Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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M. Gunselman "ne'er do well", Amazon
2 August 2007
Summary: I bought this game for PC right around the time it came out. I did not have an Xbox at the time. It was really fun on PC with lots of time to explore the castle, collect beans, play Quidditch, and trade beans for different items, not to mention learning magic. I liked this game so much that when I got an Xbox 360 I decided to get this game for it as well. I was very excited and the game was fun at first.
Summary: In three words that really sums it up for me. The game itself is pretty fun, but I ended up beating it in a day because it was just too short. I was also disappointed with the ending being much too easy and hurried. Additionally, I second whoever wrote in their review that the camera angles are just not helpful and that the issue of losing your beans every time you're hit is such a pain. I suppose that was it really..
Summary: I'm happy to admit that I'm a fan of the Harry Potter franchise. I adored the first two books and the first two films and with the release of "The Chamber Of Secrets" in movie theaters last November (and now on video) came this game. It's a Zelda-esque adventure title that's good enough, but could have been better. Before I get negative, I'll mention the high points of this gaming experience. First, the graphics are very nice.
Summary: Please keep in mind that my rating is based on an adult perception. My thoughtful sisters(aged 17 and 15)bought me this game for Christmas knowing that I was a covert "Harry Potter" fan. The game is great for kids. Challenges were both unique and well constructed throughout the game, and were kept very simple for the young'uns.
Summary: This IS a good game for the Xbox, graphics are nice, ambience is good, backgrounds excellent. Gameplay ok, puzzles are not too bad to solve but here is the but! THE CAMERA ANGLES STINK! I bought this for my daughter and she has given up in disgust, there is no jump control you just jump automatically when needed, usually this happens when you are not directly following Harry and you miss the target of your jump, this can be extremely frustrating when you have to do the...
Summary: Being a game based on the best selling book and the film of the same name, it just a shame that the graphics are not upto the par of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The faces are not quite upto scratch. As for sound, the voices well, lets just say, again compared to Buffy are very poor indeed. The gameplay is good, though. The game is full of puzzles to solve and there is the usual sneaking around.