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Edna and Harvey: The Breakout - Anniversary Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

58%

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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! The award-winning adventure with high resolution visuals, new technology, intuitive controls – Experience this quirky cult classic with Edna & Harvey anew, but better than ever before!

Edna and Harvey: The Breakout - Anniversary Edition 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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While adjusting to the controls takes longer than it should, it's mostly worth it. Edna & Harvey: The Breakout – Anniversary Edition shines with more to like than loathe. Particularly the overabundance of dialogue, which is accomplished and comical. I'm glad I stuck with this game. As a genre enthusiast, I found it to be entertaining.

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