Sunday, February 24, 2008

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Developer: EA UK
Publisher: EA
Release Date: June 25, 2007
Systems: Wii (reviewed), every other system in existence
ESRB Rating: E10+
Official Web Site

In a nutshell: It's maaaaaaaaaaagic!

0:00 Yeah, it's a licensed game, but the promise of using the Wii remote as an ACTUAL magic wand was enough for me to give it a try.

0:01 Wait, the game needs a Nunchuk attachment? What kind of magic wand needs an attachment? Lame!

0:02 Hedwig flies into Hogwart's as a bunch of suitably blocky students practice dueling, levitating, fire-starting, etc. with some horribly stilted animation. The school environment looks great, though, and I love the sweeping orchestral score.

0:04 Hedwig alights on Harry's arm as he stands meaningfully in a room with Ron and Hermione, all of them looking directly at the camera for no apparent reason. They look ready to take on the world. By the way, if you don't know who any of these characters are, read a book for gosh sake.

Read the full review on Crispy Gamer

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