TWWN PSI Reviews
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
This doesnít make it a bad game, of course.
Harryís world alone is enough to provide the backing of an enjoyable
game. Magic makes it so easy to explain the random floating
platforms, the fire breathing fiends, etc.
And, itís really fun to get to perform the spells that you read about
Harry, Ron and Hermione doing all of the time (even if there are only four that
you can actually use). You think of
something major which Harry can do at Hogwarts, and this game will most likely
allow you to do it.
The only problems with Harry Potter and the Sorcererís Stone involve
its being outdated. I have the
PlayStation version and Iím sure theyíll fix a lot of the problems in the
new versions coming out soon, but Iíll address the problems anyway.
First of all, the graphics are REALLY rough.
Nothing more is to be expected on the original PlayStation console, but
itís still hard to get used to the graphics after playing GameCube, XBOX, and
PS2 as long as theyíve been out. This
problem will definitely be addressed in the new version, and if it
isnít, said version is not worth buying.
Of course, this isnít a problem in Harry Potter and the Chamber of
Secrets, and will most likely not be in any future games.
Another problem is the incredibly linear gameplay.
The game only allows you to stray off of the preset path every now an
then for a mini-game that might reward you with a Famous Witches and Wizards
Card. This will definitely not be fixed in the new version of the
game, as it is going to be the same game, the only changes being in appearance
and bug-fixing. Finally, the
Quidditch is very hard to control and confusing, not to mention the lack
of excitement. The amount of
Bludgers coming your way suggests that there are at least ten on the field, yet
you somehow stay on the Snitchís tail no matter what.
Quidditch will not improve in the new version as far as I know, but it is
slightly better in CoS. Iím sure
it is absolutely amazing in Quidditch World Cup, a game devoted
entirely to the sport.
These problems are just small little complaints of mine, and donít affect the
overall quality of the game too much. A
game based on the Harry Potter series will always be a winner.
If you are enough of a fan to be at this website and havenít yet played
this game, get it. Itís a must
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