Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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These minor quibbles aside, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is certainly the most all-out fun game to come down the pike in quite a while. I can only hope that the game's success will encourage EA to rethink its cancellation of the online game. I mean, right now I just run around my yard, dressed in my hand-stitched (but utterly authentic!) Ravenclaw Quidditch robes, chasing a tennis ball. I look like a total goob.
MacintoshEdutaining Kids
Players collect every-flavor beans and wizard cards, attend classes and learn how to cast spells, and encounter a number of characters from the book, including Hagrid and Malfoy. A little further in the adventure, Harry flies on a broom. Players need to unlock a Quidditch League play mode which is really quite fun. The game of Quidditch takes a bit of time to learn, but once the controls are understood, it is relatively easy to win.
WindowsEdutaining Kids
J.K Rowlings' Harry Potter books have done a super job at getting kids away from their computer and video games to do some old-fashioned reading and imagining. Now that there's a Potter movie and games like this one, the magic has come full circle. Rest assured, though, Harry Potter's magic will return when the fifth novel is released. In the while, kids will have some fun with this new PC game.
WindowsJust Adventure
Everyone's here waiting to greet you: Hagrid, Hermione, Dumbledore and, unfortunately, even Draco and his sidekicks Crabbe and Goyle. So grab your Cloak of Invisibility and let yourself be swept away by a game that is as magical to play as was the book to read.
This game is aimed primarily at the young teens who make up the franchise’s fan base. More grown up or hardcore gamers will likely find it too easy, too short or lacking in action. Those for whom the game is intended, however, will likely find it a faithful and thoroughly enjoyable adaptation of H.K. Rowling’s ideas.
"Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen" bietet für ein Vollpreisspiel einfach zu wenig. Die Spieldauer ist zu kurz und auch die Aufbereitung des Spieles hätte für den Preis besser ausfallen müssen. Wer das Spiel kauft, muß sich bewußt sein, daß er einen Teil seines Geldes nur für den Namen "Harry Potter" hinlegt. Die Wertung von 85% gilt eher für junge Spieler. Für ein Erwachsenenspiel würde Harry Potter eher 65% erhalten.
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Ich dachte lange, Harry Potter sei nur was für Kinder - bis ich das erste Buch gelesen habe. Das Spiel entspricht genau meinen korrigierten Erwartungen: Liebevoll gestaltet, nicht zu kompliziert und einfach zum Gernhaben. Damit verbringe ich gern meinen Feierabend. Und meine Freundin übrigens auch.
MacintoshComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Kids will love this game and adults will have fun chasing the Golden Snitch on their Nimbus 2000. If only the bugs could be removed with a quick Flipendo spell.
What I liked best about the game was the ease of play. You didn’t have to fumble through spells to see what works. If a spell could be cast, the appropriate spell would be used automatically. The challenges increased with difficulty as the game progressed which gave it that I gotta try one more time feel. However with no multi-player, and virtually no replay ability after you have solved it, hardcore gamers may stay away from it. But, if you are one of the millions of people who are devoted Harry Potter fans whether it be the movie, or the books. By all means you absolutely have to check this out!
WindowsPC Zone Benelux
Als game lijkt dit Harry Potter spel nog het meest op American McGee's Alice, met een goed verhaal, vervreemdende werelden en muziekjes die soms zelfs letterlijk uit Alice lijken te komen. Het kwaliteitsverschil zit 'm dus voornamlijk in de graphics. De Quidditch wedstrijden houden je echter op het puntje van je stoel en het mooie daarvan is dat je ze ook los van de game kunt spelen.
Das PC-Spiel wird zwar nicht die Euphorie der Bücher oder des Films auslösen, aber Harry Potter-Fans zwischen 8 und 14 sollten auf ihre Kosten kommen - insbesondere dann, wenn sie sich ohne einschlägige Spielerfahrung nach Hogwarts begeben: Die Steuerung ist meist kinderleicht und das Spiel abwechslungsreich: Jump&Run-Elemente werden mit Logik-Rätseln und Besen-Wettrennen gewürzt und nebenbei gibt es eine Menge kleiner Geheimnisse zu entdecken. Optisch und atmosphärisch wäre sicher mehr drin gewesen. So bleiben die Abenteuer des jungen Zauberers zwar stimmungsvoll, aber erreichen bei weitem nicht die optische Faszination der Filmumsetzung.
