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Harry Potter: wizards unite
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◆ Webby People’s Voice Award Winner ◆ A magical calamity has befallen the wizarding world and it’s up to you to answer the call to help the Ministry of Magic restore balance! From the makers of Pokémon GO, Harry Potter: wizards unite is the real-world augmented reality (AR) game that allows you to interact with the wizarding world in a new way. Discover some of the most iconic characters and magical creatures from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series including Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore and Newt, as well as Dragons, Hippogriffs, Nifflers and much more–all brought to life through AR. REVEAL THE MAGIC OF THE WIZARDING WORLD IN A NEW WAY ◆ Use cutting-edge AR to relive some of your favourite moments from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series, encountering hundreds of magical artefacts, creatures, people and memories from the wizarding world. ◆ Discover the magic in your neighborhood as unique real world points of interest such as parks, museums, murals and more are transformed into magical Inns, Greenhouses and Fortresses to aid you on your adventures. ◆ Step into a Portkey and, through the lens of immersive AR, experience the magic of being whisked away to some of your favourite wizarding world locations such as Ollivander’s Wand Shop, Dumbledore’s Office, Hagrid’s Hut and more. FULFILL YOUR MAGICAL POTENTIAL ◆ Learn powerful spells and unlock unique rewards as you level up that will help you on your adventures, with training lessons provided by the Ministry of Magic. ◆ Gather ingredients to brew Potions with a variety of magical effects, including powerful concoctions that even Professor Snape would be proud of. ◆ Select a magical Profession and learn unique skills. Take on dark wizards as an Auror, tame fantastic beasts as a Magizoologist or master spells for any occasion as a Professor. TEAM UP WITH OTHER WITCHES AND WIZARDS ◆ Duel fearsome foes in Wizarding Challenges–real-time cooperative multiplayer battles against Death Eaters, Werewolves, Acromantulas and more. Team up and strategize with friends to turn even the most difficult Wizarding Challenges in your favor. ◆ Catch a ride on the Knight Bus to the Hogwarts Fortress and join in Wizarding Challenges with players from around the globe, all from the comfort of home. ◆ Collect useful magical resources from real world points of interest and share them with friends by sending in-game gifts. Ready your wand, alert your friends and enlist to protect the wizarding world. Dark forces don't stand a chance when witches and wizards come together. Your wizarding adventure awaits! Stay tuned for the latest at WizardsUnite.com Notes: - This app integrates with Health App to use your exercise and steps for gameplay. Harry Potter: wizards unite is co-developed and co-published by Niantic, Inc. and WB Games San Francisco as part of Portkey Games, a label dedicated to creating new Wizarding World mobile and video games inspired by J.K. Rowling's original stories that place players at the center of their own adventure.
Awesome
by Dthor67 on 2021/01/16 15:13
Love playing it!!
Beware - Doesn’t work well on iPhones!
by allhues on 2021/01/16 14:57
Issues known about for MONTHS, still no fix.
Wizards Unite gets you out of the house safely
by MJRamey on 2021/01/15 21:19
While it can be played in a single location, the mechanics heavily favor going on a little walk. I had problems with AR+ during combat. With that turned off, no crashes. MJR PaladinJustice
Can’t play the special tasks anymore on iPhones
by Cory Ev on 2021/01/15 20:56
I LOVED this game...until it stopped working on my iPhone. Apparently this has been a known glitch with no bug fixes in sight. Please fix so we can go back to playing the extra tasks!
Doesn’t work on iOS 14
by Brent_Matson on 2021/01/13 16:38
Your servers are down as the app will not launch for anyone right now
Fix the bug
by EvolvingOpal on 2021/01/13 13:14
While I have enjoyed this game and have realized that a few bugs here and there are expected, I cannot believe that the developers have left a bug that stops some iOS users from being able to accept gifts for calamities or make purchases. Seriously?!
Buggy but happy to take your $
by red_currant on 2021/01/13 13:04
Beautiful game & great HP focus. Mechanically, it needs work. Most recent issues: They can’t get ios purchases to function - an in-app purchase on 1/3 needed support to provide the item. On 1/12, this same issue is still preventing us from claiming a free event item.
Boring
by Flux3D on 2021/01/13 04:36
You cast a spell and then it’s just a bunch of screens of you getting random items...
In-Game Purchases
by annaomgz on 2021/01/13 02:41
Ever since the introduction of Dark Marks and Adversaries I haven’t been able to make a purchase through the show. “Purchase failed. Please try again.” This is with diagonal alley purchases, free gifts, and buying dark marks while on the map. I play on an iPhone. Please fix?
Bugs take too long to fix
by LsRells64 on 2021/01/12 20:55
It’s now been over a month since the purchasing error started, and I see it’s been brought to the game makers attention almost as soon as it started. Why do we have to wait so long to purchase in game goods or collect complementary gifts which assist with the events. Absolutely asinine. Do better!
Was fun, but coins no longer work
by Student4Life1234 on 2021/01/12 10:51
UPDATE: Game makers just sent a huge assets upload. It didn’t affect the issue of IOS users not being able to use coins to purchase items in the game. Other users have complained they can’t even purchase coins in order to buy game items. IOS users have been waiting several months for this game fix. Developers: I get that you believe that your customers will never walk away from your game. You think it’s too fun and too popular. Well, I’m not throwing good money after the bad I’ve already wasted on your game. And are you aware that happy customers tell an average of 3 people about a positive experience, but they tell an average of 11 when they have a negative experience? I’m a blabbermouth so I’ll tell way more than 11 people. END OF UPDATE This is a game I have played for quite a while. I enjoy it and find it relaxing. Our whole family likes HP. The game was great until you couldn’t use coins to purchase anything. It doesn’t matter if you already have coins available or you want to buy more coins - neither option works. I read on the forums that the developers have known of this issue for several months, but haven’t bothered to fix it because not enough players are affected. Well, okay. Here’s one player who will vote with my wallet. Since I can’t give you money in this game I won’t in any other (yep, you heard me Pokémon) until the issue is fixed. I already have plenty of Warner Brothers merchandise so I’ll save myself some funds there as well. Maybe when enough players protest the lack of respect from the developers, the developers will fix the game so we can all enjoy it.
iOS Issues
by MaasiesMess on 2021/01/09 22:39
When it works it’s a blast. But for iOS users we are screwed most the time. Can’t purchase anything from the App Store. And if you can’t buy keys or rent cauldrons you can’t play. You can’t even buy with the coins you already have. Support is no help. Can’t even log into to that. Niantic you need help.
Almost perfect
by Pootisk on 2021/01/09 22:26
I love the game I play it every day but I bought coins and when I go to buy vault expansions it says purchase failed I deleted the game and reinstalled it and it still gave me the same error. What do I do to fix this
Completely disappointed
by disappointedpotter on 2021/01/09 18:47
While the game is very entertaining, it’s disheartening to learn that only the rich or “pay to play” accounts can do well, while those like myself can’t seem to get a leg up with the blockades I keep running into IE. Needing coins to expand storage or even purchase more energy to actually play the game. Props to the creators because it is a very intriguing game.. but I don’t see myself spending 100’s of dollars on energy and storage space.. just to constantly have my foundables disappeared, or resist my masterful casts. My patients is wearing thin.. if you’re going to make it this way.. at least make energy drops more frequent.. long time fan and potter head but I am so disappointed.. just another gimmick to rack in money$$$. A masterful spell should me an automatic catch!!! Either increase the coin rate or energy drops.. or lower the energy pay cost. Your game is broken and it’s actually losing fans. This game is an utter disgrace. Will not recommend.
Fun but...
by jay_10290 on 2021/01/08 13:15
It’s a good game, I’ll give it that, and I love Harry Potter, but God is this game buggy. Casting spells is incredibly hard. Just moving your finger across it and it won’t read it. I might get this game back if it fixes it
So glitchy lately
by Bahdjdhsb on 2021/01/08 06:10
I usually love this app, but it’s had so many issues the past couple of weeks. The AR is not working on traces, and I’ve been unable to open any of my port keys. This is so frustrating and I really hope the issues are all fixed soon.
Make this in VR
by Hawkeye 232 on 2021/01/08 05:11
They have to make this for oculus quest 2
A base simulation of the brand
by Reverend O on 2021/01/06 18:56
Just like Pokémon go, the developer’s aim is to make money, not give consideration for this game to be really playable. You are to cast spells, from fair to masterful. the win/lose algorithm isn’t designed to work better with mastery, its designed for you to lose so you buy or interact with the game more. Most of my friends have stopped playing after a few short months. I have stayed on this long but i’d rather go watch the movies again than waste my time on this game anymore than necessary.
How
by THE SOUTH on 2021/01/06 18:05
How can this app still be having the same issues since last July. Adventure sync does not work. I will be walking and it’s not registering. Also the screen will display going too fast. I’m driving 10mph or when I’m walking. Now foundables are leaving so easy. One trace and it could be a great or masterful. So annoying.
Google
by Grammy member on 2021/01/05 16:20
Thus app makes you login to google to use !!! I’ll Never use any app that requires that I use any google logins or anything google.
Glitch issues
by lucksample on 2021/01/05 00:44
I really enjoy this game however, I use it sporadically in binges. It would be nice if the purchase failure issue was fixed.
Why do I have to pay for an account?
by smexy rat on 2021/01/04 04:15
Though it seems like a good game u could never know because I have to pay just so I can get into some stupid niatic kids so I guess I will never know if it’s a good game or not😩
Too many bugs
by JLF4423 on 2021/01/03 18:12
Loved the game. Played all the time. But there have been issues for IOS users with in app purchases for weeks now with no fix and it has affected the game experience. It is no longer as enjoyable as it once was. Please fix this issue ASAP.
boring nope Not fun Legend of Zelda is better
by legendary kid 56 on 2021/01/03 15:07
I hate this Soooo boring
Iphone cant get gift or make any purchases.
by Psychobaby75 on 2021/01/02 03:57
You need to get this fixed. 3 events already
Worth the download
by BigTwood on 2021/01/01 23:14
My mom wanted me to get this game so we could play together and I did. I enjoy it so much and have connected with lots of my friends as well. Also be safe when playing and don’t get hurt.
Pretty good game
by Tonks Kittygoth on 2021/01/01 02:21
Pretty good game. Too many glitches though
Amazing I love it! Only one request..
by ^Other_World^ on 2020/12/31 01:42
If your a fan of the Wizarding World, then this game is a MUST HAVE! It’s fun, interactive and downright amazing! My only request, that if it gets done will boost my rating to 5 stars, is that I’ve had this game for a good time now, and at random moments it starts to go slow. At first I didn’t think much...but now it’s super annoying! I’ve been on internet and/or cellular data but it keeps happening! I’d be in the middle of Saving Hagrid for example and all of a sudden, nothing’s happening. I did the spell, it worked, but it’s either slow or frozen. PLEASE fix this amazing app as soon as you can! Thank you!
Knight Bus??
by ambulur78 on 2020/12/30 17:29
Did I miss something? What happened to the Knight Bus???
Not great for iOS users
by EDools on 2020/12/30 05:49
Until early December, I would have rated this game very highly, but there have been so many unresolved issues for iOS, I can’t. The fact that these issues have been known for weeks, if not months, and have not been resolved is an embarrassment. Do better.
Fun
by Allnicknamestakeniguess on 2020/12/30 05:13
This is a fun game and I love that new features are added pretty regularly. I love that I can use TTD to play at home. My suggestion would be a potion similar that summons ingredients. There is nothing at my home and often the “pick up one ingredient” is the only task left and I can’t complete the day’s challenge.
Please Fix Bugs quicker
by Reden19 on 2020/12/29 21:32
Since the last update I have not been able to purchase anything in the game or get the complimentary gifts....it’s been going on for almost 3 weeks. Do better.
Fun but has glitches
by Evelyn1088 on 2020/12/28 05:44
I paid for coins and the app won’t let me spend them.
New Update Glitchy
by anjunaashley on 2020/12/28 00:47
With the new update the game is super glitchy and constantly freezes. Will most likely delete if they do not come out with a new update that fixes this soon.
New version not working
by gryawheat on 2020/12/27 21:29
I haven’t been able to make purchases in Diagon Alley for weeks and can’t claim any presents either. No fixes have been made, no one has reached out after submitting this to Niantic
Not so good
by vctora on 2020/12/27 00:55
So when I started this game it was eh...when I re downloaded this game it was poop because I couldn’t see were I was doing the spell and it kept saying I was doing it wrong which I wasn’t proud with. Then when I wanted to edit my photo it kept saying “allow photos” but it didn’t do it I tried again it didn’t do it. I kept doing that it STILL didn’t do it! PLEASE FIX THOSE THINGS! If you don’t I will not ever play this and make this review 1 star
Niantic refuses to fix the game
by loondaloon on 2020/12/26 10:42
Players using iOS are unable to mark purchases, some for several weeks. Niantic refuses to fix the problem. This game unfortunately requires micro transactions to complete quests and it has become impossible to players to play. It is ridiculous that Niantic won’t fix the problem and won’t do transactions for the players via support.
Just to be nice
by bruh?,?!!! so good!!! on 2020/12/25 20:58
Im not really a fan of the game, but... its too grindy and drains battery more than playing pokemon go.
Something wrong with in app purchases
by BunnyBloody on 2020/12/25 17:08
I’ve been trying to buy something but everytime it’s fail.
Issues
by Gia Lee D on 2020/12/24 15:33
I’ve been playing since the game came out. Loved it then, now? Not so much. I’ve lost potions, runestones, not able to get into the portkeys and getting booted from the game entirely. Fix the issues and I’ll give a better rating. Tired of losing hard earned rewards bc of a glitch in the game.
Was fun until the glitch
by Chunsa823 on 2020/12/24 00:57
Super annoyed I can’t buy anything with the coins I purchased! Fix the problem please! Support asked me to sign out of my Apple ID account and sign in without using my Apple ID. Why?? Then that will screw up my other games my ID is linked to. No thanks. Won’t be playing anymore until the problem is fixed. Or please refund my money back on the in app purchase.
Horrible programmers
by G, PJ on 2020/12/23 17:45
My wife and I and numerous of other individuals are unable to make in game purchases for the past several months. We have opened numerous tickets and they are either unable to or unwilling to fix the bug. Their suggested fix is for you to give them authorization to make these purchases for you hence giving them authorization to access your accounts. These seems like it is a scam. You would think that they would want people to buy coins and make in game purchases however these programmers are worthless and don’t care.
Erased everything
by thisisupsetting on 2020/12/23 17:06
I’ve been playing since the relase and now all of a sudden it erased everything it won’t even let me sign in with my google acct.
HP problems
by quinb2100 on 2020/12/23 06:16
The last several days I have not been able to purchase any inventory items or even the free combat packs for the brilliant event Not have I been able to rent the cauldron
Frustrated
by @Preciousone on 2020/12/23 05:34
I recently moved to an area where I’m literally barely getting any ingredients or traces without using my tonic. The nearest inn is maybe a mile away. I’m pretty sure there’s aren’t many people where I live playing but it would be nice to have some sort of option to re-up my ingredients and energy. I love the knight bus feature as I’m at least able to play that but I’m burning my energy with no inns or greenhouses close to help replenish! How are these calculated? Can any be added closer? I’ve been playing for over a year and love it but I feel like I’m going to have to stop soon since I won’t be able to maintain energy etc to play.
Wit sharpening too hard to locate
by topbananaman on 2020/12/23 05:24
Wit
ACTUAL SCORE: NEGATIVE SIX STARS
by Monstevr on 2020/12/23 01:14
Yesterday, I had a long and important and thoughtful review of this game—more than its developers deserve (in other words, more than a hospitalizing punch to the trachea)—that helpfully compiled over a year of unheeded and uncompensated criticisms. In it, I clearly outlined why the game deserved a score not of one star (the insane minimum score for an app on the App Store), but of NEGATIVE FOUR. Today, that review is deleted (which loses them another star/gains them an additional negative one) no doubt in the wake of the ABJECT FIASCO that is the “event” (assault) that just concluded at the beginning of Christmas week 2020, a mistake so egregious that people are quitting en masse because the game has gotten too bad for most sane players to endure any longer. The situation is dire enough that it warranted a response to at least one disgruntled user; that response follows (and I hope that user doesn’t mind my sharing this part of their experience): “Thank you for sharing details about the difficulty of the ‘Collect 3 Wit-Sharpening Gifts’ task during this event. We are unable to make amends to the task for this Adversaries event, but our team understands this feedback and will keep this in mind when designing and testing future event tasks. Thank you.” So that’s what brings their score down to negative six. I want to be able to learn the story of my OC’s rising through the ranks of the SOS Task Force. That story, however, should be on a Nintendo Switch game card that I pay for up front and get to keep forever. It should be handled by BioWare, the way that BioWare handled the first three Mass Effects. The end. I want a location-based game set in the Wizarding World. That game, however, should be an immersive, medium- to high-concept interactive experience along the lines of CodeRunner or Geomon, both games from 2011, the undisputed Golden Age of location-based games. The end.
Glitchy
by Ti425 on 2020/12/22 21:52
Current issues for most of the week includes: maps are completely blank in my area. Maps in Pokémon Go work just fine, so it is an HPWU issues. Also, adventure sync keeps falling off. I have unistalled and reinstalled the app several times to reconnect, only to have it break again. Lastly, the most recent event had a task that was impossible to finish for many people. I am considering scrapping this app all together.
So frustrated
by Tmazionsmith on 2020/12/22 19:51
I am incredibly frustrated with the game for this past week. There is a bug that makes it impossible to purchase anything, even though I have gold. The adversaries event was not even worth it; couldn’t get wit-sharpening potion anywhere. Finally got some AFTER the event was over. Also, too many potions are required to beat the adversaries, especially when I can’t rent a cauldron to help with brewing!!! 👎🏻
Too many bugs and not enough support for iOS problems
by badsville423 on 2020/12/22 04:26
This game was fun for about a year and then it got super buggy and has been plagued with problems. Does not work well on Apple devices, purchase failures are a major issue that have been plaguing the game for months. Recent Updates created a cascade of glitches and server problems. Enjoy while you can until your progress gets deleted or you get locked out of being able to purchase essential items for challenges or events. Support has been asleep at the wheel and non existent during the quarantine.
Not iOS friendly
by bbwraven on 2020/12/22 00:57
Loved this app, played daily but now I can’t use because of the iOS glitch no one is addressing.
Frustrated
by kiranlance on 2020/12/21 06:32
I want to like the game and did until very recently. But the current iPhone bug of being unable to make “purchases” within the game makes it impossible for me to use any of the new features so the game is pointless at the moment since I can’t complete the given assignments. Very frustrating!!! Please resolve ASAP!
Too many bugs during events
by Charms17 on 2020/12/21 01:20
The adversaries event is pretty much impossible to complete. Can’t get any wit sharpening gifts.
Fun Update Breaks the Ability to Spend Money in the Game
by adoyle98 on 2020/12/20 21:05
That’s it. That’s the review. Money flow cut off by the game itself!
Pretty fun, but ...
by Byrdie on 2020/12/20 18:20
Usually I enjoy this game a great deal. Niantic gave this sort of system two previous tries: Ingress (the first game they released, in which their own gaming universe got frequent details issued primarily through YouTube videos), and Pokémon Go (a licensing deal with the existing franchise). The Ingress world was brand new and I barely knew anything about Pokémon, but I managed. With Wizards Unite, I’d already read the main book series (plus Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and seen both the main film series and the first “Fantastic Creatures” film before game release, so I was already quite aware of the world-building involved. The game has issues. Nowadays I regularly get complaints about my wifi connection upon game startup even though my phone is connected, and most recently during an in-game purchase of galleons, the game froze and I can access said purchase directly, so now I have to rely on the staff to do it for me. It took longer than the 1 year anniversary for the design team to release another set of training for all the professions, and even through there are achievement rewards in that, find a certain number of “mystery” artifacts, playing in different countries, and casting different sorts of spells, there still seems to be a hold on those updates. The “Mystery” update achievement situation is even stranger considering that there are events where we’re supposed to collect note fragments that we never actually see put together, and therefore don’t end up in the “Mystery” section. It’s a fun game, but the problem with getting into it is that one tends to expect progress where there may not be any for quite some time ... which is unfortunate. I hoping that this is just a case of the CV-19 pandemic skewing game update timelines.
Please fix this purchase bug!
by Decourcy on 2020/12/20 13:14
I cannot spend gold coins on anything in game. I can’t even collect the free gift for the start of the adversaries event.
It’s fun.......?
by gfdgddcbjbch on 2020/12/20 04:41
I just got the app and was like “oh, this will be fun!” It asked me to allow tracking...?! Of corse I declined and it kept asking to track me! I was like “no way not doing it” I really don’t like how it asks to track you and it keeps asking.
