I think it’s easy to say that most gamers love the Telltale Games. We may be annoyed they haven’t come out in a timely manner and that they’re occasionally ridden with bugs, frame drops and freezes, but we love the way they’ve made narrative their key feature and that they’ve given us new takes on franchises of various media, including Back to the Future, The Walking Dead and the FABLES adaptation The Wolf Among Us. Now with the latest episode of TWAU nearly here, and the Borderlands and Game of Thrones still on the way and fresh in my mind, I still wonder: what other franchises can Telltale take on?Telltale went on the record saying that they only consider licenses that provide a challenge, ones that are hard to translate into gaming. With that in mind, I wondered what other franchises could be interpreted (or reinterpreted) through storytelling the Telltale way.And that brought me to the Boy Who Lived, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’s youthful foe, the … [Read more...] about Does Harry Potter Need The Telltale Treatment?
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Among a number of other things that Pokemon Go has done is reiterate how augmented reality really has an impressive potential in the video gaming market. Millions upon millions of people are playing the game and many are even getting new ideas, like a similar Harry Potter AR game!If you have read about the boy who lived, you’d already have your mind full of different things that could be done in an augmented reality game that brings elements from the wizarding world to us muggles.Interested? There is a petition that is being signed by thousands of people right now so that Nintendo and Niantic can be told how the fans are serious about this. The petition, after praising the game, says “you know what would be even better? HARRY POTTER IN REAL LIFE.”Sure it will!Some of the ideas being floated for the Harry Potter AR game in the petition include the quest to catch all those magical creatures, and (wait for it…) casting spells! In honor of the new movie, Fantastic … [Read more...] about People Want a Pokemon Go Themed Harry Potter AR Game
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part1 is EA’s most recent cashing in on the ubiquitously popular Harry Potter series. As much as I hate to sound so vulgar, one can only be left with negative feelings after playing a game that is so unimpressive, so boring and so content poor that it seems intentional. While I know that Harry Potter games have only ever really appealed to fans of the movies and or books, this iteration seems to make absolutely no strides in order to capture fans of fun and innovative games. If you’ve been thinking about picking this game up for yourself or for someone else, you should definitely read this review.I always get so upset when harry potter games come out. It is because in my mind, I can imagine an amazing Harry Potter game with tons of things to do and excellent ways to utilize the property. But the same thing happens every time; I play the games and the fact that I love the books is clearly the only reason I stay longer than twenty … [Read more...] about Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
The Harry Potter-inspired film, "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them," is set to release soon. In anticipation of the upcoming movie and drawing some inspiration from the hit mobile game "Pokemon Go," a trailer for a potential "Harry Potter Go" game was created, giving fans a glimpse of how the project would look like if it actually happens. A "Harry Potter Go" trailer was recently featured by Stargaze Media, which is quite similar to the popular game by Niantic Labs. The video started with the Marauder's Map and showcases the many in-game features such as the different houses at the magical academy, gathering magic cards, catching fantastic beasts and interacting with other wizards. Although the trailer was initially made to entertain both Harry Potter and "Pokemon Go" fans, the game creator actually thought that it may be a good idea to make an actual "Harry Potter Go" game. Morning Ledger reported that the "Harry Potter Go" trailer successfully reached Niantic. Marcus … [Read more...] about ‘Harry Potter GO’ App Release Date & Updates: Awesome Fanmade Trailer Shows What It’s Like To Catch Fantastic Beasts [Watch]
The Harry Potter franchise is beloved by countless people who grew up reading the books and watching the movies as they followed Harry Potter from “The boy who lived” through the final battle with Lord Voldemort. Or, in my case, started the series with The Goblet of Fire because I wanted to know what all the fuss was about and didn’t bother to do any research. Nearly 20 years after the first novel, and 15 years after the first film, the Harry Potter franchise is still going strong and remains a mainstay in popular culture thanks to its beloved cast of characters and whimsical world.USAopoly debuted the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle deckbuilding game at Gen Con 2016, based directly on the film franchise, and attendees could not get enough of the game. From signup lists to play a demo of the game, to copies selling out as quickly as people could get their hands on it, the game seemed to be an instant hit.We spent some time talking to Luke Byers, the Creative Director … [Read more...] about Gen Con 2016 – Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle
Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Rum and Coke. Simon and Garfunkel. Harry Potter and deckbuilding. These are all two great tastes that taste great together, with the latter combination coming together in the form of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, a fun legacy-lite deckbuilding game from USAopoly. While you can’t eat it like you can the others, it will still leave you satisfied if you are a fan of deckbuilding games, and especially if you are a fan of the Harry Potter movies. I suppose you can’t eat Simon and Garfunkel either or, at least, you shouldn’t … anyway, let me tell you about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, and why you’ll probably want to play it rather than eat it.I’m great at analogies.I’m going to (mostly) avoid spoilers in this review, not because I don’t want to spoil the story of Harry Potter, but because a big part of the fun in the game is discovering what each new box adds to the experience. This game is actually … [Read more...] about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle Review – Cistem Aperio!
