Excerpt: Do you like fetch quests? If you answered yes, good, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is basically built up by them, if it’s a big no, then, unless you really want a holiday in Hogwarts and to play as J.K. Rowling’s famous creation, this game may not be for you. Exploring Hogwarts will perhaps be enough for many fans, not forgetting to mention that the DS’ stylus makes for a very good wizards wand.
Excerpt: What is it? Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is an adventure game based on the movie of the same name. You take control of Harry as he explores Hogwarts School, carrying out tasks for various people. The Death Eaters are causing mayhem in the Muggle and wizarding worlds, and Hogwarts isn't the safe place it once was.
Excerpt: There really is no excuse for the poor quality of this game. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince the film was delayed from winter 2008 to summer 2009 which ideally would have given EA another eight or so months to polish the game into something a little more special than this. What we have here is one of the laziest pieces of shovelware ever to be crapped out onto the marketplace, something that you would only find challenging to play if you happen to be a barely...
NDS Review - 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'
4 August 2009
Summary: In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince you'll engage in exciting wizard duels, mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class, take to the air to lead the Gryffindor Quidditch team to victory, get sidetracked by Ron's romantic entanglements and journey toward discovering the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.