J.K. Rowling has found a way to transform people of all ages into devoted Harry Potter followers. Electronic Arts, on the other hand, can’t seem to create a Harry Potter game that appeals to anyone. Although you still spend a great deal of time chasing after runaway jellybeans, the Goblet of Fire has a much heavier focus on button-mashing action than the previous entries in the series. In a way, it seems that EA is trying to rekindle the success it had with The Lord of the Rings games. This is also the first console version that allows players to play as Ron and Hermione. Cooperative play is included, which is a nice perk, but not even having two friends at your side can overcome the boredom of zapping small woodland creatures with a wand. The team-based obstacles are greatly overused and usually have you doing stupid things like putting out fires. Goblet of Fire is the best console Harry Potter action game yet, but it’s still a far cry from good.