History VideoGame / HarryPotter

23rd Jul '16 2:09:45 PM cwickham
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* {{Hammerspace}}: This is apparently where Harry has put Norbert during the first part of The Sneak in the first PC game.



** Also getting caught by Filch or Mrs. Norris in the PC version of Sorcerer's Stone. More bizarre, perhaps, is that getting caught by Snape (or any prefect) in the sneaking sections of its GBA cousin will only lose you some points and force you to restart the area.

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** Also getting caught by Filch or Mrs. Norris in the PC version of Sorcerer's Stone.Stone (although what exactly happens to Harry after he's caught isn't specified). More bizarre, perhaps, is that getting caught by Snape (or any prefect) in the sneaking sections of its GBA cousin will only lose you some points and force you to restart the area.
17th Jun '16 2:19:23 PM Random888
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*** This particular change is only present in the American version of the game, presumably due to [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage the word "fat" being considered more offensive in America than in Britain.]]

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*** This particular change is only present in the American version of the game, presumably due to [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage the word "fat" being considered more offensive in America than in Britain.]]]] But even then, it seems pretty unnecessary considering that the American version of the ''books'' left the term "Fat Lady" intact...
4th Jun '16 9:42:12 AM nombretomado
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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: In ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' for home consoles (PS2, Xbox, GameCube), pots, vases, shrubs, etc. would typically spawn Every Flavor Beans when hit by Flipendo (primary attack) spell. However, there was a chance of them spawning small fruit cakes to provide minor healing if your character was wounded.

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: In ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' for home consoles (PS2, ([=PS2=], Xbox, GameCube), [=GameCube=]), pots, vases, shrubs, etc. would typically spawn Every Flavor Beans when hit by Flipendo (primary attack) spell. However, there was a chance of them spawning small fruit cakes to provide minor healing if your character was wounded.



* CameraLockOn: Present in the PS2[=/=]GameCube[=/=]Xbox versions of the first three games.

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* CameraLockOn: Present in the PS2[=/=]GameCube[=/=]Xbox [=PS2=][=/=][=GameCube=][=/=]Xbox versions of the first three games.
28th May '16 10:22:12 PM nombretomado
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* NoblewomansLaugh: The PS1 version of Philosopher's Stone has the Queen pieces in the Chess scene perform one during their capture animation.

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* NoblewomansLaugh: The PS1 [=PS1=] version of Philosopher's Stone has the Queen pieces in the Chess scene perform one during their capture animation.
28th May '16 4:12:53 PM nombretomado
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As the series went along, the graphics became more photo-realistic until they reached the point where they started using digital scans of the actors. Hogwarts as well gradually evolved from not particularly looking anything like the castle of the films to being a seamless duplication of it. Some of the actors from the movies, mostly the cheaper ones, were eventually brought in to voice their characters for the games. Out of the central trio, Creator/RupertGrint has voiced his character for the games, but DanielRadcliffe and EmmaWatson have not. The format also changed into more of a WideOpenSandbox with various {{Mini Game}}s such as dueling other students, playing Quidditch, and brewing potions.

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As the series went along, the graphics became more photo-realistic until they reached the point where they started using digital scans of the actors. Hogwarts as well gradually evolved from not particularly looking anything like the castle of the films to being a seamless duplication of it. Some of the actors from the movies, mostly the cheaper ones, were eventually brought in to voice their characters for the games. Out of the central trio, Creator/RupertGrint has voiced his character for the games, but DanielRadcliffe Creator/DanielRadcliffe and EmmaWatson Creator/EmmaWatson have not. The format also changed into more of a WideOpenSandbox with various {{Mini Game}}s such as dueling other students, playing Quidditch, and brewing potions.



* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The PlayStation version of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]] removes a lot of plot-relevant events, possibly due to space limitations. It is never explained that the Basilisk "kills" people by looking at them, but the scene with Fawkes blinding the snake still plays. Harry still hears the Basilisk speaking to him through the pipes, but this is never mentioned nor explained in any way. In the final battle, Harry falls unconscious due to being bitten by the Basilisk, except he was never bitten in the game, and so on.

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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation version of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]] removes a lot of plot-relevant events, possibly due to space limitations. It is never explained that the Basilisk "kills" people by looking at them, but the scene with Fawkes blinding the snake still plays. Harry still hears the Basilisk speaking to him through the pipes, but this is never mentioned nor explained in any way. In the final battle, Harry falls unconscious due to being bitten by the Basilisk, except he was never bitten in the game, and so on.
13th May '16 10:34:15 AM tlemmens10
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* RoleReprisal: Some of the actors from the film reprised their roles for the fifth game onwards, such as Creator/RupertGrint and Creator/TomFelton.

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* RoleReprisal: Some of the actors from the film reprised their roles for the fifth game onwards, such as Creator/RupertGrint and Creator/TomFelton. One exception is Creator/RalphFiennes who reprised his role already in the fourth game.
8th Apr '16 2:34:09 PM dmeagher13
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* CameraLockOn: Present in the PS2[=/=]GameCube[=/=]Xbox versions of the first three games.
30th Mar '16 12:03:06 PM ThatFanwiththeGlasses
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*** This particular change is only present in the American version of the game, presumably due to [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage the word "fat" being considered more offensive in America than in Britain.]]
8th Mar '16 12:27:59 PM dmeagher13
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* FollowTheLeader: The sixth-generation console versions of the first three games are remarkably similar to Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda, with the ability to target enemies, equip spells and items to the buttons, and more. Spells are often acquired in "challenges" (dungeons) and are needed to finish them and defeat the boss.
20th Feb '16 11:10:07 PM ZuTheSkunk
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* GoombaStomp: In at least the PC version of ''Chamber'', the way the game is designed allows you to do this to almost any NPC, although it doesn't affect them and merely makes Harry bounce off their heads. Repeatedly, if you're skilled enough.
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