Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2: Review

Hashan Madusanka
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was the last game of the EA’s Harry Potter game franchise. Unfortunately, this game also failed to get good reviews from the gamers. The game is definitely greater than the previous game. However, it has also several weak aspects in gameplay mechanisms.

The game released in 2011 for all major gaming platforms such as PC(Windows), Console(PS3, Xbox 360). Developers may have expected more from this game since the popularity of the last film was very high. However, it may also cause this game’s downfall.

Gameplay in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

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Gameplay from Harry Potter 8 Game – Image from Eneba

The game’s gameplay mechanisms are created to address the complaints made for the previous game. Similarly to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 game, the game has a linear storyline with no side activities at all. Some can argue that this happened because the story contains so many fights than any other story in the series. In the windows version in the game, the player can use a maximum of six spells.

A good aspect we see in this game is that we can relive some great moments in the fiction/movie. Some of these missions will not be able to see in the movie too. so it’s a good reason to play maybe.

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Playing as Seamus in Harry Potter 8 : Image from Telegraph

Another great thing I can think about this game is the number of playable characters. In the first time of the game series, the player is able to control 9 characters in various missions. This is a huge improvement from the last game. (In Harry Potter 7 game, you could only control Harry only.) Overall, we have only played the game from Harry Potter, Ron Weasely, and, Hermione Granger as playable characters. This game allows you to play as Neville Longbottom, Minerva McGonagall, Seamus Finigan, Ginny Weasely, and Molly Weasley. (Shifting playable characters). In the final battle against Voldemort, players need yo use directional keys to move the magical beam and focus it.

Conclusion

As we said earlier, the game has not received good reviews. Metacritic revealed their scores for PC as 43% and overall rating around 40% to 50%. It’s slightly better than the previous game. But it’s not enough for a game which should get more fans. (Since the film series has a huge amount of fans). This problem is common to some movie-based games (there are many exceptions). As we always say, it’s completely up to you to decide the game’s worthiness. Maybe you’ll find some interest in this game, who knows?

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