Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 video game disappoints

 

By Posted 15 Jul 2011, 14:24

The ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1’ game received some rather disappointing review scores when it was first released back in November last year, with some critics even rating it as low as 2/10. So when the ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’ game was announced, many wondered whether it would head in the same direction.

Judging by some of the reviews that have been surfacing online over the past few days, it looks like the answer to that question is unfortunately yes. For example, Joe Sinicki from blastmagazine.com says that although the developer has obviously made an effort to tune and tweak the mechanics of the last game, they still don’t work and can unfortunately be pretty frustrating.

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According to Joe, the ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’ game has a short, dull campaign (will take the average gamer around 3-5 hours to complete), bad voiceovers and can be incredibly repetitive. Joe does however say that it is good fun to test out and experiment with new spells. Meanwhile Kristine Steimer from IGN gave it an overall score of 5.5/10.

Kristine says that it really doesn’t matter which Harry Potter character you are cast as, as most of the levels play out the same. She also states that although the level design is unfortunately lacking, the shooting is entertaining. Alex from thesixthaxis.com is another reviewer that wasn’t too impressed with the ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’ game.

In fact, Alex goes as far as describing it as one of the oddest games of this year. The only positive thing pointed out by this reviewer is the fact that there is some tactics required when using magic. Alex says that while the game is sound enough on a technical level, it’s far from magical as a Harry Potter game.

Kyle Hilliard from the gamechronicles.com website on the other hand gave the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 game an overall rating of 6.4 out of 10. As Kyle notes, the second part literally picks up where the previous game and film left off, with Harry and friends setting out to find the last remaining Horcruxes of Voldemort.

What sets the Deathly Hallows Part 2 game apart from the previous title is the pacing, which keeps the game moving along and ensures that it remains interesting. However, it also means that the game is pretty short. One of the highlights of the game in Kyle’s opinion is the music, which is taken straight from the Harry Potter movies.

You can read more of the reviews by visiting the links provided. Have you played the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 game yet?