, the music is immersive, and the the story is so beautiful I almost didn't want it to end.

9.5/10
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harunafuu
( 21.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
The Night of the Rabbit is a nice short game that tells us a nice short tale. The graphics are very lovely and the soundtrack fits the atmosphere nicely. I absolutely loved the Quartett game, because it reminded me of my childhood (my parents used to play this card game with me a lot). And the story really progresses in a good pace after you learn your basic magic spells.

I did like quite most of the riddles, but a few of them were so hard, I had to look the solution up on the net. And sometimes, there were just too many riddles, so that the story wasn't really progressing in the beginning of the game.
I always thought I loved Point and Click games, but I think I would have been much more happier if I could have moved the main character by not clicking. But that's just a preference.

All in all it's a solid and charming game, especially the last part was incredibly good! The end may or may not have hinted that there could be a sequel, but let's see. :D
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sarahjanewieling
( 74.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
Loved this game. Cute story and a fun game to play. No Cursing or Violence. It was a nice game to play with quest to hunt things down. I took my time and enjoyed every bit of it.
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MRLia
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Beautiful graphics, fun to play, interesting story. Very fun to play
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gahmcf
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
Another great title from Daedalic! The narrative is fairly simple, clearly intended to be friendly to a younger audience, but it had the charm of some of my favorite childhood fantasy stories, such as Redwall or Harry Potter, that I think still appeals to many adults. The mechanics are what you'd expect for any point & click game, so no surprises there. Nothing too challenging here, which was somewhat disappointing; then again, too great of a challenge might have detracted from the childlike wonder this game is meant to instill. Thoroughly wonderful experience!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Very highly recommended. A fantastic tale, and awesome adventure! Good story with a proper ending. If you're looking for a good click-point-adventure game to play. This one is most certainly one of the better choices within the genre.
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23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Daedalic Entertainment Game Nr. 8 for me

The story is really fine for people that love fairy tails. For people who like Deponias jokes it isnt really the right game. Enjoy the whole game and every part of it and it has a really important SECRET MESSAGE! STOP TRASHING THE WOODS/ PLANET OR THE WORLD WILL GET SLOWLY TO THE NIGHTMARE FOR ANIMALS/ PLANTS AND FOR US.

This game has really charm, the graphics are really great. I only miss more animals like deers, skunks, squirrels, badger and Co.

The main music is really good, you can hear it 5 times and its still good to hear it, the rest is satisfied enough.

The game lenght is for 19.99 a bit to much, it could be a bit more but its okay, the best is you use a 50% or higher discount.

So for story and point and click adventure fans its good, for people who want funny dialogs or dont like point and click adventures, it isnt. I give this game because the fantastic gameplay for me personal 93 % points. If there would be more gaming contend it would get even higher. I hope for a 2nd part in the future. Thank you for reading and hopefully enjoy your game :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
I love 'The Night of the Rabbit'. I tend to gravitate towards the dark, horror sort of games, but I adore anything anthropomorphic. This is also in a deeply discounted bundle of games, so I thought, why not? Even if all the other games are awful, this game made my puchase worth it.

The art is fantastic, reminiscent of a leatherbound fairytale book. While playing, I often found myself admiring the details of the enviroment and characters. The characters are loveable and intriguing. The voice acting is superb. I really feel like a lot of care was taken while choosing a voice for each character. I think the dialogue is a bit repetitive at times, but it is just a click ("One click - everything's just one click!") to hurry past the more monotonous parts. But the story... What an entertaining, interesting, heartbreaking, endearing, fun. thought-provoking story. (And the bonus stories!! So well-written!!) Set to a pleasing soundtrack, 'The Night of the Rabbit' is quite lovely.

With all that being said, there are a few scenes in the game where it seems like the character faces don't really match the situation, and it kind of lessened the immersive experience for me. A character receives serious information while smiling... Another says a tearful goodbye with a face of contentment. The voice acting swoops in to save the day, though, and it isn't anything that ruins the game. Also, some of the puzzles are quite difficult, with little to no direction of what to do next. This leads to either a LOT of guessing and misdirection, or the use of a walkthrough. But, this also leads to a strong sense of satisfaction when a puzzle is solved.