Unbalanced trash game
by JamesdontplayHP on 2020/12/20 01:18
Poorly designed mechanics. Too much farming. Magizoologists don’t have a proper game experience
I love it
by candygurrll on 2020/12/19 23:55
Super cool game
Love the game, but it feels like there’s a push to spend money
by Anthony0514 on 2020/12/19 22:06
I’ve played Wizards Unite since it was released and I play it pretty much daily. Especially because the daily tasks are really the only way to get gold unless you want to lay for it. I’ve watched the improvements come out over time and I really like that spell energy shows up on the map like ingredients because that was one of my biggest gripes. Now my biggest issue is that it really feels like the game is designed to force you to purchase gold. The week long special assignments and the 2 day weekend special assignments are nearly impossible to complete unless you spend money on gold. I’m not sure what’s changed but I used to be able to complete the week long special assignments usually within at least 3/4 days of it starting and the weekend ones I’d do in about 1.5 days. It’s demotivating that if an event happens and you don’t get all the traces placed it’s left blank. It would be nice if left over runes for the event could somehow be used in Wizard challenges to make up for the empty traces instead of being designated to one specific trace during the event that you get only by using runes. Im also level 45 and at this point I have over 4K scrolls that I can do nothing with. Maybe having those as an option for currency for more gold could be in the next update. I’ve actually spent money on this game too, probably too much, and tasks still aren’t completed even with my routine daily game play of 1-2 hours. That tells me there’s something wrong with the game. I can accomplish more on a console game with more difficulty.
A fun game with some glitches
by Redbeard73 on 2020/12/19 20:26
The game is a lot of fun, as are the events, unless there are glitches like they currently have with the Dark Arts event. We can’t accept the free gifts, rent or buy anything. I’m sure it is losing them a TON of money.
I am mad
by AnonymousRobloxian129 on 2020/12/19 15:07
It asked for My mom’s personal birth info that could get her hacked.
Major issue and no customer support
by Happy_gma1000 on 2020/12/19 14:33
I’ve been playing for a couple of years and spent quite a bit of money on this game. I now cannot purchase anything -even the free event boots. I have repeatedly contacted customer service. Their advice did not work and, honestly, they don’t seem to really care. I’ve enjoyed playing but I’m about to permanently delete and end any “relationship “ with niantic now and in the future.
Long time player frustrated with bugs!
by StMcCarthy on 2020/12/19 14:01
Been a long time player and the latest update put a bug for IOS users that they can’t purchase anything within the game or claim the complimentary packs given for events. The bug supposedly has been around since September and increased to more users with latest update. Supposed response from Developers is no timeline for getting this fixed. Hard to play a game where you earn gold but can’t spend it when you need to for completing events!
Adversaries
by gryffenmomz on 2020/12/19 04:55
I love the game but this is ridiculous. Seems like a ploy to get players to buy potions. Very frustrating!
Parts of Gameplay Make No Sense
by sjoy202612 on 2020/12/19 04:16
This game could easily be much better with some small changes. If I use a potion and get a masterful cast, I should be able to defeat the foundable almost every time. It’s frustrating to get this combination of masterful cast plus a potion multiple times in a row without success. The game feels completely random, so what’s the point of playing? Why make potions or try to get a good cast if it makes no difference? It just feels like a cash grab so I’ll keep buying space to upgrade. Energy should be completely restored when you gain a new level. The space limits should go up when you gain a new level. It’s annoying to constantly have to delete items.
Lots of bugs, and now virtually unplayable on iOS
by BrookAndBear on 2020/12/19 04:08
There have been bugs since the start. The occasional bug is to be expected, but they happen more in this game than any other I’ve played. The latest involves being able to buy in-app purchases. It only seems to impact iOS devices. The “gold” you have to pay for is used to buy items from the game that are becoming more and more necessary for play. Now iOS users cannot buy because of a bug that is about a week old for some, and months old for others. The “contact us” option takes you to bots. If you do manage to finally get to a real person, when they eventually get back to you they just say they don’t know when the bug will be fixed. One suggestion I received today was to try playing on an Android instead. So, unless you want to go that route, I’d stay away for now.
Can’t purchase anything in game
by Schooley34 on 2020/12/19 02:06
Can’t purchase anything fun game. Cannot get any starter packs. Makes the game very hard to play.
Not worth it
by Mb1690 on 2020/12/18 23:56
This game started out fun but has quickly become all about what you are willing to pay for. If you live in the suburbs, new construction or are rural in general then nothing will populate on the map for you. All of the tonic potions, detectors and now the edible dark marks will cost real money to purchase in the store with minimal returns. The new edible dark marks cost 295 in coins for a single mark. After 30 minutes only two adversaries populated and I had to use an insane amount of potions to beat them. The whole game is a money pit lately.
Have no problem accepting my real money, but won’t let me use purchased coins in game
by Chelseebug on 2020/12/18 22:39
I loved this game, but now the app in iOS has issues with cashing in coins I purchased. The only things I can successfully purchase are in the cauldron. I can use coins to finish a potion and to buy ingredients for potions. Any other purchase fails. I cannot claim complimentary gifts either. And now with the adversaries event I cannot accept the starter kit. I’ve been playing this game since it came out. I’ve spent an absolutely shameful amount of money playing this game. And I’m pretty salty about now missing out on two event complimentary gifts. Please fix this bug asap.
Fun
by chris27726 on 2020/12/18 22:34
Fun
Fix me
by Jesl85 on 2020/12/18 20:51
I love this game and have been playing it since it started. What ever the last update was, it messed up Diagonal Alley. I can even get the free “gift” for the Adversary event. Please fix! Thank you.
Too Many Glitches
by Momhig on 2020/12/18 19:51
From the start, this game has been riddled with glitches. However, I have continued to play because I love all things Harry Potter. Unfortunately, the most recent glitch may just be the final straw. After using actual money to purchase gold, the store quit working. I cannot use the gold to make any purchases. I have repeatedly contacted customer support and they are unable to give me any answer as to when they will fix this. In the meantime, I have missed out on participating fully in a community day and now, the recent adversary rollout and event. I am considering a class action lawsuit against Niantic as I have spent quite a bit of money on this game and I know I am not the only one in this situation.
No scar
by Malpario on 2020/12/17 08:00
Harry has no scar 1 star
Would be good if only...
by Msrobinlove on 2020/12/16 19:25
I play this game often. I paid $10 to use in diagon alley but for some reason, I cannot use the coins I paid for. I asked for a refund and have not heard back from the creators. I really wanted to use the coins on energy since energy does not refill automatically like every other game. It’s so frustrating I’m ready to delete the app.
Update glitches
by MPO word wizard on 2020/12/16 16:44
If I don’t open the assignment page before I start playing, it doesn’t register my progress. Anybody else having this issue? Also having trouble with it freezing up since this latest update to add the adversaries Update: I LOVE the Knight bus!!! I have never played a Wizarding challenge with other players before. So much easier to play higher challenges with a team. Best.Game.Ever!!! I love this game. Thanks for changing it so we can play from home. I love the challenges too. But the most awesome part is getting free gifts with each challenge and being able to earn coins so I can buy things.
Will not let me play
by jooooeeeeeyyyy on 2020/12/15 19:32
I downloaded the game because it looked like fun but it would not let me play.The only reason this game got one star is because I can not give it a rating less
New bug in Diagon Alley
by punkyloserjess1 on 2020/12/15 06:16
Whatever the latest update was has glitches put diagon alley. Everything gives me a failure to purchase message.
iOS Purchase failures - glitches
by MadHunts82 on 2020/12/15 01:26
I really loved this game, but this last 8 months has been a nightmare with all the crashes, glitches, and issues that aren’t getting fixed timely. Most importantly, when you pay “real money” on in game purchase...you can’t even use the gold in game because of an ongoing “purchase failure” for iOS SINCE OCTOBER 3rd!!! I’m a pretty high level player but this last purchase failure issue has me on the fence of quitting for good. The game is no longer enjoyable.
Was a favorite until latest update
by MaMiller2014 on 2020/12/15 00:15
The latest update to .16 has created nothing but problems. Unable to connect for hours at a time, almost daily. Also unable to make any purchases because they “fail” even when there’s gold. 4 days of asking for purchases through the contact us to get anything & I’m over it. Especially since adversaries have now become available, it’s even more frustrating! I just want to play the game I love without so many problems!
AWSOME!
by greenduckinator on 2020/12/14 23:20
This game is THE BEST app ever !
Can’t login - Not recognizing my gmail account
by Error 3500 on 2020/12/14 12:27
I have played everyday since the app began. This morning when I try to log in using my Google account it says it does not recognize it. Please fix!!
Red & Green Books
by Lettyant on 2020/12/13 15:38
Love the game, I’m a level 42 auror...but what I wish you guys would do for those of us in quarantine is spawn more characters and energy. create an easier way to get more red and green books because currently I will NEVER finish my lessons. Maybe we could trade scrolls for more books? Have a ton of those and no use for them until I get more books...just an idea, pay me for it :)
Thanks Niantic
by Super f happy on 2020/12/12 18:55
I love love your games but having community days for both games I love to play really puts a damper on playing both.
Cant use can to use portal keys.
by Sleepygirl91 on 2020/12/12 07:10
Whenever I try to use my portal keys is says I need to allow my car to use it I go an try to allow it an there is no option. Iv never had this problem at the launch of the app
Port key glitch is ruining my experience
by OlRengy on 2020/12/10 22:44
When I open a port key the game will crash and/or the visuals will be off.
Love the game until this week
by sheler1974 on 2020/12/10 21:42
So many errors this week. Purchase failure and connection lost. Which impacts play significantly. Otherwise this has been a key part of my sanity during COVID.
Won’t load since the December 8 update
by travellymcbusiness on 2020/12/10 14:18
App won’t load
Lessons
by Cheetahs26 on 2020/12/10 06:07
I love this game, I play it every day. It has options for at-home play, multiplayer opportunities, and is always changing and becoming more interesting. However, the new lessons seem to be glitching. In the Advanced Adversarial Combat, it always says complete previous book to unlock, whether you have or not. You cannot access the lessons. Therefore, it is a great game, but could use another update to fix the new glitches.
Wizards unite is worth getting
by Bmj82 on 2020/12/09 23:15
I’m a big Harry Potter fan I absolutely love J.ks books movies and more I mean the trio is awesome Daniel raddcliff Emma Watson Rupert grint are all awesome if you don’t no what Harry Potter is start with the books and then do the movies I am also saying this is a awesome game and it’s really good a bit boring if you don’t live near a city but if you travel it’s amazing. Singed H.P.F
Why can't I enter the game
by rohiahmadi on 2020/12/09 22:41
Why can't I enter the game؟؟؟
App not working
by yesgirl2 on 2020/12/09 02:57
I have been trying to play this game since the last update but it’s not working. Initially I thought it was my location but I moved and still I can not find anything on the path. I can’t even view my profile. I have tried uninstalling the game and reinstalling it but nothing changed. I guess I’ll have to say good bye to this app.
Three masterful casts in a row, and still didn’t return???
by bruug11 on 2020/12/08 19:00
It’s ridiculous. How is this fun? Something designed around dexterity/skill, and it refused to reward me for three “masterful” casts?? Awful design. The fact that a masterful cast isn’t a 98% success rate, AT LEAST, is beyond me. What’s the point of playing this game if the gameplay loop is not entertaining or rewarding?
I love this game but...
by Dorothy J on 2020/12/08 01:33
I used to play daily, all day long. Then we moved across town to a new construction neighborhood. The game does not recognize this area and when I open the game, there is nothing to capture or pick up. I’m so sad because I really want to keep playing but it would require me to drive outside of the area to find inns or greenhouses. I know if I really was a hard core gamer that I should do this, but I used to play while walking my dog. Now I can’t. Isn’t that the point of the game; to get outside and walk? I wish they would enable player to submit map update requests. Or at least update the map more frequently.
Glitches
by FrostMcGee on 2020/12/06 14:55
I get very irritated that I have so many issues with placing registry fragments and not being able to pick up ingredients and such. Several times I have missed out on rewards because of these simple glitches. Especially if I’m a passenger in a vehicle. Why should I lose out on foundables and ingredients simply for being on the go with someone?
Can’t access permission for the camera
by Lk198823 on 2020/12/04 22:33
I’m trying to open my portkeys, but every time it asks for permission for the camera and when I try to give it access, it doesn’t show a place where I can allow permission for the camera. Can you please fix it? Thank you.
Love
by goldsillycat on 2020/12/03 21:11
I love Harry Potter
Good but the bugs...
by Guuuuuuuyÿ on 2020/12/02 14:45
It’s a great game so far that I’ve seen but every five minutes or so it seems to kick me out of the game to the home screen on my phone... kinda of frustrating to be totally honest but otherwise I like it so far.
This
by ejjdhdjwksjfj on 2020/12/02 01:04
It’s ok it’s not tho lol
Love this but...
by jabardasti on 2020/05/28 16:19
Games don’t make much sense to me when they involve a set of tasks that you keep repeating every day like a busy bee checking off some random list making you feel like you have achieved something in the game. So, obviously all of that aspect of WU is still silly and unattractive to me. What was interesting is the experience and the narrative. The story this game started with is going nowhere. The fragments don’t make sense anymore. Why am I catching the same freaking fragments when I already caught and returned them? Doesn’t make sense as an immersive narrative experience. Clearly makes sense from developers stand point. In other words, the game is static. It needs to be more dynamic with a choice for players to develop their own narrative within the game. Those brilliant events are getting a little tiring. More individual and social role play, I suppose, in connection with the original narrative and mystery. Otherwise, it’s just a reminder of the endless banality and drivel of efficiency and productivity driven systems that Rowling critiques, particularly in the Order of the Phoenix. End of nerd rant
Very fun, but could use some tweaks
by Tamillee on 2019/08/04 18:54
I really enjoy playing this game...it’s fun, I enjoy the story line, picking a profession, and all that stuff. However, there are a few things that I think would make the game significantly better. 1) It’s been said by many already—spell energy. Can their be other ways to obtain this? Specifically for people in rural areas where inns and greenhouse and few and far between. Can we earn like 1 spell energy every 30 minutes or something? It would be awesome to be able to wake up with a full energy bank each day, and would also make me want to play the game more frequently because I know that I could. 2) Can Masterful casts actually mean something? It’s pretty stupid that a low level threat can resist a masterful cast. What’s the point in trying to get a masterful cast if all you get is XP? There is literally no other perk, as it doesn’t at all seem to affect your likelihood of capturing a foundable. I have defeated a high level threat on a “good” cast, but had a low level threat depart after a masterful cast? Seems stupid and pointless to have casting ability only count toward XP. 3) Storage. I know this has been said by others as well, but it’s annoying to constantly have to delete ingredients/potions...particularly if you’re trying to stock up for a Wizard battle. I realize this is to make people spend actual money buying coin to increase their storage, but it really makes me want to play the game less...not more.
Really 3.5, but there’s no half option
by Vixen497 on 2019/09/01 19:38
I agree that it’s a lot of fun for Harry Potter fans, and there are a lot of fun features. But in the American version, it’s hard to find inns unless they’re literally right there (within a mile) because you can’t zoom out on the map in game to find an inn nearby (I.e. within 5 mi) (and the online maps don’t work well either). I also don’t like that the game isn’t as intuitive as Pokémon Go—there’s a learning curve, and right now I’m not sure what I’m doing or how to work things. It would be nice if here was somewhere to go to review the storyline as well, because there’s a lot of moving pieces and it’s a little hard to follow. Also, the graphics are shoddy in some places (especially the people—Ginny was very slender in the movies, yet she looks overweight in the graphics, Luna is only recognizable because she’s he only one that wears that hat, Neville does not look all there, etc.). and the profile pictures will update on our personal app, but our friends can’t see it (my husband and I play together, and we will have to show each other our phones to show each other our profile pics). I realize it’s like this in Pokémon Go too, but I also don’t like that you would regularly have to travel to different countries to get everything (e.g. that awesome opal eye dragon in about a week). So you would have to be incredibly rich to get everything. BUT there’s a lot to do and explore, and I am mostly having fun with it.
These are the real issues with the Game
by Need boxes on 2019/08/07 02:08
I’ve been playing daily since it’s release. Almost all reviews complain about the amount of energy. That is only a temporary issue. As you get more coins you increase your vault and can store more energy. The real issues are 1) play is tedious. You must tap on every single foundable just to see if it something you need or not. Frustrating and slows down play. 2) greenhouses are next to useless. Very awkward timing for harvesting ingredients after you plant them. I’ve only successfully accomplished this once. And most ingredients you need you can find anyway. If you play a lot remembering where you planted and when they are ready for harvest gets confusing. 3) about 50% of foundables disappear when you cast. Makes is difficult to get what you need and makes all the tapping on foundables that much more tedious. Wastes energy and potions. 4) Collecting the foundables actually feels a little pointless. So you get all your stickers then what? You can’t use them for anything or even show them off to friends. Since no one that you friend is privy to anything you do in the game. Makes having friends in the game kind of pointless. On the good side, the graphics are great, the casting of spells is fun and I love how intricate the game is. Brewing potions is also fun. I like that you can pick your house, profession and design your wand. I will keep playing but there are improvements needed to keep me in the game long term.
Fun, but frustrating if you live outside the city
by Pope Nucci on 2019/07/10 17:06
Overall, I like the concept of the game. But I have to agree with others who live in suburban or rural areas: it is extremely difficult to regain energy because the nearest greenhouses/inns are too far away to visit on a regular basis. There needs to be other ways to gain energy. Same goes for Spell Books that can only be gained through Wizarding Challenges- I can’t get them because I don’t live near Fortresses. And the greenhouse is basically useless for growing things I need, because they are all too far away to plant things and then revisit 15 hrs later. Also, potions. If a potion is good for say, 5 spell casts in one battle, but I win the battle in one spell cast, the remaining spell casts should carry over to future battles. Otherwise spending hours brewing a single potion is a waste of time and ingredients. It would also be nice to know (on screen) when entering a battle, whether or not I already have that complete item in Registry. It’s extremely difficult to remember each item, especially because some items are gained in fragments. For example if I need 12 fragments of Buckbeak but can’t remember if I completed him or not, I have to exit the battle and open my Registry to look up the information. I don’t always want to collect extras simply for experience points, because it wastes spell energy that I can’t replenish because the inns/greenhouses are too far away.
Beware: Big Power Drain
by The Domestic on 2019/06/29 23:05
As much as this game has potential, the biggest reason I uninstalled it is due to the massive amount of data and energy required to run it on any device. I currently have an iPhone 8 with 256GB and loads of unused storage (most of the gigs are free), and not only would my battery drain super fast, but my phone would heat up almost instantly as the processor too was working overtime to compensate. Even with the app entirely closed, the issues would continue even when my phone was sitting idle! Now, I have had Pokemon GO, FaceBook, Discord, and Safari all running and open at the same time and never once did my battery drain that fast nor did my phone run hotter than the interior of an active volcano. I checked my battery usage in Settings for the past 24 hours after deleting this game. A few minutes of running this game, as per my phone’s battery logs, used up 18% battery life in that time. Pokemon GO barely reach 1% for much longer. PoGO, even back in the day of the memory and data leaks when it was first introduced never hit the level this game has. Ever since deleting the app and rebooting my phone, the issues have disappeared and everything has gone back to normal. Again, this game has potential, and despite the glaring gameplay problems, the need for enormous energy to even run is absurd and disheartening to say the least. Maybe when Niantic sorts everything out will I make another at playing.
Addictive but issues
by SirenKnight on 2020/08/13 17:44
First it’s addicting, I love certain aspects of it, including the potion brewing master notes. I’m glad you added the knight bus so I can actually complete my daily tasks now since I am a homebody (not by choice) - I understand these games are intended to get you off your feet, but I can drive around just as easily and no my errands include trying to obtain those things I can’t get at home since the game sees I’m not moving. Additionally- brilliant events, I just used tonic for trace detection and of all the traces (which are needed when you don’t drive/walk) and only got 3 brilliant traces. When I can’t leave the house it’s almost impossible to complete the extra challenges. I’ve been on for an hour and have seen water and 1 ingredient. If you’re going to keep it that way, and not fix the known issues you have (I disabled the camera since I can’t turn off AR+ again- and you have to reboot your phone and restart the game and go look at your daily assignments and pray for the game to recognize you're completing those tasks.) you could at least extend the range on inns and greenhouses like was done for Pokémon poke stops and gyms, or provide another means to acquire the pieces and parts needed to play the game during a pandemic and for those that can’t/won’t go drive around every day to do some of the minimal things making the game worth playing.
More energy
by Jabberwock87 on 2019/06/25 01:17
I love the game but I don’t like that you have to travel to greenhouses and stuff just to get energy. I’m not on the move all the time and I don’t understand why the energy can’t just refill itself with time. Even if it refilled with time only halfway that would still be cool. I know some challenges that you complete or goals can give you some energy but how can I complete them if I don’t have energy to begin with. I think it’s also a little unfair if you live out in the middle of nowhere and you have to drive like an hour to a greenhouse. It makes the game not fun. Or maybe every couple of hours you get energy that would be nice. A mini game you can play to earn energy. So far I can’t even play the game unless I’m willing to drive hours away to get energy. Also I get that you don’t want people driving while playing the game but that thing that pops up all the time when I’m playing the game telling me not to play and drive is annoying because sometimes the game freezes and then all the stuff around me disappears or because that message popped up I can’t collect the stuff around me because they timed out and disappeared. Also sometimes when I’m not even walking or moving at all that message still pops up that I’m going at a fast pace. It even pops up when I’m walking which is annoying. There should be someway to turn that message off.
So far so good, but looking forward to improvements
by Sarondipity on 2019/06/22 16:19
So far I’m really loving this game! I’ve been an avid Pokemon Go player since the game was released, and I was very excited for Wizards Unite, and so far it’s really fun! However, some of the game mechanics are really clunky. Spell casting is very difficult and it seems much harder to achieve a masterful spell cast than it is to achieve an excellent throw. Also, the story is extremely complicated so far. Pieces of the story unfold as you play through the game, but it’s incredibly overwhelming upon first opening the game. So far I’m struggling to understand what the overall point of playing is. Will the Calamity eventually be defeated? And if so...what will happen to the game? And if not, will the story just continue indefinitely? On the positives, I think the portkeys are SO FUN, and definitely a good motivator to put in the kilometers, and the inns are a good way to easily get energy. The negatives are how overwhelming brewing potions, growing plants, and going doing lessons for your profession are. There seem to be a million and one things to keep up with in this game, and it was a lot to hit a player with at once. I would have unrolled these features slowly over time and made the gameplay a bit more straightforward at first, but nothing to do about it now. Overall I love the game, but I’m definitely looking forward to improvements and streamlining in the future.
Awesome but I would like a new feature
by piggy2.0 on 2020/05/05 21:38
On your ministry ID it would be cool if a profession was professional quidditch player. it would be really cool if you added that. This game is good right now because it gets players moving during quarantine. Also I would like to say that the energy And coins gets annoying. If you don’t have enough you have to buy some and no one wants to keep buying stuff for a game over and over. I read in the other reviews that others were having that issue to. Also In the vault you can delete items. I would like it to ask twice instead of once to delete an item because I accidentally deleted a very useful potion. In the chambers In Hogwarts it doesn’t let me switch back to AR so can u make that easier please. Since we are in quarantine I would like it if more objects came closer to me because we can’t leave the house as much as before. Also I live in a small community and I have to ride my bike half a mile to town hall to visit an inn and find traces. Also you have to spend money to fill energy. Other than that whole paragraph this game is great. You should try adding a hogsmeade. Thank You for taking your time to read my Review and I hope you take my suggestions into consideration. -Addicted Player
It’s fine; not POGO.
by Cmoney1112 on 2019/07/10 15:38
Overall, the game is fine. I am interested to see how the game evolves. The graphics are good, but I don’t feel invested in the game’s mission. I am a big Harry Potter fan and was optimistic about the game, but have been disappointed thus far. The story seems forced and there doesn’t seem to be rhyme or reason for finding the objects to progress the story. Though the app name suggests cooperative gameplay, there seems to be no point in having friends (yet) and only allows limited interaction in the Wizarding Challenges. The vault seems small out of the gate and is segregated in such a way that you can’t cater it to your gameplay. In the beginning of Pokemon Go, you could use your bag to stock up on pokeballs when that was your focus, and as you began to progress and start battling, you could expand your bag. This game seems more focused on people purchasing upgrades with limited opportunities to collect coins. I haven’t even touched on the fact that the different Hogwarts houses are virtually nonexistent in the gameplay. That is a missed opportunity as most fans of the series take pride in the house they have chosen/into which they’ve been sorted. The greenhouses also seem superfluous. Unless you have a greenhouse at your place of residence or business, the greenhouses seem more like places to dump stuff to clear vault space.
Good idea on paper
by FakeChris hardwick on 2019/06/27 20:14
I was one of the many who were extremely excited for the prospect and idea of this game. Even before it was officially announced I remember theorizing and pretending in my head what a game like this could be. Ultimately thought it’s interesting on the first hour maybe two hours but once you get to the nitty gritty it’s fairly rinse and repeat. This game is good on paper but somehow they failed the execution. With an overload of bugs and lag that has still not been fixed since launch. Not to mention after using your wand to get confoundables you run out of energy and the game either requires you to go to a inn or buy coins with real money which in turn gets you energy. Assuming you like most people would prefer the free option it’s still not practical. It restores very small amounts of energy per visit to inn and that’s only 10% of the time you visit them. The other 90% is broken and freezes upon entering the inn and requires you to completely restart the game over and over until you are lucky enough to have the inn work. This goes for green houses and the castles you find in the world as well. Speaking of castles those are pretty fun but the combat is a bit tedious and repetitive at the same time if that’s even possible. Overall it’s fun at first but I strongly advise you wait a few months until patches are rolled out and maybe they listen to objective criticism. 2/5 go back to Pokémon go.
Could Be Better
by whoknows7 on 2019/06/27 20:50
It’s ok. A lack of available spell energy is really the worst part of the entire game. Sure it is massively overcomplicated and under explained at the beginning. And most of the motivation for what you are doing doesn’t actually make a bit of sense, but all that could be overlooked if the game’s main lifeblood, spell energy, was easier to obtain. There just aren’t enough Inns, and the energy you get from the Inns isn’t enough. The greenhouses honestly seem mostly worthless, there is no way they should be as plentiful as they are. And you should be able to have the option to “dine” at a greenhouse (eat a vegetable, etc). The greenhouses plus the fact that you can’t dine/spin at the fortresses really makes it difficult. Another small annoyance is the map resetting to a zoomed in position facing north whenever you exit back to the map from somewhere else. Why? It drives me nuts. Overall, it feels like this will be far more repetitive than Pokémon Go due to the limited amount of items you are trying to collect. This is only exacerbated by the fact that you have to click on everything just to see if it’s one you need, unlike being able to see what Pokémon it is on the map so you don’t have to waste time repeatedly doing this. This game could be fun, but companies have a tendency not to listen to their customers, so it will probably stay the way it is.
Very cool,Slightly frustrating
by Br0wn!e on 2019/07/10 18:32
I love the game and the concept of returning the Foundables to there proper place and time. I like that you are following a story line in this adventure, and that you actually brew potions and cast spell. But there are some issues. The growing time for ingredients at greenhouses is so long you can’t feasibly collect on what you plant, and I find it frustrating that since I don’t live close to a lot of inns I quickly run out of energy, which can’t be easily refilled any or the way except buying it. You get a very small amount for completing daily task that is quickly used up completing other dailys. And you get some when you log in for a 30 day streak reward that is easily broken if you miss a day. You don’t get energy for leveling or for completing a weekly goal, like walking a certain distance. Which leads to the biggest issue. The game only traces distance by gps while the app is open and actively running. It doesn’t track when not open, and because it’s gps and not steps I can walk several kilometers all over my house doing chores, but since I haven’t covered a long enough distance for the gps to move I get nothing from it, which makes if hard to unlock portmanteaus, especially for the recent event. I hope the game developers are tracking these issues and can fix some of them as the game updates.
Great Game But...
by jackinthebox1234 on 2019/06/27 21:31
This is a great game and it has definitely motivated me to go outside and walk more. It is a lot of fun to play and very immersive. There are only a couple of issues I have with the game. First, it is very difficult to refill energy since the best way is to go to an inn. The nearest inn to my house is across an interstate, which is nearly impossible to cross for me. So, the only way for me to refill my energy is to pay which I don’t want to, since I don’t have the money to do so. Also, since inns, greenhouses, and fortresses are located in real-life locations, they are inaccessible to me since I live in a very suburban neighborhood and the only way for me to reach these places is by crossing a very busy and dangerous interstate or by driving there, which I can’t often do since I don’t have a car. I feel as though inns, greenhouses, and fortresses should be placed in other areas apart from real-life places, which would be much more accessible for me and possibly for many other players. I also feel like there should be a different way to fully refill the energy since me, and possibly other people, are unable to access an inn. I really hope this is taken into consideration because I thoroughly enjoy this game and the entire concept and I have a great time playing it.
I’m greatly enjoying the game, however
by Bsb_lvr on 2019/07/12 17:15
It is too difficult to get energy. In Pokémon go I never had an issue getting poke balls, In fact I often maxed out. There are too many greenhouses in my town. They are everywhere and pretty useless imo. I attempted to use one once but as I’ve never had an issue getting ingredients I really don’t need to waste my time with them. Inns are a completely different story however. I have to drive across town to find a good selection of inns. They are so spread out and having to use my car to get to them defeats the purpose of the game. There is only one park so far that I have found that have multiple inns within walking distance of each other, a green house, and a fortress which is nice because I enjoy the fortresses but can’t play too often as it takes too much of my energy. The only issue tho is this park isn’t exactly close to me. I think if you’re going to have so few inns, they need to give more energy. Very rarely do I get 5 or 10. It’s mostly 3 and I don’t have time to sit for 5 mins for it to refresh for another 3 energy that’s typically gone with one battle and I don’t want to drive 10 blocks back and forth between inns every 5 mins as that’s a huge waste of my gas. Please fix this inn issue and the game will be perfect.
Good but…
by Veinexes Videos on 2019/06/23 19:10
It’s a great game though uses the developers strengths and ideas that they learn from Pokémon go to help them make an enjoyable experience. However, in my main argument is with the wizarding energy. For those who don’t know this is the energy that is required to cast spells, think of it like polka balls in Pokémon go you need to visit inns to recharge your energy by eating meals. You recharge is based on what meal you eat and can be anywhere from 2 to 10 points of energy, And can re-charge again every five minutes. You use up one energy every time you cast a spell whether it succeeds or not in capturing the confoundable. Your energy has a maximum amount of 75 so you can gain over this amount the part that I I’m slightly annoyed at is that energy does not re-charge normally even at a rate of say one per hour. Neither does it re-charge upon leveling up where as in Pokémon go you could be given at least maybe 10 to 20 balls when you level this sometimes forces you to either re-charge with the limited gold that you’re given or to camp outside in this until you’ve reached a good amount of energy. It’s more of a small annoyance than a dealbreaker but with the amount of times you have to sometimes cast at one target you can end up running very low on energy very quickly
Great Game
by baumvonmerlin on 2019/07/16 01:33
I’ve really enjoyed playing HPWU! It is way more involved than Pokémon Go is because of the traces you have to do to catch the foundables that are scattered all over the place. I keep finding new parts to the game, such as the potion making aspect where you have to do the correct order of traces in the potion that speeds up the time it takes to brew a potion. I would give this 5 stars, but there are two aspects of the game that bother me a little. One would be the traces you have to do to catch the foundables. For each trace you’re graded from “fair” being the lowest and “masterful” being the highest. Whether or not you can catch the foundables seems to be more random than how well you perform the trace. I have had low level threat foundables that I have gotten either a great or a masterful and it doesn’t work, I feel that grade level should automatically ensure you catching the foundables especially when you are a higher level. The second issue I have is with your picture you can create for your profile. I understand not having th picture for everyone to see, but the picture seems a bit pointless especially since when you are friends with somebody on the game they can’t even see your picture. But overall a great experience!!
The game is fun until...
by MongoMike69 on 2019/07/02 15:53
You run out of spell energy. In Pokémon go you could earn a fair amount of poke balls from pokestops they even eventually introduced the activity sync at a later point. Spell energy is used for all casts, successful or not. There is no recharging rate of even 1 per hour and when you run out mid encounter the game jingles micro transactions in your face. If you played Pokémon go and we’re fairly decent at it you could earn up to 50 coins a day, the equivalent of 50cents. In Harry Potter the most you can earn is 10gold or 10cents. The micro transactions in this game make it a blatant cash grab. If you live in an area that doesn’t have inns or greenhouses you will be stuck after the initial 25mins of game play due to lack of spell energy. You’ll have to run for encounters or fork over 4.99+tax to purchase more energy. The game is fun and entertaining, great job developers but the cash grab isn’t, boo on you Warner Brothers. Lastly it seems very erratic on which gyms got converted to fortresses where you can battle. Most got turned into greenhouses that give you ingredients that you end up throwing away for bag space. The game has an energy problem that turns into a playing problem. Implement some sort of regeneration mechanic and give energy every time we level up. We want to keep playing, everyone I’ve spoke to that plays has this same issue. Let us play without reaching into our pockets every 20mins.
Seems fun but very confusing to start
by Pinktroll1 on 2019/06/26 15:55
I really enjoy Pokémon Go and play it daily. This week when the Harry Potter Wizards Unite game came out I decided to give it a try. It seems like fun and the graphics are great but it is very confusing as to what everything does and how to use things. I don’t like that the space is extremely limited to gather things and it takes a lot more work to get get and have enough energy to keep playing. Having friends is kind of pointless at this point because unless they are with you at a fortress to battle there is no point in having them. I don’t like that you don’t “take things over” like you do in Pokémon Go so it really doesn’t matter which house you sign up for. This seems much more like a one person game then having teams. At least in Pokémon Go the different colored teams take over gyms and you don’t have to know them personally. The portals are cool that you open with keys but are limited to finding sparkly dots and done within seconds. There aren’t any so called raids to adventure to so no group gatherings there either. So far this gets a 3 Maybe after things get going more and after I figure out what to do with things it will pick up but again this really seems more like a one person game instead of a game where you can play either alone or with others
Fun butttt lots of glitches
by Sarahsmalll on 2019/07/16 18:20
I have really enjoyed this game. Unfortunately as others have said there are a few issues one major being the energy that doesn’t regenerate and especially if you live in an area that’s not close tho any places to get more. You will end up having to purchase coins with real money in order to get more energy. The biggest thing I’m having an issue with is all the glitches! After a few levels u will be able to find a portkey ( if your familiar with Pokémon think eggs). A portkey requires you to use a key to unlock it then you must walk 7k,5k,2k, to open. Once open u will find objects and receive rewards. Unfortunately I have had approximately 6-9 of portkeys crash the app so after finding the portkeys collecting keys and then walking 2-7k the game crashes and the portkeys disappeared and I didn’t even get any rewards! In addition I have sent crash reports and contacted them everytime only to get responses from a “bot”! It probably wouldn’t be quite that bad but I am disabled and I can’t drive and walking is difficult a point I have explained in my crash reports. Still not even a response! I have tried everything turn off phone delete app and reinstall the whole typical list of things to try. Despite the issues this game is a lot of fun! If they are able to work out the glitches it would be excellent unfortunately as it is it’s just frustrating
Awesome game, just a few things
by Gamer Girl 👩🏼‍🎤 on 2019/06/23 03:02
I absolutely love this game. I have been an HP fan forever, and I think this is a great addition to the Wizarding World. However, like other people, I think there are a few things that need some improvement. First, the spell energy. I like the idea of inns, but not everyone is able to get near enough to acquire the energy from them, especially since they can be out of range (but more on that later). It would be great if every few minutes you get 1 spell energy, so you don't have to wait around for an inn. If this issue is fixed it would make the game much smoother and easier to stay involved with. Secondly, I play this game while driving (passenger, no worries) , it's a great way to pass time. The only issue is that greenhouses, inns, and fortresses can only be accessed within a certain range, so it's not like you can just pullover on the highway. Once you get close enough and click on it, it might make more sense to let you access it. My seeds and water are overflowing! Overall, I think this will be a very successful game, especially with how fun it is now, and with a few changes I think it will become even better. Hope this feedback helps, and thank you so much for creating a this wonderful game. Ps. Dang I wrote a lot :)
Energy is a problem
by VeeLKJ on 2019/07/16 15:52
Cons: energy is hard to come by where I live, and the park I like to walk around in. Many greenhouses, few inns. The inns are often stingy too, I do not want any more soy sauce (3 energy), thank you very much. This makes gameplay shorter than I’d care for, and can’t keep up with the confoundables that are around. I wish it were more suburb friendly, I’d rather play (and have my kids play) in the safety of my neighborhood than have to travel to downtown/trafficky areas. Quality of casting doesn’t seem to effect if confoundable is caught or not. Why do masterful casts have only a 50%ish success rate? That seems counterintuitive. Still a few glitches to the system, it crashed while opening a better portkey and never saw the rewards for it. Pros: fun storylines, detailed character creation (tho I would mind making a more detailed icon on the screen) familiar characters peppered with new, and lots of obtainable objectives to complete. Combat in towers is really fun, and doable as a duo. I like the customization of the professions too. Animation is beautiful! Wish list: easier access to energy so we can play more, and a school or something like it where we can practice the spell glyphs without spending energy to do so. Duel dummies would be great.
A Fun Little Thing
by GumPirateLuffy on 2019/07/16 08:35
I’m not one for reviews, but I think I’ll write one for this. I’m unsurprisingly a fan of Harry Potter, and I figured this for a Pokémon Go knockoff; however, this doesn’t seem to be the case. It does share quite a bit of similarities, but that can be chalked up to the fact that it’s produced by the same team. The game itself isn’t anything special, it’s another AR game, but this doesn’t take away what’s neat about it. It does, to some degree, have you feel like you’re a HP character having you personalize a character profile featuring a custom picture, title, a role firing aforementioned title, in-depth wand description (fitting your same wand on pottermore, if you do choose) and much more. The games similarities to Pokémon Go include the obvious walking, catching, and distance walked to unlock something. Although similar in concept, the “catching” part is slightly different in execution—instead of a swipe up, the game has you trace the wand motion to cast certain spells featured on the books/films. Many of the things you collect are familiar to many who have seen/read Harry Potter. There is much more to this game that should be experienced rather than read about as it’s a very interesting game. If you’re a Harry Potter fan it’s worth a peak at the very least.
Great... but some bugs
by borinand on 2019/07/26 01:42
Despite the long tutorial and semi-confusing naming structure for the confoundables, the game is pretty good. The spell casting is very intuitive, wizarding challenges are fun and the events are interesting. However there are a few tweaks that I feel need to be made in order to make the game more enjoyable. Customizing your profile (wand type, house, etc.) doesn’t seem to really do anything. You can’t share pictures with your friends so the camera feature seems a little out of place. The spell casting mechanic seems to be a little inconsistent (what seems like a great cast may be considered only a fair sometimes?). Some of the confoundables are ridiculously hard to catch. I understand the ranking system but some seem to depart on the first spell way too often (mostly the same ones every time) even if their ranked as easy. But then again some seem to take a lot of tries to catch even though you make multiple great casts in a row. I’d imagine there should be dueling and presents (parcels?) you can send to a friend in the game, just like Pokémon go, but that feature isn’t available. Seems like a lot of these things are similar issues at launch of Pokémon go so they should be able to fix them pretty easily.
Motivation Drying Up
by OaAc Gaming on 2019/07/12 19:27
I'd been waiting for this game to release for quite some time and it made my week when I heard it was finally released. When I first started playing it I was weary of the entire foundables idea and I still hold to that original view. To me there doesn't seem to be any real reason to do anything in this game. There's no competition between players and while you're filling out the registry, it feels nothing like the feeling you get when you fill out the Pokedex in Pokemon go. Instead of collecting interesting animals with varying stats that you can use to compete with other players and never really run out of room for improvement, here on Wizards Unite you collect several identical versions of the same thing which serves no purpose but as a collectable and your only rewards are the ability to reset that foundable page and earn more resources to return them again. The process itself is fun, hence my rating, but the more I play the less reason I see to do anything. The only thing keeping me going is doing the tasks both the daily and long term ones. This game really needs a strong motivator for players. Even so, I, like many other fans, greatly appreciate the work put into it and I've enjoyed it so far.
Great game, but a horrible spell energy system
by Pauulyte on 2019/07/06 13:30
I’ve been loving this game. It’s exactly what I’ve wanted and my fiancé and I love going out and exploring together. There are a couple problems that really get to me though. First of all, the way you need to collect spell energy is just not practical. I live in an area with not a lot of inns, and I work a lot so I don’t even get the chance to travel to inns often. So when I run out of spell energy, which happens fairly quickly, I can’t play the game for days. And no, I’m not going to spend money to get spell energy. There should be a better system, such as collecting food in the same way we collect ingredients and those food items would give you spell energy. Or it should rejuvenate over time. Also, Plenty of bugs. I’ve had multiple issues where the app would crash on me and I would waste my spell energy. Yesterday was the worst. When I went into town, the app kept crashing and it was super frustrating because it was my only day this week I was able to go to an inn. Other than those things, the game is very creative and well thought out. I’m gonna keep playing the game for now, but I know that if this spell energy issue keeps happening, I’m going to end up giving up on it.
Potential to be Amazing
by Gregarious Guy on 2019/06/27 18:50
There are two things I really enjoy: Pokemon Go and Harry Potter. This game is a win for the most part. Niantic has improved the mechanics and features from Pokemon Go and applied them to HPWU such as: character range, higher learning curb (more involved), balanced skill trees, and more. The reason this is not a 5 star review, despite being hooked from launch, is I’ve already discovered how painful the spell energy system is. Each spell cast diminishes your energy pool and the main way to gain it back is visiting inns (the equivalent of poke stops). These inns give you barely enough energy back for a single engagement. You cannot keep up with the generous amount of encounters this way without having to spend real $ to buy energy to refill your pool each day you play. Without implementing natural energy regeneration in game most new players will lose immediate interest. Ideally when you log off at night, energy should be replenished by the next day. On days when a player gets aggressive with playtime, then they should have to consider buying gold. If they don’t improve that core function...the amazing Wizarding community will not remain engaged. If Niantic improves this system then consumers are in for a truly worthwhile game!
