Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Test Harry Potter et l'ordre du Phénix
17 October 2008
Conclusion: A quelques exceptions près, Electronic Arts nous offre un jeu de pistes de luxe, il y a très peu d'intrigue ou de gros challenges. Certains bugs graphiques laissent à désirer et l'univers répétitif lasse très rapidement. Pour les grands fans d'Harry Potter, le jeu peut plaire ne serait-ce que par la taille gigantesque du château qui ne demande qu'à être exploré, pour les autres les graphismes douteux et les heures de marche à travers la carte auront raison de leur...
Pros: Immensité du château, Prise en main
Cons: Bug graphiques, Quêtes répétitives, Durée de vie
Conclusion: That said, there is enough content here to keep any Potter fan happy, and at times the game exudes enough character and charm to suggest something grander. It is good to see EA at least making the effort to provide proper fan-service this time around, and the technical merits of the game are pronounced (especially the full physics implementation in the PSP version).
Conclusion: Shortcuts are provided but they are of limited use and never really reduce the time taken to traipse across Hogwarts for the 100th time. The game clearly has great potential and the core elements are there. If EA can integrate the story into the game and reduce the pointless school treking, the next installment could be a real winner.
Xbox 360 Review - 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'
27 August 2007
Summary: In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community is in denial about the teenager's recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort, preferring to turn a blind eye to the news that Voldemort has returned.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It's not a Grand Theft game, no matter how many wit machines out there say otherwise. Myself included. But Order of the Pheonix is, naturally, recommended to all Potter fans with any sort of modern-day games machine.
Summary: The Harry Potter series of books has captured both the minds of children and adults alike. The movies haven't disappointed either and are amongst the highest grossing films of all time. For some reason, the video games that have been released haven't been able to reach the same level of quality that the movies and books have achieved. The latest game, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, continues that trend.
Pros: Hogwarts is re-created in all its glory for you to explore, Minigames are a pleasant diversion, Voice acting and music are good
Cons: The game is little more than a virtual reality chore simulator, Endless backtracking makes the game even more dull, Cutscenes are glitchy and feel unfinished, Nearly everything about the game is tedious, Story is impossible to follow if you haven't read the book
Excerpt: This game will really appeal to Harry Potter fans, but being constrained by the movie makes it at times boring as there is not enough variation, although the castle is beautifully recreated. If you enjoyed the previous games, you'll love it as it has come a long way, but it still fails to really take off.
Pros: Authentic environment. It's Harry Potter! Free-roaming environment. Decent story. Enjoyable spell casting and spell variation.
Cons: Still linear. No multiplayer. Limited variation in the quests. Annoying NPCs. Boring dialogue. No quidditch. Too short.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix PS2 Review
4 August 2007
Excerpt: Mr Potter, or just Harry to non-muggles, returns in this fifth game of the movie of the book. In my opinion, this book has the least amount of actual major events of the series so I was curious as to what the game would involve. Taking into account the sheer volume of poor movie tie-in titles already available, no-one expects anything more than mediocre from this, newest movie tie-in. Surprisingly, it delivers more than just a bog standard half-game.