Summary: I bought this game for my 7 and 9 year old kids for Christmas because they love all things Harry Potter. However, this game has been a pretty big dud around the house. Some reasons include: (1) It's only one player so they can't play with each other or with friends. (2) You have to follow the game script throughout. There is no free play, exploring or creativity allowed. (3) The game was super easy for them to win and since there's no free play then it is basically over.
Summary: Book of Spells is great. This however, is less so. Unfortunately the formula from the original game seems to of been thrown out of the window here. The controls are buggy with the Move, having to change 'tool' every few minutes gets tiring real quickly too.
Summary: i bought this thinking it would be really fun but after playing it for a couple of hours its really quite boring. there is nothing exciting happening and apart from the spell names has nothing much to do with harry potter
Entertaining for brief moments but tedious in the longer run
21 February 2013
Summary: My seven-year-old has been practising his wandwork with this for a while now and keeps himself reasonably entertained for half an hour or so, before the tedium of repeating spells brings him to his knees. Also, there seems to be a requirement to remember all the wand movements for spells previously learnt. So if one takes a break between playing the game, one often finds oneself having to relearn them. (Or maybe that's just me.
Summary: I followed the hype, is my son playing this since Christmas Day? Nope. Got to say, even I am sick of hearing Robbie Coltrane droning on as we await something to happen. Spent ages aligning the web cam bit to show the room on the screen, had to have all the lights on in the room so it lit up too. It's a gimmick and the kids got bored very quickly (aged 11). One for the charity shop, waste of £50.