Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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Harry Potter weaves magical spells for tweens.
Common Sense Media
13 October 2007
Summary: Parents need to know that this game lets kids explore what magic can do in Harry Potter's world, including curses, jinxes, and spells to defeat a wide range of magical beasts. Some of these beasts are scary looking and many are tenacious and relentless. Cooperation is stressed: At times, the only way to defeat magical foes is for Harry, Ron, and Hermione to jointly cast magic -- a great lesson for three friends playing together to learn.
Excerpt: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth installment of the Harry Potter series and is the turning point in the overall story. So does the Goblet of Fire game hold up to this responsibility? As far as the looks of Harry Potter are concerned, the characters, Hogwarts and all of the other locations from the book and movie definitely do the series justice. Characters like Harry, Ron and Hermione are amazingly close representations of the actors from the movie.
Summary: Anyone who's a fan of the Harry Potter franchise and for children in particular the game may be worth a purchase but for those who are looking at it wondering if it'll offer a bit of fun then you're better off going for a rental as it's not an overly long game and will likely not fulfil you considering the £34.99 RRP.
Excerpt: This is the setting for the fourth installment in the Harry Potter saga, which has recently jumped off the pages of J. K. Rowling's best selling novel and into the movie theatres. Not unlike its predecessors, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is being adapted for almost every type of media imaginable. The joint release of EA's game and Warner Brothers movie means HP: GOF is a videogame, based on a movie, which is based on a book.
Summary: The Marmite of the film, game and book world! Either you love him or you hate him! Millions and millions of people love him, millions cant stand the magical baby faced wizard, EA have leapt at the chance to release the new title, is there much point in reviewing it, people are going to buy it anyway!
Conclusion: The Harry Potter universe brought to your console, we all know what happens so no surprises there but for those looking for a brilliant and truly magical trip into the world that is Harry Potter quite a few will find a lot to disappoint them from the old-school play mechanics to the poor control system, not to mention the general tediousness of some of the tasks. If you don’t mind putting out countless fires and moving countless boulders.
Excerpt: It’s been awhile since the last game, hasn’t it? And right about now you should be able to find cheap copies of said game (Prisoner of Azkaban) for $20 or so (either preplayed or, dare we dream, new). But how has the gameplay changed since then? First let’s take a recap of the changes that occurred between Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban.
Summary: En conclusion, ce nouvel opus apporte de grands changements intéressants, mais avec leur lot de défauts. On regrette les promenades libres dans Poudlard ou nos cours de magie. Le jeu est amusant en multijoueur, mais en solo c’est à oublier. Le scénario tombe dans l’oubli, les graphiques sont rehaussés et la bande sonore est intéressante. Simple et amusant: un bon jeu pour la famille.
Pros: Graphiques rehaussés Multijoueur amusant Simple pour la famille
Cons: Mauvais contrôle Scénario évaporée Très courte durée de vie