Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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I can never face Snape again since I failed potions. . .he keeps making these cutting comments
Deb T, Amazon
20 December 2011
Summary: This game takes a LONG TIME, as you have to run across the castle constantly. Also this game forced me to fell a strong resentment for a one, Zacharias Smith, I can honestly say I hate that kid. The castle is oddly laid out as well, not really matching up to the books or movies. Spells are a lot of fun though so it is worth playing, though definitely not $50 worth playing. They also have these weird mini-game tournament everywhere, which I absolutely fail at.
Summary: I recently bought a PS3 after not playing video games for years. Since I'm a big Harry Potter fan, I bought this game since it was the most rated among the Harry Potter series. I'm about 60% through the game and the challenges that Harry goes through in this game are mostly ver boring. They're mostly comprised of figuring out ways to climb on top of things and retrieve items.
Summary: I decided to buy this game because I am in love with the movies and the books so I figured the game had got to be good. Well, I was slightly mistaken. The things that you can do in the game, such as, casting spells with the analog stick movement and...Well, that's pretty much the only fun thing about it. Although the character likeness is very good, I believe the creators spent too much time worrying about that and too little time building a good story for the game.
Summary: The Harry Potter video game series has been a mixed bag since the beginning. There have always been some really nice elements to the series--the quidditch scenes in the earlier episodes, for example, were quite fun. But when it all comes down, these games have been about finding stuff. A *lot* of stuff. If you like finding stuff in the environment of Hogwarts, you are going to love this game more than any of the others. This game tells its story only by sugestion.
Summary: I'm not into the shooter-type games so I decided to try this one out. In about 4 hours of play I am 20% complete. I'm finding it a little tedious. The magic is kinda fun, there are no time limits for completing tasks, and you can take on any number of tasks at once, but it just seems to me that the vast majority of my time is spent running around Hogwarts (which is an ENORMOUS environment).
Summary: I evaluate this game in three parts (playing at "normal" level): 1. exploration/discovery 2. tasks 3. dueling 1. exploration/discovery - 5 stars Hogwarts castle and surrounding scenery are truly spectacular on the PS3. Everything from the owlery to the Gryffindor common room to the grand staircase is amazingly detailed and beautifully rendered.
Conclusion: Oh dear what can the matter be, Harry potter is stuck in a 360 port travisty. The storyline has been taken right down and does not have the feel of the films or the books. They have opted not to use clips from the film but to keep it to rendered graphics which would not have been a problem for the PS3 until you see that this is another EA lazy port of a XBOX360 game which can't touch the graphical power of the PS3, I have both machines and paid the extra for the PS3...