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Wii Game Review

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Format: Wii
EA Games
RRP: £39.99
5 030930 067021
Age Restrictions: 12+
Available 03 July 2009

Join Harry as he embarks on another adventure-filled year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As new romances surface among the students, an old adversary takes part in a devious plot. Can Harry retrieve a key memory from Professor Slughorn to determine Voldermort’s ultimate plan...?

Play through Harry’s sixth year - from his carefree end of summer days playing Quidditch at the Burrow, to the disturbing memories Dumbledore shares with him via the pensieve, to the thrilling climax battling death eaters at Hogwarts.

Receiving this game I had so much excitement for playing the part of Harry Potter, imagining all the things I would be able to do. It starts off with story telling at the end of the student’s summer holidays.

In a short space there is an exciting round of quidditch practice, casting spells to clean up and finding your way around Hogwarts.

Unfortunately this game becomes a little too slow and I begin to find the story telling, from the other characters, a little over bearing. I am left most of the time holding my Wii remote and nunchuck idle, waiting for something to do.

Then I get a task, I need to find Dumbledore’s office. I eagerly call for help from my good old ghost friend, headless Nick, only to yet again just follow him to my needed destination.

En route to my destination I look out for crests to collect which will earn me points and unlock certain parts of the game. After the first few crests I become bored of collecting them, if they were hidden it might at least feel a little more challenging.

As you go along you can earn different badges too. My first one was the ‘Potions beginners luck badge’. For this I had to follow the potions on screen and make my own. Again, I feel that there isn’t much of a challenge to this as you copy what is on the screen.

You also get to join the duelling club where you can learn to cast spells such as stupefy and expelliarmus. These are leading up for the battle against the death eaters; the more you practice the better you become.

I had high hopes for this game, especially being a fan of the books and movies but unfortunately it just didn’t come close.

I found this a bore to play and felt it lacked in player participation.


Helena Rea

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