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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Unexciting fantasy shooter uses magic in place of bullets.

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Games based on films have a reputation for being joyless, and it’s because of releases like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. Not only does its third-person shooter style of play move away from the sort of experiences offered in previous Harry Potter games, which had a nice mix of puzzles, exploration, and mild action, it’s simply not very well executed. Aiming is difficult, taking cover is awkward, and the battles feel repetitious.

But the game isn’t completely devoid of creativity. Some of the environments are wonderfully authentic recreations of the film’s sets, such as the small café in which Harry, Ron, and Hermione are attacked by deatheaters and Sirius Black’s creepy, narrow townhouse. Still, these spot-on locations don’t make up for the game’s many deficits. This Harry Potter experience simply isn’t much fun.

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