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Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup - Guest Review, PS2, Xbox, GameCube

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The Bottom Line

Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup is a twist off of other sports video games. It’s slightly less repetitive, has a more exciting setting, and is a little more original than most sports games because it takes place in the fantasy world of Hogwarts, a school for wizards.
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Pros

  • Original, creative, and usually fun
  • A new twist on sports games
  • Yet another Harry Potter fix for addicts

Cons

  • Too easy or too hard depending on your opponent, making for a somewhat dull time

Description

  • Graphics: 5 - the scenes aren’t pixellated and the magical mist and golden snitch trail are great
  • Sound: 4 - OK music, cheering crowds and pretty good sound effects—nice but nothing really special
  • Concept: 4 - A fun way to play sports for Harry Potter fans
  • Control: 3.5 - Passing is easy, but catching the snitch is a button smashing drag
  • Multiplayer: 4 - Not a multiplayer mode for more than two people playing against each other
  • Difficulty: 3.5 - Easy playing against Hogwarts teams, but extremely hard to win in the World Cup
  • Replay: 3.5 - Too much variety in difficulty makes it a hard game to stick with

Guide Review - Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup - Guest Review, PS2, Xbox, GameCube

This game is much more fun than soccer, football, or other sports games, maybe because it’s a game that can’t be played in real life. Players fly in midair on broomsticks, pass the quaffle around and try to shoot in the fifty-foot-tall goalposts, launch and avoid bludgers (balls that fly around trying to knock people off their brooms), and catch the golden snitch (the winged ball whose catching ends the Quidditch game)—just like from the books.
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