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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (GameCube)

62
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.0
MobyScore
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.9
Overall MobyScore (8 votes) 3.0


The Press Says

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80
GamerDad
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone won't please hardcore game fans, the cynical, or anyone wanting a real challenge. Instead has EA crafted a simple, playable, and satisfying game that's faithful to its subject matter and not just a quick cash-in, which is exactly what fan-obsessed kids (and their parents) will want after seeing the film for the 20th time.
70
N-Zone
Eigentlich sollte die Fortsetzung eines Spiels qualitativ mindestens mit dem Vorgänger vergleichbar, wenn nicht sogar besser sein. Leider ist das den Entwicklern weder technisch noch in Bezug auf das Gameplay geglückt. Das Weihnachtsgeschäft hat wohl zu sehr gedrängt.
70
GameZone
Fans of Harry Potter will enjoy this game, especially younger players, but gamers wanting a challenging platformer won't find it here. If the video game world of Harry Potter hasn't been experienced yet, gamers are better off getting Chamber of Secrets, which is the better game. Also, gamers wanting an easy platform foray into fantasy may want to check out The Hobbit, which is similar in concept to these two games and offers a good bit of fun.
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4Players.de
Der spielerische Rückblick auf das erste Jahr von Harry Potter in Hogwarts präsentiert sich in allen Belangen schwächer als die von Eurocom entwickelte Umsetzung zur Schreckenskammer. Zwar bemüht man sich, die im letzten Jahr erfolgreiche Gameplaymischung aus Erforschen, Kämpfen und Rätseln zu replizieren, doch die Umsetzung ist nur mäßig gelungen und bleibt deutlich hinter den Erwartungen zurück. Kameraprobleme und Ruckler in allen Fassungen zeigen zudem grafische Schwächen auf, die es in dieser Form letztes Jahr nur selten gab. Überhaupt bleibt Harrys Suche nach dem Stein der Weisen grafisch unerklärlicherweise deutlich hinter der Spieladaption zum zweiten Film zurück. Deshalb: nur für eingefleischte Hardcore-Potter-Fans empfehlenswert, die statt des Buches oder der Zelluloidumsetzung selber Hand an das Schicksal des Zauberlehrlings legen möchten. Wer unbedingt ein Harry Potter-Spiel im Archiv braucht, ist mit der Kammer des Schreckens wesentlich besser bedient.
65
Jeuxvideo.com
Légère perte de vitesse pour Harry Potter qui se contente de combler un vide dans la ludothèque des consoles 128 bits sans pour autant égaler l'épisode sorti l'année passée. La recette n'est pas nouvelle mais elle est gâchée par une réalisation décevante et un gameplay défaillant qui n'incitent pas à aller de l'avant. Espérons que l'adaptation du troisième livre saura mettre la barre un peu plus haut.
65
Next Level Gaming
It seems that kids still love the Harry Potter franchise (although I think it is starting to lose its steam). So you know that the parents are going to go out and fork out the bucks for their kids. But if you are a gamer in your twenties, like myself then you might want to look elsewhere for your gaming goodness. The game is somewhat dragged out at times and becomes kind of boring. Normally when you buy a game and play the hell out of it, you are playing to achieve a goal and to get something that will make everything worth your while. I did not see that in this game.
64
IGN
As someone who's read all of the Potter books and watched all of the movies, I have to admit that I'm not nearly as impressed with EA's adaptation of The Sorcerer's Stone as I was with the job it did with Chamber of Secrets. This Warthog-developed prequel in many ways feels like the digital equivalent of a Ron Weasley hand-me-down. The story is the most dated, the art assets re-used, and gameplay mechanics re-used, and all with a serious hit in graphic quality, a truth that really disappoints. Worst of all, the game's general lack of polish also means that it's buggy and sometimes employs questionable character artificial intelligence.
61
GameSpot
Overall, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a weak follow-up to Chamber of Secrets that seems like an awkward fit for anyone who already owns last year's game. While fans may enjoy the chance to relive Harry's first adventure in a proper action adventure game, the gameplay and graphical performance of Sorcerer's Stone doesn't differ much from Chamber of Secrets, and the game itself doesn't offer any dramatic improvements to make it a must-have. In the end Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is an unremarkable game that diehard fans may enjoy, but it's one that casual gamers and Potter fans may want to think twice about picking up.
40
GameSpy
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone separates itself from the typical "bad game based on a good movie" crowd because of the game's characters. Through books and movies, we've really got to know Harry, Hermione, etc., so we genuinely do care what happens to them. Despite all its problems, the true fan will want to play through the thing just to be able to live a little more of the Potter experience. The casual fan or typical gamer, though, has better places to invest their spell-casting time.
33
Game Revolution
Finally, I do love the fact that you can run around shooting flipendo spells. Running through the castle and grounds and flinging blue fireballs just because I damn well please is a refreshing bit of liberty. It’s just too bad you cant actually hit anything you aren’t supposed to. Perhaps when Harry grows up the games will too.