Excerpt: As another Harry Potter movie enters the cinemas around the world, a new game has been released to provide some entertainment for fans. The story of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (as with the movie, the game is split into two parts) is very much a darker tale than those previously, and the developers at EA Bright Light Studios tried to convey that by taking the gameplay to a different place.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Review
13 January 2011
Summary: Throughout the video game history of the Harry Potter franchise it would be fair to say that just about all of the games have proven mediocre at best and the latest in the series, " Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 " is no different.
Conclusion: Trying something new with a series is usually to be applauded, but when a game like Deathly Hallows – Part 1 has been put together so badly that it’s tough to find any kind of merit, you have to question what they were thinking. From the woeful story to the tacked on Kinect missions and challenges, this all feels like a money making exercise at work. Outsmart them and keep hold of your cash... and your sanity!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 Xbox 360 Review
7 December 2010
Excerpt: Some of the previous Harry Potter games gave you the chance to explore Hogwarts, although Deathly Hallows does away with the school for wizard’s altogether. In fact, this Harry Potter game is quite a departure when compared to others in the gaming series and this, as it turns out, is one of its first failures. Of course, this is all down to the source material.
Summary: The most disappointing thing about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is that it fails to capture the essence of the story it's trying to tell. While the revamped third-person shooter gameplay stays engaging throughout most of the campaign, the context that it's framed around is paper-thin.
Pros: Gameplay is fun for the most part
Cons: Fragmented, confusing story, Bad character models and voice acting, Occasional bad camera and bugs, Little attempt to capture spirit of source material
Excerpt: If you haven’t read the Deathly Hallows book or seen the film, all you need to know before jumping into Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is that the boy wizard is on the run to destroy his noseless arch-nemesis, Lord Voldemort — who also happens to be hunting him. Seeped in the same darker tone as the source material, in Deathly Hallows Part 1 you won’t be happily collecting doo-dads at Hogwarts like in previous games.
Pros: + Super sharp visuals and character models., + Invisibility cloaks are fun.
Cons: - Confusing for non-fans; incredibly repetitive missions and gameplay with little variety., ? Do you read the Quibbler?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 the videogame Review
7 August 2010
Excerpt: Between famously refusing to allow development on any official Harry Potter RPGs and threatening legal action on anyone who violates the IP, J.K. Rowling has guarded the Potter license in a way that makes George Lucas' protection of Star Wars look like he sends gold-plated champagne to everyone who Photoshops a picture of Chewbacca into an animated GIF.