Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix game review
Boys' Life magazine
3 May 2009
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.
Excerpt: As I start to write this review of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix big things are happening in the "real" world for Harry. Order of the Phoenix has just been released as a movie and the even bigger event is that the final Potter book, Deathly Hallows, has also just been released and has become the fastest selling book in history. Being the curious type, I headed down to a local bookstore around midnight for the release of the book and it was madness I tell you!
Conclusion: The game delivers as you would hope the franchise to deliver. As is not always the case, the investment of time, money and intellectual property really pays off and results in a pretty good game. For fans for the series this is a real treat. For those not yet hooked maybe this is a nice easy introduction to the world that the majority of the world know and love.
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.
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?
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.
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".