In the world of film-connected video games you would think that anything based upon Harry Potter would be a guaranteed hit -- but the performance of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 clearly signals that not all is well at Hogwarts.
The upcoming sequel -- Part 2 -- is facing an uphill battle considering that Part 1 was soundly slammed by critics and gamers alike -- after all, when the mainstream game in the series gets topped by the Lego Version the development team would have to notice, right?
In Part 2 the same third-person-shooter style of play is used as the gamer takes control of Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny, Seamus, Neville and Professor Flitwick, for what is basically more of the same game play action following a story line that, if you have read the books, will at least be somewhat familiar to you.
Fans of that Duke of Devilry -- that Master of the Macabre -- Lord Voldemort -- will not be disappointed when Part 2 lands as He Who Must Not Be Named is an unlockable and playable character on the multi-player side of the game -- provided that you manage to collect the items that unlock him.
Motion-Gamers will be pleased to learn that Move support has been confirmed on the PS3 side, so it will not be just the Xboxers flicking-and-swishing on this one.
One thing is certain -- if Part 2 is even marginally better than Part 1 -- AKA Gears of Harry Potter -- we will at least have something Potterish to play this Summer -- though considering that this is THE game in which the massive Battle at Hogwarts takes place, how could they screw that up? We're just saying...
Posted: 21st Apr 2011 by CMBF
Tags: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC,