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WiiCheat Code Central (Jun 28, 2007)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has several things going for it. Rolling all of these little things into one beautiful package is something that EA has done an exceptional job at. Even with it few faults, this latest adventure of Harry and friends surpasses the other games in the series - hands down. If you are a fan of Harry and his many tales of triumph, then this game is definitely worth your time. I would even go as far to say that if you have always wanted to see what the hubbub was, then this is the one that will suck you into the mythos of the Dark Lord and the Boy Who Lived.
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Xbox 360Giery.eu (Jul 17, 2007)
Przyznam szczerze, że mimo iż nie jestem największym fanem książek o przygodach Harry’ego Pottera, gra wciągnęła mnie podobnie jak Oblivion. Bardzo duży teren działań z możliwością odwiedzenia większości miejsc Hogwartu, świetna grafika, do tego wszystko po polsku – fani młodego czarodzieja będą wręcz wniebowzięci. Dla wszystkich innych Harry Potter i Zakon Feniksa to po prostu porządna, dająca masę radości przygodówka z elementami akcji, minusami której może być jedynie średnio wyważony poziom trudności i wkradająca się po dłuższej sesji monotonia – myślę, że takie błędy można wybaczyć ze względu na wylewającą się wręcz z ekranu grywalność – w to po prostu chce się grać. W związku z tym nowe przygody Pottera polecam każdemu, niezależnie od wieku – nie zawiedziecie się. Gry na podstawie książek i filmów? Jeśli wszystkie mają być takie, to ja chcę ich jak najwięcej.
86
Wii411mania.com (Aug 10, 2007)
Though there are other versions of this game available such as the beautiful Xbox 360 version, on the Nintendo Wii is the only place where you’ll get immersed into the experience and world of Harry Potter. This is the definitive version for any fan out there and even for non-fans it’s a world you’ll want to visit if you own a Wii.
84
Xbox 360XboxAddict (Jul 20, 2007)
All in all I enjoyed the game more than I thought I would. It was easy to learn, easy to understand, and it did a fantastic job of brining the Harry Potter saga to life. It’s without a doubt one of the better movies adaptations to hit a video game, and it’s a great title for younger gamers that are usually relegated to chasing and dodging in a linear fashion. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a nice change of pace form the current titles out right now. Very entertaining, I recommend checking it out
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WiiGamingTrend (Apr, 2008)
The magic system is fun, but grows dull after a while since there are only so many motions and limited number of spells. The fine detail and graphical precision, especially for the Wii, is quite a treat. The extra work put into the voices and sounds of the game deserve special note, and kudos to the actors for helping do what they can for this game. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will keep you plenty busy for a long while from the sheer need to rest after a couple hours of casting spells at your TV.
80
WiiNintendo Life (Jul 09, 2007)
Ultimately, if you’re a fan of the boy wizard then you stand to get much more enjoyment out of HP:OotP than someone who doesn’t share the same adoration for J.K. Rowling’s fantasy world. Knowing the characters, plots and vernacular is a massive help and allows you to appreciate the vast and detailed universe EA has created. Those of you that have lived under a stone for the past few years and have therefore avoided any contact with the world of Potter will find it hard going, but the gloriously executed Wiimote commands - combined with an appealing and attractive standard of presentation - should be enough to ensure almost universal enjoyment.
80
WiiGameSpy (Jul 02, 2007)
Sure, Order of the Phoenix is a little rough around the edges, but it's still the best Harry Potter game yet. Fans will get a huge kick over how well it recreates Harry's world. I know a lot of multiple system owners are wondering if they should get this version of the game or go for the "prettier" versions. It's a tough call, really. The Wii controls are quite a bit of fun, but the 360 and PS3 versions looks quite a bit better (although the Wii version certainly doesn't look bad). It's your call, I suppose. What's more important to you, graphics or interactivity? Whichever one you choose, you're going to have a great time.
80
PlayStation 3GameSpy (Jul 02, 2007)
Sure, Order of the Phoenix is a little rough around the edges, but it's still the best Harry Potter game yet. Fans will get a huge kick over how well it recreates Harry's world. I know a lot of multiple system owners are wondering if they should get this version of the game or go for the waggle-enhanced Wii version. It's a tough call, really. Even though this version does sport motion control, it's not nearly as nice as the Wii version. However, the PS3 version looks quite a bit better than its Nintendo counterpart. It's your call, I suppose. What's more important to you, graphics or interactivity? Whichever one you choose, you're going to have a great time.
80
Xbox 360GameSpy (Jul 02, 2007)
Sure, Order of the Phoenix is a little rough around the edges, but it's still the best Harry Potter game yet. Fans will get a huge kick over how well it recreates Harry's world. I know a lot of multiple system owners are wondering if they should get this version of the game or go for the waggle-enhanced Wii version. It's a tough call, really. The Wii controls are quite a bit of fun, but the 360 version looks quite a bit better. It's your call, I suppose. What's more important to you, graphics or interactivity? Whichever one you choose, you're going to have a great time.
80
PlayStation 3Gamesmania.de (Jul 06, 2007)
Zwar ist auch bei der Orden des Phönix der Schwierigkeitsgrad kindgerecht einfach gehalten, doch zumindest bietet das neue Harry Potter-Spiel so viel Hogwarts-Atmosphäre, wie alle bisherigen Umsetzungen zusammen. Es macht einfach viel Spaß, durch die Räume und Flure des Schlosses zu laufen und überall nette Details und Anspielungen zu entdecken. Da nimmt man dann auch in Kauf, dass die Lauferei mit der Zeit etwas ausartet und die Aufgaben einen kaum herausfordern. Fast schon typisch für eine Filmumsetzung ist die Erzählweise der Geschichte arg ungenau und am Ende überhastet, doch jeder der sich für das Spiel interessiert, wird das Buch oder zumindest den Film ja kennen. So bleibt Harry Potter und der Orden des Phönix letztlich ein technisch wunderschönes und spielerisch eher durchschnittliches Action-Adventure, dass auf jeden Fall für Potter-Fans einen Kauf wert ist.
80
Xbox 360Gamesmania.de (Jul 06, 2007)
Zwar ist auch bei der Orden des Phönix der Schwierigkeitsgrad kindgerecht einfach gehalten, doch zumindest bietet das neue Harry Potter-Spiel so viel Hogwarts-Atmosphäre, wie alle bisherigen Umsetzungen zusammen. Es macht einfach viel Spaß, durch die Räume und Flure des Schlosses zu laufen und überall nette Details und Anspielungen zu entdecken. Da nimmt man dann auch in Kauf, dass die Lauferei mit der Zeit etwas ausartet und die Aufgaben einen kaum herausfordern. Fast schon typisch für eine Filmumsetzung ist die Erzählweise der Geschichte arg ungenau und am Ende überhastet, doch jeder der sich für das Spiel interessiert, wird das Buch oder zumindest den Film ja kennen. So bleibt Harry Potter und der Orden des Phönix letztlich ein technisch wunderschönes und spielerisch eher durchschnittliches Action-Adventure, dass auf jeden Fall für Potter-Fans einen Kauf wert ist.
80
WindowsUOL Jogos (Jun 29, 2007)
"Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix" mostra como deve ser a adaptação de um filme para os games. É um jogo bom, concreto e divertido, principalmente para quem é fã da série. Explora o universo criado por J. K. Rowling como nunca nos jogos, apresentando uma mecânica sólida dos jogos de aventura - até agora, a que melhor combinou com a série. Só não deixe para assistir o filme depois de jogar, pois aqui o desenvolvimento do enredo é um ponto negativo.
