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  • Summary: Take to the air in the first game that allows players to fully experience the magical speed, power, and competition of Quidditch, the favorite sport of witches and wizards, in the Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup game. For the first time, gamers will experience the full complexity and exciting challenge of Quidditch, which involves two teams of seven players who fly on broomsticks, playing four balls simultaneously. Players will control every position on their team, including three Chasers who try to score with the Quaffle, two Beaters who control the dangerous Bludgers, the Keeper who protects the goal, and the Seeker who chases the elusive Golden Snitch that must be caught to end the match. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Just realize you absolutely must use a gamepad and you will have a lot of fun.
  2. Other than its being a bit too simplistic, I have no complaints about this game. It's the best PC Potter yet. [Feb 2004, p.88]
  3. The highest compliment we can give EA's portrayal of JK Rowling's magic-infused faux sport is that it's so much fun (for fans and nonfans alike) that it makes us wish Quidditch were actually real.
  4. One part hockey, one part soccer and one part pure fantasy, Quidditch World Cup may not have the draw or the depth of Madden, but it is still plenty of fun to play.
  5. Real Potter fans will love the ability to spot even minor characters from the books making appearances on the Quidditch teams and playing in their correct positions, and the whole thing has been put together with the utmost of respect for the material on which it is based.
  6. For Harry Potter enthusiasts, EA did a semi-decent job at creating an imaginary sport.
  7. The lack of difficulty is only surpassed by the lack of control. [Apr 2004, p.74]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. SimonM.
    Nov 3, 2003
    The only game in the world that makes me go wow.
  2. Q.Q.
    Nov 2, 2003
  3. TomA.
    Sep 8, 2006
    Very good. Can be a bit repetitive.
  4. BradW.
    Nov 3, 2003
    It is awesome.
  5. VinitP.
    Nov 7, 2003
    I like the way you just fly.
  6. [Anonymous]
    Feb 10, 2004
    give it 10 it's superb
  7. Apr 5, 2011
    Generally very fun with the magic of Quidditch being well illuminated by Electronic Arts. The status of representing a country in the Quidditch World Cup is enjoyable. However, each match is excrutiatingly similiar with the colour of the opponent team's clothing simply changing each time. There is a tremendous lack of variation and individuality with each team. A bit more personalisation would be great... Expand

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