It’s Become An Unapologetic Money Grab
by Brooke_92 on 2020/10/19 04:14
Myself and a group of friends downloaded this game the day it launched. Of course it’s had some bugs in the last year, but overall we were enjoying playing and even willing to spend some money to increase gold for storage/potions/etc. However, over the past few months it’s become so obvious the game is a money trap that most of those friends no longer play. I personally stopped spending money when it became clear that the “foundables” only regularly spawn in crowded cities or downtown areas, which is not where I live, and therefore I can’t catch anything when I’m at home (where I’ve been spending a lot of time since the pandemic hit). With this last Brilliant Event and Community Day, however, it’s so blatantly obvious this game cannot be played without spending money, that I thought about uninstalling the app entirely. The challenges require so many resources that, unless you spend money to have extra spell energy, extra potions, etc, you cannot possibly complete every step in the challenges and therefore “complete” the events. I’ll likely continue to play because I still love the HP fandom, but it will never get my recommendation and I’ll never spend another dime unless Niantic makes an effort to make the game player-friendly again.
Gets worse as you level up
by Slythersky3 on 2019/06/24 18:28
Initially, the game is very fun. From battling creatures in the fortress, brewing different potions, encountering different magical creatures and characters it quickly becomes addictive. However, as your reach lvl 6 you get to choose a profession which is supposed to help you in your adventures, overpowering confounded and fighting creatures in the fortress. However, unless you’re a magizoologist, you’re going to have a though time fighting creatures within the fortress as you aren’t able to access upgrades to Protego until you level up further through the skill tree, making the spell utterly useless when fighting. When you finally reach level 10, you get a notification that says “normal and low level threat confoundables are now easier to overpower.” THIS ISNT THE CASE! As soon as you reach level 10, good luck being able to overpower ANY confoundable without needing to use a potion. A lot of the time, as soon as a spell is cast the creature immediately resists your magic. Most of the time, as soon as a spell is cast for the first time, the confoundable disappears, wasting your time and spell casting energy. Although the game is fun from lvl 1-10, as soon as you hit level 10 it becomes impossible to do anything. Definitely needs some improvement.
Fun But Still Has Problems
by hapily on 2019/08/29 05:36
The concept is sound, but this app needs much work. For instance, I can walk several km in a week, but they do not register because the app is not active while I walk. It drains too much data and battery power to leave on. The EAGLE is Ravenclaw’s symbol; everyone who has read the books knows this. Recently, as I’ve progressed to level 20, the app has quit on me many times. This takes my time & data to open it again. I still play at least three times a day, hoping that the developers will improve this app. Oh, and there need to be many more inns, fortresses, and greenhouses. I’ve been to towns where I would have to drive for quite a few minutes to get to an inn, then there were no fortresses or greenhouses near me. I cannot waste petrol on a game, no matter how much fun I can have for about five minutes before there is nothing more that I can do so that I would have to drive to the next location. The game still does not always register my progress on the daily and special challenge sections. Today, I collected four Foundables, yet the daily challenge stated that I had collected 0/10 items. Hi am here are additional problems, but these are things that have upset me today. I will give Wizards Unite a five star rating once it has improved.
Love it but a few ideas
by Xxfrozon on 2019/06/27 01:31
I freakin love this game! Everyone we’re walking around or traveling I open my phone and play! However a few things annoy me. One of course like everyone has mentioned is the energy. The energy system is one reason why I stopped playing that one other Harry Potter Mystery game. It immediately got boring because I could never play. That’s the same with this game. But I have faith that you can change that. Second, I have an idea. I’m sure this is quite obvious and maybe I just haven’t seen it in the game but I think it would be cool to battle other players with spells and maybe you get a quick prize or something. Of course that might be too much like Pokémon Go but still I think it would give a reason to have friends. Also a gift system please! Anyways maybe you could team up with friends or battle evil wizards. You could trace the spells like usual but maybe you can choose the spell. Idk I would love it tho. Other than this I love this game and it defiantly worth downloading! I have faith that updates will make it better 😁 Edit: Okay so I literally can’t play anymore cause I ran out of energy so I can’t play anymore. I did go to an in but I barely get energy from it so it’s a complete waist after a while. Fix this please
Just Okay
by Teena19 on 2019/07/20 16:08
The game is fun but there’s definitely some drawbacks to it and improvements the developers could make if they actually took the time to read these reviews and address the concerns that many of the game players are having. I venture to say they won’t because the sole purpose is to make money from the app users with the in app purchases, specifically regarding the energy. With most games if you want to play for free you have to wait an allotted amount of time for your energy to refill. Not so with this app. Any time you cast a spell, one energy is wasted. I can’t count the number of times I’ve wasted energy on catching something only for it to be whisked away by magic. Maybe make it so it only uses one energy per encounter? Also I encounter the same confoundables or whatever they’re called multiple times and I never know if I’ve caught it already or need to catch multiple of them. My suggestion is to have some kind of indicator showing you’ve caught it already or you have this many more to catch of this one so we don’t waste energy on stuff we already have. But again, I recognize the motives behind this app, to make money, not to make a fun game for the Harry Potter fans or the kiddos who play these games. The least you could do is fix the energy!
Rural players are more limited then in Pokemon go
by Airborne_Recon on 2019/06/25 04:19
This game is nothing like Pokemon GO which is great in many ways. The issue I have involves the typical pokemon go rural player issue. If you don’t live near an Inn/Gym then you run out of magical energy which I should note unlike Pokeballs cannot be stored for later. When I first started playing I found a lot of stuff in my neighborhood which made me believe they fixed the rural issue. Then I ran out of energy and the game literally did not allow me to do ANYTHING so we drive to the next town fill up play for 20 min and go home to realize once again we are stuck to walking to open portkeys (hatch eggs). The energy needs to be linked to a timer. Such a simple fix, but ironically no one in development even thought about it. Guess Niantic likes to forget about the rural plays even when they are given a second chance. Updated to state the game is worth the 20 minute drive. I would love to see an hourly energy rate, but after three days my tween is asking me to take her downtown often. The family time has made the drive worthwhile. I still hope the energy problem is fixed some. One energy an hour is a great compromise.
Awesome Game! (A couple fixes needed)
by Chuckles_9600 on 2019/06/24 23:52
I truly love the concept and overall adventure of this game! The graphics are great and the different actions are also fun. I have such a great time collecting, upgrading, and exploring all the things the game has to offer. I’ve invited multiple friends of mine to come experience the good times the game has to offer. I love the Harry Potter Universe with all my heart, and this game allows me to experience what a wizard can do. Casting all the unique spells is super fun, and I get a workout while I geek out! I have had a couple annoyances with the game though, but I understand that it just released. I just want to help the development. First, as I’ve seen with other reviews, the energy depletion feature is a let down when I can’t play the game anymore because the energy has ran out. I suggest regenerating energy overtime, or erasing that feature because some people are so addicted to this game that they can’t get enough of it, (me)! Second, tracing the spells can get a little tricky when it’s bright outside. Making spell casting a little more lenient would help a lot! Thank you for creating such an amazing game, and I hope you continue to add and edit to make it even better!
Hope you’re rich
by itried30nicknames on 2019/06/22 16:18
This game is trash. The spells are truly difficult to swipe on a phone. Some confoundables are “easy” but yet they run away after getting a great cast. Your bags fill up with seeds and water in no time as well. Guess what? $$$ time if you want to hold more than 30. And to grow a seed which yields ONE mushroom, it takes 24 hours and you have to go back to that particular greenhouse. To make it grow “better” (I spent probably 10 energy which is over $.20) to get it to yield 2 whole mushrooms in 24 hours...... The raids cost a ton of energy which doesn’t re grow over time. You actually have to swipe at different inn’s every five mins only to get a couple energy back. OR YOU CAN PAY $$$. That’s the real name of this game. $$$$$$. 30 mins in to the game and my bags are full. Better spend some $$$ for more bag space. Oh we only give you a little energy space to work with so you run out of spells fast if you aren’t running around inn to inn. Want more energy space??? Better spend some $$$$$$. Ran out of energy and you aren’t near a bunch of inn’s? $$$$$ time. We used three dark seers on one inn (that’s over $3.00) and in 30 mins we had 2 rare confoundables and 1 ran away after first cast “great” with a max enhance potion. This game had years of development and ideas off Pokémon go to make a great game, yet you guys went for a huge cash grab.
A lot of improvements have been made, however...
by one disappointed player on 2019/10/06 01:49
A lot has been fixed in this game and has made it more enjoyable, however, the spell energy is still a Huge problem! The makers of the game don't seem to be listening either. No matter how many of us talk about it in reviews or in feedback, nothing changes. Sure, they increased your chances of getting more from inns that aren't in areas with a lot of other inns, but ummm.... Hello! There aren't any inns anywhere near where most of us live. For me there is one inn, in a 2 mile radius, great...thanks. Somebody mentioned that as you play more your can increase your energy capacity, this is true, however, for a cost of almost $2 you can increase it by 10, no that's not a typo, 10. So at level 40 I have invested a ridiculous amount of money and now have an energy capacity of 615, that's awesome, right? Well, not really. Here's why, there's nowhere to get energy!!!! I have to drive 20 miles to a university, then spend 2 hours driving around it to fill my energy up. Very quickly this begins to feel like a job and that defeats the whole purpose of playing a game. I'm in love with this game but sadly the makers of the game don't seem to want us to be able to play it....
Wasted Opportunities
by Fkeksjjdfkfk on 2020/09/04 16:26
Begin playing this game at your own risk! There are thousands of us who have been playing since day one. The fact that we are still playing the game (despite the many developer faux pas, outright cons and rubbish customer support) tells you that it is an amazing, immersive and very addicting way to pass the time. Despite the fact that it is free to play there are many of us who have spent quite a bit of real world money. Through the different social media platforms: Reddit Twitter etc. we have studied, strategized and planned for optimal ways to spend the in-game currency. Implementation of new content in the game has been absolutely ridiculous. Riddled with bugs, they have rolled these out without any testing. These poorly implemented aspects, that require sometimes tremendous amounts of currency, have been reset with even more bugs! Freebie (we are sorry )gifts are given and then just recently there have been downright dastardly nerfs to the best parts of the game. If you have made your way through this review, know this: it may take you very long time to get where we, the most dedicated players, are now. But if this game even still exists by that time then the developers will screw you just as bad as they screwed us.
Disappointed
by Hlcgoztizyoxys on 2019/06/23 22:09
I have been waiting for this game for a long time. Initially, I thought the game was impressive. The graphics are cool, and the overall plot is interesting. However, there are two main reasons why I have given the game 2 stars. 1) they put way too much complication in the game. There are so many small elements that make the game more complicated than it needs to be. I understand they want to add as much of the Harry Potter world into the game as possible, but you can add it slowly. Like when they gradually added more Pokémon to Pokémon Go. It just made the start of the game a little overwhelming. Not to mention all the reading you have to do, which I did, but it felt a little unnecessary. 2) you have to have energy to cast spells. I HATE games that require energy to perform tasks. I fee like they severely take away from the game. It becomes all about money than the enjoyment of playing. I get it; you can get energy at “inns,” but it’s not enough to really maintain play. I am not sure if I am going to keep playing this game. The energy thing really brought it down for me.
Did Someone Say Energy? Where?
by JaykerhAQ on 2019/06/28 09:10
The energy is a huge problem in this game. I was honestly shocked to find out it doesn’t automatically replenish considering it is a pain to get. It’s as if they took a more monetized route with this game. It is no surprise that Pokémon Go made incredibly more money than this game did on opening weekend. And go figure, poke balls were never an issue or even remotely close to the rarity they made the energy in this game. Niantic you shot yourselves in the foot on this one, bad call. I see three fixes for energy, either implement a feature where energy automatically replenishes (1 every 3 minutes), or drastically increase the energy drops at Inns, at least 25. The final and best fix, drop the energy from the game completely. It’s a stupid idea and it doesn’t make sense for a Harry Potter game. The more we can play the game, the more we can spend. I sure as heck am not spending a dollar on energy. Lastly, with this energy system they have in the game, I’d be there are a lot of people with their fingers crossed that Niantic doesn’t win it’s lawsuit over Global++. This will definitely push a lot of people to a tweaked version of this game. When I have to spend more time running around town replenishing energy than actually playing the game, a GPS spoof starts to sound really nice.
Cool, but could be better.
by Rae Bo. on 2019/06/23 23:07
I had heard that this game was going to come out, and now that the game is out, I’m very excited to be out and about playing it and helping out my friends in the game. The thing is, comparing this to Pokémon GO!, the last hit by Niantic Inc., every single process is three times slower. Freeing a foundable is much slower than catching a pokemon, challenges are much slower than gyms, and the absolutely most annoying is that dining at inns is SO much slower than spinning poke-stops. This creates a special problem for me. I use an iPod Touch to play, which doesn’t have a very accurate GPS. Because of this, my character is often jumping around to areas I’m nowhere near, and because I’m always moving, it’s incredibly hard for me to dine at inns before I get kicked out because I’m no longer in range. This makes it incredibly hard to get energy, which I need in order to actually play the game. I don’t know if this can be fixed with a patch on the game, and I plan to get an actual phone soon, but I figured it was worth mentioning. Ultimately, the game itself is fun and interesting, but comparing it to Pokémon GO!, it’s very time consuming, more of a hassle, and in my opinion, it’ll get old much faster.
Has potential
by kshaaa on 2019/06/29 15:53
This game has potential. I know it’s new and will take time to develop much like Go has over the years but off the bat there are a few things I can think of that need improvement. The story is a bit overwhelming to start. Too many pop ups and it was a lot to start. I hate the greenhouse thing. I can’t always get back to a greenhouse in an hour or even 7/8 to collect. They are too far apart for that to work and be a fun addition to the game. Right now it’s too labor intensive. Also, more fortresses are needed. In Go there are like 6 gyms near me which is great but only 1 fortress. There are more Inns than are needed in this small radius so it would be nice if at least 1 of those was a fortress. I have to go out of the way to find a fortress. Definitely a balance issue with the stops and type there are. Also, not really sure what the point of picking a house is or having friends. It doesn’t do much for you. Hopefully something that will be worked on to enhance the game much like the teams in Go. Plus, maybe a gift feature or something to actually interact more with friends. Having friends doesn’t really help you much now. Decent game. It has potential to be really good.
Freezes too often
by Cooks93 on 2019/07/18 05:45
I’m getting really annoyed with the fact that the game keeps freezing. This morning I spent energy and a potion to catch Harry. Not the Harry from the event that’s going on but another one. Right when it was returning the confoundable, the game freezes. I have to restart only to find out that it used my energy and my potion but didn’t actually give me the fragment/family XP or anything else for that matter. As you well know energy isn’t always that easy to get unless you live close by a million inns. Also, potions take time to brew, so wasting a potion was pretty irritating as well. At this point it’s pretty much a guarantee that the app is going to freeze up on me some way some how. There have been several times it has froze and it cost me energy, potions, fragments. I’m not sure what bug is going on but I’m really annoyed with this. Otherwise I like everything else with the game, especially that you can prestige the pages so that you can keep collecting common items and earning more from them. That’s the one thing that got boring about Pokémon Go, there wasn’t much incentive to keep catching certain Pokémon.
Updated: Great game but SO glitchy
by Hhunting on 2019/08/25 20:10
Ok I love Pokemon Go and Harry Potter so this game is my ideal mix. And it is fun — I have played it every day since launch. The new update fixed some of the most annoying issues (having to approve leaving and auto sleep) but there are still a couple of things that really need to get fixed. 1) it is still SO glitchy. It crashes over and over when I switch between apps or just because it hasn’t crashed for a while and feels like it should. This game was designed to appeal to Pokemon Go players but if I skip back and forth between the two the other one crashes half the time. Super annoying. 2) this is not Pokémon go. It is not going to be a community game no matter how hard Niantic tries. But too many of the challenges require friends to pass them. Stop trying to make this a team challenge and focus on this being a fun individual game. As it is, I am never going to get past the challenge that requires me to fight a challenge with three friends so apparently I am done with SOS challenges. :-/ Other than these issues this is a great app!!! I enjoy it every day!
For an AR game, it's good, but...
by rogueKlyntar on 2020/05/10 00:09
I don't find AR games very interesting, but this one is good; I would rank it among the best along with Pokemon GO, which I lost interest in after a month. One very unpleasant thing about this game is every single time you cast a spell that is not Protego, you use up energy, and once you hit zero you have three (but really two) options: hope you find some lying around (unlikely) or pay for some more with the pretty scarce (relative to how much you need it to do stuff) in-game currency, which means in turn you may need to pay for it in real money. Or, if you can afford to wait, you can wait for energy as a daily login reward, which can be as long as a week later. And no, you cannot sell any items, you can only delete them without anything in return Another downside to this game is that casting spells is inconsistent; what anybody would say looks to be a great or perfect cast can be judged merely good, or even fair, while a cast that clearly had minimal effort put into it can be judged great. (If you played Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone for desktop, casting spells is like that only easier, though the spell symbols are completely different and this may bother you.)
Not Safe For Walking
by DracoMidnight on 2019/07/04 15:20
I came to this game from Pokemon Go, which I have been playing since it first came out. That game is great while I am walking about as I have to put very little focus into what is literally a paper toss game. This game, however, I cannot see how it can be a game that is meant for you to get up and walk. The spell casting for one is distracting and keeps your attention off of whatever is around you. It’s not a simple flick of your finger/wrist. It isn’t safe if you are walking along a road and then have to stop somewhere just to try and do a spell. Trust me, I went for a walk when this game came out just to try this and I wholeheartedly do not recommend it. I found myself distracted from the road far more than I would have liked. This game is one I would recommend as walk first to your destination and ignore all the creatures and then sit down and “catch” them. So if you are looking for a game that is easy to put in the background and just walk? This game isn’t it. Pokemon Go is a far better option for being able to walk without focusing all your attention on the game. Especially with the external help of the pokewalkers (and the apple watch before they removed the app for some reason).
Almost!
by Otakugirl1990 on 2019/06/25 01:31
Almost everything is amazing! The game is so much fun and the various mechanics make it even better. The only complaint I have is the spawn rate. Nothing spawns anywhere near me. I wish I could enjoy it from my home like Pokémon Go. I have a small park down the street with a couple inns and still... there is rarely anything that shows up. I was at a friends house in a smaller city when I downloaded the game and got TONS of items and spawns at her place. I was surprised to find that the game is nearly unplayable at my home and even the park. I hope this is a launch issue and that it will get better over time. Would really love to get to play the game without having to drive 20 minutes to get to a more central location in town. The energy thing is also slightly annoying. I love that you can stock up on poke balls in Pokémon Go so you can play from anywhere. I blew through 75 energy in a few minutes when I first opened the app.... and then couldn’t play for the rest of the day because I wasn’t near an inn. It feels like you have to be in a big busy city or have a lot of real money to blow on the game in order to play it. Hoping to get to actually enjoy this game in the future!!
Honestly pretty frustrating :/ Much potential though.
by bwerner0523 on 2020/05/29 21:09
For awhile I was confused trying to figure out whether you catch things based on strategy or random, and I’m still confused. In the event that started just today, I was trying to catch a Quidditch Fan Hermoine Granger and cast FIVE MASTERFUL CASTS IN A ROW with a Dawdle Drought and Potent Existimulo Potion in full effect, and it still resisted. Finally out of frustration I practically scribbled something and got a “good” cast and THAT’S what caught it. It was a waste of energy and a waste of potions, just for a little bit more XP? That’s not worth it. In the Wizarding Challenges, I’ll cast protego perfectly like it said and still take damage. I don’t understand how to stop that. I’ve tried several different techniques: holding my finger down, drawing and releasing, waiting and then casting, casting immediately, none of it matters bc I take the same damage. I’m starting to consider deleting the app bc nothing is changing. Everyone is having the same concerns and nothing is being done, you just keep adding new events and bells and whistles. It’s almost like reviews aren’t even being read and it’s heartbreaking bc the app really is fun at times, but needs to be polished.
Great game, immersive, lots to do, NO SPELL ENERGY
by no spell energy cant play on 2019/06/26 18:24
When i first got the game, i was very impressed. The immersion into the world, and customizations and all the things you can do aside from just fights or freeing something is awesome. Plenty to keep you busy, this was going to be a 5 Star review...until i ran out of spell energy. Spell energy does not replenish over time, you dont earn any from casting spells or collecting items or winning fights. You can only get spell energy from an Inn, and even then you get maybe 3, aside from that you have to purchase it. The fact that you can only purchase spell energy or get a couple from an inn is crazy. There should be WAY more ways to get more energy, i dont live anywhere near an inn, and cant even play the game because i have been out of spell energy for 4 days with no way of getting more, im not going to spend money for spell energy that will go away after casting 5 spells. This absolutely needs to be improved, should not be a struggle to cast spells. Like pokemon go you could get pokeballs from stops and levling up and catching. Theres needs to be alot more opportunities to get spell energy, wont even be playing anymore until this gets fixed.
