Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Björn Arvidsson "teddybjorn33", Amazon
17 January 2011
Summary: First of all, my 7 year-old was VERY revved up about this! She is a complete Potter-nut, and was looking forward to trying this on her brand new Wii. Well, it was hard. The game starts with the death-eater attack in the underground walkway from the movie, before you have any clue how to fight them. After repeated attempts, we settled on waving our arm/controller vehemntly in the air and pushing buttons, and that worked.
Summary: Vastly inferior to the HBP game. Tough to even move or inspect anything with Ron and Hermione constantly in the way. Constant nagging to complete the current task makes the mute button your best friend. Only the Gobstone and Wizard Chess games are truly fun.
Summary: I bought this for my 10 year old grandson who plays a lot on the WII and is a Harry Potter fan.....He was easily distracted and changed to something else rather quickly. This may be OK for an older player but I tried it and didn't like it either!
Summary: In addition to all the other comments already posted, I'd like to add a few of my own: 1. Frame rate issues everywhere. The poor little Wii doesn't seem to be able to keep up with the game engine's insane level of detail, leading to really choppy scenes and movement. Thing is, the Wii SHOULD be able to handle this - I think it was just poorly ported. 2. Random weird sound effects.
Summary: Ok, I am an older gamer. Played Zork 1 when it came out (the original), anyway. My wife and I love the Harry Potter series. I bought this for her for Christmas to play on our Wii. The controls were difficult often impossible. Some areas the camera blocked the view of where you were supposed to go. Sometimes there are places you just stand with no indication of what you have to do (other than the marauder map giving you clues). The bridge scene was the final straw.
Hogwarts accurately recreated in video game form... but terrible game play
E. Perry, Amazon
30 August 2007
Summary: The only interesting thing about this game is that it you can explore Hogwarts and the grounds. It seemed very realistic to me and the graphics are pretty cool. But as far as game play goes - it's absolutely the worst game I have ever played. 90% of the game is performing menial tasks. The rest is just swinging the wii remote around. It felt like it was telling the story while finding random things you could do to try to tie you into the story.
Summary: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for the Wii is, in my opinion, a very bad game. The bad parts of this game are that the view is annoying and random, it skips over major parts of the story, teleports you at random points (for example I was in Occlumency class and then less than a second later without any explanation in the Order of the Phoenix headquarters at Christmas), has hardly any action, no puzzles, and is made up mostly of running around Hogwarts...
Conclusion: As a lover of Harry Potter and the Wii I was really looking forward to this game. I've played the previous games and believe that 'Chamber' is the best of all of them, maybe it's having played all the other games that led to my utter disappointment of this one.
Summary: A bit of a missed opportunity this game. I LOVE Harry Potter, and I LOVED the idea of using the wii remote to do magic, but the controls are a little off, and the movements a little unimaginative. That could be forgiven if the game behind is was good, but its so tedious, justing running around the castle collecting items and passwords. I think its probably good for the young ones, maybe up to age 8. But any older than that and they'll get bored fast.