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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
76
3.1
Xbox
79
2.0
PlayStation 2
76
2.8

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets casts you as Harry in a new adventure with more magic, friendship, and danger. In a stunning next generation rendition of Hogwarts™, learn new spells, undertake new quests, make new friends, and challenge new adversaries to confront the powers at the heart of the Chamber of Secrets.

    • Cutting edge game graphics bring Harry's world to life like never before.
    • Greater magic control and advanced spells – featuring Wizard Duels, Powered Up Spells and Quidditch leagues.
    • Take flight – hop on your Nimbus Two Thousand™ and freely explore Hogwarts™
    • Challenge foes including Aragog and the fearsome Basilisk.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12592) on Sep 16, 2010.

"Nintendo Winter 2002" promotional booklet - GameCube:
    Dare to return to Hogwarts. Guide Harry Potter in a new adventure with more magic, friendship and danger. Along the way, Harry will learn new spells, take on new quests, make new friends and challenge new adversaries. With crisp graphics, an engaging story, and unique characters, Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets will be a spell-binding experience.

    Enjoy additional features by connecting to Game Boy Advance Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Feb 25, 2006.

www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube:
    Be Harry Potter in a new adventure with more magic, friendship & danger. Learn new spells, undertake new quests, make new friends, and challenge new adversaries.

    Key Features:

    - Confront the powers at the heart of the Chamber of Secrets & overcome dangerous foes from Aragog to the Basilisk.

    - Interact with over twenty characters from the magical world created by J.K. Rowlings novel.

    - Explore rich environments from the colourful Burrow to the dark reaches of the Forbidden Forest.

    - Master new spells including Expeliarmus, Diffendo and Skurge.

    Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets will magically appear on GameCube this November the 8th.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53668) on Oct 02, 2005.

www.nintendo.com – GameCube:
    Game play variety captures all the fun and excitement of the book and movie.

    When a developer takes on a beloved property, it always runs the risk of creating a great-looking product with blah gameplay. We're happy to report that this is most definitely not the case with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

    Features

    • Visual highlights like the flying Ford Anglia and the Whomping Willow are captured perfectly, as are the faces of stars Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley)
    • Smoothly done tutorial on moving, casting spells and checking your extensive inventory
    • Minigames like gnome-tossing provide a break from adventuring
    • Great graphics, including lovely particle effects from Harry's wand
    • Terrific musical score dramatizes each scene
    • Plenty of cinema sequences, voiced by excellent acting talent



    Eurocom generally sticks to the movie, but isn't afraid to add game-appropriate elements. Gamers will get a kick out of quieting a quarrelsome washing machine with a few expertly cast Flipendos. Harry collects school supplies and runs errands in Daigon Alley before taking off with Ron in the flying Ford.

    Their crash-landing at Hogwarts earns them the instant enmity of Prof. Snape. Hogwarts is one adventure after the other -- broomstick-riding, helping rescue a boy trapped behind a tapestry in the Gryffindor Common Room -- as Harry and his friends gradually learn of the mystery at the game's center.

    The Chamber of Secrets does a good job of varying gameplay. The only rough spots come in the stealth sections, where Harry must sneak around bookshelves and cabinets without being seen. In these sections, a fixed overhead camera makes it tough to see where Harry's nemesis is lurking.

    Bottom Line

    A charming game that's sure to please Harry Potter's legions of fans, Chamber of Secrets delivers challenging gameplay by the cauldron-full. The result is a smooth broomstick ride that should please all but the most hard-core gamer. See the Connectivity section to find out details on how this game links up with other Harry Potter games to unlock secret areas and minigames.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53668) on Oct 02, 2005.

Electronic Arts UK website - PC/PSX/PS2/GC/GBC/GBA:

    Dare you return to Hogwarts’?



    As a young-wizard-in-training, Harry Potter can't wait to leave the non-magical world behind and return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’ for his second year. But as the summer holidays draw to a close, a most peculiar visitor appears in Harry's bedroom with a dire warning - disaster will strike if Harry returns to Hogwarts’!

    As the new term starts, this grave prediction seems to be coming true. Strange and terrible events occur - and Harry always seems to be nearby. Panic reigns, but nobody knows who - or what - is to blame. Could Harry's arch-enemy Draco Malfoy’ be behind the attacks? Is Hagrid’ involved? Harry doesn't know who to suspect but, when his fellow pupils find out he can speak Parseltongue, he becomes the number one suspect!

    With the help of old friends, Ron and Hermione, it's up to Harry to solve the mystery and clear his name, before another victim is claimed and Hogwarts is shut down for good!

    Harry's second year at Hogwarts begins November 15th on PC, GameCube’, PlayStation® 2, PlayStation game console, Xbox’, Game Boy® Advance, and Game Boy Color.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66247) on Jun 15, 2004.

