Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1
Kinect compatible As the saga of Harry Potter looms towards a conclusion at the cinema it's time for video games fans to get the game they've always wished for. Based on the blockbusting movie and the original novel, the first part of the Deathly Hallows finds Harry and his friends fighting for their lives in a much more action-orientated adventure than usual. The wand is the ultimate weapon: Hold nothing back! Unleash an arsenal of formidable magic to defeat attackers, protect yourself from harm and evade capture. Deadly enemies lurk around every corner: Fight Voldemort's minions, including Death Eaters, Snatchers and Dementors. Overcome a host of fierce creatures attacking on instinct alone. No other Harry Potter game has had this level of action! Become a master in stealth: Use the...Read More
James Tebby - Monday, December 6, 2010 Nintendo Wii
Being a huge Harry Potter fan I couldn't wait to get hold of a copy of The Deathly Hallows Part 1 on the Wii but I wish I hadn't bothered, I was hoping for a game similar to The Half-Blood Prince on the Wii but unfortunately it's a rushed mess of a game with a story that is very very loosely based on the film with uncomfortable controls and completely awful camera angles that make the game rather annoying.
unlike Harry Potters previous outing on the Wii the fun way of casting spells by waving the Wii-mote has been replaced with a House of the Dead point and shoot style way of casting a spell which is rather dull in comparison.
Speaking of spells they are a serious weak point in this game, each time you want to change the spell you cast you have to, in effect, pause the game and select the spell which makes for a lot of stooping and starting as you need to change spells frequently, also most of the spells do not do what they are described as doing in the book or film it seems as if the game developers have just looked up the name of a spell and said " that will do" and then just changed what it does to suit their programming needs, for example, the "expulso" spell is supposed to explode on impact and instead of that they have made it, what they call, an "incapacitating" spell, which in effect means it fires out multiple red energy bolts, why they've chosen to do this is beyond me, and to further higlight the laziness of this game when you hear a death eater shout "crucio" in stead of casting the cruciatus curse they cast a spell identical to the expulso spell that harry can cast apparently they couldn't be bothered to program in the correct spells either hoping that the players wouldn't notice or they didn't care if they did notice.
Game play wise the game feels like it drags there are multiple boring tasks to accomplish, such as walking up to look at people to see if they are Death Eaters then heading back to Ron and Hermione to tell them that they're not Death eaters, who cares?!!! Just when you think you're getting somewhere and there is some action coming suddenly you're given 3 non plot related levels, mostly involving rescuing Muggle borne wizards, which wouldn't be so bad if they were optional but they are not you have to complete them to get back to the main story.
They are no mini games in the Deathly Hallows to provide light hearted relief and the worst part for me is there is no 2 player duelling mode which was a fantastic part of The Half-Blood Prince, personally if there was a Harry potter game that was just duelling i would prefer it to the Deathly Hallows Part 1.
Overall I wouldn't was your money on this game, it will frustrate Harry Potter fans with it's terrible version of the story and the spells and non harry Potter fans will get bored with this very very quickly, it's basicly a rushed game made to cash in on the hype of the 7th film with little or no thought for the fans
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