Hewitt is a top-notch adventure game that two developers, Casper Smith and C. Gianelloni, spent over a year creating. Their hard work is apparent: Hewitt looks and plays great and is a surprisingly long game. Aside from some fairly quirky puzzle elements Hewitt provides a solid experience for any adventure/point-and-click fan.
After having a foretelling dream of loneliness, Hewitt decides he needs to get his act together and find a gal to take to the school dance. Hewitt's not exactly the popular type though, so he's going to need as much help as you can give him. Personally, if I had to go through as much trouble as Hewitt to find a date to the dance I'd probably think twice, but that's just me. Use the [arrow] keys or [WASD] to move Hewitt around and the mouse to interact with the environment. You can examine, use, and combine the items in your inventory, but from there it's all up to you to figure out just what you need to do.
Analysis: Hewitt is a very long game, with a complex level of item interaction required to find everything and get everywhere you need. A little too complex at times. Some of the tasks you have to complete are a bit out there and require specific clues to complete, so unless you touch/examine/talk to everything, you'll probably miss a vital hint somewhere. A lot of adventure games fall victim to this common trap. I had to consult the walkthrough myself, and to be quite honest I'm not sure I could have ever made it through the game otherwise. A save feature is offered, so if you're determined to do it yourself you can always save and come back later. Also, it can be a bit cumbersome combining items, as you have to look at it, click it, move it, then hope it works out. If it doesn't, the last item you clicked on will be placed in his hands, making it annoying to attempt multiple combinations with the same item.
The overall graphics and game presentation are great. Environments have a very consistent clean and cartoony look to them, and all major interactions in the game have voice-overs to accompany them. The soundtrack is also excellent, offering several different tracks to listen to while you play, none of which get repetitive.
Hewitt is long and involved game and my hat (if I wore one) goes off to anyone that can manage the game with absolutely no walkthrough help. You can't help but admire the thought that went into the puzzle set-ups, even if it seems a bit 'too-convenient' or contrived at times. So give Hewitt a spin and help the poor guy find a date, will ya?