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  • Summary: Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law is a fully animated interactive adventure game that merges the fun and mayhem of the popular Adult Swim TV show with Capcom's unique style of gameplay. Players step into the shiny wingtips of Harvey Birdman, a third-rate superhero turned third-rate defenseHarvey Birdman: Attorney at Law is a fully animated interactive adventure game that merges the fun and mayhem of the popular Adult Swim TV show with Capcom's unique style of gameplay. Players step into the shiny wingtips of Harvey Birdman, a third-rate superhero turned third-rate defense attorney charged with exonerating parodied classic cartoon characters. Over the course of the game, players must guide Harvey through a series of odd and comical cases. Each of the game's five interactive stories takes the winged crusader of justice to familiar locations from the TV show. In order to prove his client's innocence, Harvey must peruse the scene of the crime, gather evidence, talk with other cartoon characters, occasionally have drinks with opposing council, and of course, tear holes – no matter how ridiculous – in the testimony provided by the witness for the prosecution. Harvey must bring the whole story together to defend his client in a court where anything can happen... including a confrontation with the prosecution who brandishes a Shrink Ray Gun. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law will teach you as much about law as a cartoon will teach you about the laws of physics. Don't take it too seriously, and you'll have a blast.
  2. 75
    All in all, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law is a pretty short game and it's not terribly challenging, but for those who appreciate the humor of the series it's likely to be an enjoyable romp. [Apr 2008, p.84]
  3. Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law isn’t the game that will create a resurgence in PS2 gaming. Instead we get a typical point-and-click type of game with a zany cast of characters that will please die-hard fans of the television show.
  4. 60
    Harvey Birdman's big problem, however, is length. The five cases will take you a few hours to get through, at best.
  5. Either way, at a measly four hours or less, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law is barely an okay rental.
  6. The problem with Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law for the PSP is that … it isn't a game. It's actually five new episodes of the show, only you occasionally get to make a choice about Harvey's next action.
  7. This just feels like one of those movies where you push a button to decide what scene should come next (and we all know how great those movies are). That’s just not enough to justify what is essentially five slow moving episodes of Harvey Birdman.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. LevisB.
    Jan 11, 2008
    10
    If you loved phoenix wright there's a huge chance you would like this too.
  2. MarkM.
    Jan 12, 2008
    10
    It makes you feel like part of the show. You have to be a fan of the show to be a fan of this game though. Otherwise, you won't understand it.
  3. NSlashque
    Apr 6, 2008
    10
    Supurb; old characters return, new characters are introduced, good times are had by all. Some people will accuse the game of beingSupurb; old characters return, new characters are introduced, good times are had by all. Some people will accuse the game of being 'linear', but all adventure style games are linear (this isn't GTA [Grand Trial Attorney?]) and Harvey's game puts in plenty of dialogue choices and extra content to make replaying cases worthwhile. Highly recommended for true fans. Expand
  4. GioD.
    Jan 12, 2008
    8
    I'm a HUGE fan of the show n i would have to say that the game definately turned out very well. Developed by High Voltage, who have done I'm a HUGE fan of the show n i would have to say that the game definately turned out very well. Developed by High Voltage, who have done alot of cartoon network games, Harvey Birdman is LITTERALLY 5 new cartoon episodes/cases that u interact with, alot like P.Wright but with the hilarity n absurdity of Birdman. Production values r phenominal, voice actors all present except 4 Stephen Colbert (bummer). If ur a fan of da show or like da P.Wright games, give Birdman a whirl. Expand