Reviews for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Genericjeyko | July 2, 2012 | See all jeyko's reviews »
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 was of the usual mediocre movie tie-ins. Part 2 follows the same principle. While better than Part 1 , it keeps the same flaws that made it generic. Like the first game, Deathly Hallows Part 2 is a cover shooter. Since it's not a big open-world affair, it tries to have a tighter narrative and be closer to the original plot line, but does not succeed. During the game you will see cool environments like Hogwarts and The Ministry of Magic. The character models are horrible, and the lip syncing is off, but that does not seem surprising, taking note of the other Harry Potter games. The voice acting is hit-and-miss most of the time, but the music is amazing(mostly taken from the movie).
The gameplay follows the route of most third-person games, but is actually kind of fun. You get a lot of spells, but while this is fun, the level design is bad. Each level plays out the same. You get a couple of hordes of enemies and sometimes, a weak boss. When you finish the game though, there are still collectibles to find and a challenge mode. The challenge mode uses the usual medal-based time system, and has online leaderboards.There isn't a real point to replaying the game.
I am a huge Harry Potter fan, and I do not approve of this game. It's 2.5 hours long(4 hours if you bother with collectibles) and has boring design and bad aesthetics, and overall graphics. If you like Harry Potter a lot, and this is on sale, you may consider buying it, but I would not recommend it otherwise