I’m not much of a PC gamer, so pardon me if Edna & Harvey: The Breakout didn’t really ring a bell. We’re told this game gained a cult following among PC gamers, and the developer is hoping it will receive the same enthusiasm among iPad gamers. Have you played Edna & Harvey: The Breakout before? If so, do you think this game will gain leverage on the iPad?
What it is? What it does?
The game’s protagonist, a young lass named Edna, wakes up in a padded cell of an insane asylum. Edna lost memory of her past and doesn’t know why she’s inside the asylum. She believes she’s perfectly sane, and this is agreed upon by her stuffed bunny named—you guess it—Harvey. So, the objective of the game is to help Edna & Harvey escape from the Asylum. Seems like an easy task, but there’s Dr. Marcel who will stall all of Edna’s efforts.
How does it work?
In its original version for the PC, Edna & Harvey is a point-and-click game. For its iPad version, the game becomes point and touch. You control whatever Edna does by utilizing different objects in the game.
Those who prefer quickly-paced games, might find Edna & Harvey a bit on the slow side; it will take some effort for you to appreciate this game. But for those who are fond of point and click adventure games, Edna & Harvey has everything you’ll wish for.
From the background music, to the comic style 2D presentation, to the witty, wacky and humorous dialogue, Edna & Harvey is a fun time waster. You can immediately sense the bizarre atmosphere of this game. Developers Daedelic Entertainment successfully infused all the elements into one engagingly funny game.
Is it contagious?
During the first few minutes of Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, it will appear to be a sleeper. But once you get the hang of playing the point and touch nature of the game (and once the background music creeps into your system), you’ll learn to like or love this game. After several more minutes, you’ll find yourself engrossed as the storyline progresses.
Edna & Harvey will not be everybody’s thing; there’s a specific audience of adventure gamers at whom this is targeted. Releasing an iPad version may therefore be a bold move, but one which hopefully will bear positive results.