Pottermore first impressions from “Entertainment Weekly”
Earlier today, the first Pottermore emails were delivered by eOwl to thousands of anxious fans around the world granting them early access to the latest Harry Potter project, created by J.K. Rowling and a massive creative team. The goal: perform beta testing prior to the public release in October.
Entertainment Weekly provides us with our first early review, explaining a few of the online experiences enjoyed thus far. Here is what they had to say:
“There’s still more than enough to make your entire afternoon disappear like a ‘temporus suckus’ spell. You begin your journey by going through various interactive tableaux representing scenes from the book: the arrival of the Hogwarts letters, platform 9 3/4, Diagon Alley.”
The journey includes textual content pertaining to backgrounds and locations that were written by J.K. Rowling and never appeared in the books themselves.
Receiving your own wand, getting sorted into your proper house, and performing potions and spells brings a real entertainment value to the site.
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