Each Potter game has played upon the strengths of its predecessor, but this one seems to have dropped all the effort and become a flimsy "gun game." There is no puzzle element to it as seen in the previous games, and no real exploration element. It is all pretty much "shoot" and "be shot at." I couldn't even see the whole game through - it lost my interest.
The plot is skimmed very, very loosely - There are even estranged mini-demos which serve as very pointless time-filling intervals that completely juxtapose the, already, patchy plot line.
My only compliment goes to the graphics. These are the best out of all of the Harry Potter games. The visual detail is very impressive. It's just a shame that game play doesn't keep upon the same level of impressiveness.
Spell casting is slow and laggy - and it seems most spells pretty much serve the same outcome. Camera angles are awkward and game play becomes tedious and repetitive very quickly.
Over all - a complete disappointment to the franchise. If you're a Potter fan looking to add this one to the collection .... don't bother. It really isn't worth the money at all. An alternative for the needy fan: Borrow it from a friend or Rent it cheap.