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WiiVideo Game Generation (Aug 14, 2007)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is to the Wii what Motorstorm is to the PlayStation 3: It’s not the reason to own the system, but if you own it already, there is no reason this game shouldn’t make it into your library. Taking into account that the game could use a bit more polish (namely on the controls and camera) and a more fleshed-out story (which the book has), one cannot deny that the game has its problems, but they all seem more than worth it just to try out controls we’ve all been dreaming of since Nintendo’s new console was first unveiled. That’s not to mention the fact that its graphics surprisingly turned out to be some of the best on the system so far, though again not without a few problems.
80
PSPAceGamez (Jul, 2007)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a very entertaining game and an extremely good effort from Electronic Arts. Unfortunately, the problems such as the jerky camera, Ron and Hermione getting in the way and nonsensical lack of save points between missions do bring the gameplay down somewhat. Nevertheless, this is worth a look for the avid Harry Potter fan, or anyone wanting a good long action adventure on the PSP, and as such is the best Harry Potter game so far by a long shot.
80
WiiGame Chronicles (Aug 03, 2007)
Maybe it is not the best game in the Wii library, but it is definitely the best Harry Potter game yet released. You may find yourself repeating one too many goofy fetch quests one too many times, but for the most part gamers will enjoy their trip to Hogwarts.
80
Xbox 360Gamer 2.0 (Jun 28, 2007)
Order of the Phoenix is without a doubt the best entry in the Harry Potter game series to date. Its impressive ‘go anywhere’ style of play is every fan’s dream come true and the amount of freedom available in the game will keep players interested for a long time--just don't expect much replay value. Anyone hoping to play this game without first reading the book may be turned away by the constant bombardment of Harry Potter subtlety, but die-hard fans will be hooked from beginning to end.
80
PlayStation 3Gamer 2.0 (Jun 28, 2007)
Order of the Phoenix is without a doubt the best entry in the Harry Potter game series to date. Its impressive ‘go anywhere’ style of play is every fan’s dream come true and the amount of freedom available in the game will keep players interested for a long time--just don't expect much replay value. Anyone hoping to play this game without first reading the book may be turned away by the constant bombardment of Harry Potter subtlety, but die-hard fans will be hooked from beginning to end.
80
PlayStation 2Gamer 2.0 (Jun 28, 2007)
Order of the Phoenix is without a doubt the best entry in the Harry Potter game series to date. Its impressive ‘go anywhere’ style of play is every fan’s dream come true and the amount of freedom available in the game will keep players interested for a long time--just don't expect much replay value. Anyone hoping to play this game without first reading the book may be turned away by the constant bombardment of Harry Potter subtlety, but die-hard fans will be hooked from beginning to end.
79
WindowsGameplay (Benelux) (Aug 28, 2007)
De gamereeks rond Harry Potter wordt beter met de jaren. Wat vervelende kantjes, maar toch een mooi afgewerkte game!
79
Xbox 360XBox Front (Jul 06, 2007)
„Harry Potter und der Orden des Phönix“ macht viel Spaß, allerdings werden Gelegenheits-Potter-Fans, welche in der Buchvorlage noch nicht geschmökert haben, aufgrund der lückenhaften Erzählweise schnell die Rahmenhandlung links liegen lassen. Ansonsten übersetzt der EA-Titel das Potter-Universum in eine generell gelungene Präsentation, an der man als Fan in spielerischer Hinsicht seinen Heidenspaß haben wird, zumal die Original getreuen deutschen Synchronsprecher das Abenteuer unterstützen. Auch wenn die Rechenpower der Xbox 360-Hardware in grafischer Hinsicht nicht konsequent bis auf das letzte Leistungs-Merkmal ausgeschöpft wird, erscheint der visuelle Aspekt in einem soliden Licht. Leider fallen ziemlich schnell die blass anmutenden Protagonisten auf, deren Gesichter geradezu mit Wachs poliert wirken, außerdem stellen die unsauberen Animationen dem Spielerlebnis ein kleines Bein.
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Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD) (Jul 02, 2007)
Harry Potter und der Orden des Phönix bietet euch eine Spielerfahrung, die dem Film so nahe kommt, wie nie zuvor in der Geschichte der Harry Potter-Videospiele. Hartgesottene Potter Fans brauchen gar nicht lange überlegen und greifen bei dem Spiel sofort zu, aber auch Freunde leichter Action- und Rätselkost werden mit dem Spiel kurzweilig gut unterhalten.
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WiiGamer 2.0 (Jun 28, 2007)
Order of the Phoenix is without a doubt the best entry in the Harry Potter game series to date. Its impressive ‘go anywhere’ style of play is every fan’s dream come true and the amount of freedom available in the game will keep players interested for a long time--just don't expect much replay value. Anyone hoping to play this game without first reading the book may be turned away by the constant bombardment of Harry Potter subtlety, but die-hard fans will be hooked from beginning to end.
78
WiiWorth Playing (Jul 30, 2007)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has a gigantic amount of things to offer gamers, whether you're a dedicated follower of the series, or simply one wanting to experience a different way to use the Wii's motion controls. The sprawling environment will give you plenty to explore, and the spell-casting is enhanced ten-fold by using the Wiimote. Potter fans will swipe this game up faster than a hippogriff on crack.
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WiiIGN (Jun 21, 2007)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is my favorite videogame yet based on the ridiculously popular franchise. It is by far the most immersive journey to Hogwarts to date thanks to the realization of a truly enormous, often-beautiful world that is wholly connected without any load times and also thanks to new Wii remote controls that effectively enable you to use Nintendo's controllers as Harry's wand. The adventure itself is filled with characters and locations Potter fans will know and it features both original missions and objectives and cut-scenes that cinematically mirror those from the movie. Frankly, there is a lot to do and see and if you're at all interested in this series, you will undoubtedly be entertained for many, many hours to come.
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Wii4Players.de (Jun 23, 2007)
Es gibt nicht viele wirklich gute Filmumsetzungen, aber die Harry Potter-Games haben es bislang noch immer geschafft, zumindest ein zufriedenes Lächeln auf das gegerbte Gesicht des verwöhnten Spieletesters zu zaubern. Nein, auch der Orden des Phönix ist kein anspruchsvolles Meisterwerk, aber bei aller Liebe - das ist das Buch auch nicht. Das Spiel serviert gute Unterhaltung für tendenziell eher junge Spieler, das einigermaßen freie Spielprinzip ist eine willkommene Abwechslung vom üblichen Missionskauderwelsch. Darüber hinaus finde ich es schade, dass der vorbildliche Koop-Modus des Vorgängers dieses Mal komplett unter den Tisch fällt; die KI-Kollegen sind in keiner Hinsicht ein Ersatz für einen willigen Kumpel. Aufgrund der intuitiven und leicht von der Hand gehenden Steuerung bekommt die Wii-Fassung einen Bonuspunkt - der Rest des Spiels ist identisch zu den anderen Versionen.
