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  • Summary: Harry, Ron, and Hermione are back in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire--a game based on J.K. Rowling's fourth book. The game follows Harry, the wizard-in-training, as he confronts a fire-breathing dragon, rescues friends from the icy depths of the Black Lake, and navigates the twisting corridors of a maze. As Harry, Ron, or Hermione, you can cast a variety of spells in both single-player and cooperative modes. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. A fine portable adventure game, and as licensed movie games go, it's downright remarkable. The game is on the easy side, but it's good fun even for advanced players; they'll just blow through it more quickly, that's all.
  2. The game doesn't include all of the additional features of the Nintendo DS version but includes enough to make it a worthwhile purchase if you don't own Nintendo's newer handheld.
  3. The lack of RPG depth is a disappointment, but the titles are solid additions to the Harry Potter gaming world. [Jan 2006, p.107]
  4. 74
    While the GBA title pushes the system and gives players a truly impressive one-player package mixed with a few multiplayer elements, the DS version only adds to the previous game with duel mode and a few mini-games.
  5. Sure, the story mode and graphics are almost identical to the DS, but the DS features are what really made the game stand out, and they are understandably missing here.
  6. With overly long levels, it's built for road trips, but will quickly become played out within a few days. If you have to buy a Harry Potter game for the road, consider getting the DS rendition of Goblet of Fire.
  7. 40
    Most companies believe slapping a license is work enough, and while the Goblet of Fire isn't a terrible adventure, it's not nearly as compelling from a visual or gameplay standpoint than what you could pick up for your GameCube.

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  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. WilliamT.
    Nov 11, 2007
    Another liscensed game. Hoo boy. Usually, when a feature film is released, game designers hurry and stick some simple code and sprites, some movie stills, blah blah into a blank cartridge. Goblet of fire is like that. It has no interesting gameplay, the sound gets on your nerves after just a few tries and - most importantly- it's DULL. This game just places a few levels and forces you to use the same tactics that you used for level 1,2,3,4, hell the entire game, to see to the end of it. Its just quickly made, gameplay forgotten, and bam! Selling. Utterly annoying, repetitive and boring. Expand
  2. Nov 12, 2011
    It is incredibly repetitive and short. Not only that, but it has little content. You will find it boring. While it does have okay controls, it is overshadowed with a lot of problems Collapse