I didn't go into this game expecting much. I'll be honest, I was hoping for a completely mindless experience. I wanted to have some fun and escape from the intensive stories of RPG's or the frenetic combat of shooters.
This game certainly delivered on the mindless experience, but, it wasn't a good mindless. It was the bad mindless. The kind of mindless where literally nothing you do in the game entertains you or even sparks your curiosity.
The game is so completely repetitive. You literally use about 3 buttons in total. You break stuff, use the parts from the broken stuff to make new stuff, use the new stuff to solve a puzzle, and move on to the next area. Completely boring and unimagined.
The game doesn't follow the movies at all. It is a horrid excuse for anything related to the brilliance of the Harry Potter universe. If you're looking for an authentic Harry Potter experience, rent the movie related games instead.
Overall, the game is bad. It's terribly boring, doesn't follow the story well and is just a horrendous experience. Sure, kids might enjoy it, but keep in mind kids have underdeveloped brains. So if you're brain is anywhere near developed, don't waste your time with this.
My son, who is 7 absolutely loved this game. He gets frustrated easily and this game was very easy to use. Not super challenging but kept him busy for quite awhile. Easy to figure out and lot's of interesting things going on.
This was a Great Game right up to the point you find out that you can't get everything because they forgot to put one of the House sheild pieces in a Place that you could get to actually you can get there but there is no way to get the Piece because the Programming wasent finished i guess because no matter what you try you cant get the last piece you need to bad it was otherwise a Very good game