76
PlayStation 2FOK!games (Jul 26, 2007)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is de beste overzetting van Potterfilm naar game tot nu toe. EA heeft een geweldig sfeervolle versie van Zweinstein gecrëeerd, dat als prachtig decor had kunnen dienen voor hele leuke gameplay. Helaas schiet de game op dit gebied toch nog een beetje tekort. Want hoewel het toversysteem met de rechter analoge stick leuk gedaan is, is de toepassing ervan wat minder bekoorlijk. De opdrachten die je aan kunt nemen zijn namelijk vrij saai, vergen veel loopwerk maar bieden geen uitdaging. Dat de game wat minder actiegeoriënteerd is dan zijn voorgangers is prima, dat dit nauwelijks wordt gecompenseerd door sterke puzzels is dat niet. Toch zullen met name Potterfans erg veel plezier beleven aan het vrij rond kunnen lopen door hun favoriete fantasiewereld, terwijl ze op magische wijze plekken ontdekken waar zelfs professor Perkamentus nog nooit is geweest. De harde kern kan dit maar beter laten liggen.
75
WindowsComputer Bild Spiele (Jul 04, 2007)
Warum die Handlung des Buches im Spiel nahezu achtlos beiseite gelassen wurde, wissen wohl nur die Entwickler. Schade drum, denn der Rest des Spiels ist nett gemacht und entführt den Spieler schnell in die Welt des jungen Zauberschülers. Doch ohne fesselnde Story kommt trotz vieler unterschiedlicher Beschäftigungen immer mal wieder Langeweile auf statt Spannung. Grafisch kann sich das Abenteuer in allen getesteten Versionen sehen lassen, auch wenn Playstation 2 und Wii systembedingt etwas abfallen. Doch in den Varianten für PC, PS 3 und Xbox 360 erstrahlt das Schloss von Hogwarts in voller Pracht. Für Fans der Reihe sind im Spiel ein paar lustige Anspielungen auf frühere Abenteuer versteckt und die zahlreichen freispielbaren Zusatzaufgaben sorgen immerhin für eine akzeptable Spieldauer. Die Story selbst ist in wenigen Stunden erledigt. Wegen technischen Vorsprungs erhalten die Versionen für PC, PS 3 und Xbox 360 eine "gute" Note - auf ganzer Linie kann aber keine Version bezaubern.
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Xbox 3604Players.de (Jun 23, 2007)
Es gibt nicht viele wirklich gute Filmumsetzungen, aber die Harry Potter-Games haben es bislang noch immer geschafft, zumindest ein zufriedenes Lächeln auf das gegerbte Gesicht des verwöhnten Spieletesters zu zaubern. Nein, auch der Orden des Phönix ist kein anspruchsvolles Meisterwerk, aber bei aller Liebe - das ist das Buch auch nicht. Das Spiel serviert gute Unterhaltung für tendenziell eher junge Spieler, das einigermaßen freie Spielprinzip ist eine willkommene Abwechslung vom üblichen Missionskauderwelsch. Schön ist, dass es auf allen Plattformen das gleiche Spiel gibt, schlecht ist dagegen, dass die Entwickler immer noch nicht gelernt haben, dass man nicht unbedingt jede Hardware-Eigenheit aus Prinzip nutzen muss - das Zaubergefuchtel mit Maus und Sixaxis ist eine Qual; bloß gut, dass es immerhin Alternativen gibt!
75
PlayStation 24Players.de (Jun 23, 2007)
Es gibt nicht viele wirklich gute Filmumsetzungen, aber die Harry Potter-Games haben es bislang noch immer geschafft, zumindest ein zufriedenes Lächeln auf das gegerbte Gesicht des verwöhnten Spieletesters zu zaubern. Nein, auch der Orden des Phönix ist kein anspruchsvolles Meisterwerk, aber bei aller Liebe - das ist das Buch auch nicht. Das Spiel serviert gute Unterhaltung für tendenziell eher junge Spieler, das einigermaßen freie Spielprinzip ist eine willkommene Abwechslung vom üblichen Missionskauderwelsch. Darüber hinaus finde ich es schade, dass der vorbildliche Koop-Modus des Vorgängers dieses Mal komplett unter den Tisch fällt; die KI-Kollegen sind in keiner Hinsicht ein Ersatz für einen willigen Kumpel.
75
Windows4Players.de (Jun 23, 2007)
Es gibt nicht viele wirklich gute Filmumsetzungen, aber die Harry Potter-Games haben es bislang noch immer geschafft, zumindest ein zufriedenes Lächeln auf das gegerbte Gesicht des verwöhnten Spieletesters zu zaubern. Nein, auch der Orden des Phönix ist kein anspruchsvolles Meisterwerk, aber bei aller Liebe - das ist das Buch auch nicht. Das Spiel serviert gute Unterhaltung für tendenziell eher junge Spieler, das einigermaßen freie Spielprinzip ist eine willkommene Abwechslung vom üblichen Missionskauderwelsch. Schön ist, dass es auf allen Plattformen das gleiche Spiel gibt, schlecht ist dagegen, dass die Entwickler immer noch nicht gelernt haben, dass man nicht unbedingt jede Hardware-Eigenheit aus Prinzip nutzen muss - das Zaubergefuchtel mit Maus und Sixaxis ist eine Qual; bloß gut, dass es immerhin Alternativen gibt!
75
Xbox 360XboxAchievements (Aug 19, 2007)
A fun, kid oriented game about a popular book/movie. We know that the game we get is not going to be perfect, at least with this title the attempt was made to give the consumer more quality for what we pay.
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PlayStation 34Players.de (Jun 23, 2007)
Es gibt nicht viele wirklich gute Filmumsetzungen, aber die Harry Potter-Games haben es bislang noch immer geschafft, zumindest ein zufriedenes Lächeln auf das gegerbte Gesicht des verwöhnten Spieletesters zu zaubern. Nein, auch der Orden des Phönix ist kein anspruchsvolles Meisterwerk, aber bei aller Liebe - das ist das Buch auch nicht. Das Spiel serviert gute Unterhaltung für tendenziell eher junge Spieler, das einigermaßen freie Spielprinzip ist eine willkommene Abwechslung vom üblichen Missionskauderwelsch.
75
WiiDeaf Gamers (2007)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is primarily a game for Harry Potter fans. Those that aren't Harry Potter nuts might not too forgiving of the games shortcomings. The PC, PS3 and 360 versions might look the best but the Wii version is definitely more fun to play thanks to it's unique control scheme.
75
PSPDarkZero (Jul, 2007)
This is probably more of a game for younger (and more forgiving) enthusiasts of the films and books than for your more mature gamer. That said, plenty of fun can be found by playing through the game with your offspring or siblings. The slower paced action leaves space for the sorts of suggestions and discussions that spring up while a group of you are playing it. Maybe this was part of the plan all along.
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Xbox 360Armchair Empire, The (Aug 09, 2007)
Despite a completely hexing camera that curses the gameplay, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be a revelatory experience for Potter fans, with a Hogwarts that comes alive like never before, and each and every Potter character imaginable making cameo appearances. The average gameplay can get tedious in its chore duty, so those who aren’t entranced by all things Harry Potter should be forewarned, but fans will have plenty of fun in the halls of Hogwarts found in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix .
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Xbox 360Gaming Age (Jun, 2007)
Fans of the Harry Potter books and films will be happy to know that this is the definitive Harry Potter game. It really shows that EA not only took notes from the films and books, but listened to the fans to give them what they want. As far as which version to buy, the Wii is the easy choice as you can whip the Wii remote around like a wand. If you are worried about a visual punch, the 360 and PS3 versions look better than the current gen consoles, but not enough to pay the difference unless you want Sixaxis controls or achievement points. In any sense, if you are a HP fan, you can’t go wrong with any version you play.
