Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Xbox 360 Review
30 May 2010
Excerpt: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix features the best digital rendition of Hogwarts Castle yet, it’s both huge and true to the films. Fans are sure to be delighted with getting the chance to explore, seeing all the familiar rooms and characters, and just generally having a jolly good time. EA have used this vast area efficiently, crafting an exploration based game out of it.
Excerpt: One of the many faults of most games based on movies is that they stick too closely to the script. You jump from one scene in the movie to the next, always knowing what’s around each corner, without ever experiencing any of the movie magic the film generated when you saw it for the first time.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix game review
Boys' Life magazine
10 October 2008
Excerpt: Welcome to Harry Potter’s fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Things have changed around campus. Mean old Delores Umbridge from the Ministry of Magic has taken over the Defense Against the Dark Arts classes and isn’t teaching the students how to properly defend themselves. Snape is his nasty old self, but Dumbledore is hard to find.
Pros: The game brings the book and movie to life with an amazingly accurate 3D Hogwarts, good likenesses of the actors, many original actors’ voices and situations from the book and movie.
Cons: Gameplay often feels more like a scavenger hunt on Hogwarts grounds than an adventure.
Conclusion: A fun, kid oriented game about a popular book/movie. We know that the game we get is not going to be perfect, at least with this title the attempt was made to give the consumer more quality for what we pay.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix PSP Review
21 July 2007
Excerpt: The Harry Potter train is once again drawing into the ethereal station and pretty much every console and handheld format is going to be getting some movie love. The PR machine for this enterprise is huge, pushing out not only the films but a thousand and one spin offs, merchandise, soundtracks, work out videos and finally this game for the sturdy PSP.
Conclusion: With the new Harry Potter movie set to take the box office by storm, the latest in Electronic Arts' series of games licensed from J. K. Rowling's novels wants to make a impact of its own. So far, the games haven't been much to write home about, but now EA has a changed their approach and have opened up Hogwarts for you to investigate. Have they captured the magic and mystery of Hogwarts this time?
Summary: En definitiva: Esto sí es aprovechar la licencia de una película. Toda la magia que encierra el inmenso castillo estará disponible para los fanáticos de las aventuras del "muchacho que sobrevivió".
Excerpt: In 1992 schoot in eens de naam Harry Potter door het hoofd van Joanne Kathleen Rowling. Het was een verzinsel, deels gebaseerd op een echt bestaande naam. In 1998 verscheen het eerste boek, waarna ze in rap tempo van bijstandsmoeder naar rijkste vrouw van Engeland ging. Ze is nu rijker dan de koningin van Engeland en het gemenebest, en is tevens ook iemand die zich miljardair mag noemen.