Emphasis on the word rent. Once you are done playing this game you are done. Very little replay value. If you are a fan of the show then you will love this game. Thats first off. If you are a fan of subtle and sometimes not so subtle humor then you will also love this game. Harvey Birdman is a choose your path type game. No real action or thinking involved. You are really just watching 5 episodes of the TV show, but they aren't released episodes. It's weird. Very funny stuff. Unfortunately there is little else to do once you beat the game. Rent it, get all the way through it, then send it back. Too bad they only had I think 5 episodes to play through. If you had 10 or 20 to go through I could say this would be a good game to buy. But only if you were a fan of the show. If you have never heard of the show, try this game out knowing you are basically going to watch the show. If you like the game you probably will like the show.
I thought this game was a lot of fun. The only frustrating part was that sometimes if you present evidence on the wrong statement (even though some statements are very similar) then you still lose a point or whatever it is. You'll see what I mean.
I thought the episodes were hilarious, and I really didn't feel like they ran on too long. The sad thing is, once I really started to fully understand what I was supposed to be doing I was on the 2nd to last episode. The game only lasts about 5 hours or so, which makes this game a definite rental, but that's why we have gamefly. I'll be looking forward to the next installment.