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PlayStation 2Play.tm (Jul 13, 2007)
Overall, this is a confident film-to-game delivery. Although, as we hinted at the start, there is not an awful lot for the more mature gamer, there is a lot of fun to be had if you are willing to dig in and get your hands dirty. Probably the best endorsement of any game, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix creates a world that is not only believable but interesting and intuiting. It is a space not only to play in but to explore and discover secrets. Because of this, you should easily get your money's worth out of the title as you keep coming back for one more play.
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WindowsCheat Code Central (Jun 22, 2007)
With all of the unlockables provided, which include commentaries by the movie actors and actresses, the game developers, artists, and so on, you'll have a lot of reasons to keep yourself entertained with this title for quite a while. EA truly made an extra effort here and created a good movie-based video game that players of almost all ages can enjoy, as long as they enjoy the whole Harry Potter premise. Don't hesitate to try it if you love Harry Potter; you'll be pleasantly surprised. Even though the Wii version has less accurate graphics, you might want to consider that option as well, as the Wii-mote will turn into your own personal magic wand, which probably adds an extra level to this already pretty good game.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Jul 25, 2007)
Fast hätte ich gedacht, dass Electronic Arts dieses Mal alles richtig gemacht hat. Hogwarts sieht aus wie Hogwarts, Harry sieht aus wie Harry. Und selbst zaubern darf ich nun auch. Aber ach, diese Schluderei mit der Geschichte tut mir als großer Fan der Bücher im Herzen weh! Dabei hätte man doch wirklich das eine mit dem anderen durch sinnvolle Dialoge zwischen den Figuren verbinden können. Stattdessen aber setzt man mir Schnipsel vor. Hallo EA, Harry Potters Zauber entfaltet sich in erster Linie durch gut und spannend erzählte Storys, erst dann durch den ganzen Magie-Kram! Wie wäre es, wenn ihr versuchen würdet, diesem Umstand im sechsten und siebten Spiel Rechnung zu tragen?
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WindowsIGN (Jun 28, 2007)
Order of the Phoenix is a lot like Madden. If you dig football, you'll love Madden, but if pigskin isn't your thing, you might not see what the hoopla is all about. A non-Harry Potter fan is going to look at Order of the Phoenix and only see the flaws -- the music drowns out the dialogue, sometimes Harry has trouble opening doors, and there's a graphical glitch here and there -- but if you know what gillyweed does and you don't have one of the better console versions, you'll enjoy this game.
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WindowsPC Powerplay (Jul 25, 2007)
Spielerische Freiheit wird in Harry Potter 5 geradewegs zelebriert. Tatsächlich habe ich ein großes Spielgebiet und kein restriktives Levelkorsett. Die Nebenaufgaben wiederholen sich allerdings, und viel zu schnell kenne ich jeden Winkel von Hogwarts auswendig. Aber nur mit Gamepad, das Gemurkse mit Maus und Tastatur passt auf keine Kuhhaut. Das chaotische Kampfsystem verdient seine Bezeichnung nicht. Dafür gefallen mir die gemütlich-seichten Rätsel und die dichte Atmospähre. Harry Potter 5 ist wie Tokio Hotel: Trotz offensichtlicher Schwächen haben (zumeist jüngere) Fans einfach Spaß an der Sache.
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WindowsGamingHeaven / DriverHeaven (Jul 27, 2007)
As I said in the beginning, your experience with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is largely dependent on your gaming proficiency and your love/hate for Harry Potter books. Personally I am no fan of the series, so I obviously didn’t care much for all the tiny tidbits the authors hid around Hogwarts. Being a fairly good player I also found most of the gameplay repetitive and bland. I am sure however that any youngster or Harry Potter aficionado would love this game and spend some considerable time trying to unlock every single hidden room and secret. But even he would probably notice that the PC version controls lack refinement and polish.
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Xbox 360Lawrence (Jul 08, 2007)
If you play this game and focus on the exploration aspect, you’ll probably have a decent time with it. If you play it looking for a solid main quest, you’ll end up a bit disappointed. Regardless, it’s probably worth a rental at least for fans of the series.
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WiiLawrence (Jul 08, 2007)
If you play this game and focus on the exploration aspect, you’ll probably have a decent time with it. If you play it looking for a solid main quest, you’ll end up a bit disappointed. Regardless, it’s probably worth a rental at least for fans of the series.
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PlayStation 2Lawrence (Jul 08, 2007)
If you play this game and focus on the exploration aspect, you’ll probably have a decent time with it. If you play it looking for a solid main quest, you’ll end up a bit disappointed. Regardless, it’s probably worth a rental at least for fans of the series.
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PlayStation 3PSX Extreme (Sep 07, 2007)
The entire game will take you about 10-15 hours, but you may grow tired of running around in circles, completing menial tasks. The voices are great, the world is both lively and well-designed, the graphics are better than average, and the controls are decent, but unless you're really mesmerized by this virtual world, you'll probably grow bored long before you reach the conclusion. At the very least, though, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is definitely a solid choice for big fans of the series, and perhaps that's all EA was going for in the first place. It just isn't the kind of title we'd recommend to avid gamers looking for a high-quality and singular action/adventure experience.
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Xbox 360Computer Bild Spiele (Jul 04, 2007)
Warum die Handlung des Buches im Spiel nahezu achtlos beiseite gelassen wurde, wissen wohl nur die Entwickler. Schade drum, denn der Rest des Spiels ist nett gemacht und entführt den Spieler schnell in die Welt des jungen Zauberschülers. Doch ohne fesselnde Story kommt trotz vieler unterschiedlicher Beschäftigungen immer mal wieder Langeweile auf statt Spannung. Grafisch kann sich das Abenteuer in allen getesteten Versionen sehen lassen, auch wenn Playstation 2 und Wii systembedingt etwas abfallen. Doch in den Varianten für PC, PS 3 und Xbox 360 erstrahlt das Schloss von Hogwarts in voller Pracht. Für Fans der Reihe sind im Spiel ein paar lustige Anspielungen auf frühere Abenteuer versteckt und die zahlreichen freispielbaren Zusatzaufgaben sorgen immerhin für eine akzeptable Spieldauer. Die Story selbst ist in wenigen Stunden erledigt. Wegen technischen Vorsprungs erhalten die Versionen für PC, PS 3 und Xbox 360 eine "gute" Note - auf ganzer Linie kann aber keine Version bezaubern.
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PlayStation 3Computer Bild Spiele (Jul 04, 2007)
Warum die Handlung des Buches im Spiel nahezu achtlos beiseite gelassen wurde, wissen wohl nur die Entwickler. Schade drum, denn der Rest des Spiels ist nett gemacht und entführt den Spieler schnell in die Welt des jungen Zauberschülers. Doch ohne fesselnde Story kommt trotz vieler unterschiedlicher Beschäftigungen immer mal wieder Langeweile auf statt Spannung. Grafisch kann sich das Abenteuer in allen getesteten Versionen sehen lassen, auch wenn Playstation 2 und Wii systembedingt etwas abfallen. Doch in den Varianten für PC, PS 3 und Xbox 360 erstrahlt das Schloss von Hogwarts in voller Pracht. Für Fans der Reihe sind im Spiel ein paar lustige Anspielungen auf frühere Abenteuer versteckt und die zahlreichen freispielbaren Zusatzaufgaben sorgen immerhin für eine akzeptable Spieldauer. Die Story selbst ist in wenigen Stunden erledigt. Wegen technischen Vorsprungs erhalten die Versionen für PC, PS 3 und Xbox 360 eine "gute" Note - auf ganzer Linie kann aber keine Version bezaubern.