Même si l'aventure n'est pas extrêmement longue, parvenir à mettre la main sur tous les secrets du jeu réserve déjà une durée de vie honorable et servira de prétexte à une seconde découverte du jeu plus approfondie. En somme, si vous avez un PC et que vous ou votre entourage appréciez l'univers à la fois magique et naïf de Harry Potter, foncez sur ce titre au plus vite. Vous y découvrirez tout que vous avez pu apprécier dans le livre et passerez sans aucun doute de très bons moments sur ce titre à la fois accessible et prenant. Ceux qui ignorent le patronyme de Celui-dont-on-ne-doit-pas-prononcer-le-nom n'auront qu'à passer leur chemin.
WindowsPC Action
Liebe Eltern: Sollten Sie noch auf der Suche nach einem Weihnachtsgeschenk für Ihre Sprösslinge sein, fangen Sie mit Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen den goldenen Schnatz. Schneller können Sie beim Nachwuchs nicht an Ansehen gewinnen. Ältere Spieler-Semester, die bereits Harrys Charme verfallen sind, dürfen ebenfalls ohne zu Zögern zugreifen. Für alle anderen Muggels gilt: Wer einen Blauen für acht Stunden Spielvergnügen hinblättern will, wird dafür gut unterhalten, kniffligere Rätselkost und satten Spielumfang wie ansatzweise bei Indiana Jones oder heftiger bei Myst 3 dürfen Sie allerdings nicht erwarten.
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the PC game, is an action-adventure/platformer that roughly follows the storyline of the first book, with lots of references to the movie. It’s a fun little game, faithful to the spirit of the series. and if you’re a diehard fan, you might as well fork over the cash—it’s worth it. I played this game with the most hardcore Potter-head I know—my 7-year-old daughter Sarah—and we had a good time from start to finish, mostly.
WindowsSuper Play
Kan man ignorera de lama dialogerna och de oengagerade skådespelarna är dock Harry Potter och de vises sten ett bra spel. Men inte alls lika bra som boken.
It is probably clear from the above that this is not really an adventure game. Though it has plenty of exciting places to explore, it has the feel of an action arcade or platform game. Those sequences though are clearly designed not to bog you down in complex manoeuvres, but rather bring a bit of 12 year old rambuctiousness to proceedings. As such, like all things Potter it is first and foremost for children, and is best shared and enjoyed with them.
WindowsG4 TV: The Electric Playground
The video game falls short of the quality Potter fans expect, and provides nothing more than a simple platform/adventure game that young fans will adore, but older fans will feel disappointed with.
Keeping in mind that the game stays fairly true to the book, but does take some liberties to keep the pace going, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a spell worth learning.
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Радует то, что сложность не очень высока, а книжечки, где можно записываться, попадаются довольно часто. Да и уродливость персонажей и их бездарная озвучка компенсируются повышенной цветастостью окружающей обстановки и вполне соответствующей общему тонусу музыкой. Тем не менее, все это не в состоянии полностью скрыть общую спешку при разработке и желание охватить аудиторию побольше. Как результат — практически полное соответствие оригиналу, демонстрирующее внешний вид персонажей, воссозданных в кино, с довольно средней, но слегка затягивающей играбельностью.
WindowsGame Vortex
From the looks of it, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone makes use of the Unreal engine, and it looks quite sharp because of it. The character models are quite well-detailed, with a mix of 'big-headed anime' and standard design. The environments are also quite well-done, even if they tend to be rather repetitive; the inside of Hogwarts is quite self-similar, as are many of the areas that you go to outside of the school. It looks nice enough, though.
I think that die-hard Potter fans will be able to forgive the shortcomings in search of a fun adventure, which is definitely in place, if a little hidden. But given all of the drawbacks I can't recommend The Sorcerer's Stone as I did Chamber of Secrets, and I think anybody new to the Potter universe would be far better served with Eurocom's superior title.
MacintoshMac Addict
Even though we finished the game pretty effortlessly and its replay value is virtually nil, we liked Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone because of its engaging story and endearing characters. If you have kids, are a kid, or just really like Harry Potter, you'll enjoy this game. If not, save your lunch money for a tougher challenge.
