Advantages It is thankfully short
Disadvantages Boring, Repetitive, Dull, Broken, You get the idea...
Tested and reviewed based on the Xbox 360 version.Review by Ben Nacca
(Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BenNacca )XBL GT: Darkeyes2k7 PSN ID: Darkeyes2k11
So what happens when Warner Brothers decide to split a film into two parts? They do the same with the games as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is primed to wrap everything up for the fans in this entertaining finale. Not only do they want to cash in on the films from the books but the game void needs to be filled to, and with that we get graced by a video game worthy of recognition, that stands in comparison to the talented acting abilities and the riveting plot that is the embodiment of exhilaration that we have become so fond of… wait, I can’t lie anymore. Anyway, as for the game, Part 2 is everything that Part 1 was and much, much less.
Now, strip Part 1 of the Kinect functions, the bearable gameplay and various environments and you essentially get Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. It is a shame, I presumed EA Bright Light would make a step in the right direction after Part 1’s release in November but it seems this is yet another shameless movie cash in with little appeal at all.With intrusive loading screens, terrible cutscenes and voice work that is a new definition of dire, anyone playing this prior to the film would surely be put off. I guess by removing the Kinect features, they saved users from some truly poor activities to endure but it wasn’t replaced by anything. All you do is take Harry and his buddies through the story till you get to Hogwarts and have a bit of a scrap with the not-so-nice witches and wizards. If only it was worth being played… I try not to be this objective of video games when it comes to reviewing them, focusing on positives and moving on to the negatives. As you can see I have little in the ways of positives with this game and it is just a shining example of a movie-game tie in that was rushed, unimaginative and bottom line; not fun to play.
You can control Harry and his (Inbetweeners-style now, all with me; “friends”) and get to play as numerous characters in the fight for good and evil. Shame they all feel the same and replacing any of them as a sluggish zombie would probably have been more use in the movement department. The cover system makes a return (hooray…) and the magic of the spamming spell makes a glorious return as well. Literally do not use any other spell unless you have to and you will have this game wrapped up under 4 hours if that.Graphics are on par with, if not worse than Part 1 and I would go as far to say that this looks below average at best.
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