Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 the Videogame Review
26 December 2011
Excerpt: I'm sure someone thought a Potter-themed Gears of War clone sounded great at some point. Given the critical panning previous games in the EA movie-license series have suffered, there was definitely a good reason to change things up. Half-Blood Prince and Order of the Phoenix both used a superbly recreated Hogwarts, but that virtual play area hid two fairly dull gaming experiences.
Conclusion: Probably too difficult for children, and not engaging enough for adults, it's difficult to see who EA are trying to cater for (especially when footage of the PS1 game is shown after the credits, reminding players how fun the titles can be). For fans of the series, I suggest you re-read the books or watch the films again, and don't bother with this. For fans of gaming, stay well clear.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (PS3)
27 July 2011
Excerpt: From escaping Gringotts bank to fighting off wave after wave of death-eaters, there is some fun to be had in the last chapter in Harry Potter’s epic journey, if you don’t mind a bit of repetition along the way. If you were at all disappointed with The Dealthy Hallows part one, you will be glad to know that EA Bright Light heard the cries of fans and gamers alike and produced a far more enjoyable end to this legacy of movie tie-ins.
Summary: Question: When is a wand no longer wand? Answer: When it's a gun. And that's the biggest problem with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: It's conceptually ludicrous. As with last year's installment, developer EA Bright Light has envisioned the wands of Harry and his friends as guns--but instead of switching between weapons, you switch between spells. Stupefy isn't a stunning spell in this game: It's a pistol.
Pros: Ability to switch between spells lends variety to later levels
Cons: Conceptually ridiculous, Exceptionally tedious, Incredibly short, with little replay value, Fails to capture the tension and excitement of the novels
Excerpt: Okay... if you haven't read the last book or seen the current film at the cinemas, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 than this game will probably spoil it for you. Then again, a true Harry Potter fan would have already read the book and seen the movie. So obviously you are a Potter fan and given these facts, the latest movie was very cool and here's hoping that EA's game, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is not just a movie-based but in actual fact a...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Review - PS3
10 April 2012
Summary: Harry Potter games have seen tons of changes over their 10 years of development. The first game in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released way back in 2001. It received a low response from the fans as it gave a cartoon like feel. Since then EA made tons of improvements, and the result is in-front of all of us, recently titles in the franchise are gritty and dark, there has been a radical shift in gameplay.
Pros: Graphics Visual and Character likenesses of the actors, Fast paced gameplay
Cons: Repetetive and very Dull gameplay, Campaign length too short only 4-5 hours, Very little replay value
Conclusion: As for tips and advice : Petrificus Totalus is your long-range attack; Stupfy and Confringo are probably the most effective when breaking through the hoards of Death eaters. Part two has also introduced the ability for Apparition, however is only really used as a way of getting in and around cover during fight sequences. It also comes in pretty late in the game to be ever fully utilised. In terms of overall gaming this one left me feeling a little underwhelmed.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – The PS3 Attitude Review
5 August 2011
Conclusion: It’s a shame that a franchise with the such potential had to end this way, but now that the main story is complete, it leaves room for games outside the timeline of the books. And if Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup could get made, who knows what the future could hold?