Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Review
8 April 2009
Summary: This year's Harry Potter game engulfs the player in a cinematic and movie like experience that past versions have lacked. Although it has a couple of graphical and gameplay hitches, this immersive experience is something for all Harry Potter fans to try.
Pros: Bonus features and many extras to unlock., No HUD immerses players., Environments are direct adaptations from the film.
Cons: Mediocre animations., Graphical issues such as tearing., Dull cut scenes.
Excerpt: Harry Potter seems to be loved by everyone and it's easy to see why. The story of a young wizard in training who takes on enemies well above his status, only to get in trouble over and over again is something kids can relate to and parents can read/sit through without too much pain. You'd think video games of Harry would be a no brainer then. Boy with magic takes on evil doers with the help of his friends - sounds simple enough.
PS3 Review - 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'
28 September 2007
Summary: In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community is in denial about the teenager's recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort, preferring to turn a blind eye to the news that Voldemort has returned.
Excerpt: Well, another summer comes and brings with it a wealth of game and movie tie-ins. Some we have already seen, like the terrible Transformers game and the fantastically frightful Fantastic Four. Could this new incarnation of the young wizard make a turnaround for the genre? Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix takes you back to the fifth year at Hogwarts School.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It's not a Grand Theft game, no matter how many wit machines out there say otherwise. Myself included. But Order of the Pheonix is, naturally, recommended to all Potter fans with any sort of modern-day games machine.
Excerpt: Nobody Likes Summer School Anyway I don't understand why we need an open world fantasy game like Harry Potter , because the world is already made of fantasy: We live in a time when Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello can decry the lack of innovation in games , in the same week EA spits out this mediocre chapter in its Harry Potter franchise. Want to see a magic trick? My eyes just rolled all the way into the back of my skull.
Summary: The video game version of Order of the Phoenix captures none of the magic in the <em>Harry Potter</em> books or films.
Pros: Hogwarts is re-created in all its glory for you to explore, Minigames are a pleasant diversion, Voice acting and music are good
Cons: The game is little more than a virtual reality chore simulator, Endless backtracking makes the game even more dull, Cutscenes are glitchy and feel unfinished, Nearly everything about the game is tedious, Story is impossible to follow if you haven't read the book
Excerpt: Once again J.K. Rowling's world comes alive in EA's latest adventure game epic entitled Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which follows the freshly released movie of this amazing series. Amazingly enough, EA have used actual blueprints from the movie to recreate all the wonders of this amazing universe that not only features the actual scenes from the movie but even some of the original cast and authentic motion picture soundtrack for a totally thrilling and...