Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Rum and Coke. Simon and Garfunkel. Harry Potter and deckbuilding. These are all two great tastes that taste great together, with the latter combination coming together in the form of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, a fun legacy-lite deckbuilding game from USAopoly. While you can’t eat it like you can the others, it will still leave you satisfied if you are a fan of deckbuilding games, and especially if you are a fan of the Harry Potter movies. I suppose you can’t eat Simon and Garfunkel either or, at least, you shouldn’t … anyway, let me tell you about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, and why you’ll probably want to play it rather than eat it.I’m great at analogies.I’m going to (mostly) avoid spoilers in this review, not because I don’t want to spoil the story of Harry Potter, but because a big part of the fun in the game is discovering what each new box adds to the experience. This game is actually … [Read more...] about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle Review – Cistem Aperio!
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If it's not a movie-related game, then it isn't getting a retail release this week, because the only two titles coming out are linked to big blockbuster films. The first, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, sticks to the tried-and-true formula of third-person action that has dominated the seven previous games. In case you're unfamiliar with the Harry Potter universe, this game follows the final confrontation between Harry and Lord Voldemort. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II is due out a day after the movie, arriving on the 14th of July on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PC, and DS. Captain America: Super Soldier is also a third-person action game; however, it's not directly tied to the plot of the film. Instead, Sega has opted to bring on renowned comic writer Christos Gage to pen a completely new plot for the game. The first Avenger's target remains the Nazis, but the setting is slightly different, and he's going after more than just Red Skull. Keep an eye … [Read more...] about AU Shippin’ Out July 11-15: Harry Potter
If there's one way to stop a box-office slump in Hollywood, it's releasing another installment of a fun-for-all-ages franchise. The Harry Potter movies, based on the J.K. Rowling books, have never had problems filling the seats and selling popcorn. With the inevitable blockbuster movie comes the obligatory blockbuster game based on it. Electronic Arts today announced that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth game based on the wizard wunderkind from the publisher, has gone gold and will ship November 8, four days before the film is released. The game was developed by EA UK and will be available for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PC, Game Boy Advance, and DS. A PSP version is scheduled to arrive in stores later in the month. The Goblet of Fire will follow the storyline of the movie, with Harry being selected as a new competitor in the Triwizard Tournament. Throughout the game, Harry will battle in the Quidditch World Cup, come face-to-face with a dragon, and … [Read more...] about Harry Potter rides broom to factory
There's a lot going on in Harry Potter's life, thanks to his penchant for trouble and the minor irritation of always being in mortal danger. When you throw in a vast catalogue of friends and foes, as well as an intricate web of interpersonal relationships, it's no surprise that turning all of this into a dialogue-free video game was not an easy task. But it seems the Traveller's Tales team is managing fine. Using its past experience in Lego titles--including Lego Star Wars and Lego Batman--the team said it relied on humour and the undeniable charm of coloured interlocking plastic blocks to transform the complex world of Harry Potter into a toy kingdom. We chatted to associate producer Vince Grogan about the challenges of storytelling the Lego way, a new level editor, and the interminable appeal of the boy wizard with a lightning-shaped scar. GameSpot AU: This game only looks at the first four years in Harry’s life at Hogwarts. How was the decision made to break the games … [Read more...] about Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Q&A
A new Harry Potter film saga is set to begin next month with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and that spinoff series will now run for five movies instead of three, author J.K. Rowling announced today during a fan event in London.“J.K. Rowling has just confirmed the magic continues in a total of FIVE MOVIES,” the film’s official Twitter account wrote today.Rowling and Warner Bros., which owns the film rights to Harry Potter, announced in September 2013 that they were working on a Fantastic Beasts film series. She described it as “neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world.”The new franchise takes its name from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a book in the Harry Potter universe that Rowling wrote for charity in 2001. It is a compendium of magical creatures, and its fictional author is a scientist named Newt Scamander; in the films, he is a “magizoologist” played by Eddie … [Read more...] about Harry Potter spinoff series Fantastic Beasts will now have five movies