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Xbox 360Play.tm (Jul 19, 2007)
As a standalone video game it's a solid but not fantastic entry into a crowded market place, it's not even the ultimate Harry Potter game you've perhaps dreamed about and as such the final score reflects both of those points. However, what it does provide is a gaming experience that's the closest you're able to get to truly feeling part of the magical Harry Potter universe. For that harmless escapism alone it deserves praise, especially from anyone who wishes their childhood was just a little bit closer in the rear view mirror.
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PSPGamesmania.de (Jul 09, 2007)
Leider enttäuscht die PSP-Umsetzung mit einer grauenvollen Steuerung und ist allein deshalb um einige Klassen schlechter als die inhaltlich fast identischen Heimkonsolenfassungen. Dafür gibt es nur auf dem Handheld einen mäßig spannenden Mehrspielermodus. Harry-Potter-Fans greifen dennoch zur PS3- oder X360-Fassung, denn ohne die technische Brillianz der NextGen-Versionen tritt das nur durchschnittliche Gameplay noch stärker in den Vordergrund.
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WiiNintendoWorldReport (Jul 16, 2007)
As you may have heard, this is the best Harry Potter videogame yet. But that's like saying "Bloodrayne" is the best Uwe Boll movie yet -- it might be true, but it doesn't mean much. The previous Potter games ranged from average to dreadful. Still, this is an acceptable purchase if you're just trying to make it through the summer games drought and need a fun little distraction. If you're a fan of the books and movies, you'll like this game. If you're a fan of the books but not the movies, you'll still probably like this game (but a little less than the last guy). If you're not a fan of the books or movies, Order of the Phoenix isn't going to turn things around for you. But why don't you like the books at least? Too cool for them, are you? They're brilliant! Ah, muggles.
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Xbox 360games xtreme (Aug 18, 2007)
All flaws aside this outing for Harry is the best yet and I recommend it to Potter fans as well as anyone wanting to explore Hogwarts. It will be interesting to see how the next game shapes up since this one raised the bar a little.
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WiiComputer Bild Spiele (Jul 04, 2007)
Warum die Handlung des Buches im Spiel nahezu achtlos beiseite gelassen wurde, wissen wohl nur die Entwickler. Schade drum, denn der Rest des Spiels ist nett gemacht und entführt den Spieler schnell in die Welt des jungen Zauberschülers. Doch ohne fesselnde Story kommt trotz vieler unterschiedlicher Beschäftigungen immer mal wieder Langeweile auf statt Spannung. Grafisch kann sich das Abenteuer in allen getesteten Versionen sehen lassen, auch wenn Playstation 2 und Wii systembedingt etwas abfallen. Doch in den Varianten für PC, PS 3 und Xbox 360 erstrahlt das Schloss von Hogwarts in voller Pracht. Für Fans der Reihe sind im Spiel ein paar lustige Anspielungen auf frühere Abenteuer versteckt und die zahlreichen freispielbaren Zusatzaufgaben sorgen immerhin für eine akzeptable Spieldauer. Die Story selbst ist in wenigen Stunden erledigt. Wegen technischen Vorsprungs erhalten die Versionen für PC, PS 3 und Xbox 360 eine "gute" Note - auf ganzer Linie kann aber keine Version bezaubern.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru) (Aug 03, 2007)
Призами за самоотверженный труд станут «прокачка» защитных заклинаний и бонусы в «Комнате наград» (убогонькие кубки, модно оформленные «документалки» о создании игры и т. д.). Однако и без интервью ясно, что EA UK приложила к Order of the Phoenix чуть больше усилий, чем принято при разработке дежурных «проектов-по-фильму». Так, глядишь, Electronic Arts дозреет до возрождения дважды убиенной концепции Hogwarts Online…
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WindowsHry Sme (Aug 30, 2007)
Hodnotiť Harryho Pottera bol vždy tak trochu problém. Bola to hra určená pre síce široké spektrum ľudí, ale na svoje si často prišli iba tí, ktorých recenzie v herných médiách vôbec nezaujímajú. Fénixov Rád však dokázal, že v Electronic Arts chcú ísť spoločne s postupne dospievajúcimi fanúšikmi, upustili od jednoduchých plošinoviek a priniesli nám nádherný otvorený svet. A takúto možnosť tu hráči ešte nemali, veď prejsť sa virtuálnym Rokfortom je skutočne zážitok. Lenže napokon sa PC verzia zasekla na nepodarenom ovládaní, ktoré odrádza od hrania. Ak sa cezeň dokážete prehrýzť, pridajte si k hodnoteniu minimálne bod. Fanúšikovia mladého čarodejníka budú určite očarení a kúpením Fénixovho Rádu veľkú chybu nespravia. Ostatných však musíme upozorniť, že stoja v nesprávnom rade.
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PSPGameZone (Jul 06, 2007)
The PSP version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix just doesn’t quite cast a favorable spell to make this a passing grade at Hogworts.
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WindowsActionTrip (Jul 03, 2007)
Despite its drawbacks, this is one of the better games in the Harry Potter series. Regrettably, it still lacks the kind of depth that would bring it closer to other competing games on the market. Certain flaws like the somewhat troublesome control system and camera may frustrate players. In all honesty, Harry Potter never really crossed the threshold towards more adult-oriented gaming, which means this game can be fun for younger audiences... pretty much like the movies.
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PlayStation 2Computer Bild Spiele (Jul 04, 2007)
Warum die Handlung des Buches im Spiel nahezu achtlos beiseite gelassen wurde, wissen wohl nur die Entwickler. Schade drum, denn der Rest des Spiels ist nett gemacht und entführt den Spieler schnell in die Welt des jungen Zauberschülers. Doch ohne fesselnde Story kommt trotz vieler unterschiedlicher Beschäftigungen immer mal wieder Langeweile auf statt Spannung. Grafisch kann sich das Abenteuer in allen getesteten Versionen sehen lassen, auch wenn Playstation 2 und Wii systembedingt etwas abfallen. Doch in den Varianten für PC, PS 3 und Xbox 360 erstrahlt das Schloss von Hogwarts in voller Pracht. Für Fans der Reihe sind im Spiel ein paar lustige Anspielungen auf frühere Abenteuer versteckt und die zahlreichen freispielbaren Zusatzaufgaben sorgen immerhin für eine akzeptable Spieldauer. Die Story selbst ist in wenigen Stunden erledigt. Wegen technischen Vorsprungs erhalten die Versionen für PC, PS 3 und Xbox 360 eine "gute" Note - auf ganzer Linie kann aber keine Version bezaubern.
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PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine (Aug, 2007)
After playing this game, my desire to read the final Harry Potter book has fluttered away into the night sky like a pesky golden snitch. I have no doubt that J.K. Rowling’s mesmerizing fiction will offer a thoroughly satisfying conclusion, but I don’t think that she’ll be able to pen a better future for Harry than this game does. Rather than grooming young Potter into Lord Voldemort’s ultimate opponent, Dumbledore is clearly prepping Harry to become the next janitor of Hogwarts. Through the majority of this game, you are asked to fix broken vases, straighten out rugs, open drapes, light torches, hang paintings, make beds, pick fruit, feed birds, and sweep up leaves. I just love the idea of this legacy ending, not with a Quidditch broom in hand, but a mop.
