Pros: Great sports game for wizard fans with good game depth
Cons: Really easy to beat the teams in Hogwarts mode
The Bottom Line: Great sports game that is fun to play and not frustratingly hard and also has a good multiplayer mode.
I usually am not into playing sports video games, but this is one sport game I love playing. Maybe, part of it has to do with the fact that I like Harry Potter and it is not a sport you can play in real life. The basics of the game is similar to as you see in Harry Potter movies and is described in Harry Potter books. You start the game by choosing to be one of the four Hogwarts houses, such as Slytherin or Gryffindor. In this part of the game you play different training levels that help you learn the controls of the game from passing the quaffle to scoring and from using the bludger to catching the snitch. With your chosen Hogwarts house you must play a game against each of the three other houses. I believe you must beat them all or at least win the Quidditch Cup in order to proceed to the next area of the game. Not sure if you can continue if you do not get the cup because I have never lost against the computer teams.
The area you unlock is the World Cup matches. Here you can choose to be one of several countries including the U.S.A. and the United Kingdom. You play against other countries trying to win the Quidditch World Cup. Once you have it with one team you can go and play and try to get it with the others, which will help you get all the different cards to collect in the game. You can also go back anytime and play as other houses at Hogwarts, which is also necessary for completing the collection of cards. You can check on your current cards from the main menu and in this area you can also find out what you need to do to get the cards you do not yet have.
Overall I love this game as it has decent depth in that you try to get the Hogwarts Quidditch Cup as well as the World Cup. It also has more depth in you trying to get the cup with different teams. Additionally the final goal of trying to do everything you need to do to complete the card collection really adds to the depth of the game. Finally it can be played multiplayer with two players for a more challenging option, as the computer can be easy to beat, especially in Hogwarts mode. The World Cup mode is at least more challenging than Hogwarts mode, although still not too hard.
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Take to the air in the first game that allows players to fully experience the magical speed, power, and competition of Quidditch, the favorite sport of witches and wizards, in the Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup game. For the first time, gamers will experience the full complexity and exciting challenge of Quidditch, which involves two teams of seven players who fly on broomsticks, playing four balls simultaneously. Players will control every position on their team, including three Chasers who try to score with the Quaffle, two Beaters who control the dangerous Bludgers, the Keeper who protects the goal, and the Seeker who chases the elusive Golden Snitch that must be caught to end the match.