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◆ Webby People’s Voice Award Winner ◆ A magical calamity has befallen the wizarding world and it’s up to you to answer the call to help the Ministry of Magic restore balance! From the makers of Pokémon GO, Harry Potter: wizards unite is the real-world augmented reality (AR) game that allows you to interact with the wizarding world in a new way. Discover some of the most iconic characters and magical creatures from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series including Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore and Newt, as well as Dragons, Hippogriffs, Nifflers and much more–all brought to life through AR. REVEAL THE MAGIC OF THE WIZARDING WORLD IN A NEW WAY ◆ Use cutting-edge AR to relive some of your favourite moments from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series, encountering hundreds of magical artefacts, creatures, people and memories from the wizarding world. ◆ Discover the magic in your neighborhood as unique real world points of interest such as parks, museums, murals and more are transformed into magical Inns, Greenhouses and Fortresses to aid you on your adventures. ◆ Step into a Portkey and, through the lens of immersive AR, experience the magic of being whisked away to some of your favourite wizarding world locations such as Ollivander’s Wand Shop, Dumbledore’s Office, Hagrid’s Hut and more. FULFILL YOUR MAGICAL POTENTIAL ◆ Learn powerful spells and unlock unique rewards as you level up that will help you on your adventures, with training lessons provided by the Ministry of Magic. ◆ Gather ingredients to brew Potions with a variety of magical effects, including powerful concoctions that even Professor Snape would be proud of. ◆ Select a magical Profession and learn unique skills. Take on dark wizards as an Auror, tame fantastic beasts as a Magizoologist or master spells for any occasion as a Professor. TEAM UP WITH OTHER WITCHES AND WIZARDS ◆ Duel fearsome foes in Wizarding Challenges–real-time cooperative multiplayer battles against Death Eaters, Werewolves, Acromantulas and more. Team up and strategize with friends to turn even the most difficult Wizarding Challenges in your favor. ◆ Catch a ride on the Knight Bus to the Hogwarts Fortress and join in Wizarding Challenges with players from around the globe, all from the comfort of home. ◆ Collect useful magical resources from real world points of interest and share them with friends by sending in-game gifts. Ready your wand, alert your friends and enlist to protect the wizarding world. Dark forces don't stand a chance when witches and wizards come together. Your wizarding adventure awaits! Stay tuned for the latest at WizardsUnite.com Notes: - This app integrates with Health App to use your exercise and steps for gameplay. Harry Potter: wizards unite is co-developed and co-published by Niantic, Inc. and WB Games San Francisco as part of Portkey Games, a label dedicated to creating new Wizarding World mobile and video games inspired by J.K. Rowling's original stories that place players at the center of their own adventure.
Awesome
by Dthor67 on 2021/01/16 15:13
Love playing it!!
Beware - Doesn’t work well on iPhones!
by allhues on 2021/01/16 14:57
Issues known about for MONTHS, still no fix.
Wizards Unite gets you out of the house safely
by MJRamey on 2021/01/15 21:19
While it can be played in a single location, the mechanics heavily favor going on a little walk. I had problems with AR+ during combat. With that turned off, no crashes. MJR PaladinJustice
Can’t play the special tasks anymore on iPhones
by Cory Ev on 2021/01/15 20:56
I LOVED this game...until it stopped working on my iPhone. Apparently this has been a known glitch with no bug fixes in sight. Please fix so we can go back to playing the extra tasks!
Doesn’t work on iOS 14
by Brent_Matson on 2021/01/13 16:38
Your servers are down as the app will not launch for anyone right now
Fix the bug
by EvolvingOpal on 2021/01/13 13:14
While I have enjoyed this game and have realized that a few bugs here and there are expected, I cannot believe that the developers have left a bug that stops some iOS users from being able to accept gifts for calamities or make purchases. Seriously?!
Buggy but happy to take your $
by red_currant on 2021/01/13 13:04
Beautiful game & great HP focus. Mechanically, it needs work. Most recent issues: They can’t get ios purchases to function - an in-app purchase on 1/3 needed support to provide the item. On 1/12, this same issue is still preventing us from claiming a free event item.
Boring
by Flux3D on 2021/01/13 04:36
You cast a spell and then it’s just a bunch of screens of you getting random items...
In-Game Purchases
by annaomgz on 2021/01/13 02:41
Ever since the introduction of Dark Marks and Adversaries I haven’t been able to make a purchase through the show. “Purchase failed. Please try again.” This is with diagonal alley purchases, free gifts, and buying dark marks while on the map. I play on an iPhone. Please fix?
Bugs take too long to fix
by LsRells64 on 2021/01/12 20:55
It’s now been over a month since the purchasing error started, and I see it’s been brought to the game makers attention almost as soon as it started. Why do we have to wait so long to purchase in game goods or collect complementary gifts which assist with the events. Absolutely asinine. Do better!
Was fun, but coins no longer work
by Student4Life1234 on 2021/01/12 10:51
UPDATE: Game makers just sent a huge assets upload. It didn’t affect the issue of IOS users not being able to use coins to purchase items in the game. Other users have complained they can’t even purchase coins in order to buy game items. IOS users have been waiting several months for this game fix. Developers: I get that you believe that your customers will never walk away from your game. You think it’s too fun and too popular. Well, I’m not throwing good money after the bad I’ve already wasted on your game. And are you aware that happy customers tell an average of 3 people about a positive experience, but they tell an average of 11 when they have a negative experience? I’m a blabbermouth so I’ll tell way more than 11 people. END OF UPDATE This is a game I have played for quite a while. I enjoy it and find it relaxing. Our whole family likes HP. The game was great until you couldn’t use coins to purchase anything. It doesn’t matter if you already have coins available or you want to buy more coins - neither option works. I read on the forums that the developers have known of this issue for several months, but haven’t bothered to fix it because not enough players are affected. Well, okay. Here’s one player who will vote with my wallet. Since I can’t give you money in this game I won’t in any other (yep, you heard me Pokémon) until the issue is fixed. I already have plenty of Warner Brothers merchandise so I’ll save myself some funds there as well. Maybe when enough players protest the lack of respect from the developers, the developers will fix the game so we can all enjoy it.
iOS Issues
by MaasiesMess on 2021/01/09 22:39
When it works it’s a blast. But for iOS users we are screwed most the time. Can’t purchase anything from the App Store. And if you can’t buy keys or rent cauldrons you can’t play. You can’t even buy with the coins you already have. Support is no help. Can’t even log into to that. Niantic you need help.
Almost perfect
by Pootisk on 2021/01/09 22:26
I love the game I play it every day but I bought coins and when I go to buy vault expansions it says purchase failed I deleted the game and reinstalled it and it still gave me the same error. What do I do to fix this
Completely disappointed
by disappointedpotter on 2021/01/09 18:47
While the game is very entertaining, it’s disheartening to learn that only the rich or “pay to play” accounts can do well, while those like myself can’t seem to get a leg up with the blockades I keep running into IE. Needing coins to expand storage or even purchase more energy to actually play the game. Props to the creators because it is a very intriguing game.. but I don’t see myself spending 100’s of dollars on energy and storage space.. just to constantly have my foundables disappeared, or resist my masterful casts. My patients is wearing thin.. if you’re going to make it this way.. at least make energy drops more frequent.. long time fan and potter head but I am so disappointed.. just another gimmick to rack in money$$$. A masterful spell should me an automatic catch!!! Either increase the coin rate or energy drops.. or lower the energy pay cost. Your game is broken and it’s actually losing fans. This game is an utter disgrace. Will not recommend.
Fun but...
by jay_10290 on 2021/01/08 13:15
It’s a good game, I’ll give it that, and I love Harry Potter, but God is this game buggy. Casting spells is incredibly hard. Just moving your finger across it and it won’t read it. I might get this game back if it fixes it
So glitchy lately
by Bahdjdhsb on 2021/01/08 06:10
I usually love this app, but it’s had so many issues the past couple of weeks. The AR is not working on traces, and I’ve been unable to open any of my port keys. This is so frustrating and I really hope the issues are all fixed soon.
Make this in VR
by Hawkeye 232 on 2021/01/08 05:11
They have to make this for oculus quest 2
A base simulation of the brand
by Reverend O on 2021/01/06 18:56
Just like Pokémon go, the developer’s aim is to make money, not give consideration for this game to be really playable. You are to cast spells, from fair to masterful. the win/lose algorithm isn’t designed to work better with mastery, its designed for you to lose so you buy or interact with the game more. Most of my friends have stopped playing after a few short months. I have stayed on this long but i’d rather go watch the movies again than waste my time on this game anymore than necessary.
How
by THE SOUTH on 2021/01/06 18:05
How can this app still be having the same issues since last July. Adventure sync does not work. I will be walking and it’s not registering. Also the screen will display going too fast. I’m driving 10mph or when I’m walking. Now foundables are leaving so easy. One trace and it could be a great or masterful. So annoying.
Google
by Grammy member on 2021/01/05 16:20
Thus app makes you login to google to use !!! I’ll Never use any app that requires that I use any google logins or anything google.
Glitch issues
by lucksample on 2021/01/05 00:44
I really enjoy this game however, I use it sporadically in binges. It would be nice if the purchase failure issue was fixed.
Why do I have to pay for an account?
by smexy rat on 2021/01/04 04:15
Though it seems like a good game u could never know because I have to pay just so I can get into some stupid niatic kids so I guess I will never know if it’s a good game or not😩
Too many bugs
by JLF4423 on 2021/01/03 18:12
Loved the game. Played all the time. But there have been issues for IOS users with in app purchases for weeks now with no fix and it has affected the game experience. It is no longer as enjoyable as it once was. Please fix this issue ASAP.
boring nope Not fun Legend of Zelda is better
by legendary kid 56 on 2021/01/03 15:07
I hate this Soooo boring
Iphone cant get gift or make any purchases.
by Psychobaby75 on 2021/01/02 03:57
You need to get this fixed. 3 events already
Worth the download
by BigTwood on 2021/01/01 23:14
My mom wanted me to get this game so we could play together and I did. I enjoy it so much and have connected with lots of my friends as well. Also be safe when playing and don’t get hurt.
Pretty good game
by Tonks Kittygoth on 2021/01/01 02:21
Pretty good game. Too many glitches though
Amazing I love it! Only one request..
by ^Other_World^ on 2020/12/31 01:42
If your a fan of the Wizarding World, then this game is a MUST HAVE! It’s fun, interactive and downright amazing! My only request, that if it gets done will boost my rating to 5 stars, is that I’ve had this game for a good time now, and at random moments it starts to go slow. At first I didn’t think much...but now it’s super annoying! I’ve been on internet and/or cellular data but it keeps happening! I’d be in the middle of Saving Hagrid for example and all of a sudden, nothing’s happening. I did the spell, it worked, but it’s either slow or frozen. PLEASE fix this amazing app as soon as you can! Thank you!
Knight Bus??
by ambulur78 on 2020/12/30 17:29
Did I miss something? What happened to the Knight Bus???
Not great for iOS users
by EDools on 2020/12/30 05:49
Until early December, I would have rated this game very highly, but there have been so many unresolved issues for iOS, I can’t. The fact that these issues have been known for weeks, if not months, and have not been resolved is an embarrassment. Do better.
Fun
by Allnicknamestakeniguess on 2020/12/30 05:13
This is a fun game and I love that new features are added pretty regularly. I love that I can use TTD to play at home. My suggestion would be a potion similar that summons ingredients. There is nothing at my home and often the “pick up one ingredient” is the only task left and I can’t complete the day’s challenge.
Please Fix Bugs quicker
by Reden19 on 2020/12/29 21:32
Since the last update I have not been able to purchase anything in the game or get the complimentary gifts....it’s been going on for almost 3 weeks. Do better.
Fun but has glitches
by Evelyn1088 on 2020/12/28 05:44
I paid for coins and the app won’t let me spend them.
New Update Glitchy
by anjunaashley on 2020/12/28 00:47
With the new update the game is super glitchy and constantly freezes. Will most likely delete if they do not come out with a new update that fixes this soon.
New version not working
by gryawheat on 2020/12/27 21:29
I haven’t been able to make purchases in Diagon Alley for weeks and can’t claim any presents either. No fixes have been made, no one has reached out after submitting this to Niantic
Not so good
by vctora on 2020/12/27 00:55
So when I started this game it was eh...when I re downloaded this game it was poop because I couldn’t see were I was doing the spell and it kept saying I was doing it wrong which I wasn’t proud with. Then when I wanted to edit my photo it kept saying “allow photos” but it didn’t do it I tried again it didn’t do it. I kept doing that it STILL didn’t do it! PLEASE FIX THOSE THINGS! If you don’t I will not ever play this and make this review 1 star
Niantic refuses to fix the game
by loondaloon on 2020/12/26 10:42
Players using iOS are unable to mark purchases, some for several weeks. Niantic refuses to fix the problem. This game unfortunately requires micro transactions to complete quests and it has become impossible to players to play. It is ridiculous that Niantic won’t fix the problem and won’t do transactions for the players via support.
Just to be nice
by bruh?,?!!! so good!!! on 2020/12/25 20:58
Im not really a fan of the game, but... its too grindy and drains battery more than playing pokemon go.
Something wrong with in app purchases
by BunnyBloody on 2020/12/25 17:08
I’ve been trying to buy something but everytime it’s fail.
Issues
by Gia Lee D on 2020/12/24 15:33
I’ve been playing since the game came out. Loved it then, now? Not so much. I’ve lost potions, runestones, not able to get into the portkeys and getting booted from the game entirely. Fix the issues and I’ll give a better rating. Tired of losing hard earned rewards bc of a glitch in the game.
Was fun until the glitch
by Chunsa823 on 2020/12/24 00:57
Super annoyed I can’t buy anything with the coins I purchased! Fix the problem please! Support asked me to sign out of my Apple ID account and sign in without using my Apple ID. Why?? Then that will screw up my other games my ID is linked to. No thanks. Won’t be playing anymore until the problem is fixed. Or please refund my money back on the in app purchase.
Horrible programmers
by G, PJ on 2020/12/23 17:45
My wife and I and numerous of other individuals are unable to make in game purchases for the past several months. We have opened numerous tickets and they are either unable to or unwilling to fix the bug. Their suggested fix is for you to give them authorization to make these purchases for you hence giving them authorization to access your accounts. These seems like it is a scam. You would think that they would want people to buy coins and make in game purchases however these programmers are worthless and don’t care.
Erased everything
by thisisupsetting on 2020/12/23 17:06
I’ve been playing since the relase and now all of a sudden it erased everything it won’t even let me sign in with my google acct.
HP problems
by quinb2100 on 2020/12/23 06:16
The last several days I have not been able to purchase any inventory items or even the free combat packs for the brilliant event Not have I been able to rent the cauldron
Frustrated
by @Preciousone on 2020/12/23 05:34
I recently moved to an area where I’m literally barely getting any ingredients or traces without using my tonic. The nearest inn is maybe a mile away. I’m pretty sure there’s aren’t many people where I live playing but it would be nice to have some sort of option to re-up my ingredients and energy. I love the knight bus feature as I’m at least able to play that but I’m burning my energy with no inns or greenhouses close to help replenish! How are these calculated? Can any be added closer? I’ve been playing for over a year and love it but I feel like I’m going to have to stop soon since I won’t be able to maintain energy etc to play.
Wit sharpening too hard to locate
by topbananaman on 2020/12/23 05:24
Wit
ACTUAL SCORE: NEGATIVE SIX STARS
by Monstevr on 2020/12/23 01:14
Yesterday, I had a long and important and thoughtful review of this game—more than its developers deserve (in other words, more than a hospitalizing punch to the trachea)—that helpfully compiled over a year of unheeded and uncompensated criticisms. In it, I clearly outlined why the game deserved a score not of one star (the insane minimum score for an app on the App Store), but of NEGATIVE FOUR. Today, that review is deleted (which loses them another star/gains them an additional negative one) no doubt in the wake of the ABJECT FIASCO that is the “event” (assault) that just concluded at the beginning of Christmas week 2020, a mistake so egregious that people are quitting en masse because the game has gotten too bad for most sane players to endure any longer. The situation is dire enough that it warranted a response to at least one disgruntled user; that response follows (and I hope that user doesn’t mind my sharing this part of their experience): “Thank you for sharing details about the difficulty of the ‘Collect 3 Wit-Sharpening Gifts’ task during this event. We are unable to make amends to the task for this Adversaries event, but our team understands this feedback and will keep this in mind when designing and testing future event tasks. Thank you.” So that’s what brings their score down to negative six. I want to be able to learn the story of my OC’s rising through the ranks of the SOS Task Force. That story, however, should be on a Nintendo Switch game card that I pay for up front and get to keep forever. It should be handled by BioWare, the way that BioWare handled the first three Mass Effects. The end. I want a location-based game set in the Wizarding World. That game, however, should be an immersive, medium- to high-concept interactive experience along the lines of CodeRunner or Geomon, both games from 2011, the undisputed Golden Age of location-based games. The end.
Glitchy
by Ti425 on 2020/12/22 21:52
Current issues for most of the week includes: maps are completely blank in my area. Maps in Pokémon Go work just fine, so it is an HPWU issues. Also, adventure sync keeps falling off. I have unistalled and reinstalled the app several times to reconnect, only to have it break again. Lastly, the most recent event had a task that was impossible to finish for many people. I am considering scrapping this app all together.
So frustrated
by Tmazionsmith on 2020/12/22 19:51
I am incredibly frustrated with the game for this past week. There is a bug that makes it impossible to purchase anything, even though I have gold. The adversaries event was not even worth it; couldn’t get wit-sharpening potion anywhere. Finally got some AFTER the event was over. Also, too many potions are required to beat the adversaries, especially when I can’t rent a cauldron to help with brewing!!! 👎🏻
Too many bugs and not enough support for iOS problems
by badsville423 on 2020/12/22 04:26
This game was fun for about a year and then it got super buggy and has been plagued with problems. Does not work well on Apple devices, purchase failures are a major issue that have been plaguing the game for months. Recent Updates created a cascade of glitches and server problems. Enjoy while you can until your progress gets deleted or you get locked out of being able to purchase essential items for challenges or events. Support has been asleep at the wheel and non existent during the quarantine.
Not iOS friendly
by bbwraven on 2020/12/22 00:57
Loved this app, played daily but now I can’t use because of the iOS glitch no one is addressing.
Frustrated
by kiranlance on 2020/12/21 06:32
I want to like the game and did until very recently. But the current iPhone bug of being unable to make “purchases” within the game makes it impossible for me to use any of the new features so the game is pointless at the moment since I can’t complete the given assignments. Very frustrating!!! Please resolve ASAP!
Too many bugs during events
by Charms17 on 2020/12/21 01:20
The adversaries event is pretty much impossible to complete. Can’t get any wit sharpening gifts.
Fun Update Breaks the Ability to Spend Money in the Game
by adoyle98 on 2020/12/20 21:05
That’s it. That’s the review. Money flow cut off by the game itself!
Pretty fun, but ...
by Byrdie on 2020/12/20 18:20
Usually I enjoy this game a great deal. Niantic gave this sort of system two previous tries: Ingress (the first game they released, in which their own gaming universe got frequent details issued primarily through YouTube videos), and Pokémon Go (a licensing deal with the existing franchise). The Ingress world was brand new and I barely knew anything about Pokémon, but I managed. With Wizards Unite, I’d already read the main book series (plus Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and seen both the main film series and the first “Fantastic Creatures” film before game release, so I was already quite aware of the world-building involved. The game has issues. Nowadays I regularly get complaints about my wifi connection upon game startup even though my phone is connected, and most recently during an in-game purchase of galleons, the game froze and I can access said purchase directly, so now I have to rely on the staff to do it for me. It took longer than the 1 year anniversary for the design team to release another set of training for all the professions, and even through there are achievement rewards in that, find a certain number of “mystery” artifacts, playing in different countries, and casting different sorts of spells, there still seems to be a hold on those updates. The “Mystery” update achievement situation is even stranger considering that there are events where we’re supposed to collect note fragments that we never actually see put together, and therefore don’t end up in the “Mystery” section. It’s a fun game, but the problem with getting into it is that one tends to expect progress where there may not be any for quite some time ... which is unfortunate. I hoping that this is just a case of the CV-19 pandemic skewing game update timelines.
Please fix this purchase bug!
by Decourcy on 2020/12/20 13:14
I cannot spend gold coins on anything in game. I can’t even collect the free gift for the start of the adversaries event.
It’s fun.......?
by gfdgddcbjbch on 2020/12/20 04:41
I just got the app and was like “oh, this will be fun!” It asked me to allow tracking...?! Of corse I declined and it kept asking to track me! I was like “no way not doing it” I really don’t like how it asks to track you and it keeps asking.
