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: Very Positive (406 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 16, 2012

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

 

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"Imagine your very best childhood friend who is also a incredible cute blue bunny turns evil! One of the best German adventure games out there!"

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

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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

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • 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
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
I'm not fan of point & click, but this game got me for real. Voice acting and hand-drawn graphics are top quality. Missions (chapters) are enjoyable and very long. You would be surprised what it takes to feed the cat in this game. And it's just an ordinary cat. Another thing that got me on the first is soundtrack. That opening song is amazing and in-game background music is enjoyable too. I won this game on a giveaway and I probably would never buy it (before). But now, I can say it's worth the money because it's so much fun. Definitely recommend.
Posted: June 6
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes is a mildly dark and twisted point & click adventure that feels a lot like Sam & Max style adventure games. Interestingly enough, you don't play as either Edna or Harvey, instead playing the role of the young innocent schoolgirl, Lilli. But Lilli doesn't speak too much, and most of her dialog is filled by a narrator that loves to hear himself talk. Even though his voice acting is good, he all too often comes off as being melodramatic when it usually isn't necessary. The result is a game that tries to be funny all of the time, but only succeeds some of the time. The narrator makes every effort to lighten the mood, but his delivery is often dry and humorless and the intended humor often can't compete with the game's dark themes.

The puzzles were pretty straightforward. There were only a handful of places where it wasn't obvious what the next move was. Graphical drawings are nicely done and the story is well written.

Steam achievements are broken. I finished the entire game without a single achievement unlocking.

Overall, Harvey's New Eyes is a reasonably well done point & click adventure that doesn't leave any lasting impressions.
Posted: July 8
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
The first thing that I liked about this game was the particular extremely dark humor, since the opening speech, where a narrator welcomes you and invites you to take the tutorial. At least in German, it’s absolutely delicious. It made me think of giving a ghastly report on a horrific accident with the voice a dad would read a bedtime story to his 4 year-old little girl.

The beginning was like any other point-and-click game. I was this sweet shy little girl in a convent-school, doing this and that and the other… and suddenly I was staring at my screen with eyes opened like two fried eggs, jaw dropped, my mind blown, exclaiming “WTF! Did that just actually happen? WTF!” (My partner, who had been watching me play, laughed his a** off exclaiming “holy ♥♥♥♥!”). That sent me to one of the most surreal, fantastic, incredible adventure games that I’ve played. I’m glad it was a rainy Sunday, because I just couldn’t stop playing until it was over. I loved every minute of it.

Most “puzzles” are actually “collect stuff, combine/use”, but it has a couple of pretty cool mini-games. I strongly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys adventure or point-and-click games, but most of all, to anyone who’d like something out of the ordinary.
Posted: August 4
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Ignore the cute artwork - in the first act, you KILL all of your classmates!

This game is DARK! It's morbid humor and I love it! The narrator has that peachy GLaDOS-style negative-spin on everything. The voice acting is great with the dialog as funny as Monkey Island.

The art isn't amazing, but passable. I was never confused by any of the visuals. Having interactable objects 'glow' helps so you're not searching for every little pixel. Like the other reviews, the mouth motions really distract from the clean art. The animations are bad, but that's the only fault I can really find.

The puzzles aren't abstract, and the narrator gives you a lot of tips in solving problems. Some puzzles have you filling out grids, which flew over my head. Luckily, there's a skip button for them. I found myself able to figure out most of the puzzles if I really put my mind on it. I'm not the smartest person, so expert adventure gamers might find the puzzles too easy.
Posted: May 16
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
I would've loved to have given this a thumb's up, but I can't and I won't...

I really like the oddity of the story, as much as I got into it (a couple hours gameplay on 1st and 2nd install before I realised the achievements were broken)...the artwork is whimsical, the music is nice. There's a kind of twistedness to it, to Lilly's character that makes it disturbingly sweet. And unlike some others who have played this, I like the puzzles and the narrator's babble.

However, as this is a review for the game bought on Steam, it fails. I scoured the internet and countless forums for help on fixing the 'broken' achievement problem, tiny bugs - I've tried everything that I found, but all to no avail. Some of the fixes, well, the game simply wouldn't let me even try them out...

Some have said disable Steam Cloud, I did.. some have said delete save games and uninstall, reinstall, I did - nothing. One poster even said turning off Subtitles and exiting/ restarting did the trick for them - must be nice for them because when I try this, the main menu freezes forcing me to hard shut the game down every time - and guess what? The **** Subtitles option is always checked (even the ONE time I managed to exit the game properly and come back in, the Subtitles were activated).

After vainly trying this, my 3rd time, I have decided to shelve it indefinitely on my Steam shelf and let it collect dust. Some may think it silly to not play a game simply because the achievements aren't working, but we all have our quirks. Not to mention, the main menu settings have some serious issues with being touched, freezing up the game in protest - this alone is severely annoying for me.

But the main reason I will not recommend E&H:HNE is because during my fruitless search for solutions, I discovered that Deadalic are not very catering to their paying public. Many places claimed the devs had stopped supporting some of their games on Steam altogether - I dunno, whatever that drama may be doesn't interest me so much. What I do know is that the achievement issue spans back more than two years. I received this game as a gift not even a month ago, and the problems are still present - despite some Spring-ish update only this year they claimed fixed this problem.

Regardless, I will not buy Deponia now because of this experience, and probably nothing else Daedalic spins out. I have Journey of a Roach due to Koboldgames being on board - as things are going all right with that game, I suspect Daedalic mainly stuck to the publishing side of things - yay...

It is an exceedingly rare thing for me to have a bad experience with a game - when it happens, I'm unforgiving...

-1/10
Posted: October 14
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47 of 49 people (96%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Ok after finishing the game, I'm ready to give it the thumbs up. There are some things that potential players of the game should be aware of before purchasing however, as they may dramatically effect enjoyment of the game:

1. The art style of the game, it really worked in some respects (Such as the Harveys/demons) but in other respects it was kind of lacking, such as the mouth animations of the characters.

2. Some of the puzzles in the game require a large amount of discrete math, so I hope you took a class in it in your undergraduate. Break out the truth tables! You can skip all of these puzzles though. I recommend trying your hand at them though if you have a familiarity with these sort of logic puzzles.

3. Acheivements straight up arn't working as of 11/28/13. If you're an acheivement ♥♥♥♥♥ like myself, this will disappoint you, and reduce your game completion % if you're keeping track of that.

4. Not so much a problem, but a warning. Art style notwithstanding, this ain't a kid's game. Were this game a movie, I'd rate it R. I wouldn't even recommend playing this in the same house as a kid.

That said, even with those caviats, the game is worth playing because:

1. The dark humor of the game is done well.

2. Solid endings

3. Most of the use thing on thing puzzles are fairly straightforward.

Anyway all told, I enjoyed it, you might too.
Posted: November 28, 2013
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