The first fifteen minutes of most games give you a good idea of everything that lies ahead. After going through the first two hours of Harvey’s New Eyes, I got the gist of what things were to come. So, this is basically some awkward throwback to '90s E-rated adventure games. At this point, I was tearing my eyes out at the game’s painful sense of humor and terrible voice acting. I actually sent an email to my editor, pleading to take me off this review. Then, I played some more.
By the end of chapter one, it suddenly becomes apparent that Harvey’s New Eyes winning “Best Youth Game” at the German Computer Games Awards isn’t disagreeable -- no, it’s a criminal act against children everywhere. This isn’t a comment on quality but on content, specifically the hard left turn that drives the game far away from child friendly territory.
If this is a game for kids, then Germany has some issues it needs to work out ASAP.