Edna & Harvey: The Breakout
By Daedalic Entertainment GmbH
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The award-winning debut adventure game from the creators of The Whispered World and Deponia now on the iPad. Accompany young Edna and her talking stuffed bunny Harvey on a whacky attempt to escape from her padded cell. Experience a bizarre journey all across the insane asylum and far beyond its brick walls.
At the beginning, young Edna wakes up in the padded cell of an insane asylum with no memory of her past. She doesn’t have the slightest idea how she wound up there, but one thing is for sure, she wants out! After all, she feels perfectly sane – and her talking stuffed bunny Harvey agrees completely. Together, they attempt an escape and, in doing so, meet their extremely bizarre fellow patients – from the man in the bee costume to the pseudo-Siamese twins Hoti and Moti. But Dr. Marcel, head of the asylum, will stop at nothing to keep Edna from escaping. What does he have planned for her? And why was her memory erased? Gradually, Edna regains her memory of the time before her detention in her cell…
✔ Over 20 hours of twisted humor
✔ Incredibly funny insane characters and crazy dialogs
✔ Unique comic style
✔ Point & touch adventures with intuitive controls
✔ Unlockable achievements
✔ German and English voiceovers
✔ Facebook integration
✔ The award-winning cult adventure on the iPad for the first time
✔ Winner of the 2009 Red Dot Design Award (PC Edition)
✔ From the creators of the award-winning games The Whispered World and Deponia
What's New in Version 1.1
✔ Tutorial added
✔ Intro sound fixed
✔ New game security question added
✔ Arrows point in the correct direction now
✔ Hotspot positions adjusted
✔ Edna has never been this stable (and we don't mean mentally)
Lots of play but not very intuitive
This game offers a lot of playing time for very little money, which is great. It features funny characters in funny situations and you can tell the creators paid a lot of attention to adding entertaining details and asides.
The problem I found is that game play is not very intuitive, and that's why I'm not giving it a higher score. It is nearly impossible to figure out what you need to do in many situations, and there are so many pointless interactions/items to interact with that gameplay becomes tedious.
The hint function doesn't actually give hints pointing to which items to interact with in order to move you along, it just gives a general picture of what can be interacted with--and sometimes it is every object onscreen. The dialogue interactions are so copious that, while funny, they often don't give clear directions of how to proceed, and they take forever.
I think it would be impossible to get through this game without going online and finding a walkthrough, which is what I had to do.
I think the developers need to work on some clarity.
So much fun!
Fabulous game, well worth the money. The attention to detail is beyond anything I have seen in any other game. You can destroy/ vandalize parts of the scene that are not necessary to the game! It was very long, challenging and overall a must buy for the point and click fans. Also, anyone that likes puzzle games or logical and creative challenges. Please make more like this!
Great game, but...
I loved this game! Great characters, intriguing story, and challenging intellectual gameplay. However, after hours of investment in playing, and just when I had finally reached the denouement, the game crashes!! Repeatedly! Very frustrating, to say the least. Tried every crash fix I could think of short of reinstalling, as I didn't want to start all over again. This could just be my device, though. I was playing it on a 1st Gen iPad. Hopefully others have more luck.