Overall, 'The Night of the Rabbit' is a stunning game, with a story I hope to see continued. I would absolutely love to meet these characters again. Thank you, Matthias Kempke!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Definitely one of the best Daedilic games out there! The only one better are Chains of Satinav and Memoria but only barely. This is a amazing story that you'll just love. What makes this better then their usual stuff is that this game has a wonderful main character. Yes, there are some green vibes to it but it doesn't overwelm it either. The story is profound, the art is beautiful, and the music is perfect. There are moments in the game that send chills down your spine and possibly even tears. Plus, this is the only Daedilic game that includes things besides the story such as its own trading card game, short stories and collectables. The ending had a twist to it and I really hope it gets a sequel. It really deserves one. An absolutely fantastic game that you must play!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
I am... Genuinely impressed.

Normally point-and-click adventure games tend to either be bland, or only hold their draw for a short time and a single playthrough.

This one is incredibly deep.

What starts as an almost stereotypical childish adventure slowly gains layers of complexity, without losing any of the charm that a childish adventure can have.

The gameplay, however, possesses all the flaws of any Point-and-click game. Though this one does indeed try some interesting changes to the formula.
Virtually every point-and-click adventure game that requires you to combine collected items to solve puzzles becomes an infuriating quagmire; unless you happen to find the exact combination, in the exact order, that the Developers designed, you cannot progress--regardless of whether or not your idea could work.
Add to that the fact that you almost need to be able to read the Developers minds in order to solve many of them, and the game quickly becomes a matter of alternating between pulling teeth and finding a needle in a haystack.

Still, the plot alone can carry you through the whole game. There are a surprising amount of subtle and charming jokes, which are delivered quite well (If the main character cannot manage to find his success, he can always fall back on becoming a highly-skilled plumber with a charming Italian accent. And we all know how successful those can be).

You have to use a walkthrough to be able to really enjoy the game; which is the strongest mark against it.
But this game is deffintely worth it's cost.

The ending in particular is incredibly satisfying, and leaves just enough open ends to tease any number of sequels.
I greatly hope to see some, some day.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Awesome point and click game. The areas were very lovely and the characters were charming. The story was creative and I honestly hope for a sequel!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Pretty fairy tale like adventure with good meaningful story ^^
Like in the screenshot, it's full of animals ^^

Don't forget to save often for achievement hunter
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71 of 80 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2015
"Remember: there are no problems, only challenges!"

Considering all my experiences with Daedalic Entertainment so far, I tend to hold a middle ground in my judgements. The game is either perfect - like Memoria - or consists of a perfect idea ruined in rushed display - like Whispered World. On a 50-50 gamble, I took my chance and I'm happy to declare that The Night of the Rabbit went to snatch itself a place among the perfect ones.

Meet Jeremiah Hazelnut, a young boy who lives in a forest hut with his mother, and it's the last two days of his summer vacation. Young Jerry ventures out to the forest to find himself an adventure before dinner, and ends up meeting a strange rabbit named Marquis de Hoto who offers Jerry the great opportunity to become a wizard's apprentice! Marquis promises Jerry that he'll be home before dinner, and takes him to the village of Mousewood, where he'll be trained in the art of arts: magic! As Jerry proudly declares: Anything's possible on a day in summer vacation!

Before getting into gameplay, I'd like to take a moment to talk about the atmosphere of the game. The whole setting is already captivating with beautiful 2D art backgrounds, enchanting soundtrack and loveable characters as if they are taken out of a beloved children's book. Aside the trademark folklore themes of mainland Europe, numerous other mythologies are carefully wrapped up into a well-balanced setting of its own in this wondrous little tale. Character depth and storytelling are marvelous, voice acting is stunning and dialogue interactions vary between conjuring a warm smile on your face and inviting you to sudden striking realizations on human nature. Don't let the cute setting fool you; I took a pause to consider the wisdom behind an unexpected remark made in game more than once.

For the gameplay: it is a bit more than your casual point and click adventure. For the most part of the game, you are presented with a townful of people and places to explore, and also a handful of side stories and/or quests to accomplish aside the main scenario with card rewards. Item combinations are imaginative, yet not obscure at all. With some observation, it is possible to go through the whole game. Through his adventures, Jerry will learn some spells that will enrich the gameplay and present you new options of exploration; like talking to statues, growing plants in mere seconds, changing shape... and even make impossible, possible!

One of my favorite parts in the game is that you are encouraged to collect some mysterious cards in your explorations which you can use to play a card game named Quartets with the town's inhabitants. It is a lovely mini game that takes some attention and an exercise of memory. The game also contains some collectibles for you to look for - like stickers, dew drops and stories told by a mysterious woodspirit. They are not a must, but collecting them reveals some side lore to the game that you may enjoy very much. Every detail is carefully placed to make a whole masterfully. There is a variety of things to do in this game which offers at least 10 hours of gameplay roughly.

