Believe it or not, it’s almost week since the final installment of the Harry Potter movie franchise debuted in movie theaters – smashing records along with it. But just because the movie series has come to an end, that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy everything Potter. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Video game from EA is a follow-up to the successful Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, based on part one of the movie.
The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 almost follows the movie – scene by scene, by placing you in the some precarious situations as Harry, Hermione and Ron. Players get to step into Harry’s shoes but they also get a chance to play as Hermione, Ron, Ginny, Seamus, Neville, Molly Weasley, and Professor McGonagall.
You get to take over each character at certain parts of the game and unleash that characters strengths on enemies that surround you during the game. The mechanics of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows – Part 2 have been switched up and now you can easily access spells by pressing X,Y,A, or B and activate them using the triggers. The camera’s angles are also more smoother and don’t let enemies surround you without finding a way out.
Just like in the movie, the main crux of the game is to destroy Voldemort’s Horcruxes and ultimately win the battle of good versus evil. Players will get to break into Gringotts Bank, blow up a bridge, battle giants, and then confront Voldemort in the final showdown.
The graphics are as rich as is the gameplay. Players will enjoy the ease of the camera angles and the power of the wand. All in all, those who loved the movie will not be disappointed in the game. That said, action can get a bit repetitive at times but playing the game as other characters will keep you engaged long enough to finish it. Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows – Part 2 is available now for all the consoles as well as PC and retails for $49.95 to $29.99 respectively.
The Good: Harry Potter devotees will want to add this satisfying conclusion to their game vault. The ability to play as different characters opens up a whole new dimension and feel to the game. Casting spells has never been easier.