With this July's launch of The Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final installment in J. K. Rowling's unfathomably popular Harry Potter series of novels, excitement for the overall Potter franchise is sure to soon reach a fever pitch. This summer will also see the theatrical release of the fifth film in the series, The Order of the Phoenix, and Electronic Arts is hard at work on a tie-in action game that sounds as if it may be the most fully featured yet in the series. To find out more about the direction EA is taking with its fifth Potter game, we spoke with executive producer Harvey Elliott to get the whole scoop. GameSpot: Order of the Phoenix is the darkest book yet in the Harry Potter series. How has that influenced the direction you've taken in developing the game? Harvey Elliott: Since we closely follow the story, our game definitely reflects those darker moments—Professor Umbridge taking over Hogwarts and doing her best to turn it into a oppressive and … [Read more...] about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Q&A
Currently scheduled for release toward the end of June, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is an action adventure game based on both the upcoming movie and the 2003 book of the same name. The game promises to be less linear than most of Electronic Arts' previous Potter-inspired offerings, largely because it's designed to "support" the aforementioned film and fiction rather than simply repackaging them. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will remain true to J.K. Rowling's writings, of course, but while exploring Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, you can expect to run into characters who don't feature in Order of the Phoenix but who you'd expect to be there according to earlier books, for example. During a recent meeting with Electronic Arts, we had an opportunity to see the upcoming game in action on various platforms, although we weren't allowed to get our hands on the controls on this occasion. Before being shown any gameplay, we were told that with Harry … [Read more...] about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix First Look
There's a lot going on in Harry Potter's life, thanks to his penchant for trouble and the minor irritation of always being in mortal danger. When you throw in a vast catalogue of friends and foes, as well as an intricate web of interpersonal relationships, it's no surprise that turning all of this into a dialogue-free video game was not an easy task. But it seems the Traveller's Tales team is managing fine. Using its past experience in Lego titles--including Lego Star Wars and Lego Batman--the team said it relied on humour and the undeniable charm of coloured interlocking plastic blocks to transform the complex world of Harry Potter into a toy kingdom. We chatted to associate producer Vince Grogan about the challenges of storytelling the Lego way, a new level editor, and the interminable appeal of the boy wizard with a lightning-shaped scar. GameSpot AU: This game only looks at the first four years in Harry’s life at Hogwarts. How was the decision made to break the games … [Read more...] about Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Q&A
While Harry Potter fans are eagerly waiting for the latest movie installment to come out, they can keep themselves busy by revisiting Hogwarts in Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4. The story is told in typical Traveller's Tale Lego fashion. There's plenty of goofy humor and dialogue that consists primarily of "huh," "oooh," and "hmm" as the yellow-faced characters quickly reenact the first four years of the beloved fantasy series. We've seen and played the game a bit before, but we recently got a preview build so that we could experience Harry's adventure right from the beginning. The magical world that J.K. Rowling created is mimicked here, but with plenty of new additions for you to discover. Through short and to-the-point cutscenes, you'll find out how Harry wound up on the doorstep of his aunt and uncle. With Hagrid's help, you'll immediately be whisked away from your muggle world and will wander the streets of Diagon Alley. Harry doesn't start off with any spells, but you can … [Read more...] about Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Updated Hands-On