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Recommended
0.0 hrs last two weeks / 2.6 hrs on record (2.5 hrs at review time)
Posted: Feb 2, 2020 @ 11:22pm
Updated: Feb 3, 2020 @ 12:26am

At a Glance
(Adult) Content
No. But there's gore!
Censorship
Not applicable.
Hours of Gameplay
Two or three hours.
Modding Support?
No.
Patch Required?
Not applicable.

Nyakori's Rabbit Doll is a dramatic, story-driven, puzzle oriented game with multiple endings.

Game-play
This title plays-out like a long, interactive cutscene (that controls like a standard RPG). There is no combat or levels to gain. You follow a predefined path, and you have choices to make (which will change the way the game ends). Through-out the game, you will need to find hidden items and dialogues, and use them (directly from your inventory) to progress. Sometimes, you will need to repeatedly "activate" items to unlock necessary dialogue or to be able to use certain items.

It is imperitive that you pay attention to your surroundings. Listen to (or read) dialogue and parchments, and watch your surroundings. This is a game that is best played in one or two settings, to keep your mind keen on important details.

Story
The game begins with the protagonist (named Nyarutoru) speaking of her sister, Nyakori and a set of rabbit dolls. Apparently, Nyarutoru is fascinated by the dolls. But Nyakori has never revealed anything about them, leaving Nyarutoru in the dark (and left wondering). She awakes with an empty stomach, and calls-out for her sister's cooking.

But she's nowhere to be seen (and this is where the game starts).

Nyarutoru goes on the prowl, but finds-out that her sister's doll has gone missing. This is strange because she rarely took him out. So Nyarutoru lives her home in search of her sister. Like magic, she finds herself whisked-away to a big, strange house. It is swamped by a dark presence, and as it turns out, the tale of the rabbit dolls (and Nyarutoru's sister) is some deep, dark. . .

rabbit hole.

Visuals
The visuals are very pretty at times, and varied. There are portions of the game that are done in a standard pixel art, and others hand-drawn. There seem to be a lot of custom animations, and though I sometimes see some visual errors, for the most part the developers did a good job setting a spooky tone.

On a side note, this game is really, really dark. I can't say I've ever seen so many bloody pixels and "disturbing images" in an RPG-eske game.

Verdict
If you're on the prowl for a few hours of strange tale, this game is absolutely worth a buy. There's love poured into this title, and it surely shows.

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9 Comments
SenorBuilder Jan 1, 2021 @ 5:47am 
You said it takes about two hours? What did you mean by that? (as in did you mean only one ending?) I have over fifteen hours of play and it probably took around fourteen to beat the whole game. I also wasn't taking it super slowly
DatWombat Mar 31, 2020 @ 11:17pm 
I agree with you. Some of us have seen waaaay worse.

(. . . a-a-and that's my cue to return from whence I came)
Zack Zander Mar 31, 2020 @ 11:10pm 
Yea, most of us seen worse...
Like... waaaay worse...
DatWombat Mar 31, 2020 @ 8:42pm 
Eheheh, not like it ain't nothin' most of us haven't seen in games eh?
Zack Zander Mar 30, 2020 @ 3:33pm 
"No. But there's gore!"
Uhhhh...
Well...
That...
Escalated quickly...
DatWombat Feb 3, 2020 @ 8:48pm 
oh I own plenty of adult and indie anime titles, I rarely actually play them, but I am happy to support perverted and not so perverted anime developers with my wallet. :)
I respect your choice of developers to support. One day, I would like to join the "perverted anime developers" and release my own title. Perhaps I will learn from the mistakes of our developer friends!
thecatwithahat Feb 3, 2020 @ 8:35pm 
oh I own plenty of adult and indie anime titles, I rarely actually play them, but I am happy to support perverted and not so perverted anime developers with my wallet. :)
DatWombat Feb 3, 2020 @ 8:30pm 
" nice review, convinced me to buy the game and follow your curator page :D "
Heh, thank you. I'm glad my review significantly swayed your purchase, and very glad you followed my curator page. I traditionally review "adult" titles, so I hope that I don't scare you away, hah.
thecatwithahat Feb 3, 2020 @ 8:23pm 
nice review, convinced me to buy the game and follow your curator page :D