Edna and Harvey: Harveys New Eyes Review – XBOX One
Edna and Harvey: The New Eyes has been floating around on the PC since 2012 so it was quite a surprise when I saw that a nigh on seven year old game was being released for consoles.
The game itself is a point and click style adventure with the main character Lilli being a student at a convent school, you start off completing chores for the nuns while interacting with her best friend Edna of the title.
Edna it seems has a mortal enemy in Dr Marcel who is on his way to the convent and its your task as Lilli to help her escape.
The puzzles in the game are not the sternest test you could expect from a game in the genre but sometimes the answer you are looking for and the matches you need to make with items at your disposal seem a little obscure.
Many adventure games of this ilk have slightly odd combinations to solve the puzzles but the biggest downfall for this game is that it has actually been around for seven years already so if anyone is stuck in all likelihood they are going to ask google and all the solutions will be readily available.
The story is fairly entertaining with some funny moments but it seems like the game was stuck between wanting to be a tongue in cheek horror adventure or an out right comedy, there are occasions where there is gore in the game which is censored by a strange gnome type person painting pink paint over things which is supposed to signify the blood.
I found myself having to traverse back and too between locations to see if things had changed or more tasks had appeared that I could then work on.
Graphically the game looks very charming but the overall game doesn’t really stimulate you a lot, the storyline is mildly entertaining but even in the spirit of not giving away any spoilers the ending of the game is poor at best, it just feels like the writers ran out of material and lazily threw together something.
In conclusion if you really like point and click adventures you’ll probably get some enjoyment from this but don’t expect it to be top class material, for anyone just looking for some entertainment I’d struggle to really recommend this, it is a strange little game with a strange storyline and some odd comedic moments.
For the price I dont really feel that I would find it the greatest value for money but if you spot this on sale then it could be a bargain for any point and click aficionados out there.
With thanks to Renaissance PR for the review code.
Developer: Daedalic Entertainment GmbH
Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment GmbH