Harvester | EW.com

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Blue Velvet, Leave It to Beaver, and the Friday the 13th series are some of the allusions that come to mind while playing this truly weird adventure game. Assuming the role of an amnesiac small-town teenager in the ’50s, you get mixed up with a mysterious cult, predatory aliens, and neighbors who rant and rave about meat, Communists, and shotgun weddings. (How over-the-top is Harvester? At the start of this three-disc diversion, I unintentionally took a swing at a freckle-faced delivery boy, who promptly shot me dead in a bloody spray of bullets.) Like a late-late movie on some obscure UHF station, this gratuitously violent game doesn’t make much sense, but it is a lot of twisted fun. B+