A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Violence & Scariness
What little violence occurs is more along the lines of comic mischief, i.e. the bad guy sits down with stars around the head. Some slightly spooky characters for younger children, as seen in the movie.
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Products & Purchases
Minor, the game will appeal to book and movie lovers.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game is based on the movie version of the first Harry Potter book. Action involves finding items, exploring scenes, and occasionally battling fantasy beings, and the worst damage seen is when Harry faints or his opponent runs away. The story is presented in a fantasy-based and light-hearted manner rather than as advocating a serious or realistic life pursuit of witchcraft and wizardry. The story provides good role modeling of courage and ingenuity while addressing the realities of bullies and some other issues children face.
Is It Any Good?
The game is quite enjoyable, especially for younger children as it doesn't require high levels of coordination to play. It may be easy for older players, but they often can be held by the joy of exploring Hogwarts. The game offers a wide variety of missions, so it is likely there will be something for everyone.
This is a fantasy game about a boy at a wizard's school, but it doesn't appear to advocate negative views of religion, and in general the story provides good role modeling of courage and ingenuity while addressing the realities of bullies and some other issues children face.
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