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Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Wii video game
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Thursday, 16 December 2010 17:40

I just finished playing the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 video game for the Wii. It’s quite different from the other games in the series – definitely the most challenging of the lot. Which is a good thing for serious gamers, but not so good for fans of the series who are just looking forward to poking around Hogwarts. There'll be none of that in this game - in fact, there aren't many familiar locations at all. But is IS very action-packed.

Fortunately for me, there is a choice of levels offered: easy, medium or hard. Needless to say, I took the easy route, or I’d still be sitting in front of my console. The game starts you off trying to fly Harry safely to The Burrow. It took me awhile to get the hang of the remote – which buttons to push, aiming correctly, etc.  Once I made it there, I had to find Mr. Weasley at the wedding to get the objects bequeathed to the trio by Dumbledore, only to find Death Eaters attacking the guests at the wedding upon my return.


This is pretty much how the game plays out from that point on. Trio goes somewhere (streets of London, forests, Ministry of Magic and so on) and get attacked (Death Eaters, Snatchers, Dementors, etc.). The same spells are used in the duels, such as Petrificus Totalus, Stupefy, Confundus, Impedimenta – not much variety for serious gamers, but plenty enough for someone like me to have to remember. Peppered throughout the game you can find special items (usually stolen from enemies you’ve downed) like Doxyjuice, Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder and Exploding Potion, as well as energy boosts to keep Harry’s strength up peppered throughout the game.


All in all, this is more of a shoot ‘em up type game, as opposed to getting to know the characters and the Harry Potter world, so it might not be the best choice for young children. But hard-core gamers won’t be disappointed.


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