Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
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Dull shooter fails to capture the magic of Rowling's story.
Common Sense Media
25 July 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is a third-person shooter game that substitutes wands and magic for guns and bullets. There is no blood or gore, and very few characters truly die, but players will nonetheless defeat and make disappear hundreds of enemies while casting spells in much the same way shooters see players dispatching foes with guns.
Excerpt: The interactive version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is upon us, and this magic-powered, third-person shooter sticks to the action-oriented style of its predecessor. Borrowing a few more pages from other genre stalwarts, does Harry finally have the magic to rise above the mediocrity of his past games, or is it a big pile of Hogwarts? Deathly Hallows Part 2 is more of an adaptation of the upcoming film than a faithful recreation of the seventh book.
Excerpt: And so it comes to an end. EA's long-lasting series of Harry Potter games which started all the way back in 2001 is finally over with this, the game of the movie of the second part of the last book. But while Harry's gaming series has been a long journey with more ups and downs than a mine cart at Gringotts, Deathly Hallows Part 2 is over surprisingly quickly.