Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
19 December 2006
Excerpt: It’s quite interesting watching the people who have created the Harry Potter machine labour on with a touch of discernible fatigue. It’s well publicised that even the boy wizard’s creator has tired a little of her magical child – now J.K. Rowling is already set up for life she might be wishing she’d planned for a four book series rather than a seven book one.
Excerpt: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a good representation of the movie in a stylistic sense, but it does a poor job overall with the quality of the graphics. The many polygons that adorn your screen, while colorful, are extremely jagged and yield to a lot of cases of clipping. Also, the overall pace of the game is very slow due to the sluggish camera and the many instances of graphical related slow-down. For the most part, the quality of the sound is good.
Excerpt: The fourth installment in the Harry Potter saga, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 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, and thanks to EA you can now carry the magic of Harry Potter in your own pocket.
Conclusion: It is hard to port a game from the consoles to a handheld device – that is obvious. But when you try and do so, there needs to be some added features to help balance out some of things you had to take out to get the game on the platform. Unfortunately the developers really didn’t do this, and thus we are left with a game that just unfortunately couldn’t match the console version.
Pros: Three-player cooperative play, Card system of upgrades adds depth, Triwizard Tournament levels mix up the gameplay style, Three-player cooperative play, Card system of upgrades adds depth, Triwizard Tournament levels mix up the gameplay style
Cons: Relies a little too much on replaying levels, Reward for finishing a collection quest isn't always clear, Could have leveraged more media from the film, Relies a little too much on replaying levels, Reward for finishing a collection quest isn't always clear, Could have leveraged more media from the film
Excerpt: When Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was released in the cinemas late last year it was a completely different movie to its three predecessors. Harry and his friends (Hermoine and Ron) had to do a lot of growing up, and the movie was a lot darker. Like the movie, the game has done a lot of growing up, and rather than focus on basic tasks like exploring and collecting, the Goblet of Fire game features a lot more action and defence.
Conclusion: Dit Harry Potter spel zal weinig fans van het game teleurstellen. Verwacht echter geen wonderen, noch een diepgaande spelervaring. Alles is mooi afgewerkt, de gameplay houdt steek, maar verrast op geen enkel moment. Wél erg leuk is de co-op mogelijkheid, als je tenminste genoeg vrienden kan verzamelen om samen met jou dit geslaagde avontuur uit te spelen.