Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
6 July 2004
Excerpt: games themselves. That's not to say they don't do the movies and/or books justice, it's just that they don't exactly break new ground. In this grand tradition, the third game, surprisingly based on the movie it shares a name with, manages to mirror events from the book and the movie well, but does little else. refers to a certain Sirius Black, recently liberated from his incarceration and making a beeline for our wizardly hero.
Excerpt: Based on the movie of the same name currently storming the box office, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for PS2 and Xbox allows players to control all three heroes-in-training through the same environments seen in the film.
Excerpt: You know the drill. It’s year 3 and Harry Potter has just blew up his least favorite auntie into cannon fodder for the Macy‘s Thanksgiving Day Parade, meaning it’s time for Harry to pull a runaway bride act and vanish -- which doesn’t last long. He’s found, and everything is A-OK so he can go back to Hogwarts without worry… gee, wonder why, maybe it has to do with the fact that he’s being hunted by a certain escaped prisoner named Sirius Black?
Summary: This could really be classed as a "safe" game. Electronic Arts haven't taken any risks but they know their audience and have modified the game to suit them. Easily the best Harry Potter game to date.