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harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2
posted by kekrs (CORAOPOLIS, PA) Jul 14, 2011
Member since May 2011
8 out of 8 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Needed Multi Player to Justify $50 Price Tag
posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Jul 18, 2011
Member since Jan 2008
5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
In this game, you go through 12 levels, battling Death Eaters, evil wizards, and Voldemort himself.
But this time around, you get six spells, and each one of them is vastly different from the others – and most of them can be compared with a gun in real life.
There’s a spell that fires magical bullets like a pistol, and one like a semi automatic rifle. There’s one that acts like a grenade launcher and sniper rifle.
And the last two spells don’t have a real life equivalent – one lets you blast through a magical shield and the other lets you hit several targets at once.
I like the varied weapons this game offers, and I had a lot of fun going through the levels, blasting the bad guys and collecting the hidden items.
But this game is not worthy of a $50 price tag. The main mode features a 3-5 hour single player adventure. After that, all you can do is either play through that mode again, or play through one level in Challenge Mode to see how fast you can get through that level. And the Challenge levels are locked; you have to unlock them by finding icons hidden through the levels in the main mode.
I wanted some multi player features – features like on line death match, split screen death match (like in Goldeneye), and I really wanted a co-op mode.
The fifth level is tailor made for two-player co-op mode. Here, one player can play as Neville, picking off the bad guys while the other plays as Seamus, planting bombs on the bridge. This would make the game so much more fun.
But there are no such features available. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 just doesn’t live up to the premium price tag it carries. RENT IT.
posted by acidtests67 (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Nov 18, 2013
Member since Nov 2013
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
posted by hitzi (LINCOLN, NE) Jun 30, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
I never got to play this...
posted by Guide321 (PORTLAND, OR) Dec 9, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
Worth a Rent, but not Spectacular
posted by MichaelO (PITTSBURGH, PA) Dec 4, 2011
Member since Sep 2010
Each level involves you taking control of one of the movie characters (a wide variety of different ones) and working your way through a level that is crawling with death eaters. You choose your "weapon" using the d-pad (stupefy, impedamenta, expeliamus, etc., etc.), aim by pointing at the screen with the remote, and move with the joystick. Each spell is more or less analogous to a gun type that you would find in a typical shooter. (Stupefy is like a pistol, expulso is like an automatic, petrificus totalus is like a sniper rifle, etc.) The combat style emphasizes crouching behind cover, and taking out your enemies before they can flank you. A couple interesting spells you won't find in a shooter are protego (which allows you to shield yourself while out in the open) and being able to apparate around the battlefield.
Just to mix it up, there's a level here and there where you have to do something else like run away from a danger before it catches up to you, snipe enemies from a bridge, or protect a teammate who has an exposed position.
The gameplay mechanics all work perfectly fine, and the game makers do a decent job of keeping it from getting repetitive.
On the negative side, there's really nothing special about this game, except for the harry potter theme. Also, I was a bit disappointed in the end part of the game. The final battle with Voldemort is uninspired, and you don't get to fight nagini (the snake). In fact, you don't get to kill Voldemort, as after you duel him, the very final part of the game is a hokey mini-game rather than a battle. This was pretty anti-climactic.
Conclusion: I'm happy I rented this game, as it was fun for a couple of days, but I'd feel ripped off if I bought it.
pretty good :D
posted by kdizzle20 (OGDEN, UT) Nov 29, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
P.s. Thanks GameFly!
harry potter and the deathly hall part 2
posted by cmac2468 (CORRIGAN, TX) Oct 17, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
how i feell about this game
posted by aresposito (ATWATER, CA) Sep 12, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
posted by ninna1200 (SAINT PAUL, MN) Aug 31, 2011
Member since Aug 2011
a lot of action
posted by delcodude10 (LYNCHBURG, VA) Aug 18, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
good but could be better
posted by snape_rocks (RIO RANCHO, NM) Aug 11, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
posted by gameaddict658 (CANAL WINCHESTER, OH) Jul 20, 2011
Member since Apr 2011