Reviews and Problems with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
7 July 2008
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).
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.
Pros: Using the stylus to cast spells and mix potions is fun for a while, Two dozen different minigames to try, Hogwarts looks beautiful, and you can explore the whole place, Basic story is faithful to the movie
Cons: Inane fetch quests water down the story, Exciting moments don't seem so exciting as still images, The turn-based duels are too simplistic and lopsided, After an hour, you'll be sick of the minigames too, The game does a poor job of conveying how truly cruel Umbridge is
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.
Excerpt: Nouvel épisode dans la franchise Harry Potter , l’Ordre du Phénix place nos étudiants en magie face à une situation difficile : Voldemort complote, quelque chose sent le pourri à Poudlard tandis qu’un nouveau professeur de défense contre les forces du mal agit de manière pour le moins étrange. Quant à Dumbledore, il est tout simplement mis sur la touche. Personne ne croit Harry quand il affirme que Voldemort est de retour.