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  • Summary: The next generation versions of Sorcerer's Stone not only use story elements from the first book and film, but also include content exclusive to these versions of the game. This brand-new Harry Potter experience includes new characters, locations, and gameplay, plus a new ending and a day/night format that highlights game-specific story elements. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. It does feel a bit short, and some elements of the story are poorly told. But as simple, fundamental platform gaming, it's pleasant enough, and Harry's target lock is really very good. [Jan 2004, p.37]
  2. 70
    But the core still involves lots of non-skippable cinematic sequences, a fidgety camera (and finicky controls), overearnest voice acting, and tepid platform-style action (any game where the first true action sequence takes place in a room full of crates set up for jumping puzzles is trouble).
  3. Two words keep this from being a great-playing game: menial tasks. The puzzles aren't clever, they're just silly, and oftentimes confusing because of the clunky controls and the sub-par camera.
  4. 60
    Harmlessly addictive, if not wholly derivative. But it's great for the kids, and offers a satisfying, officially licensed Harry Potter experience.
  5. 60
    When you're not being underwhelmed by Sorcerer's Stone, you'll be infuriated by it.
  6. Unless you're six years old and a mad Potter fan (who didn't play this game on PSone), don't go anywhere near this one. [Jan 2004, p.134]
  7. But most unbelievable is the fact that there's almost nothing here I would classify as fun. [Jan 2004, p.118]

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