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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban--The Console Versions

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Challenging action-adventure game for Potter fans.

Game PlayStation 2 , Xbox 2004
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The console game's tasks are more challenging than those in the PC game, and less obvious in their solutions. The puzzle aspects have multiple steps and the magical creatures are more vicious. In the PC version, you only deal with one kind of creature at a time but in the console games you can have several types of magical creatures causing chaos at the same time. At times, figuring out how to manage the creatures can be baffling and the pace of the game feels intense.

The graphics in the console versions, while good, are not nearly as detailed as those on the PC. Nor do they offer the 360-degree camera views in the PC game. The exciting and intense console version is perfect for the kid who loves Harry Potter, but our teenage testers found the console game frustrating when they spent hours searching for the way out of a room. They enjoyed both but thought the PC version was more fun.

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