5 The best HP game to date!Wernerth | 27/06/2007 | See all Wernerth's reviews (2)Free roam has returned to the Harry Potter game universe and I must say that it's better then it's ever been! The school is just a huge place to explore and without any load times at all (this is due to the streaming capabilities of the game engine). Sometimes Harry can't run due while the game is preloading the area you are about to explore, but this isn't something to worry about.A lot has changed in this new title. For one all the characters actually resemble their movie counterparts and 22 of the actors have actually been able to lend their voice to the game as well (Rupert Grint people). A really nice thing to have in a mostly movie based game. When walking the halls you can actually hear Fred & George calling Harry's name!The gameplay is very open ended and this adds a lot to the overall experience. The music and sounds are done nicely in combination with the voices. This being the first game to be released on the nextgen consoles (X360 &PS3) the quality has gone up a whole lot compared to the previous titles. Textures look great, the magic effects are really well done. My only note is that sometimes the characters may look flat in the emotional department. Don't expect the graphical quality of a Gears of War or a GRAW2 (not a lot of games have that yet) but it's good enough.Did I mention that Hogwarts is just huge in this game, it will take you a lot of time to discover all of the secrets and extra's. You now have a rewardsroom in the castle where you can go to view everything you've unlocked in the game including behind the scenes interviews with the actors and the development team.In short it's a must have for Potter fans and is totally worth it!