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  • Summary: In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth competitor in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament. Each contestant in this international competition must confront a fire-breathing dragon, rescue friends from the icy depths of the Black Lake, and navigate the twisting mysteries of a vast, dangerous maze. Players experience all the thrills of the movie - from the Quidditch World Cup campsite to a heart-stopping duel with Lord Voldemort himself. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are all playable characters, modeled after their big-screen counterparts. In this game, an all-new spell-casting system allows players to feel the magic for the first time as the controller shakes and reacts with every flick of the wand. Players can also team up with friends in co-operative play to combine their magic and produce more powerful spells than ever before. [Electronic Arts] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. It makes really nice use of the DS features, both in the story mode and the mini-games, and shows you exactly what the system was intended to do.
  2. The lack of RPG depth is a disappointment, but the titles are solid additions to the Harry Potter gaming world. [Jan 2006, p.107]
  3. The eight-way direction of the controls are much smoother than other comparable titles. Players will be able to jump into this game with zero hassle.
  4. It has solid gameplay and a good recreation of the Harry Potter universe, but it should have pushed the Nintendo DS more.
  5. If you're the kind of person who owns each of the books in both American and British editions and saw each movie at midnight (twice, even), then you'll look past its flaws and enjoy it greatly.
  6. Goblet of Fire is a decent game, but exploring the large levels becomes repetitive after a while, and it also fails to effectively leverage the strengths of the DS.
  7. 40
    And a note: there's no reason to pay an extra $5 for the DS version when the GBA version's only lacking repetitive mini-games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3