After seeing the first Harry Potter film, I was dying to buy the playstation game, however I got it for christmas and the first thing I did when I opened it was play on it! Mind you I was only ten at the time, but I was annoyed I couldn't get it to work, and then my dad discovered that it was for PC not playstation! So I had to wait till the next day to get it changed (as it was christmas day and no where is open)
The game is about Harry Potter joining Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry and discovers the world of Hogwarts, one of his first quest is to meet the people of Hogwarts which include Dumbledore, Ron Weasley and his twin brothers Fred and George, Harry's biggest enemy Draco Malfoy and his beloved owl, Hedwig (whom Malfoy has stolen at the beginning of the game)
Some of Harry's tasks in this games are: finding objects for other students and teachers, attend lesson like charms class, biology, defence against the dark arts, potions and transfiguation and this where Harry can learn spells to help complete his first year at Hogwarts, find new pathways and defeat many magical evil creatures such as a troll in the girls bathroom and step pass fluffy, the three headed dog.
But one of Harry's biggest tasks to find the man who killed his parents and confront him - he who must not be named - Lord Voldemort. But one teacher in his school knows about this man, but which one is it even though Harry, Ron and Hermione believe that it is their worst teacher, professor Servous Snape and their potions teacher.
I thought this game was awesome when I was ten and I used to play it every day from first thing in the morning to bed time sadly I was so close to completing it! The part I got up to was the chess boards I got pass the first two but couldn't get through the last one! I was gutted! But i do believe that some levels are tricky and take a while to get to as they are so tricky! But it's a good game for Harry Potter fans.
Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone on PlayStation is the first Harry Potter game produced, being the first book in the series as well. The game has reasonable graphics considering it was released 8 years ago and the game is actually pretty good as well considering it's age and the console it was produced for.
In Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone, you play the character of Harry Potter, the main character in the books. You begin in the Entrance Hall of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the school that Harry Potter goes to, and you then speak to the headmaster, Albus Dumbledore. After doing this, you're free to roam the school. Most of the doors are locked, though, so you can't really do a lot.
You soon meet Hermione Granger, Ronald Weasley and Draco Malfoy, three of the other main characters. You make friends with Hermione and Ron and soon learn that Draco is your enemy. You then go to lessons and the story begins to unfold from there.
You get to learn how to cast spells, make potions, use magical equipment and speak to portraits to get extra items for the game. You also collect jelly beans and give them to Fred and George (Ron's twin brothers) for information, items or passwords needed throguhout the game.
You collect points for your house (Gryffindor) and try to lose points from the other houses (Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin) to make Gryffindor the best house out of the lot.
There are secret passageways that you can go down if you find the entrances and exits and from there you can collect chocolate frog cards and extra jelly beans which is very useful for you in the game.
You're able to save the game quite frquently, although you can't save in the middle of any of the tasks Harry is set or unless you're given the option to. This is represented by a floating book with some stars around it, showing "Save" if you walk up to it and press the square button on your controller.
When you go to load a game the next time, it'll tell you how long you've spent on the game and how much of the game you've completed which I always found to be a useful feature of the game because it's nice to know how quickly you've completed all the tasks so far.
This game is great fun to play and I would definately recommend it to anyone that has a PlayStation One still because it's such a good game. It is also available on computer and gameboy as well if you don't have PlayStation One still.