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Lightning Strike
06-11-2007, 02:33 PM
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Playstation 2 (Released 2005)

Although this game was released on other systems then the PS2, including PC, GBA, Xbox, GameCube, DS, PSP, I did my review on the PS2 one, because i own it. This game came before the release of the movie and fans that enjoyed the previous title of HP Prisoner of Azkaban, were very much excited with its release. After though, i, like many other fans, released that this game is nothing like the other HPs, and no where near as good.

The game of course follows the movie, to an extent, most of the game has nothing to do with the movie. The trio, which are again all playable but this time have the same skills, start off running from the Qudditch Cup, but then they do mindless takes except the Triwizard task and the final battle. Another outrage with this game, is the factor of not being able to free roam, and explore the castle at all, with the game menu set at the pensive in Dumbledore's where missions aer chosen,

Each mission allows the trio, Harry, Ron and Hermione if you didn't know, to collect Bertie Bots Every Flavour Beans to buy cards, cards can also be found. There are a large number of cards, with about 30 for each character to collect, each with its own ability, for like 10% extra stamina, and each card has a picture from the movie. The objective of levels is for characters to collect Triwizard shields, which unlock further levels. It is also quite annoying when you need your friends to help you cast magic, and they dont do it, and it takes several tries just to get the computers in place.

One of the only real fun parts of this game, is being able, with the extra add-on, to play 3 player at the same time. This brings about great multiplayer fun, but seeing as though you need the extra part, and the game is incredibly short, and the extras are quite easy to find, i completely finished this game in about 2 days, and very much regret buying it, for it was a spur of the moment thing (I had just finished the 7th book and was in HP mode lol).

(As on Request)
Ok now my opinion. I bought this game from ebay, it cost me 40 bucks, about 20 pound i think, now that may not be much, but money dont grow on trees, and i bought it because, as i said, i was in HP mode. I bought PoA and OotP at the same time, but GoF arrived first, so i played it with high expectations, but after the first level i knew it was a complete let down. I really hate the game, its graphics arnt the best, and it isnt even the characters voices. I have never even touched it after i played it the first time, i couldnt stand it, once i got PoA, it was a little better, but OotP blew me away, i am thinking of either trading in GoF or just burning it, its all its really worth, in the words of comic book guy, WORSE GAME EVER!!!

Score: 3.5/10

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/6856/hpgobletoffirehg1.png (http://imageshack.us)
(The PS2 cover of GoF)

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(Professor Moody giving the trio a stupid assignment of running on the roof of the school, for training, so dumb)

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/4347/harrypotterandthegobletho2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
(The trio in the herbology greenhosues, you have to fight stupid creatures and giant bees, really im serious, so stupid.)

06-11-2007, 03:05 PM
good review, bad game

06-11-2007, 03:10 PM
Wow....this game is technically worse than Wii Play....is this true?? Nice review, but at 2/10, I would have liked to have seen more passion against it. You saw how I felt about Wii Play....i genuinely detested it, which reflected in the low score. You should add another paragraph basically saying why its so crappy....where is the passion?!?

Lightning Strike
07-11-2007, 04:34 AM
Uhhh Passion added..? :p

07-11-2007, 10:30 AM
Uhhh Passion added..? :p

Kind of....I still get the impression Wii Play is a worse game, and it probably is, as its just crappy mini-games, where as at least this game is real, and you even say the multiplayer is good - i have nothing good to say about Wii Play!

Lightning Strike
07-11-2007, 10:45 AM
I can change the score, i think 2 is a good score, cause its a crap game, but i change to a 3.5 i suppose

07-11-2007, 10:47 AM
It's up to you.....just feel you gave it 2/10 so you could say you've given the lowest score of all the reviews. I just feel this score doesn't reflect the words in the review.....if you had forgotten to put in a score, I may have thought you'd given it a 4 or 5. At least with Wii Play, you knew it was going to be a disastrous score.

Lightning Strike
07-11-2007, 10:50 AM
I think i did have fun with the game for a bit, ill change it to 3.5 ok

07-11-2007, 11:08 AM
Nice review, but I never have played the game. But I have played the newer HP game, which was ok.

Lightning Strike
07-11-2007, 11:11 AM
Nah, like i wrote, it really sucks, but play OotP if you have time, its really good, you can travel all over the castle, and there is no loading

07-11-2007, 11:19 AM
I might, but I'm not that much of a Harry Potter fan.

Lightning Strike
07-11-2007, 11:27 AM
As i said in the review, i just finished reading the final Potter book, so i felt like i wanted more then the books and movies, so i thought the games, i do reget getting this one, but 5 is great, you can just free roam the castle, there are cast interviews unlockable, trophies to collect, a world of fun with discovery points to be found, spells cast by you moving the right analog stick, fun game, and it has cast voices, Rupet Grint and some others, its great.