@Enygma60 It was the only Harry Potter game I enjoyed... I think it was the only I played actually....but I played The Pheonix Order too....that wasn't fun at all....
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 - Video Review
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- Jul 12, 2011
We grab our gun-wands and blaze through the conclusion of the Harry Potter series.
Movie games need a serious developer, like when all the Batman games were a joke, and then came Arkham Asylum.
@Kevin-V I always enjoy your reviews and for me, the score you give a game is the ultimate deciding factor weather to get it or not! Since I'm a Duke fan, I ignored your score and got the game. I saw most of the stuff that you hated in the game (aside for some of them; for example you said that nobody was dancing in the strip club, but in fact if you wait a bit [play other games in the club] she will appear and dance!). But seriously, I'm sure I had triple the fun with Duke rather than HP: DH Part 2. I didn't even bother to finish HP!! I just gave it back to my friend and told him to read your reviews before buying games [except for Duke]!!! I said all this to ask you this question: Why is harry Potter DH Pt.2 a 4.0 whereas Duke Nukem Forever is a 3.0????
I would totally LOVE if Bioware picked Harry Potter like it did StarWars and made a Harry Potter RPG where you get to make decisions and that effects what house you are in, what spells you use, what friends you make at Hogwarts ect. Any thoughts?
@uga898 Exactly. They should have picked from Goblet of Fire (which started the series' downfall) and implement those RPG features. Also, it would have been more than welcome to create a new RPG, parallel story to Harry's where you can create new char, pick house etc.
@Enygma60 Yes. Also, parts 6 is fairly decent, from an exploring side... but part 3 was where the fun stopped, true.
Potter rocks, regardless of format. Speaking strictly from an objective standpoint, video games based on movies are most likely to be strewn together aftertoughts. Apart from the gb color harry potter, which were bloody smashing, of course.
they don't even realize they make such a bad game and even worse they called it harry potter? this game insulting harry potter novelties.
Seriously, how can you not make a good game based on magic and lore as deep as Harry Potter's? Three years from now they will probably have an RPG Harry Potter game that will be decent if not good. Why does it seem so hard now?
@Anti-Skub, "...in the Dragon Age review he says "the graphics are fine" as if you should ignore the obvious flaw." The video review is quite clear about this and the written review gives even more details. The reviewer (Kevin again in this case) clearly details pros and cons of the visuals even going into details about console vs PC differences. (Character Models, Spell Effects, Textures etc.) I would hardly call that glossing over. "If you list one of the main flaws with Risen as "Bland, washed out visuals" you can't then go and claim graphics don't matter for another game in the same genre." That's a flaw is listed for the Xbox 360 version (again by Kevin). This also has been removed for the PC version review because the developers did a better job with the visuals. There is quite a lot of details in the reviews to assume why Risen (X360) visuals were deemed as poor while DA2 was regarded average. The words used in the DA2 review was 'not up to modern standards' ... how does that not express disappointment? So where is the bias? "And I'm not just arbitrarily basing my opinion on two random reviews." Well you clear are. Even about DA2/Risen what you have done is base a whole argument around summarized points of the two reviews.
its so sad seeing potential in a game and it falling so flat, i would have had combined parts one and 2 of the movie and spent more time on the gameplay. If only they just gave you more freedom and added the charm the first few games had. oh well, there was your chance to send a series out with a bang EA instead you just droped the ball because it was the last in the series.
I love it when movie based video games fail. Harry Potter is terrible in general as well. "Dribble and bibble and train and trout, Harry Potter sucks without a doubt." :P
@marcopolo426 As for the Half Life thing, if the similarities you are calling out are that they are both FPSs and they involve aliens then you might have a point, but that is not what I'm talking about. The whole mute protagonist crossing paths with characters who fleshed out the story with monologues to camera thing has been done in other games but I've never seen one quite so obviously derivative of HL. It's like they had a meeting where someone was asking how they should progress the plot and someone just said "Let's do it like they did in Half Life" and no one bothered to point out that that would be extremely weird when the players knows things that the characters they are interacting with are oblivious to. Obviously everything is derivative of everything in some way or another but Crysis 2 strayed too often into strange Half Life homages that it just couldn't pull off.
