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  • Summary: The Ministry is looking for witches and wizards willing to roll up their sleeves and volunteer to save the wizarding world from the Calamity. As a member of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force (a new task force formed in partnership between the Ministry of Magic and the InternationalThe Ministry is looking for witches and wizards willing to roll up their sleeves and volunteer to save the wizarding world from the Calamity. As a member of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force (a new task force formed in partnership between the Ministry of Magic and the International Confederation of Wizards) you will hone lightning fast wand reflexes, an ability to sniff out the faintest whiff of magical disorder from afar, and proficiency in advanced casting of multiple spells. Expand
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Wizards Unite: Lots Of New Gameplay Revealed For Pokemon Go Dev's New AR Game
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Jul 3, 2019
    83
    A game that needs to take its time and, above all, post-launch support will be essential, but also a pleasant compendium of magical creatures and objects from Wizarding World.
  2. Jul 1, 2019
    75
    Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is better than Pokémon GO and a good insight into the Wizarding World.
  3. Jul 19, 2019
    75
    You do not have to be a fan of Harry Potter to enjoy the game, as it is more important to be patient and open to sink into the wizarding world. Especially if you love collecting this is a fun game, though you have to guard yourself for not spending real-world money.
  4. Jun 28, 2019
    70
    Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a very good GPS based AR game, but it borrows so much from the likes of Pokémon GO that it is left without a distinctive hook or personality of its own. It feels like a Pokémon GO reskin. A damn good reskin, with a lot of effort put into it, but a reskin nonetheless. This is unlikely to inspire the fans of other GPS AR games to jump on board, but if you're a Harry Potter fan that likes to go on walks, there is no reason not to try it out.
  5. Jul 2, 2019
    70
    When Wizards Unite is trying to do something new, it can be good fun. Most of the content sadly ends up feeling like a strange version of Pokémon Go, giving players flimsy reasons to catch or zap ‘em all.
  6. Jun 29, 2019
    67
    Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has some magic, but plenty of frustrating quirks that hold back its wizardry.
  7. 40
    More depressing is its constant desire to shake you down for cash, with microtransactional extras popping up for practically everything you need to progress. It’s an exhausting begging simulator, with a wafer-thin veneer of Harry Potter that in no way recaptures the initial allure of Pokémon GO.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 6 out of 8
  1. Jun 28, 2019
    10
    It's a really good game, it's a little slow but it's funny and we can have a great time
  2. Jun 22, 2019
    7
    So far, so good. Great nostalgia feeling to the game. Fairly simple, and you really don’t have to move around too much if you don’t want to.
  3. Aug 17, 2019
    4
    The good:
    Like Pokemon GO, the game actually forces you to move and excersise to progress.
    The graphics are amazing. You can customize your
    The good:
    Like Pokemon GO, the game actually forces you to move and excersise to progress.
    The graphics are amazing.
    You can customize your profile picture, I find that pretty cool.
    Leveling up gives you DECENT rewards, and spells are also easier to cast once you reach a certain level.
    The interactive Portkey game, better than hatching one of Pokemon GO's eggs.

    The bad:
    Storages. Items such as potions, ingredients, etc. have a certain storage, and once you progress, the storages fills up fast, leading you to discard ingredients, etc. Also, if you enter a portkey and gain an ingredient if you're storage is full, you'll have to pay gold coins to fill up your storage or miss out if you don't pay, which leads to the almost complete waste of a portkey that you tried so hard to open.
    Energy. Many Foundables require more than one Foundable to obtain, and even worse, equivilent to a pokemon running away, the Confoundable (the thing guarding the foundable) can disappear with the Foundable, leading to a complete waste of your energy with nothing to gain. Due to this, you run out of energy fast, and the only way to refill it is, of course, paying coins, or going to a Inn or greenhouse. If you live on a rural area, you are most likely screwed.
    Flawed gameplay mechanics: The mechanic of tracing a spell is amazing, but the rate to obtaining the foundable is just plain rigged. Even if you get the highest cast in the game "Masterful", you can still MISS even with the easy to catch Foundables, but at the same time you cast a "Fair" spell and obtain the Foundable. Also, less accurate traces can sometimes be interpreted as "accurate" by the game's AI, which is pretty flawed.
    The Pay to win factor. All the above qualities of this game leads to its unbelieveable pay to win mechanic. You literally run of of everything, most notably ingredients, fast, and the rate at which you gain coins isn't enough to prevent you from losing some of your stuff to clear storages. This alone feels like this game is intentionally trying to take my money.
    FYI, just because of these negative aspects doesn't necessarily make this game a "rip off copy" of Pokemon GO. Both were created by Niantic, and not many people said that Pokemon GO was a rip off copy of Ingress, a similar game to both of the above games and which came before Pokemon GO.

    Overall: Potentially great gameplay destroyed by pay to win mechanics.
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  4. Jun 29, 2019
    3
    The Pokemon Go model of gameplay really does not work applied to the Wizarding World, it feels forced and unimaginative, and all of it isThe Pokemon Go model of gameplay really does not work applied to the Wizarding World, it feels forced and unimaginative, and all of it is neatly wrapped in the Pay to Win model. Expand
  5. Aug 11, 2019
    3
    This is a rip-off of Pokemon go and why is this exist well Harry Potter is killing out Pokémon go
  6. Jul 11, 2019
    1
    Theres no feeling of progression. It is mainly 'yay congrats! you did the thing! now you can up your stats to do the thing again!'. And it hasTheres no feeling of progression. It is mainly 'yay congrats! you did the thing! now you can up your stats to do the thing again!'. And it has a cashgrabbing predatory design from the get-go. Expand
  7. Jun 27, 2019
    0
    A sentence to put it in a nutshell: "One rancid wardrobe just does not match the charm of a Pikachu."

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