For those who like adventure games, this one is pretty great. Yes, you wander around a lot completing tasks, but the graphics are so rich, I didn't mind at all. It makes great use of the Wii controls too - who hasn't read the books and wanted to cast those spells?
It would he difficult to really get into the game if you haven't at least seen the movie, preferably all the movies, and even better, read the books. But if you have any interest in living like a Hogwarts student for a while, you can beat this.
The game is great. not only does it keep you busy but you have an entire castle to explore. this alone is a task. it is a great game and I recommend it. As a Harry Potter fan I was looking for mess ups throughout the story but it stuck mostly to the book and the parts that didn't were worth it. you can play chess and gobble stones in the game, explore dungeons, help professors and classmates, organize the DR meetings and have fun on the way. great game, try it out!