From the creators of the award winning games “The Whispered World” and “Deponia” comes this extraordinary game Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes.
User reviews:
Overall:
Very Positive (958 reviews) - 92% of the 958 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 16, 2012

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Packages that include this game

Buy The Daedalic Comedy Selection

Includes 4 items: Chaos on Deponia, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, Randal's Monday

Buy Daedalic Adventure Bundle

Includes 5 items: Deponia, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, Memoria, The Night of the Rabbit, The Whispered World Special Edition

Buy The Daedalic Armageddon Bundle

Includes 11 items: Deponia, Chaos on Deponia, Goodbye Deponia, The Whispered World Special Edition, The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, A New Beginning - Final Cut, Memoria, The Night of the Rabbit, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, 1954 Alcatraz

 

Reviews

“Harvey’s New Eyes” is one of those games offering more than just entertainment. Games like this embody the required courage and boldness to not only proclaim but also proof loudly: 'I am art!”
86/100 – Gamestar

“One look in the mesmerizing eyes of Daedalic's cuddly, brainwashing bunny and one can't help but to love him. ”
90/100 – 4players

“If you have any love for the genre, this game will leave you breathless. ”
90/100 – areagames

About This Game

Shy schoolgirl Lilli is having a tough time at the convent. Only her imagination helps her to escape from the strict rule of Mother Superior. But when her best friend Edna disappears under mysterious circumstances, Lilli has to rise above her own and face a tough journey to not only get her friend back but also confront her subconscious fears.

Lilli, a young girl at a convent school, is the main character of Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes. Apparently the best-behaved little girl in the world, she executes all her tasks diligently, no matter how unfair they may be. Her innocent, imperturbable way of carrying out the orders of others has something both tragic and eerie about it. Any resentment, any childlike disobedience is buried deep beneath a seemingly impenetrable shell of sweetness. But how long until this shell will fissure?

And where do the friendly little Censor-Gnomes come from that paint over anything upsetting in Lilli’s vicinity with a pleasant pink color? Are those potato-shaped fellows real or just a product of her subconscious?

All things considered, it seems merely a matter of time until Lilli is going to crack up.

Key Features:

  • Unique cartoon graphics, completely drawn by hand in 2D and implemented in Full-HD
  • Classic point-and-click adventure gameplay like in the good old days
  • Bizarre characters and wacky humor – a hilarious gaming experience
  • Extraordinary game with challenging puzzles, hours of dialogue and 53 locations
  • Nominated for “Game of the Year” at German Computer Games Awards 2012. Winner of “Youth Game of the Year” at German Computer Games Awards 2012 as well as winner of “Best Youth Game”, “Best Art Design” and “Best Story” at the German Game Developer Awards 2011
  • From the creators of the award winning games “The Whispered World” and “Deponia”

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista/7
    • Processor:2GHz (Single Core) or 1,8GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:1536 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • Hard Drive:3500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor:2GHz (Single Core) or 1,8GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • Hard Drive:3500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS:MacOS X Lion (10.7)
    • Processor:2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
So the 2nd part for me. I play this 1st part now after 2nd part Break Out . Its a bit long ago but i was directly back in the game, even if the parts are 2 differents in second you play Edna to Escape and now you see the beginning with Lilly. The story is curious and with many funny parts again. I love the style of Daedaldic Games and the strange art they bring in games. Enjoy this game if you like point and click adventurs or a high mid class story. You dont need to play Break out first but i find it would be better. So i give this game for the fun i had 92 % because i love Point and Click games, for others its mabe to high points, but watch trailer and decide yourself if you want play the game and how much you think its worth and than buy it when the price is fine (50% better 66-75% discount). Thank you for reading and hopefully enjoy the puzzles, characters and tale parts.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
Point-and-click with a slightly dark and twisted humor. This game took me by surprise. I was very sceptical at first, my main game is counter-strike, but wanted something new.
I played point-and-click games as a child in the 90's and early 2000's. This game has that same feelling of mystery and the satisfying feeling of accomplishment. I recommend it

*Pros*
-hours of gameplay (I actually thought it was finished after the first chapter)
-3 chapters
-good puzzles
-You play a little girl that kills people
-No quest log/task list. (I find it more challenging)

*Cons*
-The "restrictions" menu dissappears very often, atleast for me. (cant find any buttons to bring it back, but if I went to main menu and back into the game and it solves the problem for a limited time.)
-No achievements (I'm no achivementhunter but still...)
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
It was inevitable that I'd play (and 100%) this game. I loved Deponia and The Breakout (the prequel to this) was pretty good too. However, this disappointed me. A lot.

In this game is the distinct Daedalic charm; when you laugh at a joke in the tutorial, it bodes well. But the charm didn't carry as far as it did in Deponia or even The Breakout. Maybe it's because Lilli isn't as interesting as Rufus and Edna are, maybe it's because she never says a word, maybe it's because the tone takes a hairpin turn at Dark Street. I'll explain.

