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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (GBA)

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At E3 2001, Electronic Arts announced its license to publish video game adaptations of the Harry Potter franchise, with titles for the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, and the PC scheduled for November 2001. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is an adventure game with puzzle elements in which the player controls Harry Potter, guiding him through a narrative reflecting that of the novel.

Electronic Arts, EA, EA GAMES and the EA GAMES logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. However, he opined that the game's adherence to the source material's narrative deprived it of energy and a sense of adventure, explaining that the personal nature of the story's conflicts made for little action that could be easily translated into a video game. After your payment has been processed, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to your Nintendo Account, or your Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems. Storywise, whole chapters of the books like the Norbert Quest that were completely ignored in the films was made into one of the coolest quests in the whole game!

The animations are decent for the time, but any battles with enemies are too shortlived or frustrating to enjoy when compared to the RPG stylings of the Game Boy Colour release. To be able to purchase content for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems, your funds usable through the Nintendo Account must be merged with the funds tied to your Nintendo Network ID.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone offers colourful 2-D graphics that render the action-driven puzzles and minigames in spirited detail. Gnomes wander randomly, and attack when within range; unfortunately though the timing is slightly off and it's incredibly frustrating to even get a hit on them. Some characters are bugged to the point where they might use certain portraits from other characters instead. Interact with characters like Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy and Rubeus Hagrid, and overcome challenges and puzzle to defeat You-Know-Who. Excitingly enough though, there are five completely different versions of this game across as many platforms.And if you're not overwhelmed by Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , you can wager on one certainty--this isn't the last we've seen of Mr Potter on the Game Boy Advance. Sure, there's some great fun to be had with the game, and the quality of the graphics means players will instantly relate it to the film.

In the book and movie, Ron used the Levitation Charm on the troll's club to bash the troll's head with it. You spend most of that time attempting to direct your little Harry Potter from one end of 'hogworts' to another to perform another menial task of little interest or concequence. Miller respected the direction of creating an adventure game as opposed to a platformer as was common practice with handheld film tie-ins. While the visuals and faithfulness to the novel were praised, the gameplay was criticized as shallow and repetitive.The spells that can be learned include carpe retractum, a spell that allows an object to be pulled towards the caster, or the caster be pulled towards the object; Steleus, a spell that causes sneezing and expecto patronum, a spell to defend against dementors. Michael Lafferty of GameZone said that the game lived up to his expectations as a fan of the book series and figured that it would be appealing to casual gamers as well, but warned that the initial puzzles would be too simple for veterans and that the enemies' artificial intelligence (AI) was predictable.

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