5Wonderbook: Book of Spells

Created with the help of J.K. Rowling, SCE London Studios created this augmented reality game for PlayStation 3 in 2012. Book of Spells utilised the Playstation Move controller to allow the player to cast their favourite spells from Harry Potter. Book of Spells provided the outline to follow to cast the spell: just like if you were holding a wand.

Sadly, Book of Spells lacked the depth of gameplay needed to truly be a great Harry Potter game. It did allow for the player to choose their House (Ravenclaw FTW), and to choose their own wand (sorry Ollivander – this time the Wizard chooses the wand), but that was all there really was in terms of story or choice.

Book of Spells allows the player to cast spells in a unique fashion – it may even be the closest a mere muggle can get to using a wand. It taught us how to perfect the swish and flick, but look elsewhere for a deeper Harry Potter journey.