Excerpt: Harry Potter may be the most controversial franchise this century. I do not know for sure. I know there are two camps when it comes to Harry Potter. There are those that love, adore, and worship the series. There are those that absolutely hate the books and movies. I am not fully in either camp. I have never seen a Harry Potter movie. I have never read a Harry Potter book. I have no interest in ever doing so. I abstain from Harry Potter.
Excerpt: I have played quite a few Kinect games this year, and I must admit that the experience has wavered between excellent and diabolical. The best Kinect games I’ve played are Fable: The Journey and Wreckateer, and the worst one I have played is Steel Battalion. Harry Potter for Kinect fits somewhere in between this list, but I would suggest that it is closer to Fable: The Journey than to Steel Battalion.
Conclusion: It does a fairly good job on reliving the moments from the movies, and that mainly will keep you playing if your a fan. There's nothing that comes out and says WOW! but it is a very fun game, if your looking to experience the Harry Potter saga in another form. Story: 4/5 Graphics: 2.5/5 Sound: 2/5 Gameplay: 3.5/5 Replay Value: 2.5/5 Overall: 3/5 - A great game for fans of Harry Potter, otherwise stay clear.
Excerpt: After a dozen movie tie-in and spinoff games, Harry Potter still hasn’t graduated. While the motion control in Harry Potter for Kinect manages to be a bit more enjoyable than that in 2010’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 — one of the series’ biggest missteps — it never feels anywhere near the top of its class.
Pros: + Manages to make quite a few Potter-related activities fun.
Summary: Parents need to know that Harry Potter for Kinect is a collection of mini-games that requires Microsoft's motion- and sound-sensing peripheral. The second half has quite a bit of violence, mostly in the form of magic spell battles, as well as some pretty spooky scenes with dementors, evil wizards, and fantasy creatures (the game does its best to emulate the dark and dramatic visuals and atmosphere of the films ).
Excerpt: I am going to be perfectly honest; I am not what you would consider a huge fan of the Harry Potter franchise, but my 8-year-old son is. I enjoyed the first movie, but for some reason I totally lost interest. Of course we all know it went on to become one of the biggest movie series of all time, which in turn turned the franchise into a big time moneymaker. The name Harry Potter now graces everything from books to movies to video games, and all kinds of things in between.
Conclusion: Harry Potter for Kinect slaagt waar zijn Better With Kinect -voorgangers faalden: het is een bewegings-gevoelige game geworden waar effectief plezier uit te puren valt. De toverduels vallen nog steeds in het water door een slordige besturing , maar op andere vlakken is een erg grote verbetering merkbaar zodat we de eerste vijf leerjaren uit Harry Potters carrière overwegend positief ervaarden.