@marcopolo426 Don't know how many times I have to say this to you...I'm not comparing the games, I'm comparing the reviews. And I'm not just arbitrarily basing my opinion on two random reviews. I've seen reviews for bad games where the main focus of the article is how poor the graphics are, but then in the Dragon Age review he says "the graphics are fine" as if you should ignore the obvious flaw. Now clearly the graphics in Dragon Age don't come anywhere close to spoiling the game, but that doesn't mean you should just gloss over the fact that they are disappointing to say the least. I'm not saying you have to list all pros and cons for every game, I'd just like some consistency. If you list one of the main flaws with Risen as "Bland, washed out visuals" you can't then go and claim graphics don't matter for another game in the same genre. Dragon Ages graphics are just as underwhelming as Risens, so where is it's demerit?
I loved the first 3 games, although the third one felt different, mostly because it was just... better. The fourth was a complete change, i didn't beat it. I haven't played the fifth or sixth, but they looked pretty good, especially cause it was free romish again. This is just weird though.
I knew it would be bad but this is just wrong. I'm not even a HP fan and I feel bad for those who are who bought this game.
@Anti-Skub "And you say I don't have a coherent point? What is your point here?" The aggregate reviews for Crysis 2 were above 8.5 and gamers gave something very similar. So its either you didn't understand what the game was about or its a matter of taste. Either way you are comparing reviews of completely unrelated games. So assuming the contents of the reviews to have a direct match makes no sense. Its like comparing reviews of a new car and bike. Your arguments are similar to saying "Look the bike had terrible safety features compared to the car and no one mentioned it". So basically compare things that can be compared. FYI that's the point. The issue with comparing Crysis 2 with Half Life 2 is that you end up calling out similarities among a massive number of games. I've played both games without having a massive attachment to one and I think they have their own merits (so do most others). And unlike you I have also played a part of the HP game before calling out on the reviewer.
I reckon that these games could've been much much better but the opportunity is now lost. Seriously, if they just beared a few things in mind, these games might've been so much better. Probably the only good thing was that some of the people from the movies voice-acted. I might get it just to somehow relive the action of the movie (which was more than perfect by the way!)
@marcopolo426 "To be frank you are not making any coherent point about Crysis 2 or the new Harry Potter game" I am not attempting to make a point about Crysis 2 or the Harry Potter games, I'm making a point about the review process in general. "In the case about Crysis 2, you are saying that you didn't understand what the writers were trying to get across. Then you keep criticizing bits and pieces of the game and try to compare some elements with Half Life 2." And you say I don't have a coherent point? What is your point here? First off, and for the second time, I said I DO understand what the writers were trying to get across, they just do it badly. The criticisms I gave were examples of the type of poor quality writing I was talking about. As for comparing it to Half Life 2, what is your issue? If you didn't find yourself being reminded of Half Life 2 while playing Crysis 2 I can only imagine you've havn't played either game.
Kristen Schall's commercial was the best part about this review because, y'know...her boobs are so big. XD
Who even buys these games anymore, really? The last one I bought was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on PS2, and I swear it looked a billion times better than this
Seeing this in the top of the Most Popular games only leads me to believe that people think that this game would actually turn out good. It's a game based off a movie, it isn't going to be good. But you obviously already knew that. Oh wait, no you don't, or else this wouldn't be on the Most Popular list.
Why do they insist on doing a video game based on a movie even though it would be impossible to do a great game based on the movie.
Kevin-V, did you really have to pay fifty bucks to get this low-level review published (as more as GS offers it for $43). Who would have imagined that being a celebrated GameSpot critic would require such a sacrifice? Astonishing, moreover, that you seem to favor Harry Potter in the LEGO version, after all (see The It Doesn't Have To Be Hard To Be Awesome of The 2010 Cubby Awards): "super charming, super easy, super satisfying" -- this does but certainly convince the HP-hardliners... Cannot wait starting Duke Nukem Forever...