Quite often movie and book to game translations are messed up by good
intentions and sloppy design. Even worse is when companies rely on the
strength of the name to sell to the masses a bucket of absolute shovel ware.
Before you stop reading, I am pleased to let you know that Harry Potter and
the Chamber of Secrets on XBox is neither of those. This game is a top notch
videogame that will let players visit and travel Hogwarts to their heart's
Harry Potter and
the Chamber of Secrets
- Players 1
- Rating: PG
Third Person Perspective
- Easy to pick up and play
- 5.1 Dolby
- Explore the Harry Potter Universe in 3D
This game runs like a dreaming, running for
almost the entire game at a steady framerate without a hint of slowdown. This
is exceptional considering the amount of detail that this wonderful game packs
in for players to marvel at.
I almost feel silly saying this, but if you
don't know who Harry Potter is, here is the story in a nutshell: Harry is a
young wizard who lives in our world. There is a world of magic hidden within.
Harry unknowingly as a baby defeated the evil that was overpowering the
magical world, though his parent passed away during the same event. He's been
sent to our world being raised by his absolutely horrid uncle and aunt. The
world of magic has not forgotten him though and when the time is right, he is
recalled to learn the magical arts at famed school, Hogwarts. And there the
The game begins in earnest at Harry's
friend Ron Weasley's house and this is more or less our training level where
you will learn to cast your spells and how to accurately aim them and move
Harry about the level. The level of detail that is in the game is amazing and
fully immerses players into the gameworld.
The controls are fairly easy to pick up and
I would suggest a learning curve of roughly 10 minutes whilst learning how to
throw goblins at Ron's. Yes, you get to throw those pesky garden critters
clear out of the backyard at a target, whilst stunning them with the Flippendo
Another highlight to the game is the
wonderful game of Quidditch which you will be able to take part in. The game
engine is fully enabled for players to take flight high above Hogwarts on
broomsticks which is breathtaking indeed. Practically anything you can do in
the books or movie is permissible with the game as well.