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  • Summary: Leave the nonmagical world behind and enroll in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. As Harry Potter, you will hone your magical skills and advance through three terms of study during Harry's first year at Hogwarts. Each term will challengeLeave the nonmagical world behind and enroll in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. As Harry Potter, you will hone your magical skills and advance through three terms of study during Harry's first year at Hogwarts. Each term will challenge you to meet a number of objectives, such as collecting and mixing potions with Professor Snape or piloting a flying broom through the Forbidden Forest in search of Neville Longbottom's Remembrall. In order to pass the first year of study, players must complete over 29 different objectives, while avoiding enemies and obstacles. Expand
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. The gameplay borrows heavily from the Zelda games and it works to great effect here. The controls are simple and easily mastered, never getting in the way of the gamer’s enjoyment of the game.
  2. The best accolade Philosopher's Stone can receive is that it makes the events of the first story (published way back in the twentieth century) seem fresh for the fans, while hiding nothing from the uninitiated.
  3. 64
    Worst of all, the game's general lack of polish also means that it's buggy and sometimes employs questionable character artificial intelligence.
  4. Games are meant to be played, not watched, and this one has more cinemas than "Metal Gear Solid." [Jan 2004, p.79]
  5. A weak follow-up to Chamber of Secrets that seems like an awkward fit for anyone who already owns last year's game.
  6. Yep, this is basically a rehash of last year's Chamber of Secrets game for Playstation, with similar visuals, controls, and combat. [Mar 2004, p.82]
  7. Other than a couple isolated bits HP and the SS is a mess. And I didn’t play crap like this when I was a kid, at least not for long. I played Sonic. So there ya have it: Harry Potter is better than a Vomit flavored bean, but a little worse than Grass, and on a level with Booger.

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  1. MatthewJ.
    Dec 10, 2003
    10
    I love all of the Harry Potter games and this is no exeption!