Deponia and The Breakout (to be exact it's Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, but I'll just shorten that) have amazing protagonists. Rufus is consistently funny and engaging and is genuinely relatable, while Edna is just loony enough to keep attention. Lilli, on the other hand, never says a word.
Yeah, she emotes a bit with her grunts and gestures, but silent protagonists are fundamentally character-less. Her thoughts are narrated throughout by an amazingly voice-acted male voice, but as she never communicates anything to other characters, they come up with flimsier and flimsier ways to say 'I know what you're gonna say'. It was clever at first, but it wore thin.
This brings me onto another big flaw over Breakout... The voice acting is overall pretty bad. Breakout had one of the best performances I've ever heard for Edna, but even she comes across poorly in this sequel. All the other voices sound silly, faked or are generally hard to listen to. That's pretty damning for a dialogue-heavy adventure game.

Then there's the tone. Jesus. I read that this game comes across as child-friendly. This is barely adult-friendly. Just some of the events that take place which get passed off as background gags are horrific at BEST. I barely laughed throughout the second half of the game because the tone had dropped so dark that it didn't feel right. Child suicide. That's all I'll say.

Another point I should stress is that the puzzles range between discount Sudoku and actually impossible. Seriously. There was a logic puzzle that could not be solved with the information they gave me. Even the walkthrough I had to follow to progress couldn't explain HOW the information it gave was right; just that it was. And then another puzzle kept doing things different to how it said it did...but that one's hard to explain, so I'll just leave at that.

My issue with the achievements in this game may not be relevant to some people, but I thoroughly enjoy 100%ing Steam games. That said, this one was a chore. The non-story achieves are dull as anything; here's a little comparison to Deponia (which came out before this)...
Deponia has you break physics by playing with electronics, meeting a past/future version of yourself and a special one for replaying the entire game with every word (spoken and written) replaced with Droggeljug.
Harvey's New Eyes has you do a slow, drawn-out task 10 times, a different one 15 times, a different one 20+ times and one even 99 times. It has perhaps one or two references that don't feel like a brutal slog, but the rest...
Again, that might not matter to some people, but it contributes to my conclusion:

This doesn't feel like a Daedalic game. This feels like a fan-made game based on a Daedalic game. The underlying sense of humour is definitely there, but the tone is too dark, the characters too flat and the story too...bad. I don't want to spoil it, but it makes the previous game's story feel like it was a waste of time and boils the 'antagonist' down to a generic evil plot. Complete with a maniacal laugh.
It could also be a cheap shot (and a heavily biased one given my great love of the Deponia art style), but the art in this game felt budget. Perhaps they were emulating the art from The Breakout (the first game done by the studio), but I didn't like it.
Along with that there were numerous graphical glitches like the inventory not opening, the protagonist appearing in two places at once and the camera panning to the wrong place or just jumping about.

There were a few more bugs, but the bottom line is this didn't feel like it was done by the same masters of adventure games that made the Deponia Trilogy. Play them instead as they're some of the best of the genre. This is probably one of the worst. And that pains me to say.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
After 'The Whispered World' with 9000 bugs I recalled about Edna & Harvey.
Daedalic, why u dont fix ur broken games? I still have a problems with achievements (I have no achievements full playthrough), sometimes game is frozen.
I love Daedalic games, but after total ignore from developers Im not sure buy other they products
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015
I'll be honest, I bought this game because it was cheap & I liked the art style. I wasn't expecting much considering the price was very low but I must say I was plesently surprised!

Pros;
:: I love point & click adventure games & this fits the bill
:: It's got a cute, hand drawn art style
:: It's sarcastic, funny, slightly evil & very silly.
:: It's surprisingly lengthy too - {took me about 7 hours to fully complete it}
:: You have these "mini game" sections throughout the main game & it's handy that they do give you a "skip" button, so if it's too hard of a puzzle or you just can't be bothered doing it - you can skip it & it doesn't prevent you progressing further.
:: The game has 3 possible endings - so it's cool you get to choose how your story ends {helpful tip - save when you're in the loony bin cell with Edna, this is a decent place to reload to if you're wanting to check out the alternate endings}

Cons;
:: At times I did find myself clicking random stuff because it wasn't 100% obvious on what to do next {a lot of time was wasted & I did have to resort to a walkthrough for about 40% of it - for shame...}
:: During cutscenes, although the animation is somewhat smooth - the audio is bad. You can hear it juddering & skipping - plus this happens during gameplay too so it can get fairly tedious after a while.
:: The end credits seemed to go on forever & having the main theme tune on a constant repeat was dire, even though you could click your mouse to speed up the credits - for me, this just resulted in crashing the game. No disrespect to those who made it, they all deserve recognition in the credits but it would have been nice to have a skip option for those who didn't want to sit through them.
:: The achievements for the game are broke, you're able to unlock the "fast learner" achievement if you skip the tutorial {recommended for second play through} but after that you earn no more achievements - so if you're wanting to play this game just for the achievements, i'd give it a miss. After a bit of digging through community discussions, this issue has been broke for quite some time - so far there's still no resolve.

Other than that I can't pick much fault with the game.

It's worth the money, it's silly, it's something worth wasting your time on.
I only hope the developers finally get round to patching the achievements issue - otherwise they're going to have a lot of unhappy players on their hands asking for refunds, as something like that can really ruin the game for you.
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