Unbalanced trash game
by JamesdontplayHP on 2020/12/20 01:18
Poorly designed mechanics. Too much farming. Magizoologists don’t have a proper game experience
I love it
by candygurrll on 2020/12/19 23:55
Super cool game
Love the game, but it feels like there’s a push to spend money
by Anthony0514 on 2020/12/19 22:06
I’ve played Wizards Unite since it was released and I play it pretty much daily. Especially because the daily tasks are really the only way to get gold unless you want to lay for it. I’ve watched the improvements come out over time and I really like that spell energy shows up on the map like ingredients because that was one of my biggest gripes. Now my biggest issue is that it really feels like the game is designed to force you to purchase gold. The week long special assignments and the 2 day weekend special assignments are nearly impossible to complete unless you spend money on gold. I’m not sure what’s changed but I used to be able to complete the week long special assignments usually within at least 3/4 days of it starting and the weekend ones I’d do in about 1.5 days. It’s demotivating that if an event happens and you don’t get all the traces placed it’s left blank. It would be nice if left over runes for the event could somehow be used in Wizard challenges to make up for the empty traces instead of being designated to one specific trace during the event that you get only by using runes. Im also level 45 and at this point I have over 4K scrolls that I can do nothing with. Maybe having those as an option for currency for more gold could be in the next update. I’ve actually spent money on this game too, probably too much, and tasks still aren’t completed even with my routine daily game play of 1-2 hours. That tells me there’s something wrong with the game. I can accomplish more on a console game with more difficulty.
A fun game with some glitches
by Redbeard73 on 2020/12/19 20:26
The game is a lot of fun, as are the events, unless there are glitches like they currently have with the Dark Arts event. We can’t accept the free gifts, rent or buy anything. I’m sure it is losing them a TON of money.
I am mad
by AnonymousRobloxian129 on 2020/12/19 15:07
It asked for My mom’s personal birth info that could get her hacked.
Major issue and no customer support
by Happy_gma1000 on 2020/12/19 14:33
I’ve been playing for a couple of years and spent quite a bit of money on this game. I now cannot purchase anything -even the free event boots. I have repeatedly contacted customer service. Their advice did not work and, honestly, they don’t seem to really care. I’ve enjoyed playing but I’m about to permanently delete and end any “relationship “ with niantic now and in the future.
Long time player frustrated with bugs!
by StMcCarthy on 2020/12/19 14:01
Been a long time player and the latest update put a bug for IOS users that they can’t purchase anything within the game or claim the complimentary packs given for events. The bug supposedly has been around since September and increased to more users with latest update. Supposed response from Developers is no timeline for getting this fixed. Hard to play a game where you earn gold but can’t spend it when you need to for completing events!
Adversaries
by gryffenmomz on 2020/12/19 04:55
I love the game but this is ridiculous. Seems like a ploy to get players to buy potions. Very frustrating!
Parts of Gameplay Make No Sense
by sjoy202612 on 2020/12/19 04:16
This game could easily be much better with some small changes. If I use a potion and get a masterful cast, I should be able to defeat the foundable almost every time. It’s frustrating to get this combination of masterful cast plus a potion multiple times in a row without success. The game feels completely random, so what’s the point of playing? Why make potions or try to get a good cast if it makes no difference? It just feels like a cash grab so I’ll keep buying space to upgrade. Energy should be completely restored when you gain a new level. The space limits should go up when you gain a new level. It’s annoying to constantly have to delete items.
Lots of bugs, and now virtually unplayable on iOS
by BrookAndBear on 2020/12/19 04:08
There have been bugs since the start. The occasional bug is to be expected, but they happen more in this game than any other I’ve played. The latest involves being able to buy in-app purchases. It only seems to impact iOS devices. The “gold” you have to pay for is used to buy items from the game that are becoming more and more necessary for play. Now iOS users cannot buy because of a bug that is about a week old for some, and months old for others. The “contact us” option takes you to bots. If you do manage to finally get to a real person, when they eventually get back to you they just say they don’t know when the bug will be fixed. One suggestion I received today was to try playing on an Android instead. So, unless you want to go that route, I’d stay away for now.
Can’t purchase anything in game
by Schooley34 on 2020/12/19 02:06
Can’t purchase anything fun game. Cannot get any starter packs. Makes the game very hard to play.
Not worth it
by Mb1690 on 2020/12/18 23:56
This game started out fun but has quickly become all about what you are willing to pay for. If you live in the suburbs, new construction or are rural in general then nothing will populate on the map for you. All of the tonic potions, detectors and now the edible dark marks will cost real money to purchase in the store with minimal returns. The new edible dark marks cost 295 in coins for a single mark. After 30 minutes only two adversaries populated and I had to use an insane amount of potions to beat them. The whole game is a money pit lately.
Have no problem accepting my real money, but won’t let me use purchased coins in game
by Chelseebug on 2020/12/18 22:39
I loved this game, but now the app in iOS has issues with cashing in coins I purchased. The only things I can successfully purchase are in the cauldron. I can use coins to finish a potion and to buy ingredients for potions. Any other purchase fails. I cannot claim complimentary gifts either. And now with the adversaries event I cannot accept the starter kit. I’ve been playing this game since it came out. I’ve spent an absolutely shameful amount of money playing this game. And I’m pretty salty about now missing out on two event complimentary gifts. Please fix this bug asap.
Fun
by chris27726 on 2020/12/18 22:34
Fun
Fix me
by Jesl85 on 2020/12/18 20:51
I love this game and have been playing it since it started. What ever the last update was, it messed up Diagonal Alley. I can even get the free “gift” for the Adversary event. Please fix! Thank you.
Too Many Glitches
by Momhig on 2020/12/18 19:51
From the start, this game has been riddled with glitches. However, I have continued to play because I love all things Harry Potter. Unfortunately, the most recent glitch may just be the final straw. After using actual money to purchase gold, the store quit working. I cannot use the gold to make any purchases. I have repeatedly contacted customer support and they are unable to give me any answer as to when they will fix this. In the meantime, I have missed out on participating fully in a community day and now, the recent adversary rollout and event. I am considering a class action lawsuit against Niantic as I have spent quite a bit of money on this game and I know I am not the only one in this situation.
No scar
by Malpario on 2020/12/17 08:00
Harry has no scar 1 star
Would be good if only...
by Msrobinlove on 2020/12/16 19:25
I play this game often. I paid $10 to use in diagon alley but for some reason, I cannot use the coins I paid for. I asked for a refund and have not heard back from the creators. I really wanted to use the coins on energy since energy does not refill automatically like every other game. It’s so frustrating I’m ready to delete the app.
Update glitches
by MPO word wizard on 2020/12/16 16:44
If I don’t open the assignment page before I start playing, it doesn’t register my progress. Anybody else having this issue? Also having trouble with it freezing up since this latest update to add the adversaries Update: I LOVE the Knight bus!!! I have never played a Wizarding challenge with other players before. So much easier to play higher challenges with a team. Best.Game.Ever!!! I love this game. Thanks for changing it so we can play from home. I love the challenges too. But the most awesome part is getting free gifts with each challenge and being able to earn coins so I can buy things.
Will not let me play
by jooooeeeeeyyyy on 2020/12/15 19:32
I downloaded the game because it looked like fun but it would not let me play.The only reason this game got one star is because I can not give it a rating less
New bug in Diagon Alley
by punkyloserjess1 on 2020/12/15 06:16
Whatever the latest update was has glitches put diagon alley. Everything gives me a failure to purchase message.
iOS Purchase failures - glitches
by MadHunts82 on 2020/12/15 01:26
I really loved this game, but this last 8 months has been a nightmare with all the crashes, glitches, and issues that aren’t getting fixed timely. Most importantly, when you pay “real money” on in game purchase...you can’t even use the gold in game because of an ongoing “purchase failure” for iOS SINCE OCTOBER 3rd!!! I’m a pretty high level player but this last purchase failure issue has me on the fence of quitting for good. The game is no longer enjoyable.
Was a favorite until latest update
by MaMiller2014 on 2020/12/15 00:15
The latest update to .16 has created nothing but problems. Unable to connect for hours at a time, almost daily. Also unable to make any purchases because they “fail” even when there’s gold. 4 days of asking for purchases through the contact us to get anything & I’m over it. Especially since adversaries have now become available, it’s even more frustrating! I just want to play the game I love without so many problems!
AWSOME!
by greenduckinator on 2020/12/14 23:20
This game is THE BEST app ever !
Can’t login - Not recognizing my gmail account
by Error 3500 on 2020/12/14 12:27
I have played everyday since the app began. This morning when I try to log in using my Google account it says it does not recognize it. Please fix!!
Red & Green Books
by Lettyant on 2020/12/13 15:38
Love the game, I’m a level 42 auror...but what I wish you guys would do for those of us in quarantine is spawn more characters and energy. create an easier way to get more red and green books because currently I will NEVER finish my lessons. Maybe we could trade scrolls for more books? Have a ton of those and no use for them until I get more books...just an idea, pay me for it :)
Thanks Niantic
by Super f happy on 2020/12/12 18:55
I love love your games but having community days for both games I love to play really puts a damper on playing both.
Cant use can to use portal keys.
by Sleepygirl91 on 2020/12/12 07:10
Whenever I try to use my portal keys is says I need to allow my car to use it I go an try to allow it an there is no option. Iv never had this problem at the launch of the app
Port key glitch is ruining my experience
by OlRengy on 2020/12/10 22:44
When I open a port key the game will crash and/or the visuals will be off.
Love the game until this week
by sheler1974 on 2020/12/10 21:42
So many errors this week. Purchase failure and connection lost. Which impacts play significantly. Otherwise this has been a key part of my sanity during COVID.
Won’t load since the December 8 update
by travellymcbusiness on 2020/12/10 14:18
App won’t load
Lessons
by Cheetahs26 on 2020/12/10 06:07
I love this game, I play it every day. It has options for at-home play, multiplayer opportunities, and is always changing and becoming more interesting. However, the new lessons seem to be glitching. In the Advanced Adversarial Combat, it always says complete previous book to unlock, whether you have or not. You cannot access the lessons. Therefore, it is a great game, but could use another update to fix the new glitches.
Wizards unite is worth getting
by Bmj82 on 2020/12/09 23:15
I’m a big Harry Potter fan I absolutely love J.ks books movies and more I mean the trio is awesome Daniel raddcliff Emma Watson Rupert grint are all awesome if you don’t no what Harry Potter is start with the books and then do the movies I am also saying this is a awesome game and it’s really good a bit boring if you don’t live near a city but if you travel it’s amazing. Singed H.P.F
Why can't I enter the game
by rohiahmadi on 2020/12/09 22:41
Why can't I enter the game؟؟؟
App not working
by yesgirl2 on 2020/12/09 02:57
I have been trying to play this game since the last update but it’s not working. Initially I thought it was my location but I moved and still I can not find anything on the path. I can’t even view my profile. I have tried uninstalling the game and reinstalling it but nothing changed. I guess I’ll have to say good bye to this app.
Three masterful casts in a row, and still didn’t return???
by bruug11 on 2020/12/08 19:00
It’s ridiculous. How is this fun? Something designed around dexterity/skill, and it refused to reward me for three “masterful” casts?? Awful design. The fact that a masterful cast isn’t a 98% success rate, AT LEAST, is beyond me. What’s the point of playing this game if the gameplay loop is not entertaining or rewarding?
I love this game but...
by Dorothy J on 2020/12/08 01:33
I used to play daily, all day long. Then we moved across town to a new construction neighborhood. The game does not recognize this area and when I open the game, there is nothing to capture or pick up. I’m so sad because I really want to keep playing but it would require me to drive outside of the area to find inns or greenhouses. I know if I really was a hard core gamer that I should do this, but I used to play while walking my dog. Now I can’t. Isn’t that the point of the game; to get outside and walk? I wish they would enable player to submit map update requests. Or at least update the map more frequently.
Glitches
by FrostMcGee on 2020/12/06 14:55
I get very irritated that I have so many issues with placing registry fragments and not being able to pick up ingredients and such. Several times I have missed out on rewards because of these simple glitches. Especially if I’m a passenger in a vehicle. Why should I lose out on foundables and ingredients simply for being on the go with someone?
Can’t access permission for the camera
by Lk198823 on 2020/12/04 22:33
I’m trying to open my portkeys, but every time it asks for permission for the camera and when I try to give it access, it doesn’t show a place where I can allow permission for the camera. Can you please fix it? Thank you.
Love
by goldsillycat on 2020/12/03 21:11
I love Harry Potter
Good but the bugs...
by Guuuuuuuyÿ on 2020/12/02 14:45
It’s a great game so far that I’ve seen but every five minutes or so it seems to kick me out of the game to the home screen on my phone... kinda of frustrating to be totally honest but otherwise I like it so far.
This
by ejjdhdjwksjfj on 2020/12/02 01:04
It’s ok it’s not tho lol
Love this but...
by jabardasti on 2020/05/28 16:19
Games don’t make much sense to me when they involve a set of tasks that you keep repeating every day like a busy bee checking off some random list making you feel like you have achieved something in the game. So, obviously all of that aspect of WU is still silly and unattractive to me. What was interesting is the experience and the narrative. The story this game started with is going nowhere. The fragments don’t make sense anymore. Why am I catching the same freaking fragments when I already caught and returned them? Doesn’t make sense as an immersive narrative experience. Clearly makes sense from developers stand point. In other words, the game is static. It needs to be more dynamic with a choice for players to develop their own narrative within the game. Those brilliant events are getting a little tiring. More individual and social role play, I suppose, in connection with the original narrative and mystery. Otherwise, it’s just a reminder of the endless banality and drivel of efficiency and productivity driven systems that Rowling critiques, particularly in the Order of the Phoenix. End of nerd rant
Very fun, but could use some tweaks
by Tamillee on 2019/08/04 18:54
I really enjoy playing this game...it’s fun, I enjoy the story line, picking a profession, and all that stuff. However, there are a few things that I think would make the game significantly better. 1) It’s been said by many already—spell energy. Can their be other ways to obtain this? Specifically for people in rural areas where inns and greenhouse and few and far between. Can we earn like 1 spell energy every 30 minutes or something? It would be awesome to be able to wake up with a full energy bank each day, and would also make me want to play the game more frequently because I know that I could. 2) Can Masterful casts actually mean something? It’s pretty stupid that a low level threat can resist a masterful cast. What’s the point in trying to get a masterful cast if all you get is XP? There is literally no other perk, as it doesn’t at all seem to affect your likelihood of capturing a foundable. I have defeated a high level threat on a “good” cast, but had a low level threat depart after a masterful cast? Seems stupid and pointless to have casting ability only count toward XP. 3) Storage. I know this has been said by others as well, but it’s annoying to constantly have to delete ingredients/potions...particularly if you’re trying to stock up for a Wizard battle. I realize this is to make people spend actual money buying coin to increase their storage, but it really makes me want to play the game less...not more.
Really 3.5, but there’s no half option
by Vixen497 on 2019/09/01 19:38
I agree that it’s a lot of fun for Harry Potter fans, and there are a lot of fun features. But in the American version, it’s hard to find inns unless they’re literally right there (within a mile) because you can’t zoom out on the map in game to find an inn nearby (I.e. within 5 mi) (and the online maps don’t work well either). I also don’t like that the game isn’t as intuitive as Pokémon Go—there’s a learning curve, and right now I’m not sure what I’m doing or how to work things. It would be nice if here was somewhere to go to review the storyline as well, because there’s a lot of moving pieces and it’s a little hard to follow. Also, the graphics are shoddy in some places (especially the people—Ginny was very slender in the movies, yet she looks overweight in the graphics, Luna is only recognizable because she’s he only one that wears that hat, Neville does not look all there, etc.). and the profile pictures will update on our personal app, but our friends can’t see it (my husband and I play together, and we will have to show each other our phones to show each other our profile pics). I realize it’s like this in Pokémon Go too, but I also don’t like that you would regularly have to travel to different countries to get everything (e.g. that awesome opal eye dragon in about a week). So you would have to be incredibly rich to get everything. BUT there’s a lot to do and explore, and I am mostly having fun with it.
These are the real issues with the Game
by Need boxes on 2019/08/07 02:08
I’ve been playing daily since it’s release. Almost all reviews complain about the amount of energy. That is only a temporary issue. As you get more coins you increase your vault and can store more energy. The real issues are 1) play is tedious. You must tap on every single foundable just to see if it something you need or not. Frustrating and slows down play. 2) greenhouses are next to useless. Very awkward timing for harvesting ingredients after you plant them. I’ve only successfully accomplished this once. And most ingredients you need you can find anyway. If you play a lot remembering where you planted and when they are ready for harvest gets confusing. 3) about 50% of foundables disappear when you cast. Makes is difficult to get what you need and makes all the tapping on foundables that much more tedious. Wastes energy and potions. 4) Collecting the foundables actually feels a little pointless. So you get all your stickers then what? You can’t use them for anything or even show them off to friends. Since no one that you friend is privy to anything you do in the game. Makes having friends in the game kind of pointless. On the good side, the graphics are great, the casting of spells is fun and I love how intricate the game is. Brewing potions is also fun. I like that you can pick your house, profession and design your wand. I will keep playing but there are improvements needed to keep me in the game long term.
Fun, but frustrating if you live outside the city
by Pope Nucci on 2019/07/10 17:06
Overall, I like the concept of the game. But I have to agree with others who live in suburban or rural areas: it is extremely difficult to regain energy because the nearest greenhouses/inns are too far away to visit on a regular basis. There needs to be other ways to gain energy. Same goes for Spell Books that can only be gained through Wizarding Challenges- I can’t get them because I don’t live near Fortresses. And the greenhouse is basically useless for growing things I need, because they are all too far away to plant things and then revisit 15 hrs later. Also, potions. If a potion is good for say, 5 spell casts in one battle, but I win the battle in one spell cast, the remaining spell casts should carry over to future battles. Otherwise spending hours brewing a single potion is a waste of time and ingredients. It would also be nice to know (on screen) when entering a battle, whether or not I already have that complete item in Registry. It’s extremely difficult to remember each item, especially because some items are gained in fragments. For example if I need 12 fragments of Buckbeak but can’t remember if I completed him or not, I have to exit the battle and open my Registry to look up the information. I don’t always want to collect extras simply for experience points, because it wastes spell energy that I can’t replenish because the inns/greenhouses are too far away.
Beware: Big Power Drain
by The Domestic on 2019/06/29 23:05
As much as this game has potential, the biggest reason I uninstalled it is due to the massive amount of data and energy required to run it on any device. I currently have an iPhone 8 with 256GB and loads of unused storage (most of the gigs are free), and not only would my battery drain super fast, but my phone would heat up almost instantly as the processor too was working overtime to compensate. Even with the app entirely closed, the issues would continue even when my phone was sitting idle! Now, I have had Pokemon GO, FaceBook, Discord, and Safari all running and open at the same time and never once did my battery drain that fast nor did my phone run hotter than the interior of an active volcano. I checked my battery usage in Settings for the past 24 hours after deleting this game. A few minutes of running this game, as per my phone’s battery logs, used up 18% battery life in that time. Pokemon GO barely reach 1% for much longer. PoGO, even back in the day of the memory and data leaks when it was first introduced never hit the level this game has. Ever since deleting the app and rebooting my phone, the issues have disappeared and everything has gone back to normal. Again, this game has potential, and despite the glaring gameplay problems, the need for enormous energy to even run is absurd and disheartening to say the least. Maybe when Niantic sorts everything out will I make another at playing.
Addictive but issues
by SirenKnight on 2020/08/13 17:44
First it’s addicting, I love certain aspects of it, including the potion brewing master notes. I’m glad you added the knight bus so I can actually complete my daily tasks now since I am a homebody (not by choice) - I understand these games are intended to get you off your feet, but I can drive around just as easily and no my errands include trying to obtain those things I can’t get at home since the game sees I’m not moving. Additionally- brilliant events, I just used tonic for trace detection and of all the traces (which are needed when you don’t drive/walk) and only got 3 brilliant traces. When I can’t leave the house it’s almost impossible to complete the extra challenges. I’ve been on for an hour and have seen water and 1 ingredient. If you’re going to keep it that way, and not fix the known issues you have (I disabled the camera since I can’t turn off AR+ again- and you have to reboot your phone and restart the game and go look at your daily assignments and pray for the game to recognize you're completing those tasks.) you could at least extend the range on inns and greenhouses like was done for Pokémon poke stops and gyms, or provide another means to acquire the pieces and parts needed to play the game during a pandemic and for those that can’t/won’t go drive around every day to do some of the minimal things making the game worth playing.
More energy
by Jabberwock87 on 2019/06/25 01:17
I love the game but I don’t like that you have to travel to greenhouses and stuff just to get energy. I’m not on the move all the time and I don’t understand why the energy can’t just refill itself with time. Even if it refilled with time only halfway that would still be cool. I know some challenges that you complete or goals can give you some energy but how can I complete them if I don’t have energy to begin with. I think it’s also a little unfair if you live out in the middle of nowhere and you have to drive like an hour to a greenhouse. It makes the game not fun. Or maybe every couple of hours you get energy that would be nice. A mini game you can play to earn energy. So far I can’t even play the game unless I’m willing to drive hours away to get energy. Also I get that you don’t want people driving while playing the game but that thing that pops up all the time when I’m playing the game telling me not to play and drive is annoying because sometimes the game freezes and then all the stuff around me disappears or because that message popped up I can’t collect the stuff around me because they timed out and disappeared. Also sometimes when I’m not even walking or moving at all that message still pops up that I’m going at a fast pace. It even pops up when I’m walking which is annoying. There should be someway to turn that message off.
