I can see why others would stick their daggers into this thing without so much as a thought. It's short, simplistic, and insultingly easy to play. It barely qualifies as a game! What it really is is five episodes of the show that you nudge along and help to progress. Half of which aren't as funny as normal and are only worth playing to get to the better episodes.
Sounds bad, right? Not so much. The second half of the game is hilarious and makes up for the small bits that drag. Your average person could knock this entire game out in one evening, which gives you as much entertainment as watching a DVD. You could return this thing next day and move on to a real game. I had some laughs and that's really all I expected.
I'm a big Harvey Birdman fan. You get what you expect from the Birdman franchise. It's funny, lots of characters from the show with authentic voices. The gameplay doesn't exactly shine, but it's about as simple as things can get. Graphics look crisp. Did I mention it's funny?
Get Ready to Feel the Power of Attorney... Sort of
posted by Exile2600 (GAINESVILLE, FL) Feb 22, 2008
Member since Feb 2008
gamers (33%) found this review helpful
Gameplay: It's basically playable episodes of Harvey Birdman in the style of Phoenix Wright. In fact, it kind of felt like a parody of Phoenix Wright because it did ask some silly questions here and there. There isn't much of a challenge because you can get by easily enough with guessing and leaving no stone unturned. The only challenge I found frustrating was on the profile and evidence screens. Seriously, let the audio play on the item before you press any buttons. Go slow in that section. I have never had a game lock up on me. This title did it 2 times in as many hours.
Fan Aspect: I felt it was true to the show. Absurd and subtle at times; over the top at others. It features all of the original voices!--
--Minus Stephen Colbert. A distracting letdown. (I'm sure he was busy tending to important business in the Colbert Nation)