Edna and Harvey: The Breakout - Anniversary Edition

Daedalic Entertainment, Daedalic Entertainment

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
76
Top Critic Average
59%
Critics Recommend
Based on 17 critic reviews
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Edna and Harvey: The Breakout - Anniversary Edition

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Based on 17 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

59%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 17, 2020
PCDec 4, 2019
Nintendo SwitchJun 17, 2020
Xbox OneJun 17, 2020

Developer: Daedalic Entertainment

Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle

EDNA & HARVEY ARE BACK! For "Edna & Harvey: The Breakout – Anniversary Edition", Daedalic's classic has been redrawn and received a complete overhaul: high resolution visuals, new technology, intuitive controls – it's a truly insane adventure. Experience this quirky cult classic with Edna & Harvey anew, but better than ever before – or discover this gem for the first time! When Edna wakes up, she has no memories of her past, or why she finds herself in the padded cell of a sanatorium. Though she hasn't the slightest idea how she ended up in a cell, one thing is certain: She wants to get out of there! After all, she feels positively sane – and her talking plush bunny Harvey absolutely agrees. Together they try to make their escape and meet the weirdest inmates – from a man in a bee costume to the pseudo-siamese twins Hoti and Moti. But Dr. Marcel, the head of the sanatorium, does everything in his power to stop Edna from leaving. What is his endgame? And why has her memory been wiped? Bit by bit, Edna remembers the time before the sanatorium... - Switch at will between old and new visuals - More than 20 hours of bizarre humor and crazy adventure fun - A plethora of funny characters and insanely entertaining dialogues - A unique comic-style in a new interpretation - Modernized technology, improved controls – all polished and state of the art

Edna and Harvey: The Breakout - Anniversary Edition Critic Reviews

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Edna & Harvey: The Breakout – Anniversary Edition is a very competent point-and-click adventure to play if you like some laughs alongside frustration. The quirky characters are the best part of this game and the voice acting is superb and helps with immersion. While some of the sound effects and ambient noise leave much to be desired, the voice acting makes playing this game with volume essential.

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Edna & Harvey: The Breakout – Anniversary Edition takes the much maligned English version of the much lauded German original and gives it a fresh coat of paint that feels right at home on modern consoles, yet still retains some of the original problems that kept it from joining the point-and-click pantheon of greats. It's got a great new art style and a fantastically intuitive console interface, but never breaks out of a kind of plodding mediocrity that keeps it from moving up from being just okay to something better.

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Edna & Harvey: The Breakout - Anniversary Edition is the best way to experience Daedalic Entertainment’s first game. Playing on Nintendo Switch, I was floored with the new visuals (although you can play with the original graphics at any point). The new control scheme and UI work well, but I would have liked to see touch mechanics when playing the Switch in handheld mode. It’s a quirky adventure, with plenty of laughs, especially seeing Edna’s disturbed and dark mind interacting with everyone else who may or may not belong in the mental institution.

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Overall, the gameplay design for Edna & Harvey: The Breakout - Anniversary Edition is clunky on a console controller and might give too much freedom for a point and click-based game. That said, the story is good enough to push beyond those issues, the puzzles are incredibly clever as they relate to the story, though enormously difficult to overcome at times. At the end of the day, the experience might well be worth the frustration the design causes.

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