So far so good, but looking forward to improvements
by Sarondipity on 2019/06/22 16:19
So far I’m really loving this game! I’ve been an avid Pokemon Go player since the game was released, and I was very excited for Wizards Unite, and so far it’s really fun! However, some of the game mechanics are really clunky. Spell casting is very difficult and it seems much harder to achieve a masterful spell cast than it is to achieve an excellent throw. Also, the story is extremely complicated so far. Pieces of the story unfold as you play through the game, but it’s incredibly overwhelming upon first opening the game. So far I’m struggling to understand what the overall point of playing is. Will the Calamity eventually be defeated? And if so...what will happen to the game? And if not, will the story just continue indefinitely? On the positives, I think the portkeys are SO FUN, and definitely a good motivator to put in the kilometers, and the inns are a good way to easily get energy. The negatives are how overwhelming brewing potions, growing plants, and going doing lessons for your profession are. There seem to be a million and one things to keep up with in this game, and it was a lot to hit a player with at once. I would have unrolled these features slowly over time and made the gameplay a bit more straightforward at first, but nothing to do about it now. Overall I love the game, but I’m definitely looking forward to improvements and streamlining in the future.
Awesome but I would like a new feature
by piggy2.0 on 2020/05/05 21:38
On your ministry ID it would be cool if a profession was professional quidditch player. it would be really cool if you added that. This game is good right now because it gets players moving during quarantine. Also I would like to say that the energy And coins gets annoying. If you don’t have enough you have to buy some and no one wants to keep buying stuff for a game over and over. I read in the other reviews that others were having that issue to. Also In the vault you can delete items. I would like it to ask twice instead of once to delete an item because I accidentally deleted a very useful potion. In the chambers In Hogwarts it doesn’t let me switch back to AR so can u make that easier please. Since we are in quarantine I would like it if more objects came closer to me because we can’t leave the house as much as before. Also I live in a small community and I have to ride my bike half a mile to town hall to visit an inn and find traces. Also you have to spend money to fill energy. Other than that whole paragraph this game is great. You should try adding a hogsmeade. Thank You for taking your time to read my Review and I hope you take my suggestions into consideration. -Addicted Player
It’s fine; not POGO.
by Cmoney1112 on 2019/07/10 15:38
Overall, the game is fine. I am interested to see how the game evolves. The graphics are good, but I don’t feel invested in the game’s mission. I am a big Harry Potter fan and was optimistic about the game, but have been disappointed thus far. The story seems forced and there doesn’t seem to be rhyme or reason for finding the objects to progress the story. Though the app name suggests cooperative gameplay, there seems to be no point in having friends (yet) and only allows limited interaction in the Wizarding Challenges. The vault seems small out of the gate and is segregated in such a way that you can’t cater it to your gameplay. In the beginning of Pokemon Go, you could use your bag to stock up on pokeballs when that was your focus, and as you began to progress and start battling, you could expand your bag. This game seems more focused on people purchasing upgrades with limited opportunities to collect coins. I haven’t even touched on the fact that the different Hogwarts houses are virtually nonexistent in the gameplay. That is a missed opportunity as most fans of the series take pride in the house they have chosen/into which they’ve been sorted. The greenhouses also seem superfluous. Unless you have a greenhouse at your place of residence or business, the greenhouses seem more like places to dump stuff to clear vault space.
Good idea on paper
by FakeChris hardwick on 2019/06/27 20:14
I was one of the many who were extremely excited for the prospect and idea of this game. Even before it was officially announced I remember theorizing and pretending in my head what a game like this could be. Ultimately thought it’s interesting on the first hour maybe two hours but once you get to the nitty gritty it’s fairly rinse and repeat. This game is good on paper but somehow they failed the execution. With an overload of bugs and lag that has still not been fixed since launch. Not to mention after using your wand to get confoundables you run out of energy and the game either requires you to go to a inn or buy coins with real money which in turn gets you energy. Assuming you like most people would prefer the free option it’s still not practical. It restores very small amounts of energy per visit to inn and that’s only 10% of the time you visit them. The other 90% is broken and freezes upon entering the inn and requires you to completely restart the game over and over until you are lucky enough to have the inn work. This goes for green houses and the castles you find in the world as well. Speaking of castles those are pretty fun but the combat is a bit tedious and repetitive at the same time if that’s even possible. Overall it’s fun at first but I strongly advise you wait a few months until patches are rolled out and maybe they listen to objective criticism. 2/5 go back to Pokémon go.
Could Be Better
by whoknows7 on 2019/06/27 20:50
It’s ok. A lack of available spell energy is really the worst part of the entire game. Sure it is massively overcomplicated and under explained at the beginning. And most of the motivation for what you are doing doesn’t actually make a bit of sense, but all that could be overlooked if the game’s main lifeblood, spell energy, was easier to obtain. There just aren’t enough Inns, and the energy you get from the Inns isn’t enough. The greenhouses honestly seem mostly worthless, there is no way they should be as plentiful as they are. And you should be able to have the option to “dine” at a greenhouse (eat a vegetable, etc). The greenhouses plus the fact that you can’t dine/spin at the fortresses really makes it difficult. Another small annoyance is the map resetting to a zoomed in position facing north whenever you exit back to the map from somewhere else. Why? It drives me nuts. Overall, it feels like this will be far more repetitive than Pokémon Go due to the limited amount of items you are trying to collect. This is only exacerbated by the fact that you have to click on everything just to see if it’s one you need, unlike being able to see what Pokémon it is on the map so you don’t have to waste time repeatedly doing this. This game could be fun, but companies have a tendency not to listen to their customers, so it will probably stay the way it is.
Very cool,Slightly frustrating
by Br0wn!e on 2019/07/10 18:32
I love the game and the concept of returning the Foundables to there proper place and time. I like that you are following a story line in this adventure, and that you actually brew potions and cast spell. But there are some issues. The growing time for ingredients at greenhouses is so long you can’t feasibly collect on what you plant, and I find it frustrating that since I don’t live close to a lot of inns I quickly run out of energy, which can’t be easily refilled any or the way except buying it. You get a very small amount for completing daily task that is quickly used up completing other dailys. And you get some when you log in for a 30 day streak reward that is easily broken if you miss a day. You don’t get energy for leveling or for completing a weekly goal, like walking a certain distance. Which leads to the biggest issue. The game only traces distance by gps while the app is open and actively running. It doesn’t track when not open, and because it’s gps and not steps I can walk several kilometers all over my house doing chores, but since I haven’t covered a long enough distance for the gps to move I get nothing from it, which makes if hard to unlock portmanteaus, especially for the recent event. I hope the game developers are tracking these issues and can fix some of them as the game updates.
Great Game But...
by jackinthebox1234 on 2019/06/27 21:31
This is a great game and it has definitely motivated me to go outside and walk more. It is a lot of fun to play and very immersive. There are only a couple of issues I have with the game. First, it is very difficult to refill energy since the best way is to go to an inn. The nearest inn to my house is across an interstate, which is nearly impossible to cross for me. So, the only way for me to refill my energy is to pay which I don’t want to, since I don’t have the money to do so. Also, since inns, greenhouses, and fortresses are located in real-life locations, they are inaccessible to me since I live in a very suburban neighborhood and the only way for me to reach these places is by crossing a very busy and dangerous interstate or by driving there, which I can’t often do since I don’t have a car. I feel as though inns, greenhouses, and fortresses should be placed in other areas apart from real-life places, which would be much more accessible for me and possibly for many other players. I also feel like there should be a different way to fully refill the energy since me, and possibly other people, are unable to access an inn. I really hope this is taken into consideration because I thoroughly enjoy this game and the entire concept and I have a great time playing it.
I’m greatly enjoying the game, however
by Bsb_lvr on 2019/07/12 17:15
It is too difficult to get energy. In Pokémon go I never had an issue getting poke balls, In fact I often maxed out. There are too many greenhouses in my town. They are everywhere and pretty useless imo. I attempted to use one once but as I’ve never had an issue getting ingredients I really don’t need to waste my time with them. Inns are a completely different story however. I have to drive across town to find a good selection of inns. They are so spread out and having to use my car to get to them defeats the purpose of the game. There is only one park so far that I have found that have multiple inns within walking distance of each other, a green house, and a fortress which is nice because I enjoy the fortresses but can’t play too often as it takes too much of my energy. The only issue tho is this park isn’t exactly close to me. I think if you’re going to have so few inns, they need to give more energy. Very rarely do I get 5 or 10. It’s mostly 3 and I don’t have time to sit for 5 mins for it to refresh for another 3 energy that’s typically gone with one battle and I don’t want to drive 10 blocks back and forth between inns every 5 mins as that’s a huge waste of my gas. Please fix this inn issue and the game will be perfect.
Good but…
by Veinexes Videos on 2019/06/23 19:10
It’s a great game though uses the developers strengths and ideas that they learn from Pokémon go to help them make an enjoyable experience. However, in my main argument is with the wizarding energy. For those who don’t know this is the energy that is required to cast spells, think of it like polka balls in Pokémon go you need to visit inns to recharge your energy by eating meals. You recharge is based on what meal you eat and can be anywhere from 2 to 10 points of energy, And can re-charge again every five minutes. You use up one energy every time you cast a spell whether it succeeds or not in capturing the confoundable. Your energy has a maximum amount of 75 so you can gain over this amount the part that I I’m slightly annoyed at is that energy does not re-charge normally even at a rate of say one per hour. Neither does it re-charge upon leveling up where as in Pokémon go you could be given at least maybe 10 to 20 balls when you level this sometimes forces you to either re-charge with the limited gold that you’re given or to camp outside in this until you’ve reached a good amount of energy. It’s more of a small annoyance than a dealbreaker but with the amount of times you have to sometimes cast at one target you can end up running very low on energy very quickly
Great Game
by baumvonmerlin on 2019/07/16 01:33
I’ve really enjoyed playing HPWU! It is way more involved than Pokémon Go is because of the traces you have to do to catch the foundables that are scattered all over the place. I keep finding new parts to the game, such as the potion making aspect where you have to do the correct order of traces in the potion that speeds up the time it takes to brew a potion. I would give this 5 stars, but there are two aspects of the game that bother me a little. One would be the traces you have to do to catch the foundables. For each trace you’re graded from “fair” being the lowest and “masterful” being the highest. Whether or not you can catch the foundables seems to be more random than how well you perform the trace. I have had low level threat foundables that I have gotten either a great or a masterful and it doesn’t work, I feel that grade level should automatically ensure you catching the foundables especially when you are a higher level. The second issue I have is with your picture you can create for your profile. I understand not having th picture for everyone to see, but the picture seems a bit pointless especially since when you are friends with somebody on the game they can’t even see your picture. But overall a great experience!!
The game is fun until...
by MongoMike69 on 2019/07/02 15:53
You run out of spell energy. In Pokémon go you could earn a fair amount of poke balls from pokestops they even eventually introduced the activity sync at a later point. Spell energy is used for all casts, successful or not. There is no recharging rate of even 1 per hour and when you run out mid encounter the game jingles micro transactions in your face. If you played Pokémon go and we’re fairly decent at it you could earn up to 50 coins a day, the equivalent of 50cents. In Harry Potter the most you can earn is 10gold or 10cents. The micro transactions in this game make it a blatant cash grab. If you live in an area that doesn’t have inns or greenhouses you will be stuck after the initial 25mins of game play due to lack of spell energy. You’ll have to run for encounters or fork over 4.99+tax to purchase more energy. The game is fun and entertaining, great job developers but the cash grab isn’t, boo on you Warner Brothers. Lastly it seems very erratic on which gyms got converted to fortresses where you can battle. Most got turned into greenhouses that give you ingredients that you end up throwing away for bag space. The game has an energy problem that turns into a playing problem. Implement some sort of regeneration mechanic and give energy every time we level up. We want to keep playing, everyone I’ve spoke to that plays has this same issue. Let us play without reaching into our pockets every 20mins.
Seems fun but very confusing to start
by Pinktroll1 on 2019/06/26 15:55
I really enjoy Pokémon Go and play it daily. This week when the Harry Potter Wizards Unite game came out I decided to give it a try. It seems like fun and the graphics are great but it is very confusing as to what everything does and how to use things. I don’t like that the space is extremely limited to gather things and it takes a lot more work to get get and have enough energy to keep playing. Having friends is kind of pointless at this point because unless they are with you at a fortress to battle there is no point in having them. I don’t like that you don’t “take things over” like you do in Pokémon Go so it really doesn’t matter which house you sign up for. This seems much more like a one person game then having teams. At least in Pokémon Go the different colored teams take over gyms and you don’t have to know them personally. The portals are cool that you open with keys but are limited to finding sparkly dots and done within seconds. There aren’t any so called raids to adventure to so no group gatherings there either. So far this gets a 3 Maybe after things get going more and after I figure out what to do with things it will pick up but again this really seems more like a one person game instead of a game where you can play either alone or with others
Fun butttt lots of glitches
by Sarahsmalll on 2019/07/16 18:20
I have really enjoyed this game. Unfortunately as others have said there are a few issues one major being the energy that doesn’t regenerate and especially if you live in an area that’s not close tho any places to get more. You will end up having to purchase coins with real money in order to get more energy. The biggest thing I’m having an issue with is all the glitches! After a few levels u will be able to find a portkey ( if your familiar with Pokémon think eggs). A portkey requires you to use a key to unlock it then you must walk 7k,5k,2k, to open. Once open u will find objects and receive rewards. Unfortunately I have had approximately 6-9 of portkeys crash the app so after finding the portkeys collecting keys and then walking 2-7k the game crashes and the portkeys disappeared and I didn’t even get any rewards! In addition I have sent crash reports and contacted them everytime only to get responses from a “bot”! It probably wouldn’t be quite that bad but I am disabled and I can’t drive and walking is difficult a point I have explained in my crash reports. Still not even a response! I have tried everything turn off phone delete app and reinstall the whole typical list of things to try. Despite the issues this game is a lot of fun! If they are able to work out the glitches it would be excellent unfortunately as it is it’s just frustrating
Awesome game, just a few things
by Gamer Girl 👩🏼‍🎤 on 2019/06/23 03:02
I absolutely love this game. I have been an HP fan forever, and I think this is a great addition to the Wizarding World. However, like other people, I think there are a few things that need some improvement. First, the spell energy. I like the idea of inns, but not everyone is able to get near enough to acquire the energy from them, especially since they can be out of range (but more on that later). It would be great if every few minutes you get 1 spell energy, so you don't have to wait around for an inn. If this issue is fixed it would make the game much smoother and easier to stay involved with. Secondly, I play this game while driving (passenger, no worries) , it's a great way to pass time. The only issue is that greenhouses, inns, and fortresses can only be accessed within a certain range, so it's not like you can just pullover on the highway. Once you get close enough and click on it, it might make more sense to let you access it. My seeds and water are overflowing! Overall, I think this will be a very successful game, especially with how fun it is now, and with a few changes I think it will become even better. Hope this feedback helps, and thank you so much for creating a this wonderful game. Ps. Dang I wrote a lot :)
Energy is a problem
by VeeLKJ on 2019/07/16 15:52
Cons: energy is hard to come by where I live, and the park I like to walk around in. Many greenhouses, few inns. The inns are often stingy too, I do not want any more soy sauce (3 energy), thank you very much. This makes gameplay shorter than I’d care for, and can’t keep up with the confoundables that are around. I wish it were more suburb friendly, I’d rather play (and have my kids play) in the safety of my neighborhood than have to travel to downtown/trafficky areas. Quality of casting doesn’t seem to effect if confoundable is caught or not. Why do masterful casts have only a 50%ish success rate? That seems counterintuitive. Still a few glitches to the system, it crashed while opening a better portkey and never saw the rewards for it. Pros: fun storylines, detailed character creation (tho I would mind making a more detailed icon on the screen) familiar characters peppered with new, and lots of obtainable objectives to complete. Combat in towers is really fun, and doable as a duo. I like the customization of the professions too. Animation is beautiful! Wish list: easier access to energy so we can play more, and a school or something like it where we can practice the spell glyphs without spending energy to do so. Duel dummies would be great.
A Fun Little Thing
by GumPirateLuffy on 2019/07/16 08:35
I’m not one for reviews, but I think I’ll write one for this. I’m unsurprisingly a fan of Harry Potter, and I figured this for a Pokémon Go knockoff; however, this doesn’t seem to be the case. It does share quite a bit of similarities, but that can be chalked up to the fact that it’s produced by the same team. The game itself isn’t anything special, it’s another AR game, but this doesn’t take away what’s neat about it. It does, to some degree, have you feel like you’re a HP character having you personalize a character profile featuring a custom picture, title, a role firing aforementioned title, in-depth wand description (fitting your same wand on pottermore, if you do choose) and much more. The games similarities to Pokémon Go include the obvious walking, catching, and distance walked to unlock something. Although similar in concept, the “catching” part is slightly different in execution—instead of a swipe up, the game has you trace the wand motion to cast certain spells featured on the books/films. Many of the things you collect are familiar to many who have seen/read Harry Potter. There is much more to this game that should be experienced rather than read about as it’s a very interesting game. If you’re a Harry Potter fan it’s worth a peak at the very least.
Great... but some bugs
by borinand on 2019/07/26 01:42
Despite the long tutorial and semi-confusing naming structure for the confoundables, the game is pretty good. The spell casting is very intuitive, wizarding challenges are fun and the events are interesting. However there are a few tweaks that I feel need to be made in order to make the game more enjoyable. Customizing your profile (wand type, house, etc.) doesn’t seem to really do anything. You can’t share pictures with your friends so the camera feature seems a little out of place. The spell casting mechanic seems to be a little inconsistent (what seems like a great cast may be considered only a fair sometimes?). Some of the confoundables are ridiculously hard to catch. I understand the ranking system but some seem to depart on the first spell way too often (mostly the same ones every time) even if their ranked as easy. But then again some seem to take a lot of tries to catch even though you make multiple great casts in a row. I’d imagine there should be dueling and presents (parcels?) you can send to a friend in the game, just like Pokémon go, but that feature isn’t available. Seems like a lot of these things are similar issues at launch of Pokémon go so they should be able to fix them pretty easily.
Motivation Drying Up
by OaAc Gaming on 2019/07/12 19:27
I'd been waiting for this game to release for quite some time and it made my week when I heard it was finally released. When I first started playing it I was weary of the entire foundables idea and I still hold to that original view. To me there doesn't seem to be any real reason to do anything in this game. There's no competition between players and while you're filling out the registry, it feels nothing like the feeling you get when you fill out the Pokedex in Pokemon go. Instead of collecting interesting animals with varying stats that you can use to compete with other players and never really run out of room for improvement, here on Wizards Unite you collect several identical versions of the same thing which serves no purpose but as a collectable and your only rewards are the ability to reset that foundable page and earn more resources to return them again. The process itself is fun, hence my rating, but the more I play the less reason I see to do anything. The only thing keeping me going is doing the tasks both the daily and long term ones. This game really needs a strong motivator for players. Even so, I, like many other fans, greatly appreciate the work put into it and I've enjoyed it so far.
Great game, but a horrible spell energy system
by Pauulyte on 2019/07/06 13:30
I’ve been loving this game. It’s exactly what I’ve wanted and my fiancé and I love going out and exploring together. There are a couple problems that really get to me though. First of all, the way you need to collect spell energy is just not practical. I live in an area with not a lot of inns, and I work a lot so I don’t even get the chance to travel to inns often. So when I run out of spell energy, which happens fairly quickly, I can’t play the game for days. And no, I’m not going to spend money to get spell energy. There should be a better system, such as collecting food in the same way we collect ingredients and those food items would give you spell energy. Or it should rejuvenate over time. Also, Plenty of bugs. I’ve had multiple issues where the app would crash on me and I would waste my spell energy. Yesterday was the worst. When I went into town, the app kept crashing and it was super frustrating because it was my only day this week I was able to go to an inn. Other than those things, the game is very creative and well thought out. I’m gonna keep playing the game for now, but I know that if this spell energy issue keeps happening, I’m going to end up giving up on it.
Potential to be Amazing
by Gregarious Guy on 2019/06/27 18:50
There are two things I really enjoy: Pokemon Go and Harry Potter. This game is a win for the most part. Niantic has improved the mechanics and features from Pokemon Go and applied them to HPWU such as: character range, higher learning curb (more involved), balanced skill trees, and more. The reason this is not a 5 star review, despite being hooked from launch, is I’ve already discovered how painful the spell energy system is. Each spell cast diminishes your energy pool and the main way to gain it back is visiting inns (the equivalent of poke stops). These inns give you barely enough energy back for a single engagement. You cannot keep up with the generous amount of encounters this way without having to spend real $ to buy energy to refill your pool each day you play. Without implementing natural energy regeneration in game most new players will lose immediate interest. Ideally when you log off at night, energy should be replenished by the next day. On days when a player gets aggressive with playtime, then they should have to consider buying gold. If they don’t improve that core function...the amazing Wizarding community will not remain engaged. If Niantic improves this system then consumers are in for a truly worthwhile game!