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MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG) (Oct 16, 2007)
In the end, OOTP is an amusing distraction. It’s great fun to walk around Hogwarts and the spells are easy enough to cast to make them something you can cast all over. However, this does not core gameplay make. The quests and means to advance the game’s plot are plodding and heavy-handed. The game is all style and little substance.
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PSPVideo Game Generation (Nov 11, 2007)
I realize, of course, that the PSP has limitations, and that’s why I think the developers should have aimed for something a bit more manageable on Sony’s handheld than they did with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. After all, we’d hardly expect them to give us the same exact game on the Nintendo DS, and, while the PSP is more powerful than that, it still is not a PS2 or any of the other consoles currently taking up shelf space at your local store. The graphics are lacking, the sound takes a hit and the controls are the least engaging of any version I’ve played. Still, despite its short comings, the game provides what is in essence a decent game for fans of the series, giving them the entire school to roam, perfectly pint-sized quests to play on the go and, in something that you won’t find on the console, some multiplayer gaming, where you can duel with either a handful of your friends or even some bots.
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PlayStation 3Game Chronicles (Aug 08, 2007)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a good game. I understand that the creators had to stick to the book or more so the movie. I know a lot of people were disappointed with the movie and the slow pace, so it’s only natural the game would be a little slow. When you’re reading the book you can experience Harry’s thoughts with him through your imagination, but it is a lot harder to make that into a game.
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Xbox 360Worth Playing (Aug 27, 2007)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a case of wasted potential because everything was in place for a game that would've been truly memorable. Controlling Harry in his battles against the Ministry and Voldemort while exploring a sandbox-like Hogwarts is a concept that seems to write itself. However, instead of the excitement and magic that surrounds Hogwarts, you get the monotony of backtracking through an incoherent castle combined with the "excitement" of cleaning up someone else's messes. Here is hoping that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince manages to fix the mistakes of these titles and release a game truly worthy of the Harry Potter franchise.
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WiiArmchair Empire, The (Jul 19, 2007)
Just as with the Harry Potter books and films, the series of Potter games has grown up over the years to match the maturing nature of the series as a whole. If the games stay on that course, we might see an M-rated Harry Potter by 2012. In this case, Order of the Phoenix is still kid-friendly and though older gamers will probably give the game a miss, kids in the 7 to 12 age group are in for some straightforward fun.
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PlayStation 2VicioJuegos.com / uVeJuegos.com (Aug 01, 2007)
Como conclusión de todo lo anterior nombrado en este análisis, que Harry Potter y La Orden del Fénix es un juego hecho para fans. Tiene una buena ambientación, un apartado técnico trabajado, pero una jugabilidad que no convence. Los fallos en el sistema de hechizos, las grandes caminatas sin sentido alguno y sobretodo, lo tedioso que se vuelve todo al repetir el mismo esquema de misión una y otra vez, hacen que este título sólo sea viable en lo que a diversión se refiere para aquellos que quieran explorar de diferentes formas el mundo de Harry Potter. Si no es así, vuelve al libro y a su deliciosa lectura otra vez.
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WindowsGamernode (Jul 06, 2007)
Order of the Phoenix is the first movie game of the year that would be considered solid for a game, period. For a movie tie-in, it's spectacular.
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PlayStation 2Softpedia (Jul 30, 2007)
The Order of the Phoenix is the best title in the Harry Potter series so far, offering the Potterheads a great opportunity of playing the adventures of the teen wizard and his friends. Hogwarts is available in its best version yet and it's great place to spend your virtual summer holiday, if you're keen on sandbox games. Too bad that there's not one single serious quest to complete during the game. After learning groovy new spells, all I can do thanks to them is light torches, reassemble paintings, tables and urns or take part in bad combat sequences, where you never die. Well, sixth time may be the charm for this neverending series so we'll just have to wait and see....
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WiiEurogamer.fr (Aug 08, 2007)
LucasArts (rien de précis pour le moment mais il pourrait y avoir partage d’outils de développement entre un jeu et un film), UbiSoft (dont les plus grands réalisateurs ne cessent de chanter les louanges) laissent entrevoir un futur plus respectueux pour les licences. D’ici là, espérons que nous aurons au moins des adaptations au moins aussi correctes que cet ordre du Phoenix (c’est hallucinant mais ce n’est pas toujours le cas) au moins sur une machine. On peut légitimement en douter.
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MacintoshMacLife (Dec 20, 2007)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix earns high grades with creative spellcasting and exploration, but most of the time you feel like you’re like an errand-running intern in the world of wizards - the game is mostly about performing chores tangential to the story line. This magical hoop-jumping prevents the game from being as entertaining as the book and movie.
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MacintoshAppleLinks.Com (Oct 09, 2007)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a big, gorgeous, well detailed game that unfortunately doesn't have too much going on inside of it. Although there are some fun diversions here and there, the main action of the game simply involves running from here to there, shoving Ron and Hermione out of your way as you try to figure out where to go to complete the current quest. Whether you'll be able/willing to keep this up for an entire game depends upon how much you enjoy being in Hogwarts and how much enjoying the company of those in there with you. I imagine this'll be more than enough for Harry Potter fans, especially the younger ones, but older gamers will want to sit tight to see what else Electronic Arts throws our way.
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PSPGame Chronicles (Aug 04, 2007)
I didn't hate Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but I think they could have done a little better on this version of the game. The graphics were good for the most part, the voice acting was good, the music was amazing, but the controls were terrible. I did feel like I was at home in Hogwarts while I played and I really appreciate that quality and level of immersion in a game.
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Xbox 360FZ (Jul 13, 2007)
Egentligen skulle det behövas två betyg för Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - ett för dem som inte gillar Harry Potter och ett för dem som gör det. Tillhör du den förstnämnda gruppen finns det inte mycket att hämta här. Spelets gameplay kommer troligen att tråka ut dig lika mycket som handlingen kommer att förvirra dig. Är du däremot likt mig en person som gillar J.K Rowlings värld och de karaktärer hon skapat är Order of the Phoenix ett habilt köp, om än en bra bit ifrån ett måste.
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WiiGamestyle (Jul, 2007)
In conclusion, Harry Potter & Order of the Phoenix is easily the best entry in the Harry Potter series to date and continues the upward trend as it progresses toward the final seventh instalment. While it will easily thrill Potter fans, it also provides an above average distraction for those curious about the series, or looking for a release that integrates the Wii remote with some reasonable success.
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WiiDigital Spy (Jun 27, 2007)
Although the game is sluggish, and many will dislike the fact it relies too much on exploration and not enough on action, this is still an above average affair that fans of previous Potter games will no doubt enjoy.
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PlayStation 3Game Shark (Jul 26, 2007)
Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix is best suited for those looking to explore the depth and breadth of Hogwarts at their leisure. There's plenty of exploration waiting for gamers that want it and there are lots of little secrets tucked away in the vastness that is Hogwarts along with a number of interesting mini-games that you can partake in in between doing menial tasks to form your army. But not everyone will enjoy spending the 8+ hours it will take to get to the end of this latest Harry Potter game - particularly those that find the multitude of fetch quests a complete drag. At the end of it all the Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix games are good for Potter fans that want to explore, sandbox style, the fabled Hogwarts Academy. The experience isn't perfect, but it is one of the best Harry Potter games to come out of EA in awhile.
