Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Harry Potter

The latest Harry Potter game is on it’s way to all the consoles and I do mean all. Harry is going to be casting his spells on the Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, GameBoy Advance, PC, PSP, PS2 and PS3… Shame it seems like the original Xbox is the only one not getting any Hogwarts this time.

By the sound of it though if you want to pick this game up you just have to get the Wii version. The Wii remote makes the perfect wand and to get those spells out properly you are going to swishing all over the lounge. 

The Wii-specific controls for the game seem remarkably well put together. Once Harry’s wand is drawn, the Wiimote can be used to directly control the spells you cast. Everything is handled through accelerometers; there is no pointing in the game whatsoever. Any of the game’s spells can be cast quickly and easily, merely by a flick of the wrist. Thrust the Wiimote forward, and Harry will propel an object away from himself. Motion upward with both the Wiimote and nunchuk, and Harry will cause an object to levitate in the air.

My wife is a huge Harry Potter fan and this game looks like a great way to convince her that we really need to import the Wii. Hopefully though by the time this gets released (August 2007) we will have the Wii locally.

Click through to IGN to get an indepth review of the game.

Source: IGN: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Preview

Last Updated: April 13, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

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