Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Beautiful but basic
S. Clarkson "People's Poet", amazon.co.uk
5 April 2013
Summary: When I first started playing this game, I was captivated by the clear amount of work that's gone into the scenery. Now I've finished it, I've realised that that work was what saved the game. I feel like about 50% of the actual gameplay was spent finding members of the DA around the castle! It seemed like anything you did was just a task for someone else, and nothing had anything to do with furthering the story. However, if you're mental on Potter (as I am ...
Summary: After reading reviews for all the later Harry Potter games, I decided to go for Order of the Phoenix due to the open world. I'm a great fan of GTA and I heard it was somewhat like that... The scenery and detail they put into the game was excellent, I liked the open world although I had to keep checking the map all the time. The game play was not so good though.
Summary: I have played all the prior Harry Potter games and have enjoyed them all besides perhaps The Goblet Of Fire. I loved how they combined aspects of the books with the films to create new adventures. For example in the third game the creatures you face are all featured in the book but most not seen in the film, which I actually loved, as I get quite annoyed with the films and how much is missed out that it's nice to see some things in the game.
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
Summary: This game has loads of plus points but is let down by the boring gameplay. You have free reign of Hogwarts castle and can wander around completing tasks; these include plot related ones like completing chores for DA members to encourage them to come to meetings, and finding items to do homework assignments. You can also uncover bonus interviews with HP actors by completing chores round the castle.
Mr. Wright "I dont know of any other kindle t..., amazon.co.uk
23 August 2007
Summary: If there is anything good to say about this game it would be the amount of detail the designers have put into it, you don't just have what was the framework of the previous PS2 Incarnations of the Harry Potter franchise but also true-to-life visualiations of the movie sets, plus each playable room is closer to the book than to the film.
Summary: This game finally releases the player from the constraints of its forebears, where the emphasis is to try and save the Wizarding World between classes, but that you get reminded every few steps that "Its Transfiguration next Harry!". Harry, now in his fifth year, finally seems to be allowed to choose his own path around the school... its probably something to do with "study periods" for his OWLS exams and, like the book, you don't really spend much time revising hehe.
Summary: This game was alright but it's extremely overrated. It is better than the Goblet Of Fire video game which was very bad. Although in the game the graphics are good and there is a lot of Hogwarts to explore, I still think the first three games are far superior. When I first played this game I was delighted with how big Hogwarts was but after about an hour going around Hogwarts, it was like a pointless and dull chore.