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POSTED 16/7/11


HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2

EA
PS3/Move (also on Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PC)

And now, the end is here, and so we face, the final invisibility cloak...

Still, there’s no time to get wistful, for you need wand by the fistful to reach the final fight with he who apparently can now be named, Voldemort. Voldemort! Voldemort! VOLDEMORT!

Like the movie, this is the second part of a story, which you possibly guessed from how the title ends in ‘Part 2’. As such, Harry, Ron and Hermione have already found some ‘horcruxes’ – or the assumption is that as their DualShock-clutching proxy you have - and there are more here to unearth before going all spell-laden, pointy-stick zzapicus on that smooshy-faced ugger we can, apparently, name. Voldemort! Voldemort! VOLDEMORT! (Try singing that like The Simpsons’ monorail song...)

Simply, HPATDHP2 is a basic cover-based third-person shooter. If you’re experienced with such things you may feel it’s cast the spell Yougottabe Fuckingkiddingus upon you, as it’s a doddle. We got bored of shooting from cover, so just marched blasting away Arnie-style towards more of the innumerable black-cloaked Goths trying to zot us and lived to smoke the cigar.

When we say ‘blasting’, naturally we mean spell-casting. As you trudge onwards more unlock, so strategy’s required to know what to use when. Meanwhile, you can only go where it wants you to – hello invisible walls - options only exist as dead ends with bonus items.

You can tough out standard controller play, or go the Move. Whilst not functioning as a wand (whaaa?!), you use it as an alternate right stick to look around and aim – and it’s ace, mainly because the DualShock targetting is turdulent.

Pleasingly more focussed than HPATDHP1, HPATDHP2 is for total Potterphiliacs only. Otherwise, it’s an OK diversion if you’ve fuck, fuck-fuck-all else to do...

One more time! Vol-de-mort! Vol-de-mort! VOL-DE-MORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT!

take me back to the start...

 



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