Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
8 June 2012
Excerpt: The Harry Potter marketing train has reached cruis speed again now that the sixth book has been ported to the bix screen and of course we get to swing our magical stick around for the sixth time again thanks to EA.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince game review
Boys' Life magazine
25 February 2010
Excerpt: Could the new Harry Potter game use more magic? There’s some good news and some bad news, depending on which version you play. I’m afraid I have to tell you to stay away from the handheld versions. Both the PSP and DS games are pretty similar.
Conclusion: In the end, the Harry Potter video game curse still hasn’t been lifted. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is still as poor as any of the past titles have been and the future doesn’t look any better with only one book left.
Excerpt: When you've created an entire virtual Hogwarts school, it makes sense that you'll want to get the most out of it, but in the case of EA's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, it means the game is incredibly similar to the publisher's previous effort.
PS3 Review - 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'
20 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...
Excerpt: Harry Potter has become a legitimate modern-day phenomenon and J.K. Rowling now has enough money to purchase a small assortment of countries. The latest book and movie, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” have performed as expected and raked in more cash, although once again, we’re left with a...
Conclusion: Again, I like what EA has done here. I think they have put their development team to work and asked for something that is better than The Order of the Phoenix. What EA has delivered is definitely an improvement, but it still needs a lot more work to make it solid.
Conclusion: The Harry Potter video games should complement the other media, providing gleeful interaction to match the excellent story from the books and the visual splendor of the films. But Half-Blood Prince isn't much fun to play once you've gotten a taste of the few simple activities.
Pros: Lots of references to the original Harry Potter fiction.
Cons: Gameplay consists of only three different activities that get old fast, Story is difficult to follow if you haven't read the book, Character models and voice acting are subpar.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Review (PS3)
Yet Another Review Site
26 July 2009
Excerpt: Anyone who has read the book should be able to get the most out of the game, especially if they’ve found the latest film disappointing Back to school already? Oh wait its Hogwarts.
Pros: Lots of references to the original Harry Potter fiction, Potions can be fun to play as a mini-game.
Cons: Gameplay consists of only three different activities that get old fast, Story is difficult to follow if you haven’t read the book, Character models and voice acting are subpar, Main story is a little short, No online Wizarding duels.