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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Not Rentable
GF Rating
5.7

1440 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Controls: Great; Content: Ehhh...

posted by poke4597 (ATLANTA, GA) Apr 24, 2009

Member since Apr 2009

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Well, another exciting year at Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry has arrived for not-so-young-anymore Harry Potter! And the "Harry Potter" series has finally entered next-generation gaming!

The best thing about this game is definitely the new control system for the Wii. Spell casting has been made exciting and five times more realistic thanks to the intuitive new Wii controls! Instead of pushing buttons, you rotate, thrust, and shake the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to cast spells both in and out of combat.

Now, the content and game play is up for review. Well, this game contains a huge model of Hogwarts for you to run around and explore! Well, trust me; you'll be doing A LOT of running around and exploring during the course of this game. The dueling system of this game is fun, but it doesn't get a lot of use! At times, finding someone to duel over and over can be more fun than running off to meet Luna or Dean or whoever to do ANOTHER favor that will lead you to do something else for someone else, well...

OK, the Wii is no 360 or PS3, but they tried to brush up on the graphics for this one. I think there is a lot of detail, and while the frame rate is not SUPER smooth, it's not that bad! I think these might be some of the best Wii game graphics.

So all in all, my final score
Controls: 10!!
Graphics: 7.8
Content: 4.7
Game play: 5.6

If you LOVE Harry Potter like me, this would be a great buy (or rent), but if you're looking for the heart-pounding action of neck and neck wizard duels every second, then this may not. Thanks for reading!

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Fun, but without a point.

posted by McGamers (Albany, NY) Jul 26, 2008

Member since Jul 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

So this follows the book and movie. Great if you're a Harry Potter fan (like the two of us are). That's the same as all the other Harry Potter games, so no surprise there. There is one inherent problem though. The story seems really broken in the games. It seems to jump to certain spots and skips big details. It focuses too much on some things that just don't matter. And in certain spots, regardless of what you do (e.g. the Occlumency lessons), the plot will strictly adhere to... well... the plot.

There's also a lack of action here. You're wandering around Hogwarts for the most part rounding stuff and people up for your DA. Occasionally there is a fight or duel and of course you have the big fight at the Ministry, but that's about it.

Oh wait... the game's ending... is there one? We finished the final fight and it went right back to Hogwarts. Here you are, back to finding things and stuff. SNORE....

The Wii's controls are cool for casting spells. It kind of puts you right into the game. The Wii remote and nunchuck can actually feel like a wand, and in some cases I found myself shouting out the spell name!! But that is just not enough to save this game.

So it's fun but with no point. If you're a Harry Potter fan, you're gonna go out and rent or buy this and the next ones anyway, but if you're not, it ain't worth it!!

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix

posted by Clankrocks (STATE COLLEGE, PA) Jul 23, 2008

Member since Feb 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game was fun but i've seen better.

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