Harvey Birdman: Attorney At Law, as you've probably read, is less of a game and more of an interactive series of episodes. Fans of the show will no doubt recognize the running gags, characters, and sense of humor that the game has when compared to its source.
In terms of gameplay, it's very similar to the Phoenix Wright series. It's so similar in fact, that it's basically the same game with Harvey Birdman slathered all over it. In other words, once you've played through it there really isn't any driving need to replay it. That being said, it's still fun to go back through the cases just for the sake of trying out new conversation options and watching the episodes again.
This is definitely something that fans of the original TV series will enjoy along with fans of the Phoenix Wright games as well.
All of it's good points aside, it's definitely one of those games that you should rent first though, that way you can see if you want to spend the extra money that it would take to make it a permanent part of your collection.
I never watched the show but this looked interesting. Well; it's certainly funny and there is not much on gameplay because all you do is watch and choose an option every so often. This makes a total of a few hours of play; barley a rental. The items you present in court and places you go are nonessesntial to the plot. Save yourself the trouble and just watch the show (I won't); the game will not generate new viewers to the show. This is a niche title (like Barrel Blast) and will lose it's appeal very fast. Buy Zack and Wiki Instead!
I am a big fan of the Harvey Birdman tv show, but cannot believe how bad this game is. There are 5 different cases that you will play through in the style of a choose your own adventure game. You point at options on the screen, you select that option, you get to watch a cutscene, repeat. It is kinda cool to see new Birdman material, but even that wears thin after awhile. Rent it if you must, but be prepared for a fairly big disappointment.