This is, by far, the best Harry Potter game to date. The graphics were good, Hogwarts was spectacular to look at, and the open ended feel of the game was nice. Casting spells was a bit different in regards to different movements by the right stick are what casts a spell rather than a button. Took a while to get the hang of, but once you've started leveling up, casting becomes easier and more powerful. My only complaint is that there could have been much more in the way of spell fighting and dueling, but when you did have to duel, it was very fun and entertaining. In the later Harry Potter's, there is more spell fighting than The Order had, so my hopes for this game in the future are bolstered immensely.
For a big movie title like Harry Potter, I expected much more out of the game which now holds the record for spending the least time in my disc tray since Tenhcu Z. The Camera is by far the worst part, becuase camera control is shared with wand control..bad idea, when I want a better view of the court yard I end up casting a bunch of spells. Everything else was moderate...nothing I would cheer for, but nothing I would shun the game for.
Harry Potter the order of the phoenix pre-review!!
posted by bammarg666 (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) Jul 9, 2007
Member since Sep 2006
I haven't played this Harry Potter yet but I'll tell you something if it's like all the other ones then why even bother renting it or even buying it.
Now I read the other user reviews and I like that they said theres no loading but one guy said he didn't like the camera, now thats important to me cause when I play a game I like a good view of what I'm doing...
So If you want my opinion on whether or not to buy the game I would say just to rent the game first and if you like it and you have the money then buy it cause I know I sure am... Thanks for reading!!!