Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Great for exploring, not much action or story
24 May 2011
Summary: While the previous Harry Potter game (Goblet of Fire) was almost 100% action and no exploring, this game is 100% exploring and no action. I keep hoping they will get the balance right (like I think they did with Prisoner of Azkaban), but this game was a little too focused on exploring. -Exploring: Hogwarts looks great! It's absolutely HUGE and very faithfully recreated from the movies. If you enjoy exploring and finding hidden objects, you will love this game.
Summary: so honestly, i didn't like this game as much as the others. It felt to me like there was less to do with the plotline and more to do with random side quests. you spent most of the game going and doing random side quests to get the members of the OOTP to meet in the room of requirement, then once you've done that once you go back to grimauld place for a short bit them come right back to the school and do the same thing. it just got really old after a while.
Summary: Ah Hogwarts... so much has changed in the gaming world over the years. Technology has come along was since the days of Pong. Unfortunately, maybe a little too much emphasis was placed in the graphics this time around. Because although they were simply stunning, compared to the imagery, the plot was left in the dust. The storyline was not clear or well developed, in fact, I would say it was pretty much all over the place.
Summary: I have all the other games, my favorite of the 5 is the second one. This game, although Hogwarts Castle was AMAZING! to run around in and explore, there was not.... plo, so to speak. You couldn't loose either, or you could! Any duel that was initiated that you were supposed to lose, you lost. Even fighting Voldemort in the end, all I did was press random buttons, even put the controller down, and I still won. Because I was "supposed to".
Summary: This game was fun but it took a lot of work to cast the spells. Unlike previous games where a person could just press the square, triangle, or circle buttons to cast a spell, they now have to move the left analog stick in the different directions, or a series of directions to cast different spells. This is hard at first and it was hard to remember what ways you need to turn your analog stick, but I have found as I played the game more, it became more enjoyable.
Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix (PS2): Back to Hogwarts with Harry Potter!
19 August 2009
Summary: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is an action game for the Playstation 2. The story takes place during the book of the same name written by J.K Rowling and follows Harrys fifth year of education at the magical Hogwarts school. With Voldemort back and no one willing to believe both Harry and Dumbledore the wizarding world is a more dangerous place and Harry has to recruit an army of followers, there is also a nasty new Defence against the Dark Arts teacher...
Pros: Goes back to the school, some good duels, control other characters, minigames
Cons: No co op, no Quidditch, storyline is cut significantly