It’s Become An Unapologetic Money Grab
by Brooke_92 on 2020/10/19 04:14
Myself and a group of friends downloaded this game the day it launched. Of course it’s had some bugs in the last year, but overall we were enjoying playing and even willing to spend some money to increase gold for storage/potions/etc. However, over the past few months it’s become so obvious the game is a money trap that most of those friends no longer play. I personally stopped spending money when it became clear that the “foundables” only regularly spawn in crowded cities or downtown areas, which is not where I live, and therefore I can’t catch anything when I’m at home (where I’ve been spending a lot of time since the pandemic hit). With this last Brilliant Event and Community Day, however, it’s so blatantly obvious this game cannot be played without spending money, that I thought about uninstalling the app entirely. The challenges require so many resources that, unless you spend money to have extra spell energy, extra potions, etc, you cannot possibly complete every step in the challenges and therefore “complete” the events. I’ll likely continue to play because I still love the HP fandom, but it will never get my recommendation and I’ll never spend another dime unless Niantic makes an effort to make the game player-friendly again.
Gets worse as you level up
by Slythersky3 on 2019/06/24 18:28
Initially, the game is very fun. From battling creatures in the fortress, brewing different potions, encountering different magical creatures and characters it quickly becomes addictive. However, as your reach lvl 6 you get to choose a profession which is supposed to help you in your adventures, overpowering confounded and fighting creatures in the fortress. However, unless you’re a magizoologist, you’re going to have a though time fighting creatures within the fortress as you aren’t able to access upgrades to Protego until you level up further through the skill tree, making the spell utterly useless when fighting. When you finally reach level 10, you get a notification that says “normal and low level threat confoundables are now easier to overpower.” THIS ISNT THE CASE! As soon as you reach level 10, good luck being able to overpower ANY confoundable without needing to use a potion. A lot of the time, as soon as a spell is cast the creature immediately resists your magic. Most of the time, as soon as a spell is cast for the first time, the confoundable disappears, wasting your time and spell casting energy. Although the game is fun from lvl 1-10, as soon as you hit level 10 it becomes impossible to do anything. Definitely needs some improvement.
Fun But Still Has Problems
by hapily on 2019/08/29 05:36
The concept is sound, but this app needs much work. For instance, I can walk several km in a week, but they do not register because the app is not active while I walk. It drains too much data and battery power to leave on. The EAGLE is Ravenclaw’s symbol; everyone who has read the books knows this. Recently, as I’ve progressed to level 20, the app has quit on me many times. This takes my time & data to open it again. I still play at least three times a day, hoping that the developers will improve this app. Oh, and there need to be many more inns, fortresses, and greenhouses. I’ve been to towns where I would have to drive for quite a few minutes to get to an inn, then there were no fortresses or greenhouses near me. I cannot waste petrol on a game, no matter how much fun I can have for about five minutes before there is nothing more that I can do so that I would have to drive to the next location. The game still does not always register my progress on the daily and special challenge sections. Today, I collected four Foundables, yet the daily challenge stated that I had collected 0/10 items. Hi am here are additional problems, but these are things that have upset me today. I will give Wizards Unite a five star rating once it has improved.
Love it but a few ideas
by Xxfrozon on 2019/06/27 01:31
I freakin love this game! Everyone we’re walking around or traveling I open my phone and play! However a few things annoy me. One of course like everyone has mentioned is the energy. The energy system is one reason why I stopped playing that one other Harry Potter Mystery game. It immediately got boring because I could never play. That’s the same with this game. But I have faith that you can change that. Second, I have an idea. I’m sure this is quite obvious and maybe I just haven’t seen it in the game but I think it would be cool to battle other players with spells and maybe you get a quick prize or something. Of course that might be too much like Pokémon Go but still I think it would give a reason to have friends. Also a gift system please! Anyways maybe you could team up with friends or battle evil wizards. You could trace the spells like usual but maybe you can choose the spell. Idk I would love it tho. Other than this I love this game and it defiantly worth downloading! I have faith that updates will make it better 😁 Edit: Okay so I literally can’t play anymore cause I ran out of energy so I can’t play anymore. I did go to an in but I barely get energy from it so it’s a complete waist after a while. Fix this please
Just Okay
by Teena19 on 2019/07/20 16:08
The game is fun but there’s definitely some drawbacks to it and improvements the developers could make if they actually took the time to read these reviews and address the concerns that many of the game players are having. I venture to say they won’t because the sole purpose is to make money from the app users with the in app purchases, specifically regarding the energy. With most games if you want to play for free you have to wait an allotted amount of time for your energy to refill. Not so with this app. Any time you cast a spell, one energy is wasted. I can’t count the number of times I’ve wasted energy on catching something only for it to be whisked away by magic. Maybe make it so it only uses one energy per encounter? Also I encounter the same confoundables or whatever they’re called multiple times and I never know if I’ve caught it already or need to catch multiple of them. My suggestion is to have some kind of indicator showing you’ve caught it already or you have this many more to catch of this one so we don’t waste energy on stuff we already have. But again, I recognize the motives behind this app, to make money, not to make a fun game for the Harry Potter fans or the kiddos who play these games. The least you could do is fix the energy!
Rural players are more limited then in Pokemon go
by Airborne_Recon on 2019/06/25 04:19
This game is nothing like Pokemon GO which is great in many ways. The issue I have involves the typical pokemon go rural player issue. If you don’t live near an Inn/Gym then you run out of magical energy which I should note unlike Pokeballs cannot be stored for later. When I first started playing I found a lot of stuff in my neighborhood which made me believe they fixed the rural issue. Then I ran out of energy and the game literally did not allow me to do ANYTHING so we drive to the next town fill up play for 20 min and go home to realize once again we are stuck to walking to open portkeys (hatch eggs). The energy needs to be linked to a timer. Such a simple fix, but ironically no one in development even thought about it. Guess Niantic likes to forget about the rural plays even when they are given a second chance. Updated to state the game is worth the 20 minute drive. I would love to see an hourly energy rate, but after three days my tween is asking me to take her downtown often. The family time has made the drive worthwhile. I still hope the energy problem is fixed some. One energy an hour is a great compromise.
Awesome Game! (A couple fixes needed)
by Chuckles_9600 on 2019/06/24 23:52
I truly love the concept and overall adventure of this game! The graphics are great and the different actions are also fun. I have such a great time collecting, upgrading, and exploring all the things the game has to offer. I’ve invited multiple friends of mine to come experience the good times the game has to offer. I love the Harry Potter Universe with all my heart, and this game allows me to experience what a wizard can do. Casting all the unique spells is super fun, and I get a workout while I geek out! I have had a couple annoyances with the game though, but I understand that it just released. I just want to help the development. First, as I’ve seen with other reviews, the energy depletion feature is a let down when I can’t play the game anymore because the energy has ran out. I suggest regenerating energy overtime, or erasing that feature because some people are so addicted to this game that they can’t get enough of it, (me)! Second, tracing the spells can get a little tricky when it’s bright outside. Making spell casting a little more lenient would help a lot! Thank you for creating such an amazing game, and I hope you continue to add and edit to make it even better!
Hope you’re rich
by itried30nicknames on 2019/06/22 16:18
This game is trash. The spells are truly difficult to swipe on a phone. Some confoundables are “easy” but yet they run away after getting a great cast. Your bags fill up with seeds and water in no time as well. Guess what? $$$ time if you want to hold more than 30. And to grow a seed which yields ONE mushroom, it takes 24 hours and you have to go back to that particular greenhouse. To make it grow “better” (I spent probably 10 energy which is over $.20) to get it to yield 2 whole mushrooms in 24 hours...... The raids cost a ton of energy which doesn’t re grow over time. You actually have to swipe at different inn’s every five mins only to get a couple energy back. OR YOU CAN PAY $$$. That’s the real name of this game. $$$$$$. 30 mins in to the game and my bags are full. Better spend some $$$ for more bag space. Oh we only give you a little energy space to work with so you run out of spells fast if you aren’t running around inn to inn. Want more energy space??? Better spend some $$$$$$. Ran out of energy and you aren’t near a bunch of inn’s? $$$$$ time. We used three dark seers on one inn (that’s over $3.00) and in 30 mins we had 2 rare confoundables and 1 ran away after first cast “great” with a max enhance potion. This game had years of development and ideas off Pokémon go to make a great game, yet you guys went for a huge cash grab.
A lot of improvements have been made, however...
by one disappointed player on 2019/10/06 01:49
A lot has been fixed in this game and has made it more enjoyable, however, the spell energy is still a Huge problem! The makers of the game don't seem to be listening either. No matter how many of us talk about it in reviews or in feedback, nothing changes. Sure, they increased your chances of getting more from inns that aren't in areas with a lot of other inns, but ummm.... Hello! There aren't any inns anywhere near where most of us live. For me there is one inn, in a 2 mile radius, great...thanks. Somebody mentioned that as you play more your can increase your energy capacity, this is true, however, for a cost of almost $2 you can increase it by 10, no that's not a typo, 10. So at level 40 I have invested a ridiculous amount of money and now have an energy capacity of 615, that's awesome, right? Well, not really. Here's why, there's nowhere to get energy!!!! I have to drive 20 miles to a university, then spend 2 hours driving around it to fill my energy up. Very quickly this begins to feel like a job and that defeats the whole purpose of playing a game. I'm in love with this game but sadly the makers of the game don't seem to want us to be able to play it....
Wasted Opportunities
by Fkeksjjdfkfk on 2020/09/04 16:26
Begin playing this game at your own risk! There are thousands of us who have been playing since day one. The fact that we are still playing the game (despite the many developer faux pas, outright cons and rubbish customer support) tells you that it is an amazing, immersive and very addicting way to pass the time. Despite the fact that it is free to play there are many of us who have spent quite a bit of real world money. Through the different social media platforms: Reddit Twitter etc. we have studied, strategized and planned for optimal ways to spend the in-game currency. Implementation of new content in the game has been absolutely ridiculous. Riddled with bugs, they have rolled these out without any testing. These poorly implemented aspects, that require sometimes tremendous amounts of currency, have been reset with even more bugs! Freebie (we are sorry )gifts are given and then just recently there have been downright dastardly nerfs to the best parts of the game. If you have made your way through this review, know this: it may take you very long time to get where we, the most dedicated players, are now. But if this game even still exists by that time then the developers will screw you just as bad as they screwed us.
Disappointed
by Hlcgoztizyoxys on 2019/06/23 22:09
I have been waiting for this game for a long time. Initially, I thought the game was impressive. The graphics are cool, and the overall plot is interesting. However, there are two main reasons why I have given the game 2 stars. 1) they put way too much complication in the game. There are so many small elements that make the game more complicated than it needs to be. I understand they want to add as much of the Harry Potter world into the game as possible, but you can add it slowly. Like when they gradually added more Pokémon to Pokémon Go. It just made the start of the game a little overwhelming. Not to mention all the reading you have to do, which I did, but it felt a little unnecessary. 2) you have to have energy to cast spells. I HATE games that require energy to perform tasks. I fee like they severely take away from the game. It becomes all about money than the enjoyment of playing. I get it; you can get energy at “inns,” but it’s not enough to really maintain play. I am not sure if I am going to keep playing this game. The energy thing really brought it down for me.
Did Someone Say Energy? Where?
by JaykerhAQ on 2019/06/28 09:10
The energy is a huge problem in this game. I was honestly shocked to find out it doesn’t automatically replenish considering it is a pain to get. It’s as if they took a more monetized route with this game. It is no surprise that Pokémon Go made incredibly more money than this game did on opening weekend. And go figure, poke balls were never an issue or even remotely close to the rarity they made the energy in this game. Niantic you shot yourselves in the foot on this one, bad call. I see three fixes for energy, either implement a feature where energy automatically replenishes (1 every 3 minutes), or drastically increase the energy drops at Inns, at least 25. The final and best fix, drop the energy from the game completely. It’s a stupid idea and it doesn’t make sense for a Harry Potter game. The more we can play the game, the more we can spend. I sure as heck am not spending a dollar on energy. Lastly, with this energy system they have in the game, I’d be there are a lot of people with their fingers crossed that Niantic doesn’t win it’s lawsuit over Global++. This will definitely push a lot of people to a tweaked version of this game. When I have to spend more time running around town replenishing energy than actually playing the game, a GPS spoof starts to sound really nice.
Cool, but could be better.
by Rae Bo. on 2019/06/23 23:07
I had heard that this game was going to come out, and now that the game is out, I’m very excited to be out and about playing it and helping out my friends in the game. The thing is, comparing this to Pokémon GO!, the last hit by Niantic Inc., every single process is three times slower. Freeing a foundable is much slower than catching a pokemon, challenges are much slower than gyms, and the absolutely most annoying is that dining at inns is SO much slower than spinning poke-stops. This creates a special problem for me. I use an iPod Touch to play, which doesn’t have a very accurate GPS. Because of this, my character is often jumping around to areas I’m nowhere near, and because I’m always moving, it’s incredibly hard for me to dine at inns before I get kicked out because I’m no longer in range. This makes it incredibly hard to get energy, which I need in order to actually play the game. I don’t know if this can be fixed with a patch on the game, and I plan to get an actual phone soon, but I figured it was worth mentioning. Ultimately, the game itself is fun and interesting, but comparing it to Pokémon GO!, it’s very time consuming, more of a hassle, and in my opinion, it’ll get old much faster.
Has potential
by kshaaa on 2019/06/29 15:53
This game has potential. I know it’s new and will take time to develop much like Go has over the years but off the bat there are a few things I can think of that need improvement. The story is a bit overwhelming to start. Too many pop ups and it was a lot to start. I hate the greenhouse thing. I can’t always get back to a greenhouse in an hour or even 7/8 to collect. They are too far apart for that to work and be a fun addition to the game. Right now it’s too labor intensive. Also, more fortresses are needed. In Go there are like 6 gyms near me which is great but only 1 fortress. There are more Inns than are needed in this small radius so it would be nice if at least 1 of those was a fortress. I have to go out of the way to find a fortress. Definitely a balance issue with the stops and type there are. Also, not really sure what the point of picking a house is or having friends. It doesn’t do much for you. Hopefully something that will be worked on to enhance the game much like the teams in Go. Plus, maybe a gift feature or something to actually interact more with friends. Having friends doesn’t really help you much now. Decent game. It has potential to be really good.
Freezes too often
by Cooks93 on 2019/07/18 05:45
I’m getting really annoyed with the fact that the game keeps freezing. This morning I spent energy and a potion to catch Harry. Not the Harry from the event that’s going on but another one. Right when it was returning the confoundable, the game freezes. I have to restart only to find out that it used my energy and my potion but didn’t actually give me the fragment/family XP or anything else for that matter. As you well know energy isn’t always that easy to get unless you live close by a million inns. Also, potions take time to brew, so wasting a potion was pretty irritating as well. At this point it’s pretty much a guarantee that the app is going to freeze up on me some way some how. There have been several times it has froze and it cost me energy, potions, fragments. I’m not sure what bug is going on but I’m really annoyed with this. Otherwise I like everything else with the game, especially that you can prestige the pages so that you can keep collecting common items and earning more from them. That’s the one thing that got boring about Pokémon Go, there wasn’t much incentive to keep catching certain Pokémon.
Updated: Great game but SO glitchy
by Hhunting on 2019/08/25 20:10
Ok I love Pokemon Go and Harry Potter so this game is my ideal mix. And it is fun — I have played it every day since launch. The new update fixed some of the most annoying issues (having to approve leaving and auto sleep) but there are still a couple of things that really need to get fixed. 1) it is still SO glitchy. It crashes over and over when I switch between apps or just because it hasn’t crashed for a while and feels like it should. This game was designed to appeal to Pokemon Go players but if I skip back and forth between the two the other one crashes half the time. Super annoying. 2) this is not Pokémon go. It is not going to be a community game no matter how hard Niantic tries. But too many of the challenges require friends to pass them. Stop trying to make this a team challenge and focus on this being a fun individual game. As it is, I am never going to get past the challenge that requires me to fight a challenge with three friends so apparently I am done with SOS challenges. :-/ Other than these issues this is a great app!!! I enjoy it every day!
For an AR game, it's good, but...
by rogueKlyntar on 2020/05/10 00:09
I don't find AR games very interesting, but this one is good; I would rank it among the best along with Pokemon GO, which I lost interest in after a month. One very unpleasant thing about this game is every single time you cast a spell that is not Protego, you use up energy, and once you hit zero you have three (but really two) options: hope you find some lying around (unlikely) or pay for some more with the pretty scarce (relative to how much you need it to do stuff) in-game currency, which means in turn you may need to pay for it in real money. Or, if you can afford to wait, you can wait for energy as a daily login reward, which can be as long as a week later. And no, you cannot sell any items, you can only delete them without anything in return Another downside to this game is that casting spells is inconsistent; what anybody would say looks to be a great or perfect cast can be judged merely good, or even fair, while a cast that clearly had minimal effort put into it can be judged great. (If you played Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone for desktop, casting spells is like that only easier, though the spell symbols are completely different and this may bother you.)
Not Safe For Walking
by DracoMidnight on 2019/07/04 15:20
I came to this game from Pokemon Go, which I have been playing since it first came out. That game is great while I am walking about as I have to put very little focus into what is literally a paper toss game. This game, however, I cannot see how it can be a game that is meant for you to get up and walk. The spell casting for one is distracting and keeps your attention off of whatever is around you. It’s not a simple flick of your finger/wrist. It isn’t safe if you are walking along a road and then have to stop somewhere just to try and do a spell. Trust me, I went for a walk when this game came out just to try this and I wholeheartedly do not recommend it. I found myself distracted from the road far more than I would have liked. This game is one I would recommend as walk first to your destination and ignore all the creatures and then sit down and “catch” them. So if you are looking for a game that is easy to put in the background and just walk? This game isn’t it. Pokemon Go is a far better option for being able to walk without focusing all your attention on the game. Especially with the external help of the pokewalkers (and the apple watch before they removed the app for some reason).
Almost!
by Otakugirl1990 on 2019/06/25 01:31
Almost everything is amazing! The game is so much fun and the various mechanics make it even better. The only complaint I have is the spawn rate. Nothing spawns anywhere near me. I wish I could enjoy it from my home like Pokémon Go. I have a small park down the street with a couple inns and still... there is rarely anything that shows up. I was at a friends house in a smaller city when I downloaded the game and got TONS of items and spawns at her place. I was surprised to find that the game is nearly unplayable at my home and even the park. I hope this is a launch issue and that it will get better over time. Would really love to get to play the game without having to drive 20 minutes to get to a more central location in town. The energy thing is also slightly annoying. I love that you can stock up on poke balls in Pokémon Go so you can play from anywhere. I blew through 75 energy in a few minutes when I first opened the app.... and then couldn’t play for the rest of the day because I wasn’t near an inn. It feels like you have to be in a big busy city or have a lot of real money to blow on the game in order to play it. Hoping to get to actually enjoy this game in the future!!
Honestly pretty frustrating :/ Much potential though.
by bwerner0523 on 2020/05/29 21:09
For awhile I was confused trying to figure out whether you catch things based on strategy or random, and I’m still confused. In the event that started just today, I was trying to catch a Quidditch Fan Hermoine Granger and cast FIVE MASTERFUL CASTS IN A ROW with a Dawdle Drought and Potent Existimulo Potion in full effect, and it still resisted. Finally out of frustration I practically scribbled something and got a “good” cast and THAT’S what caught it. It was a waste of energy and a waste of potions, just for a little bit more XP? That’s not worth it. In the Wizarding Challenges, I’ll cast protego perfectly like it said and still take damage. I don’t understand how to stop that. I’ve tried several different techniques: holding my finger down, drawing and releasing, waiting and then casting, casting immediately, none of it matters bc I take the same damage. I’m starting to consider deleting the app bc nothing is changing. Everyone is having the same concerns and nothing is being done, you just keep adding new events and bells and whistles. It’s almost like reviews aren’t even being read and it’s heartbreaking bc the app really is fun at times, but needs to be polished.
Great game, immersive, lots to do, NO SPELL ENERGY
by no spell energy cant play on 2019/06/26 18:24
When i first got the game, i was very impressed. The immersion into the world, and customizations and all the things you can do aside from just fights or freeing something is awesome. Plenty to keep you busy, this was going to be a 5 Star review...until i ran out of spell energy. Spell energy does not replenish over time, you dont earn any from casting spells or collecting items or winning fights. You can only get spell energy from an Inn, and even then you get maybe 3, aside from that you have to purchase it. The fact that you can only purchase spell energy or get a couple from an inn is crazy. There should be WAY more ways to get more energy, i dont live anywhere near an inn, and cant even play the game because i have been out of spell energy for 4 days with no way of getting more, im not going to spend money for spell energy that will go away after casting 5 spells. This absolutely needs to be improved, should not be a struggle to cast spells. Like pokemon go you could get pokeballs from stops and levling up and catching. Theres needs to be alot more opportunities to get spell energy, wont even be playing anymore until this gets fixed.
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