Rated 8 out of 10 by Jolson6182 Half-Blood flop?
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince follows the story of Harry Potter, the Chosen one. When I first saw previews for this game I thought it looked a lot like Order of the Phoenix. That remains somewhat true. They got rid of some of the annoying spells, polished up the castle, added new rooms and stuff to the grounds, and added some action, making it a lot more fun. But is it worth it? I think it is, being a huge Harry Potter fan. If you're playing JUST for the game, and you don't follow Harry Potter at all, I would not recomend the game. There are mini games, which are a lot of fun, like brewing potions, and flying around on your brookstick. The only bad thing is the story mode is only about five hours, at most. I finished it in about four myself. But there are 150 Hogwarts crests to find, as well as beating everyone at the certain dueling clubs, and flying and potions clubs. So even after you finish the main adventure you still have a lot to do. It's a fun game for any Potter fan.
Rated 8 out of 10 by R. Roar It could've been better.
I would only suggest purchasing this game if you're a Harry Potter fan. The cut scenes don't explain much, and if you don't know what's going on you'll probably get lost. I've read that many people have had problems with making potions, but I found it to be rather easy, and I love it. Dueling is pretty simple, though I have gotten stuck once or twice. The story line is very short, it definitely could be longer. One of my favorite aspects, though, was how you do spells. For some reason this thrilled me that by flicking the remote up, you make the seat move. I personally didn't like Quidditch all too much. It was too simple, and your hand gets tired if your standing. Nearly Headless Nick's help wasn't necessarily needed, but it did make finding my way to certain areas a lot easy, although it isn't "realistic". I would only recommend the game if your are an absolute fan of the books and movies, or understand the plot. The graphics aren't exactly the best, but if you can over look that, I'd say buy it.
Rated 9 out of 10 by J man 345 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
In the game for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince you play through Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts. this game isnt really hard wich is why i give the challenge a 7. The characters look pretty close to the actors except when they talk they move lik robots a bit. For that i give the graphics a 8. the length i give a 9 because even wen ufinish the storyline, you can still duel either by urself or with a friend in multiplayer mode. You can also brew potions in potions club, play on your broom, or luk for hogwarts crest throughout the school. Collecting crests gives you rewards such as new characters in multiplayer dueling. The storyline i give a 6 cause its short. The controls i give a 10 because the the controls are great espeially in dueling. the interface i give a 10. The sound is pretty good. The music is good but some of the characters' voices sound nothing lik the actors. If u are luking for a game with a challenge i wouldnt reccomened this game. I would recomened it To Harry potter fans who read the books and see the movies.
Rated 7 out of 10 by mangamacho28 It all depends on how you veiw it..
See the thing is, with this game, it was fun. I'm a Harry Potter fan, so the castle was amazing for me! Graphics are great, and at first, the game is addicting! The quittich, potion-making, and just getting around without fighting someone.
And then, all of a sudden, I finished the game..
yeah, WAYY too short. If you're a Harry Potter fan who likes casual gaming and a quick story line this will be your favorite game.
Now, the only reason I liked this game was for it's graphics.
Though everyone has their own opinions..
This game frustrated me. UGH! First of all, one second it's way too easy and the next, it's quite complicated, and if you don't have the patience to read over and over and try again and again and AGAIN with something, you will FAIL at this game.
yeah, yeah, it's an overall good game.. you don't have to listen to some random girl ranting about how SHORT the storyline was.. but yeah.
for me, too short.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Alex470 Pretty good
Well i bought this game last week and at first i thought oh no this is terrible! but i decided to play the game out anyways and it turned out to be good,despite the fact that the storyline is short,the overall gameplay is really good. If you dont follow the harry potter series i then you might find it a bit confusing but if you are a harry potter fan then it will be great. Quiditch is not really much of a challenge for those who have a steady hand but all the same a great feature.Now the best part of the game is dueling, with the dueling clubs you have so many different challenges and you have to think when you duel not just cast random spells. With professor slughorn's classes is always fun, it can be a bit confusing at first when you make potions but after you fingure out the basics its really fun. So if you like harry potter, you like great games, I would reccomend you buy it!