Ce jeu destiné aux plus jeune d'entre nous est plutôt bien réussi et procurera de bons moments à nos marmots. La courte durée de jeu ne devrait pas freiner l’achat, donc à se procurer pour toute la famille ou à plusieurs !
WindowsSvenska PC Gamer
Sammanfattningsvis kan jag alltså konstatera att detta hade kunnat vara ett spel för alla, om inte varit för kontrollerna och kameran. Som det ser ut nu så är detta endast något för de som lider av Potter-febern, och känner att de måste ha allt i samlingen. Andra kan ju prova spelet hemma hos någon kompis och få sig några timmars hyfsad underhållning till livs. Det är inte för en sekund värt 500 spänn.
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
60 Punkte für Gryffindor! Zumindest nach den strengen Maßstäben einer Fachzeitschrift wie PC Games und aus Fairness gegenüber Alice, Lara und Indy: Gewöhnliche Muggel (Nichtzauberer) werden schlichtweg unterfordert. Minderjährige Potter-Fans dürfen daher ruhig noch mal 40 Extra-Punkte draufrechnen - mindestens! Electronic Arts hat sich nämlich erkennbar viel Mühe gegeben und den Stoff mit bemerkenswerter Liebe zum Detail umgesetzt - da glaub ich gern, dass die Autorin ein wachsames Auge auf die Entwicklung hatte. Das Spiel steuert sich ordentlich, sieht einfach toll aus und hat faktisch null Längen - da musste man angesichts des Zeitdrucks (’Wir brauchen das Ding zum Filmstart!!!!’) wirklich Schlimmeres befürchten. Mein Tipp: Den Fans von Harry, Ron und Hermine können Sie zu Weihnachten gar keine größere Freude bereiten als mit diesem Spiel. Nur bei einigen kniffligen Sprungpassagen kann der helfende Mausklick eines Tomb Raider-erfahrenen Spielers sicher nicht schaden.
WindowsTap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks
This game does give a nod in the most stripped-down, basic way to the plot of its namesake bestselling novel. Its first attempt involves encapsulating the first 112 pages of said novel in a two-minute parade of ivory and black ink flashcard-like pages as the game begins. These are supposed to bring the player up to speed on Harry's whole history and background.
WindowsAdventure Classic Gaming
When the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone first arrives in theatres, I have decided to pass on it. It seems then that I must be among the handful of people left in this universe who have never read Harry Potter. When I see the movie on video later on, I immediately start reading the books and devour them in a matter of days. The single thought that keeps going through my head is what a great game this can make. The thought of exploring Hogwarts and playing a game of Quidditch seems like a dream game. With the huge fan base of Harry Potter, it is just a matter of time before such a game hits the shelves—and what a game it is, if you are able to overlook some minor issues along the way.
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
While the adventure is quite entertaining, it is most definitely made for children. It simply won't fully stimulate most teen or adult gamers. Conversely, a 7 year old would probably play with a Harry Potter cheese log if it were advertised correctly. In short, this is not a horrible game, nor is it incredible. With such a rich palette of imagination to work with, the game developers took an easy way out rather than creating something revolutionary. Still, if you want a nice relaxing game to jump into, or your kids need something to do, hop onto Platform 9 3/4.
MacintoshMac Gamer
Harry Potter is not an awful rip-off as a blatant attempt to slap a licensing name on something to make a quick buck. Fans of Harry Potter will certainly enjoy the game. It's not the greatest experience with enough frustrations with gameplay, saving, and bugs to keep this title from rising to the top of the fray as an excellent over all game. But enough of me, let's tally up the points: Let's see... 40 to start minus... add 15... carry the one... mumble mumble... leaving us with a grand total of 55 points for Gryffindor. Not enough to win the house cup, I'm afraid. Rather, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is lodged firmly into the middle ground between excellent and awful, leaving us with a solidly okay title.
Ultimately, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone doesn't have the widespread appeal of its literary namesake and is suitable only for children. When compared with the many stellar gameplay experiences available to PC gamers today, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone underwhelms with an extremely brief story, overly simplistic platform jumping sequences, and repetitive gameplay. Then again, children ready to move on from purely educational PC games to those that are purely entertaining will likely enjoy Harry's first PC adventure, but older players captivated by Rowling's first tale would be better served by reading the novel's three sequels or by seeing the movie again.