Demo of the “Order of the Phoenix” Game Now Available

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Jun 25, 2007

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A demo of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix PC video game is now available. You can now download and play a sample of the new game here via game producers Electronic Arts. The Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix video game will be released tomorrow. Enjoy!





30 Responses to Demo of the “Order of the Phoenix” Game Now Available

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Yay! I can’t wait until tomorrow…

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omg yes, if I knew the game was out tomorrow I wouldnt of bought a cd today

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Downloading now. This one looks to be great fun!

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I got it today at eb games and on my phne fron verizon

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this is the first time i’ll be playing a harry potter game. are they any good?

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i don’t understand TLC has been advertising this game and saying that it would be released on the 25th but around my area it hasn’t come out. And on the tv it says its coming out on the 28th.

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Yes it’s weird. They had first said it was the 25th. Then we saw it advertised on tv for the 28th. I saw the ads for Best Buy for tomorrow at 2p.m.. That’s where I am going. And Toys R Us ad was for Wed. So all a bit different. Going tomorrow to BB to get mine on PS2. Can’t wait! WEEE!!!

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I’m having issues with downloading the demo—it keeps cancelling out at the end, saying the connection was reset. Is anyone else having trouble? I really want to try it out, grr!

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It doesn’t work. It plays the intro and everything, but when the game is supposed to start, my screen goes grey. Does anyone know what’s going on with my dear PC?

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I know its a demo, but why so little time to explore?! I know, I know, they want us to buy the game, but still. :(

I’ll buy it when I get a job. :D

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Aww.. I got it fully installed, I try to open it, it seems to open something, but then it closes right away. I’ll try to restart again, I guess…

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Did anyone try to download this from fileplanet? I never got the download from this page to work, so I’m going to try that..

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I still can’t get it from the EA download site, so I’m trying Fileplanet, too. I’m waiting in line because I’m not a subscriber. But maybe by the time I get up in the morning, I’ll have it. I hope!

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The demo download went super-fast on EA Link (EA’s downloadable game service). I had a lot of problems getting it installed, because it kept telling me I needed DirectX when I already had the latest version of DirectX installed.

For those who have similar problems, this is how I got around it… 1. Open the .exe with WinRAR or Winzip. 2. Open the 0compressed.zip file that’s contained inside the main file. Extract its contents to a folder on your hard drive. 3. Run hp_demo.exe from your hard drive.

I too thought it was rather stinky to only give you five minutes in the game world at a stretch – even for a demo, this seems unusually draconian.

At any rate, the full boxed game should be on shelves everywhere today, and it’s set to be available on EA Link at exactly 1pm EST. I’ve already got it pre-loaded on my computer, but it won’t let me actually install until 1pm on the nose. Setting my clock ahead doesn’t work :-(

I’ve played all the HP video games, and after a rather poor showing with GOF, this seems like a welcome return to form. In GOF, EA seemed to think they needed the game to “mature” as Harry got older, and turned a wonderful explorative experience into a true (and poorly executed) platformer.

This one looks to capture the spirit of the first two games, except with better graphics, likenesses that are true to the films, and a fully replicated Hogwarts to explore. This one looks much more open-ended, too (think Grand Theft Auto).

The only thing I’m not too sure about yet is spell casting. Earlier games let you cast spells with the click of a mouse, the actual spell being auto-chosen based on the context. Now you have to do actual mouse movements (swish&flick!) in order to execute a given spell. I’m sure this works wonderfully on a platform like the Wii, but on the PC with a mouse, it’s a bit clumsy. Hopefully I’ll get used to it.

cheers, Daniel

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I got the game today and have played it and I have to tell you it’s wonderful!!! From my 20 minutes playing it (my sister kicked me off the xbox 360, which I can’t complain as it’s her games system) I could tell it was going to be one of those games I’m going to fall in love with easily!!!

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OMG!!!!!!!!!!Downloading it right now[2nd time…..]dunno why but it keeps crashing while downloading it…....

5 MINUTES???? Why are they so mean?Do they think we won’t buy the game if the demo version lasts more than 5 stupid minutes???( *cries )

QUESTION TO THOSE THEY’VE PLAYED THE DEMO….do you get to fight the Dementors or not???How’s the graphics?

