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Wednesday, January 23, 2002
 

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IMG Looks at Harry Potter in Depth
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The day Aspyr Media announced that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was coming to the Mac, IMG posted a first look at the game based on the first of J. K. Rowling's best-selling fantasy novels.

Today, IMG has posted a new, detailed preview by our own Eddie Park of this action-adventure game that is practically guaranteed to fly off store shelves:

When J. K. Rowling sat down to write Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, I’m sure she had no idea that a bespectacled, black-haired boy with a lightning bolt scar across his forehead would go on to become the merchandising juggernaut that he is today. With a plethora of best-selling books, toys, and a movie being eagerly devoured by a rabid public hungry for more, it was inevitable that a game should eventually work its way to the hands of millions of eager gamers everywhere.
For curious gamers and Harry Potter fans who may apprehensive about this title, Park offers this encouragement:
Avid gamers know that any game bearing the title of a movie spells almost certain doom for the quality of said title. One only needs to look at the track record of past movie-related games to see why this is the case. Happily, however, Harry Potter manages to buck this trend and actually provides a decent gameplay experience for those willing to give it a shot.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is being ported by the good folks at Westlake Interactive—who have ported so many other Unreal engine games before—and is currently in the beta stage of development.

For the full text of our in-depth preview, follow the link below.

IMG Preview: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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