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WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) (Jul 04, 2007)
Het is moeilijk om deze Harry Potter en de Orde van de Feniks verkocht te krijgen aan iedereen behalve de jongere spelertjes die een natuurlijke weerstand tegen herhaling hebben. Hogwarts heeft er nog nooit zo mooi uitgezien, maar het is jammer dat er zo weinig boeiends te beleven valt.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com (Jun 28, 2007)
Harry Potter Et l'Ordre Du Phénix comporte effectivement de nombreux défauts, mais il parvient néanmoins à reproduire l'atmosphère du film de fort belle manière. Parcourir Poudlard possède indubitablement un fort potentiel séduction. Mais si les fans de Harry Potter risquent de se laisser entraîner une nouvelle fois dans l'aventure magique, les autres ne jetteront qu'un regard amusé et dédaigneux sur cette nouvelle adaptation.
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PSPIGN (Nov 20, 2007)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a passable portable adventure, but if you're looking for sterling software to get the most out of your PSP, look elsewhere. This is strictly for Potter fans that love the source material so much they can overlook glaring problems, such as dull fetch quests, in order to get some extra face time with their hero. Otherwise, if you want to carry the adventures of Harry Potter wherever the journey takes you, stick to the original form of portable entertainment -- the book.
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WiiJeuxvideo.com (Jun 28, 2007)
Harry Potter Et l'Ordre Du Phénix comporte effectivement de nombreux défauts, mais il parvient néanmoins à reproduire l'atmosphère du film de fort belle manière. Parcourir Poudlard possède indubitablement un fort potentiel séduction. Mais si les fans de Harry Potter risquent de se laisser entraîner une nouvelle fois dans l'aventure magique, les autres ne jetteront qu'un regard amusé et dédaigneux sur cette nouvelle adaptation.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com (Jun 28, 2007)
Harry Potter Et l'Ordre Du Phénix comporte effectivement de nombreux défauts, mais il parvient néanmoins à reproduire l'atmosphère du film de fort belle manière. Parcourir Poudlard possède indubitablement un fort potentiel séduction. Mais si les fans de Harry Potter risquent de se laisser entraîner une nouvelle fois dans l'aventure magique, les autres ne jetteront qu'un regard amusé et dédaigneux sur cette nouvelle adaptation.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com (Jun 28, 2007)
Harry Potter Et l'Ordre Du Phénix comporte effectivement de nombreux défauts, mais il parvient néanmoins à reproduire l'atmosphère du film de fort belle manière. Parcourir Poudlard possède indubitablement un fort potentiel séduction. Mais si les fans de Harry Potter risquent de se laisser entraîner une nouvelle fois dans l'aventure magique, les autres ne jetteront qu'un regard amusé et dédaigneux sur cette nouvelle adaptation.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com (Jun 28, 2007)
Harry Potter Et l'Ordre Du Phénix comporte effectivement de nombreux défauts, mais il parvient néanmoins à reproduire l'atmosphère du film de fort belle manière. Parcourir Poudlard possède indubitablement un fort potentiel séduction. Mais si les fans de Harry Potter risquent de se laisser entraîner une nouvelle fois dans l'aventure magique, les autres ne jetteront qu'un regard amusé et dédaigneux sur cette nouvelle adaptation.
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PSP4Players.de (Jul 08, 2007)
War Potters letzter PSP-Ausflug noch eine einigermaßen originalgetreue Umsetzung der Konsolen-Fassungen, gehen die Entwickler dieses Mal irgendwie lustlos neue Wege - und das merkt man dem Resultat leider überdeutlich an: Die Kamera ist mistig, die Grafik ruckelig, die Sprachausgabe ein An/Aus-Hickhack, es gibt wesentlich weniger zu entdecken, und das Wenige zu finden wird einem durch die missratene Karte des Rumtreibers auch noch zusätzlich erschwert. Schade eigentlich, denn die generell Präsentation ist gelungen, die Steuerung einfach und der Forscherdrang wird geweckt. Dennoch: Die PSP-Fassung ist eine viertelherzige Umsetzung der guten Konsolen-Vorlage, die schlechteste aller bisherigen Spielvarianten - die Entwickler hätten sich mit Sicherheit einen größeren Gefallen getan, wenn sie das Game von Grund auf separat für die PSP designt hätten.
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PlayStation 2Game Chronicles (Aug 05, 2007)
While there may be some Harry Potter fans who will enjoy The Order of the Phoenix simply because they can't get enough of anything and everything that has something to do with this amazing series, most will probably be just as disappointed as I was. Harry Potter is something that has captured the imaginations of both kids and adults alike. You wouldn't know it from this video game.
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PlayStation 2Eurogamer.fr (Jun 29, 2007)
Mis à part tous ces défauts, le plus gros point noir de ce titre, c’est qu’après avoir passé une heure en compagnie d’Harry Potter, on a découvert tout le jeu et il y a encore moins à attendre que d’habitude, surtout que si l’on est un tant soit peu fan de la série, on sait déjà ce qui va arriver à chacun. Dans le cas contraire il vaut mieux lire le livre ou voir le film probablement. Quand j’ai atteint la Chambre des Requêtes, tout ce qu’il me restait d’amusant à faire était de ricaner du fait que Colin Creevey ressemblait un peu à Ian Beale dans la série britannique Eastenders et, quand force est de constater que c’est vraiment tout ce qu’il reste de marrant à faire, tant la magie a disparu…
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PSPEurogamer.fr (Jun 29, 2007)
Mis à part tous ces défauts, le plus gros point noir de ce titre, c’est qu’après avoir passé une heure en compagnie d’Harry Potter, on a découvert tout le jeu et il y a encore moins à attendre que d’habitude, surtout que si l’on est un tant soit peu fan de la série, on sait déjà ce qui va arriver à chacun. Dans le cas contraire il vaut mieux lire le livre ou voir le film probablement. Quand j’ai atteint la Chambre des Requêtes, tout ce qu’il me restait d’amusant à faire était de ricaner du fait que Colin Creevey ressemblait un peu à Ian Beale dans la série britannique Eastenders et, quand force est de constater que c’est vraiment tout ce qu’il reste de marrant à faire, tant la magie a disparu…
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Xbox 360Totally Gaming Network (Jul 20, 2007)
Overall, this is your typical movie tie-in game. It was rushed out the door to coincide with the theatrical release of the movie so that the developer can make as much money as they can. There was very little story in the game and unless you are a big Harry Potter fan you probably won’t have a clue as to what is actually happening. For people who are big Harry Potter fans you might enjoy running around Hogwarts and experiencing all that it has to offer. The locations do look pretty authentic and fans might enjoy casting magic spells as Harry. For others this game tends to be nothing more than an exercise in frustration. There is a demo on Xbox Live which I highly recommend downloading before purchasing the final game. The demo is a good representation of how the final game is like, so if you don’t like the demo, be sure not to buy this game.
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WiiVideo Game Talk (Aug 17, 2007)
For Harry Potter fanatics, OotP is one of the better Potter games out there. To be able to walk all over the grounds of Hogwarts and interact with tons of characters and locations from the books is a very enjoyable experience. Sadly, the fetch quests and general running around trying to find all of these characters is what makes the game slow, boring and a chore to play through. If not for the motion control that the Wii offers, I would easily have rated this game lower than I have; but the Wii controls are for the most part excellent and one of the shining elements in the title. Unfortunately, everything can’t be perfect and this game is far from that. Fans who must have the game can rest easy, as long as they don’t expect too much more than a romp through Hogwarts they’ll be entertained. I personally was looking for an overall entertaining game and really didn’t find that, making this title best suited as a rental.
