Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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A shame it isn't multi-player
Dr. M. Cale, Amazon
8 March 2009
Summary: My family has the Prisoner of Azkaban for PC, Goblet of Fire for PC, and Order of the Phoenix for Wii. We like the Prisoner of Azkaban a lot, possibly more than the OotP. Goblet of Fire is TERRIBLE. Order of the Phoenix would be much better if it had a multi-player capacity. Why can't you have three friends playing as Harry, Ron and Hermione, swapping about in the action? Also, I agree with the comments about the wandering around. It does get tedious.
Summary: I'm a huge Harry Potter fan so I thought the this game would be fun! When I had finally finished the instructions, which were long and detailed, I thought I'd be prepared for playing the game. I was very confused at times by which tasks to do first, and how to remember all the spell motions. It's more complicated than fun, sorry to say.
Summary: Harry Potter for the nintendo wii is a pretty good game except for a few things. Anyway lts just get to the game play. In this game the gameplay is oky in this game but it could be better. First of all to cast a spell in Harry Potter on the Wii you have to move your wand a certin way or else it won't work. This is annoying becase if you are in the middle of a battle it could take you a long time to hit you enemy because you can't cast a spell corectly.
Summary: I'm a newcomer to the Harry Potter game franchise, so I can't compare this game to the previous entries in the series. I'm a fan of adventure games in general, especially the classic titles from Sierra and LucasArts, so it was a great treat to have such a large and immersive environment to explore. Hogwarts looks gorgeous, and the game designers have done a magnificent job making it look every bit like the sets from the Harry Potter films.
Summary: Last weekend, I went and saw the recently released fifth Harry Potter film. Even though I would categorize myself as a casual fan, I am getting more interested with the release of the final book in the series and will probably try to read them all when I have time. That said, I enjoyed the film so much I decided to go out and rent the Wii game, which I had heard was decent.
Good game but instructions leave a lot to be desired.
Walter E. Anderson "wandrson", Amazon
18 July 2007
Summary: I think I respresent the target audience that Nintendo is going after with the Wii. I have not liked video games much even though I am technically savy (programmer)--though I was fond of pong! I just purchased the Wii and this is my first game purchase (other than Wii Play). Overall I enjoyed the game--largely due to the fact that there was very little time sensitive actions (like fighting and whatnot). It is mostly about puzzles and exploring.
Summary: That's what they should have titled this game, because that's practically all you do--float things around, with a few brief duels thrown in. Oh, and a lot of wandering back and forth to different parts of Hogwarts, looking for people. I was very disappointed in the last game (Goblet of Fire) but had high hopes for this one, especially with the Wii. And while it is a fun novelty to use the remote like a wand, and the graphics are great, the game itself is a bore.
Summary: I so wanted to really like this game. Really. The production values are, overall, excellent; obviously, a great deal of care has gone into the experience and presentation. Finally, we have a Harry Potter game that does a decent job (not perfect) of capturing the 'feel' presented through the movies. Unfortunately, this care didn't extend to the actual game itself.
Summary: I love the Potter series, but if I was incharge of a brand this big, I would make sure it was perfect before releasing it. I understand they have to release it before the movie comes out, won't make sense if they delay it to spend more time in production. But it would of helped. The game is beautiful, graphics, sound and game play is great. The biggest complaint is the cutscenes.