As a final word, when I chose to play The Night of the Rabbit, I wasn't expecting this kind of quality in setting, story, narration or gameplay. This is a wonderful and imaginative tale that I'll remember for a long time. Jerry's tale might have ended here, but I wonder if Mousewood or Marquis made their last appearances... I wish not.

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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2015
Great game. So far that's my favorite Daedalic quest, only downside of this game is a fact that it doesn't last forever.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
One of those rare titles that get better and better as the game progresses, ending with a beautiful, spectacular, satisfying conclusion.

Only a few gripes - Jerry walks too slowly and though you can double-click to different screens, sometimes you just have to watch him slowly trudge along from one part of the screen to another. Also, the game takes a while to really get going, and this could put some people off (it almost did that to me). Some of the cool spells acquired later have great potential, but are usable in just very few situations - some just have one or two uses in all - which is a bit disappointing. Feels like they ran out of time to flesh some things out like those later spells.

Otherwise I strongly recommend The Night of The Rabbit, especially for fans of adventure/point-and-click games. Great story, lots of fun. 9/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
the best game quest i ever played with subtle good humor and exciting story masterfully draew in pictures, also good for lingo training and practicing
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
I seldom play point n' clicks, but I must say that Daedalic are a force to be reckoned with in the genre. I'd recently played the entire Deponia series and had an absolute blast with it, so afterwards I simply had to seek out their other titles. The Night of the Rabbit was my first choice, and I do not regret it one bit.

This game was a wonderful experience. It has a very whimsical and sometimes touching story with a colorful cast of characters with great voice acting, a gorgeous art style that reminded me of Child of Light and Over the Garden Wall, and a fantastic musical score. For a point n' click it also never went into frustratingly difficult territory in regards to the puzzles and solutions. Also, the Quartets card minigame I found shockingly addictive.

If you're a fan of point n' clicks, it's a no-brainer that you will enjoy this title. Also if you've never played point n' clicks before, I'd say this game would be the perfect introduction.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Wonderful game, great story. However, be prepared to be stumped in various places as there are a few things that is not explained very clearly. Otherwise, I liked it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Oh my god, where do I start?
I hardly ever like point-and-click games. I bought this one because the story and the scenarios looked really interesting but I didn't think it would be this great! The characters, the soundtrack, the puzzles, everything together built the incredible universe that this game is.
The puzzles can be really tricky (or I'm just slow sometimes :P), but in any moment they made me tired and they're not repetitive at all.
I strongly recommend this game, even if it's not your style. The history is very original and it will for sure hold you until the end.

Also Jeremy and Kitsune reminds me a lot of Chihiro and Haku from Spirited Away.
... And I'm really addicted to the Quartet game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
A sad story with lots of cute critters
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
Set out to become a great magician, but ended up a kleptomaniac. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
very fun ^^ i love the storyline
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
Got this game for the price of a small coffee, probably not worth the $22 price tag it has normally. Its a unique game though, just wait for it to go on sale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
'The Night of the Rabbit' is a fantastic game!
For those who enjoy having to think hard and outside the box, I believe this game would bring many fun filled hours!
The storyline is nothing to scoff at either, points in the story you might of thought to be plot holes at one point will eventually be sewn up neatly and tied together with a nice finish. All in all the story telling, if graded, is an A+ easily in my eyes.
The game, while in all is not overly long, the amount of thinking needed to actually advance will definitely stump you for a good while, that alone is enough to lengthen the game time considerably.
(Also, it doesn't hurt that there are achievements. Being a completionist myself, I think you'll have a lot of fun trying to get them all!)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Pros:
* Beautifully hand-drawn artwork
* Excellent characters and unique story (think Harry Potter meets Alice in Wonderland)
* Moderately challenging puzzles

Cons:
* Pacing can be a bit tedious
* Puzzles lack fluidity -- you must do things in a precise order
* Minor glitches here and there in the game itself

Few games these days try so hard to tell such a unique and whimsical tale. The story of a boy growing up, learning, and battling the forces that would seek to corrupt him. This is not a game for everyone, but if you can look past the few adventure game frustrations, and the slow start, you will be treated to a magical world, incredible art, great voice acting, brilliant score, and a story worth sticking around for. Few games have made me feel like a little kid again, discovering a new world, like this game has.
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