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PSPGamers' Temple, The (Jul, 2007)
While it is certainly a treat for Potter fans to walk the halls of Hogwarts while reliving the adventure of The Order of the Phoenix, the game’s control issues sap a lot of the fun out of the experience. If you have the option of buying the home console version of the game, then I recommend that you do that instead. This Potter is best left at home.
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PSPPocket Gamer UK (Jul 10, 2007)
The bottom line is this: if you're a Harry Potter devotee looking for Hogwarts-inspired atmosphere and wizardry, you might extract some pleasure out of it; but if you're a muggle, you simply wont have the energy or goodwill to struggle against the thick-headed design.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot (Jul 03, 2007)
It's hard to imagine that the video game version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will appeal to anyone. Older fans of Harry Potter will enjoy exploring Hogwarts for a while, but they'll soon be bored to tears by the low level of difficulty and the tedious objectives. The younger set will also get a kick out of seeing the sights and will appreciate the forgiving difficulty, as well as the simplicity of the tasks at hand. But they'll quickly grow tired of using their favorite character to perform a seemingly endless parade of chores. If being the most famous wizard in the world were this boring, there wouldn't have been more than one book.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot (Jul 03, 2007)
It's hard to imagine that the video game version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will appeal to anyone. Older fans of Harry Potter will enjoy exploring Hogwarts for a while, but they'll soon be bored to tears by the low level of difficulty and the tedious objectives. The younger set will also get a kick out of seeing the sights and will appreciate the forgiving difficulty, as well as the simplicity of the tasks at hand. But they'll quickly grow tired of using their favorite character to perform a seemingly endless parade of chores. If being the most famous wizard in the world were this boring, there wouldn't have been more than one book.
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PSPGameSpot (Aug 03, 2007)
It's hard to imagine that the video game version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will appeal to anyone. Older fans of Harry Potter will enjoy exploring Hogwarts for a while, but they'll soon be bored to tears by the low level of difficulty and the tedious objectives. The younger set will also get a kick out of seeing the sights and will appreciate the forgiving difficulty, as well as the simplicity of the tasks at hand. But they'll quickly grow tired of using their favorite character to perform a seemingly endless parade of chores. If being the most famous wizard in the world were this boring, there wouldn't have been more than one book.
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Xbox 360GameSpot (Jul 03, 2007)
It's hard to imagine that the video game version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will appeal to anyone. Older fans of Harry Potter will enjoy exploring Hogwarts for a while, but they'll soon be bored to tears by the low level of difficulty and the tedious objectives. The younger set will also get a kick out of seeing the sights and will appreciate the forgiving difficulty, as well as the simplicity of the tasks at hand. But they'll quickly grow tired of using their favorite character to perform a seemingly endless parade of chores. If being the most famous wizard in the world were this boring, there wouldn't have been more than one book.
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WiiGameSpot (Jul 03, 2007)
It's hard to imagine that the video game version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will appeal to anyone. Older fans of Harry Potter will enjoy exploring Hogwarts for a while, but they'll soon be bored to tears by the low level of difficulty and the tedious objectives. The younger set will also get a kick out of seeing the sights and will appreciate the forgiving difficulty, as well as the simplicity of the tasks at hand. But they'll quickly grow tired of using their favorite character to perform a seemingly endless parade of chores. If being the most famous wizard in the world were this boring, there wouldn't have been more than one book.
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WindowsGameSpot (Jul 03, 2007)
It's hard to imagine that the video game version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will appeal to anyone. Older fans of Harry Potter will enjoy exploring Hogwarts for a while, but they'll soon be bored to tears by the low level of difficulty and the tedious objectives. The younger set will also get a kick out of seeing the sights and will appreciate the forgiving difficulty, as well as the simplicity of the tasks at hand. But they'll quickly grow tired of using their favorite character to perform a seemingly endless parade of chores. If being the most famous wizard in the world were this boring, there wouldn't have been more than one book.
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK) (Jun 28, 2007)
Setting that stuff aside, the broader fault is simply that by the time you've spent an hour in Potter's company, you'll have sussed out the rest of the game, leaving you with even less to look forward to than usual - because of course you know what's going to happen to everyone anyway. If you don't, you're better off reading the book. Or watching the film, probably. By the time I'd reached the Room of Requirement, the most fun left to me was giggling at how Colin Creevey looks a bit like Ian Beale off Eastenders, and when that's what you've been forced to classify as fun, you know the magic is gone.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com (Jun 29, 2007)
Errer en toute liberté dans l’immense domaine de Poudlard avait de quoi séduire. Malheureusement, force est de constater qu’on se lasse très vite. La faute à des quêtes peu variées, à une caméra mal foutue et à une jouabilité approximative. Une déception.
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PSPGameAlmighty.com (Jun 29, 2007)
It’s too bad EA didn’t design Order of the Phoenix from the ground up as a PSP title. It seems pretty clear that instead of being a game perfectly suited to the PSP hardware, Order of the Phoenix is a home console game ported to the PSP. Unfortunately all of the games charm and fun is lost in the translation. The terrible frame rate, frustrating navigation, and bland gameplay result in a title that only the most diehard fans of Harry Potter should play. If you’ve got another system besides PSP, do yourself a favor and pick up the far superior home console version instead.
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PlayStation 3Game Revolution (Jul 17, 2007)
Potter fans may enjoy this sightseeing tour around Hogwarts, but it’s going to take better, deeper stuff to innovate in the Grand Theft Auto genre. Order of the Phoenix is all about homework and chores, and feels harder to take in than a whole book - those are poor marks for a video game.
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Xbox 360Game Revolution (Jul 17, 2007)
Potter fans may enjoy this sightseeing tour around Hogwarts, but it’s going to take better, deeper stuff to innovate in the Grand Theft Auto genre. Order of the Pheonix is all about homework and chores, and feels harder to take in than a whole book - those are poor marks for a video game.
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PSPGameSpy (Jul 11, 2007)
That rushed feeling permeates through the entire game. It's a shame because this title had the potential to be so much more, especially given how much fun the game that it's based on is. If you're desperate to get a little Harry Potter action while you're standing in line for the movie, this will do, but you'd be much better served putting your $40 towards one of the console versions and waiting until you get home to play.
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WindowsBit-Tech (Jul 08, 2007)
Overall, the game is obviously aimed towards avid Harry Potter fans who wish to experience the movie firsthand. It is difficult to recommend this to an older audience or as a game to try out idly and frankly, if I did, I don’t think I could live with myself.
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PSPJeuxvideo.com (Jun 29, 2007)
Déjà pas très en forme sur PC et consoles de salon, Harry Potter et l'Ordre du Phénix fait un pas de trop sur PSP où le jeu accumule les défauts. La teneur insipide de l'aventure, les allers-retours gavants, le placement atroce des caméras, l'utilisation chaotique de la baguette et la réalisation calamiteuse rendent cette adaptation détestable. Espérons que les fans du sorcier ne fonceront pas tête baissée dans le piège tendu par EA.
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PSPGamestyle (Jul, 2007)
While playing, Gamestyle really got the feeling that the PSP version is the black sheep of the family. Not given as much care and attention as the others, it makes a game that was pretty average to begin with even worse. If you're a huge fan of Harry Potter and desperate for the latest game in the series, you're best going with the Wii version and avoid this mess.