Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
If you’re a Harry Potter fan and want nothing more than to be able to play through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’s main events, then this is the game for you. If you’re not a rabid Harry Potter fan, then you might want to give this one a miss.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is essentially a cover shooter with a difference. The difference being that you use your wand rather than a gun, and have to choose between spells. Eventually yo do have quite a nifty choice of spells, but nothing really gets you past the fact that this is a tired cover shooter with poor level design and little to keep the attention for long.
As linear games go, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is a tightly constrained beast, one which won’t even allow you the decency of jumping off a cliff to commit suicide. I tried, but an invisible wall kept propelling me back into the game.
Sure, I’m aware that a game like this has to be pretty linear to stay true to the film story-line, but the developers need to also understand that a game has to be enjoyable to play, and getting the balance right is more important than a scene by scene recreation of the film.
I’m not a huge fan of Harry Potter, so I’m not going to loose any sleep over my disappointment with this game, but in the interests of fairness I decided to leave the kids with the controller for a little while. When I returned, they had given up through a combination or boredom and frustration.