Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

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Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

The Part 1 is probably the most depressing part of the title.

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If they had made the AI a challenge, I would have considered it, but not how it is now.

The only Harry Potter game I've actually tried was the very first one and I loved it. Why don't they make the games based off the novels and not the movies

Best recommendation ever.

I had hope that they wouldn't screw this up. I heard there was stealth and presumed it was mainly stealth mixed in with the third person spells when the Death Eaters actually shown up. Apparently I was wrong.

Who the hell allowed him to say the spell every time he casts it? To quote Yahtzee: "No-one could look at that and say 'Yep, this will never get old.'"

Calumon: So the game isn't magic, it's just trying to trick me!

I find it amusing that they are basing the game off a "mildly" good movie based on the first halve of an "awesome" book

of course it was going to be stupidly bad, they should had made it from the book 3 years ago!

damn money grabbing idiots.

The last Harry Potter game I really enjoyed was Chamber of Secrets although I never played 3 so I don't know if it was downhill from or after there. The first couple also drew from the books there so I'm not entirely sure you would call them movie games.

Although I was also a fair bit younger, so I'm not really a good judge on quality.

I see the problem instantly

Developer: EA Bright Light
Publisher: Electronic Arts

PurplePlatypus:
The last Harry Potter game I really enjoyed was Chamber of Secrets although I never played 3 so I don't know if it was downhill from or after there. The first couple also drew from the books there so I'm not entirely sure you would call them movie games.

Although I was also a fair bit younger, so I'm not really a good judge on quality.

I think everyone liked those first two games. For the PS1 era, they were quite sophisticated, a sort of sandbox-y puzzle-platformers with a lot of Hogwarts to explore and some very diverse set-pieces (you have puzzles, races, stealth sections, straight-up fighting, a lot of quite clever boss encounters).

And then, like pretty much everyone else, I stopped playing them after the second one. But when I heard "Harry Potter cover-based shooter" a few days ago, I facepalmed. Harry Potter and the Gears of War.

So now even Harry Potter has been fed to the cover based shooters. I did NOT see this coming, but HOLY SHIT!!! THIS SHOOTER PHASE NEEDS TO End!!

Chain link fences are the bane of so many characters it's embarrassing. You can destroy them in most FPSes, but chain link fences are preposterous invincible walls in most third-person games. Strange.

PurplePlatypus:
The last Harry Potter game I really enjoyed was Chamber of Secrets although I never played 3 so I don't know if it was downhill from or after there. The first couple also drew from the books there so I'm not entirely sure you would call them movie games.

Although I was also a fair bit younger, so I'm not really a good judge on quality.

Chamber of Secrets on the Gameboy Color? Best HP game evar!

Book-based games are always better, it's true.

It took me a long while to finally stop picking these games up I admit. By the time I stopped I had played the PC version of Sorcerer's Stone (which was crap), the PC versions of Azkaban and Chamber of Secrets (which were alright), the Gamecube version of Azkaban (which was fucking AWESOME), the DS and PS2 versions of Goblet of Fire (which were crap), and the Order of the Pheonix Wii game (which I never finished but seemed really boring).

I really did enjoy that Gamecube version of Azkaban (fun little Zeldaish title) and some of the weird secrets you could find in the PC versions of Azkaban and Chamber though.

sooperman:
Chamber of Secrets on the Gameboy Color? Best HP game evar!

I never got around to the second on. Sorcerer's Stone on the GBC is probably the best of that movie's games as well.

The only consolation I have to look forward to is the eventual LP of it by DoctorRoosevelt and his crew at the SomethingAwful forums.

I could never play this game even if I wanted to. Listening to Harry's voice is painful enough but I am not willing to endure it every time he shouts out a spell name. I would just end up getting him killed on purpose.

I wonder why you even bother having a review for this game (or any movie tie ins), but I guess you gotta do what you gotta do. Maybe it was just for that recommendation line, which was completely awesome.

Meh, didnt enjoy the movie. didnt thik the game would be too good either.

For some reason I used to really dislike Steve Butts' voice but its not so bad here.

Perhpas I'm just imagining it, but the footage in the video supplement made the game look rather clunky.

I liked Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone on PC.

And I really liked the Harry Potter sandbox game I played on Gamecube... Not sure if it was Chamber of Secrets or Prisoner of Azkaban.

Too bad the games went down the crapper. I guess there's always Lego Harry Potter to get your fix if you need it. I'll just read the books, though.

Harry Potter? Cover Based Shooter? What has the world come to!

Steve Butts:
Recommendation: Go read a book.

Short and to the point.

Well THAT was a surprise...

A few days ago my friend told me this game uses the Unreal engine, I replied "Its gears of potter?", not thinking he was serious.

Seriously? A cover based shooter where they just replaced guns with a wand and ammo with spells. Originality!

I think, the matrix: path of neo, stands as the only example of a movie to game adaptation ever being good......with the possible exception of one or two of the starwars games.

I could tell from the moment I saw the rubbish shooting element that this is a game to be avoided.

I like the look of the X-Box version where you actually control the game with your body movements (similar to the Wii), and I still look forward to the computer version, even though i need games 3-6 lol.

I love ron at the end: "This is getting crazy!" But he's right, because I also hate pipes.

I love the recommendation.

aw man the game actually looked sorta good :( i mean if the aiming worked and the mechanics were complex it couldve worked. Also, if there was multiplayer id love to cast
spells online, I'd be all like zap motherfucker!

The best Harry Potter games are the Game Boy Color ones.

What's sad is that I actually wanted to play this game. Maybe it's worth the rent, but I doubt I'll get any enjoyment out of this.

Those camera angles look terrible

Maybe they learn from their mistakes, and make the next/last one better.

Again Steve they have you do a movie license game, that's harsh.

Another day, another shitty tie in.

God the controls looks terrible...

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