Rated 7 out of 10 by R'mani rites reviews Only If You're A Fan Of Potterverse
This review might contain spoilers!!! This game can be exciting and boring at different times during the game. When you make potions sometimes the game can drag on a little. But the game picks up during battles/dueling. I would only reccomend this game to Harry Potter fans. The one thing that I dont like is that you can finish the game in less than 24 hours if you know the Wii controls well. (it's the same with all other Harry Potter games) The story line sticks more to the movie (I guess this is why it seems so short!) The game is not really a challenge, in my opinion, once you get the hang of it. The graphics have improved, though! I sometimes am able to see facial expressions on the characters. One other funny thing is that there are themes to go with certain parts of the storyline. Such as when Ron eats the Love-Potion filled chocolates or when Harry drinks Felix Felicis. The replay value on this game is moderate. Once you finish the game completely including all mini-missons then there is not much left to do than run rampant around hogwarts. And replay duels/potions/quidditch. But this is a good game overall and I reccomend it greatly!!!
Rated 7 out of 10 by Fedench-#3 It's back
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Price is a good game. However, it is extremely short. It skips some major things and isn't that challenging. I like the dueling and the fact that you can do it 2 player. Hermione and ron aren't really in the game and that is disappointing for me. Playing quidditch is EXTREMELY easy, all you do it point the wii remote at the screen. It doesn't really follow the book that great, and I wish that they did because it would make the game much longer. If you like Harry Potter and the video-games, then it's not an aweful game to get. The fact that you can call on Nearly-Headless Nick whenever needed isn't all that realistic, but it helps u out. You can't even use the Marauder's Map. I beat the game without unlocking all of the challenge shields or the places on the map. The game was kinda dissappointing to me.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Harry Potter Feind Very Entertaining, But Extremely Short
The Game itself is very good. Casting spells (dueling) and potion making have to be the two most entertaining activities in the game. I played the first three Harry Potter games on PC, which included collecting Beans, Finding hidden rooms etc. and it was not only fun, but it actually took some thinking to complete. This game just doesn't give you that edge. It is extremely straightforward and doesn't take much thought to complete. It took me just 5 hours to finish the whole game (excluding finding all of the shields and completing all extra activities). It would have been better if EA had reverted to their original Harry Potter Game ideas. Nevertheless, I would definitely go out and buy this game, because of the fact that it utilizes the Wii-mote and nunchuck really well, and its entertaining stirring and pouring potions.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Revan46 Can't Wait
Well I think it's going to be a great game, especially since I need something to keep me entertained. This game is also suppose to be able to work with the new WiiMotion meaning that your wand movements won't be as annoying as the Order of the Phoenix. You can actually 'swish and flick' instead of moving it up and down and up and down just to get it to cast one spell. So I look forward to seeing how that will work! Also I look forward to seeing how big it is, did anyone notice you weren't able to get to Dumbledore's Office at all in the 5th game? I definitely noticed this and disliked this inability to do so. The images look crisper too which I hope will be much nicer to see while playing. So I can't wait for this Tuesday to play Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
Rated 0 out of 10 by ahood820 The BEST YET...
I am totally pumped about the upcoming Harry Potter game! I have all the games made for gamecube and also Harry Potter OOTP for Wii. If the Half Blood Prince is anywhere near as good as the Order of the Phoenix then it will be totally amazing!! It only gets better! In OOTP you could wander around Hogwarts as you pleased. The whole castle was open to discovery... no boundaries. It made me feel as if I were in the movie. I can't wait to see what new spells we will learn in this game and the new wand (remote) movements we will use. There are so many amazing possibilities. Anyone who LOVES Harry Potter has got to get these games. They are indescribably awesome!! Mine is on pre-order, and I can't wait to pick it up!