[Beyond PlayStation] Edna and Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes Review

by Tracey

Edna and Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes is a funny cartoony point and click adventure game on Nintendo Switch. Learn more in our Edna and Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes review!

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You play as Lili, a girl who attends a convent school, on the surface she appears to be a shy and studious student, but she does so many chores around the school, not by choice but because she is forced to do them by the convent’s evil and cruel Mother Superior. Lili being the obedient kid that she is, she does as she is told… reluctantly. Lilli is good friends with Edna, and she will do anything to protect her. Edna loves treasure hunting, as you will learn from playing the game, and when she goes missing, she sets out on an adventure to find her.

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This being a point and click adventure means you’ll get to interact with what you find in each of the areas you visit. You can pretty much click on everything you see. Any items that can be useful for your journey will be automatically added to your inventory, which you can access with the D-Pad. Once inside of your inventory, you can select the available items to try and combine them to help you solve a puzzle or two. You’ll also be talking to many NPC who will offer different dialogue options from which you’ll learn valuable information.

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The puzzles’ difficulty will be all over the place. Sometimes the solution will be staring at you on the face, while other times what you need to do is a bit more obtuse. Most of the puzzles are going to be easy to solve if you have previous experience with point and click adventure games, but every now and then you’ll run into the odd one that will have you stumped for a bit. On top of this, there are some additional optional puzzles the devs have thrown in which are definitely more difficult, and they’re available to those players that like an extra challenge or two.

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Another classic staple of the point and click adventure genre is backtracking, and that is something you will do in Edna and Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes. Something interesting is that by backtracking you may find some things have changed. Solved a puzzle? You might need to leave and come back to see the results of your actions. This is a 7-10 hour adventure, so you’re going to be doing a lot of backtracking before you solve all the puzzles, talk to all the NPC, and solve all the problems.

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Something that stood out for me was the game’s cheeky humor and overall sarcastic tone. You will get to experience this if you fail at solving some of the puzzles you will find. The game’s story is helped by some solid writing and the great voice acting. A lot of heart and soul went into the development of Edna and Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes, and it really shows as you play this adventure. The hand-drawn art style is vibrant and oozes pure charm, making you care about the characters and the world they inhabit.

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Edna and Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes is a fun point and click adventure with a humor and art style that will grab your attention and grow on you as you take on this journey to help Lili save her friend. Other than the music being a bit repetitive, there is not much to complain about this one, so if you’re a fan of the genre, you can get Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes on Nintendo Switch for $19.99.

This Edna and Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes review is based on a Nintendo Switch code provided by Daedalic Entertainment.

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