Harry Potter – the Chamber of Secrets – Software Publisher’s Description:
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets review:
4 stars (Good game with some flaws..) – Overall, the game is great! The storyline is pretty much the same as the book and the movie, with some changes. The graphics are also very good, as are the sounds. I’m sure you’ve heard everything good about the game, but here are some flaws I’ve noticed so far:
- The characters sound much younger than they should.
- On the charms challenge (during the part where you have to jump across the 2 platforms to push the buttons to get out), the large fire wouldn’t disappear after both the platforms were raised. I don’t know if it’s just my game, but that’s what happened, and that’s where I’m stuck.
- The broomstick is a bit hard to control, not very bad though.
- The prefects can cast spells at you when they are facing away from you.
- LOADING takes forever! I would recommened keeping something to do nearby while the game is loading.
- Your aiming has to be perfect; You fall if you don’t jump towards the right spot, and you miss if you cast a spell a bit off.
Those are pretty much the only flaws I’ve noticed. I’m sure there are others, but those seemed to be big to me. Now, on the the actual storyline and gameplay…
The storyline was okay. Like I said before, it’s pretty much the same as the book and the movie. However, I was disappointed about the order of events, and how things happened. I didn’t like that after transforming into Crabbe, I had to talk to Malfoy without Ron! Also, Dumbledore’s office is different in the game. Harry hears the snake talk in Dumbledore’s office, too. One last thing that disappointed me; There weren’t many times when Harry talked to Ron and Hermione about the important subjects they discussed in the book and the movie. I know the game couldn’t be exactly like the book or movie, but it could’ve had a little more detail.
The gameplay wasn’t that difficult for me. I found everything quite easy, this being from a 12 year-old’s point of view. Some parts were difficult at first (like the Gargoyles), and some of the puzzles were clever. I would recommend this game to people 7 and up.
I definitely like this game a lot. Besides the flaws, I really do enjoy playing the game. I also look forward to playing the next 2 games after this (Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire) ASAP! I definitely recommend this game to Harry Potter lovers!4 stars (Wonderful-But Gets Tiresome) – Following the Book-3 stars (out of 5 stars)
I love Harry Potter, but this video game goes off topic from the view of the book.Overall, it’s a pretty good game.
Prefects – 2 stars for difficulty
Sneaking past prefects is hard, unless you know where to go.
The Easy Way Around – 2 stars for LOTS of ways
The game has ways you can…not CHEAT, but find the easy way around. If you want to take away points from Slytherin, and you’re at the Polyjuice Potion, drink it and walk up to prefects. The Potion doesn’t wear off in “a hour” (which, in a game, is a few minutes), it only finishes when you finish talking to Malfoy, so that’s kind of cheap.
Loading – 1 star for loading too LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG
Loading also takes too long. If you play this game too long, it sort of gets boring, but hey-if you rent it, it will be pretty good!
Overall Game – 4 stars for a good game!
Overall, 4 stars would seem the best choice. Rent before buy, probably. Try it, and see what you think!
From, the #1 Harry Potter Fan 4ever4 stars (FUN,BUT TOO SHORT!) – I played this game and loved it, but it dose take to long to load and if you die you have to hear someone talk or do a challenge over. It dose follow the book and movie. I thought the boses were not hard i thought arogong and the snake were going to hard, but i didn’t even die once, but overall a pretty good game.
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets Features:
- Video Games
- Great Deals (Outlet store)
- Platform: PlayStation 2
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- Genre: Action/Adventure