Could TLC get a “Print Screen” of the demo’s gameplay???:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

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I got the demo to work, but the mouse controls seem to be really slow and draggy. Is that just par for the course because I’m playing it all off my computer (i.e. will it be faster from the disc), or am I not going to be able to get the game until I upgrade my video card? Help?

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NJDS -

I can tell you that my system is pretty beefy with a very nice video card, and unfortunately yes, the mouse controls are incredibly sluggish on my machine as well.

Just as I feared, spellcasting is very imprecise. Often I’ll cast a spell without meaning to, or cast the wrong one. I’m obviously reserving final judgment until I can get the full version (just a few more hours!), but I’m a bit concerned right now.

Oh, and Dark_Harry, no, the Dementor battle is NOT in the demo. None of the sequenced plot points are. It’s just a bit of Hogwarts exploration. They’ve closed off so much for the demo, I don’t think they needed to time-limit it at all. But that’s EA for you.

I’ll do a full review once I’ve played the full version for a while.

cheers, d.

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Thanks Daniel Park…but I have one more question.I’m from Western Europe and I was wondering how many hours do you have to wait till the game’s released???I want to download it tonight.

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Hi Dark_Harry:

It gets released at the same time everywhere. I’m actually in Spain, so it’s 7pm for me (or 1pm EST). Less than an hour to go :-)

cheers, Daniel

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How do I view the marauders map?

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Press the TAB key on your keyboard/It may be a different key on your PC to view the map….why don’t you enter the “configuration” or something in the game’s menu.The graphics of the game look pretty good.I’m a little dissapointed…...dunno why….maybe it’s the stupid control thing and because it’s a demo…..can’t wait….Has the game been released yet????I’m from Romania and I can’t wait.It’s 11:30 PM….how many hours do I have to wait…Could someone please tell me??:D:D:D:D

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Thanks! I think it comes out the 28 in Europe, that’s all I could find sorry! I was hoping it would be like Oblivion, it’s fun though!

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Heydrk Harry if you want you can go to the poll comments there is always someone around ;)

I get 11 min each time I go in the demo

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After many tries to get the demo, I finally got it downloaded and on my computer. I seem to have longer than 5 minutes to explore, but I didn’t time it exactly because I was too busy exploring. However, once your time is up, you can go back and play it again. I did that several times, and explored new areas each time. I went to the Entrance Hall, to the Great Hall, to the Trophy Room, to the bottom of the stairs where Ron was snotty with Cho about her Tornadoes badge, all the way up the stairs to the Gryffindor Common Room, found several secrets, tried several different spells, played Gobstones, talked to Draco Malfoy, Ginny, Colin Creevey (I think that was him) and even Crookshanks, although he just purred. You can also talk to the portraits on the walls… There really is a lot to do. There’s probably more than what I found.

I agree that the controls seem sluggish. Trying to get Harry to move is a bit more complicated than I like, as well as mouse control for things like playing gobstones and movine objects around. I’m hoping that it’s just the Demo, and it won’t be so horrid in the actual game. Crossing my fingers.

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I downloaded and installed the demo yesterday, but didn’t play it until today. It seems really cool! There are a lot of places to explore. The only thing that gets me though, is the controls. It’s really hard to move Harry around, especially since I want to do as much as I can within that time-limit that they give.

I was only planning on buying the game for the Wii. But it’s actually my brother’s, and he just got a new game for it, so I know he won’t give me ANY time to play it. So I might have to get my parents to buy it for me on the wii AND the computer. Yea right, considering how much the game costs

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Downloaded it, played it on max resolution (something like 1900×1000 or something). Looks amazing, i agree that the controls and camera angle s leave a lot to be desired. But the visuals and having the real voices of Dan and Rupert (not too sure thats Emma’s voice) is awesome.

Being able to wander about pretty much anywhere is also fan-flippin-tastic.

I would imagine the Wii version would be a lot easier to manage since the nunchuck controller should be more precise than a mouse. Dunno if it will look as good as the PC version though since the PC version looks pretty amazing.

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I believe in the full version you can also option keystroke-based spellcasting instead of gesture based.

Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Oh what fun!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: What's in a game? A game by any other name would play as sweet!

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