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  • Summary: The Dementors are coming, and this time Harry needs his friends. From the opening scene on the Hogwarts Express to the climatic finale on the shore of the great lake at Hogwarts, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban immerses you in the world of Harry Potter. As Harry, Ron, and Hermione, you'll face the dreaded Azkaban guards, fly the Hippogriff around towers, and explore Hogwarts with the Marauder's Map. Learn spells that allow you to freeze creatures, control dragons, and conjure a Patronus. New two-player minigames include Flying Seahorse Fishing and Dueling Club minigames. Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Gamers not used to the Hogwarts world may still be impressed by the novel approach to the gameplay, the magical graphics and the well-balanced learning curve.
  2. It is by far the best Harry Potter game made to date.
  3. I especially enjoy the three-character aspect, and the music is absolutely gorgeous. This game is a must-have for Potter fans. [Aug 2004, p.120]
  4. Whilst the team-play system is superbly implemented and the animations have been greatly improved, the game still lacks in originality and any real challenge.
  5. The game is very linear and hopefully one day the EA team will expand this title with a bit more freedom.
  6. A simple, solid adventure with smart puzzles and high production values, but it leads its junior wizards through every baby step. [Aug 2004, p.101]
  7. The Gamecube version of Prisoner of Azkaban features a few mini-games that can be played as bonus activities as well as the ability to hook up a GBA and take care of a pet owl, which is not very fun. Compared to the PS2's EyeToy games, the extras here are pretty thin.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2