Conclusion: In all, The Launch of the Screaming Narwhal is definitely a great start to the series. It certainly brings back some happy gaming memories for me and will no doubt do the same for other fans of the series. The music is first rate, whilst the puzzles will be simple enough for most experienced adventure gamers to complete the game in a few hours.
Summary: Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law is a fully animated interactive adventure, allowing players will step into the shiny wingtips of Harvey Birdman, a third-rate superhero turned third-rate defense attorney charged with exonerating parodied classic cartoon characters.
Excerpt: When the Adult Swim block first started on the Cartoon Network, it was because of the show ?Space Ghost: Coast to Coast.? A remix of a ?toon in which the former Hanna-Barbera superhero was recast as a dim-witted talk show host, its success led the good people at Turner Broadcasting to try to parlay it into a late-night block of cartoons. And thus, ?Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law? was born. Like Space Ghost, Birdman had been a Hanna-Barbera ?60s superhero.
Excerpt: Game: Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law Genre: Cartoon Lawyer Simulator Platform: PSP, PS2, Wii (reviewed on Wii) With the popular Japanese lawyer series Phoenix Wright selling well in both hemispheres, it was only a matter of time before someone else tried to replicate the fun and addictive formula. Porting the awesome and wacky cartoon lawyer Harvey Birdman into video game form seemed like a natural move.
Summary: In Harvey Birdman: Attorney At Law for the Wii, PlayStation2, and PSP, the developers at High Voltage Software didn't actually make a Harvey Birdman game; they made a Harvey Birdman DVD (and UMD) episode collection that you have to constantly click through to progress in each story. Sure, there are gameplay elements, but they're largely inconsequential, an itch in each of the game's five episodes that you periodically notice long enough to scratch, yet often forget is...
Pros: Great storylines that fit nicely into the show's style of humor, Sharp graphics, Nearly all of the show's voice cast is on hand
Cons: Gameplay barely exists, and what's there is forgettable, You can beat the whole thing in about four hours, No Stephen Colbert, and the soundalike actor sucks