Press Release:

    DARE TO RETURN TO HOGWARTS?
    EA LAUNCHES HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS ON SEVEN GAME PLATFORMS



    Redwood City, CA – November 15, 2002 – Take the wheel of a flying car and don’t be late for a second term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS), the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company, announced today it has shipped Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets’, J.K. Rowling’s second book in the worldwide best-selling series on seven game platforms. The games will be on store shelves November 15, 2002, the same day the highly anticipated movie sequel from Warner Bros. Pictures is released in U.K. and U.S. theatres. Debuting for the first time on next generation game consoles, players get to “Be Harry Potter” on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox’ video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube’ in addition to PC, Game Boy® Advance, PlayStation and Game Boy Color.

    Since the release of EA’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ last November, the games have sold nearly 10 million units worldwide. This holiday season, the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets videogames will transport fans from the non-magical world to an even richer, deeper interactive adventure of wizards and wonder, while representing an interactive adaptation of the book’s story line. With the help of returning friends Hermione, Ron, Hagrid and Hedwig, players attend new classes to learn second-year spells that will aid them in a quest to uncover the true identity of the “Heir of Slytherin” and protect Hogwarts from the evil force within the Chamber of Secrets.

    Under the supervision of EA, The KnowWonder’ studio of Seattle-based entertainment software developer Amaze Entertainment’ developed Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets for the PC and Game Boy Color; Argonaut Games, based in London, developed the PlayStation game; Eurocom, based in Darby, England, developed the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance games and Electronic Arts developed the PlayStation 2 game.

    The J.K. Rowling Harry Potter books have become a publishing phenomenon with more than 174 million books in circulation worldwide.

    About Electronic Arts Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.7 billion for fiscal 2002. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS, EA GAMES, EA SPORTS BIG’ and EA.COM. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.info.ea.com.

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    Contributed by skl (1142) on Feb 28, 2004.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:

    DARE TO ReTURN TO HOGWARTS



    Be Harry Potter in a richer, deeper adventure - explore an authentic, immersive Hogwarts.

    FEATURES

  • Confront the mysteries of the Chamber of Secrets with advanced second-year magic, challenging quests, and dangerous adversaries

  • Greater depth - featuring Wizard Duels, Vari-Power spells, and Quidditch leagues

  • Take flight - hop on your Nimbus Two Thousand and freely explore Hogwarts

  • Challenge foes including Aragog and the fearsome basilisk

  • Harry comes to life - his internal voice guides you

  • Interact with all your favorite characters, including Ron, Hermione, Hagrid, Dobby, and Gilderoy Lockhart

    New Wizard Duels

    Lead Gryffindor to the Quidditch Cup

    Control your spell power

    Use stealth

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69569) on Dec 03, 2002.

EA's web site:
    Dare to return to Hogwarts

    Be Harry Potter and unlock the mystery at the heart of the Chamber of Secrets. With dire warnings from strange quarters and dark schemes afoot, Harry’s second adventure will be every bit as magical – and dangerous – as his first. But this time the spells are more potent, the foes are more fearsome, and Harry’s friends are more important than ever.

    PC – Specifically designed for PC – 3D Puzzle Adventure

    Take the wheel of a flying car and don’t be late for a second term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! Based on J.K. Rowling’s second book in the worldwide best-selling series, players face a magical multitude of new challenges and mysteries as the famous “Boy Who Lived” for the PC.

    Ignoring Dobby the house-elf’s grave warning that disaster will strike if he returns to Hogwarts, Harry embarks on his second year to find Dobby’s predictions coming true! Harry soon finds himself entangled in a dark plot against his “mudblood” classmates, as students keep turning up petrified! Could Draco Malfoy be to blame or is something even more malevolent at work? With the help of returning friends Hermoine, Ron, Hagrid and Hedwig, players attend new classes to learn second-year spells that will aid them in a quest to uncover the true identity of the “Heir of Slytherin”.

    On the PC, players enter fantastical free-roaming 3Denvironments from Harry’s world. Players become Harry Potter and delve not only into Harry’s world, but also into his personality, via an internal “voice.” Conversing with unique characters like Moaning Myrtle, shopping in Diagon Alley, and exploring the convoluted decisions within Harry’s world.

    Additionally, Harry can, of course, cast spells against foes – but these spells must be perfectly executed, or they could be miscast with humorous or critical consequences! Mini-games within levels can be revisited, so players can help Mrs. Weasley with “de-gnoming” her garden, challenge other students in Professor Lockhart’s Dueling Club, or complete other mini-games again and again.

    Shipping November 2002, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets videogames transport fans from the non-magical world into an interactive adventure of wizards and wonder!

  • A brand-new 3D adventure with the freedom to explore fantastically rich environments.
  • Go deeper into Harry’s world – a faithful representation of the magical world of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
  • Fly to Hogwarts in a charmed flying car and learn tricky new spells, including Skurge, Diffindo and Spongify.
  • Featuring Wizard Duels, a dueling league, Quidditch, and all your favourite characters from the Chamber of Secrets including Ron, Hermoine and the extremely famous and incredibly talented Gilderoy Lockhart!
  • Multiple mini-games and side quests.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Nov 10, 2002.