Summary: We, the grandparents, purchased this item from the child's list. It worked one time. He hasn't been able to play with it since. It was more than 30 days, therefore, they were unable to return it to the store. It was like throwing away good money on a game that was to be fun. We will not purchase this expensive type of gift again for a grandchild. He can read the books instead and just imagine.
Summary: My boys (10 and 5) absolutely LOVE this. It's cleverly written and slowly builds up the lessons and tests in a very creative way. We paid $8 for it when finding a really good deal in the USED AND NEW FROM... in the amazon listing, but if we'd paid full price, we'd absolutely have felt it was worth it!
Summary: We got this for my nephew and he opened it up right away so we saw him play. He is a big Harry Potter fan and found this not to be challenging enough for him. He blew through almost the whole thing the first night.
Summary: The concept here is great - you sit in your living room in front of the TV, and the Playstation Move camera makes it look like you are in a wizarding world. The Move controller becomes a magic wand, the plain blue book that comes with the game becomes a magical tome, etc. At first - the wow factor is pretty amazing. But as you start to use it - it becomes very very repetitive.