Half-Blood Prince Game Released, Reviews and Game Clips Now Online

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Jun 30, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Attention fans! The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game is now available here in the US. As such a few reviews are now online, notably from IGN which gives mixed marks for the various platforms of the game (very low to the DS, fairly good to PS3, XBox360). While there are plenty of spoilers in the articles, the reviewer for the PS3 points out:

“If you’ve read the books, you know what those bad things are, and if
you haven’t, this game really isn’t going to explain what’s going on.
See, rather than have you play through the events of the movie,
Half-Blood Prince just kind of uses them as touchstones. Sure, you’ll
participate in the big battles and see videogame cutscenes depicting
key moments, but these events won’t really be properly explained nor
will they carry the appropriate impact. You’re not here to play the
movie; you’re here to live in the movie’s universe…the story-related stuff can be polished off in about four or five hours,
but there’s going to be a lot left to do for Harry Potter nuts or
people who are Trophy/Achievement whores (see: me). See, the game has
150 Hogwarts crests hidden throughout the school…this ability to explore also rewards you with seeing things you never
would’ve if you just played the game strictly by the numbers. Although
there’s no reason to do it in terms of the game’s tale, you can go into
the Charms classroom and see Flitwick as well as climb high into the
Owlery. Locations such as these don’t serve a purpose other than a dose
of fan service and I’m all about that.

Be sure to check out a whole host of videos showing game excerpts via this link. The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince now available at game retailers here in the US everywhere.





27 Responses to Half-Blood Prince Game Released, Reviews and Game Clips Now Online

Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: hey I haven't really seen ads on tv for this game..they really should since its gonna be so greatt :) all I've been seeing is the Transformers game blahAvatar Imagedehonestiss says: i. need. money! i was going to get the DS game and the Wii game but now the DS game sounds like crap.Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: cool - wish I had WiiAvatar Imagethe_spectacle says: The game looks good. A bit disappointing there's not much story in it. Hopefully it will bring me some entertainment tomorrow.Avatar Imagelupinwandcaster says: Will this be $60 for consoles?Avatar ImageElVampiro9878 says: I'm going to buy it in about an hour, it's going to be awesome!!Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: im getting right when i get out of work and going home to play it,Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: dang I'm not a gamer, so I have Zero gaming systems, but I want a Wii just to play Harry Potter :/Avatar ImageJustinbro says: Im going to get the wii version in a little bit. It is going to be awesome!Avatar Imagegingersnap188 says: It looks so amazing! I can't wait to play it!Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: the game... cool... do they have it for PCs???Avatar Imagemegan_702 says: i wish they still made games for Playstation 1!!! my mom won't let me get a PS3 so i can't buy this game.. :(Avatar Imagejennibelle says: got it at 12:20 am on June 30 and just finished the story part of the game. It is amazing!Avatar ImageKatetheKeeper says: I just finished the story line part of the game, it was amazing! Although, if I have to duel one more Death Eater . . .Avatar ImagePotterYay says: uggggh. Well, this sucks. I only have a DS! w/e, it's not like i'm a major gamer anyway. You have to remember that the people running websites like IGN are people who are REALLY into gaming. So, of course they're gonna think more harshly about the games. But, as for me, I'm still getting that DS game. although, i do wish i had a Wii..:lAvatar Imagethe_spectacle says: The game looks good. A bit disappointing there's not much story in it. Hopefully it will bring me some entertainment tomorrow.Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: The game looks good. A bit disappointing there's not much story in it. Hopefully it will bring me some entertainment tomorrow.Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: The game looks good. A bit disappointing there's not much story in it. Hopefully it will bring me some entertainment tomorrow.Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: The game looks good. A bit disappointing there's not much story in it. Hopefully it will bring me some entertainment tomorrow.Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: The game looks good. A bit disappointing there's not much story in it. Hopefully it will bring me some entertainment tomorrow.Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: i got my PS2 version this morning for $30. Ive already beat the entire game and its awesome.Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: well i got the game yesterday and it's pretty good. I kind of OOTP more...but quidditch is way better my solution...put quidditch in ootp and problem solved hahahaAvatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: When we get to target, I'm so getting it.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: very coolAvatar ImageSammeh says: I've played this game on my wii, and it is really great. I'm dissapointed with a few things though... like the ending of the narriation. The cave scene was dreadful because you don't really get to do anything. after you know who dies I would of figured there would be battles everywhere and the Order and DA would be fighting... but the castle is empty and after quick battles (srsly, you get so many duel health it's barely a duel....) it's over. Funny parts, most definitly, but disappointing -- not worth the 60 bucksAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: im gonna buy it soooooon!!!!!Avatar ImageKezzabear says: I'm stuck on the DS version. Just. Stuck. Yes squillions of rnadom Hogwartians, i know some Hufflepuff in the Hospital Wing as the self stirring cauldron ORn wants me to get his dad for Christmas. i know that. She wants a potion for it yet none of you imbeciles will tell me how to get the potion or an of the ingredients to make it! Stupid little fake people in the little fake game :P Oh well ... at least I figured out how to play Quidditch!

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