Reviews for Harry Potter: Game of the Year Edition
Leggo16 chapter 12 . 9/9
Pray tell why you abandoned this?
BeyondTheDive chapter 12 . 8/20
This is such a fun story, I'm sorry you've lost the muse for it. Any chance you might promote it as a challenge? I could see it pairing well with Replika's challenge
JanessaVR chapter 12 . 3/14
I just discovered this story. Seems like it was coming along nicely. Why was it abandoned? A darn shame.
SamonIllmantrim chapter 12 . 1/5
Pretty fun story! Definitely got some interesting ideas in it.
professionalpotatowastaken chapter 7 . 10/12/2022
le flashback
RSegovia chapter 12 . 8/28/2022
This definitely got better as it progressed. I don't get why Harry would actually let himself go to Azkaban, though, instead of just loading from before the duel as soon as he realized he couldn't get out of it. He should be making much better use of saving and loading, and he should be gaining skills as fast as he can.
RSegovia chapter 3 . 8/28/2022
Ugh, I can't stand stories where Harry blindly trusts the goblins and signs anything they hand him without even reading it. Read Inheritance by SarcasmDragon to see just how badly that could go.
RSegovia chapter 1 . 8/28/2022
You do know Harry has had more than one Quidditch win and loss, right? He plays at least 3 games a year, against each of the other houses. Also, why is a win only 5 and a loss -10? That's pretty skewed.
E.Elliot chapter 12 . 8/19/2022
I love it!
Aetherium21 chapter 2 . 5/12/2022
Go Hagrid go!
Schazmen chapter 12 . 5/1/2022
It's a shame you ended this story, in my opinion. While I don't think Ron is irredeemable or a complete asshole, that is a matter of interpretation and subjective opinions.

But this story had great potential, and seeing how much you've written since, I can only say I'm glad you used the experience from this to better yourself for the future.
Axccel chapter 2 . 2/6/2022
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was the first book I ever read. I received it from my maternal grandmother when I was first learning to read and I was having a lot of trouble focusing on learning it. Originally, I had zero desire of any kind to read it and considered just putting it away and forgetting about it, but I felt that would be very disrespectful to the fact she had given me a gift and so I resolved to put my best effort into it out of respect for her. Basically, that book taught me how to read and I've been a bibliophile every since.

I think JK didn't think ahead when writing the books. And like you said, they were specifically for children. I think she ramped it up a bit upon realizing her books were extremely popular with young adults and even full adults as well. As a result, what at first seemed benign ended up being perceived by most of the fans as either idiocy or intentional sabotage on the part of Dumbledore. And Ron and his family drawing attention to themselves at the train station. Ron claiming the other compartments were full and generally being a disloyal jerk. Although to be fair that was only once and honestly when he did that (fourth year I mean) it really came out of the blue. There was a whole lot that already happened that would have worked up his jealousy if that was really part of his character.

Ron is really very stupid, though. He knows he's a bad student, craves to be successful like his brothers or even surpass them all, and yet he puts zero effort into it. Yet, he craves it enough that the freaking Mirror of Erised showed him being successful as his greatest desire but makes no attempt to act on making it come true. Of course, Harry follows along and while that is no doubt partly due to wanting to keep his friendship, he is also friends with Hermione so that doesn't really fly. So, as Obi-Wan said, who is the more foolish: the fool or the fool who follows?

Hermione is just plain annoying.

Speaking of annoying, JK wrote Harry as a somewhat bad student. Constantly slacking off with Ron and then begging work from Hermione. It's freaking MAGIC and he's portrayed by JK as fascinated by it, yet he puts no effort into learning anything about it. He also makes no effort to learn about the Wizarding World he wants so much to be part of.
Dr Gero chapter 3 . 5/5/2021
Ah, my bad. I knew this was older but forgot it's listed as abandoned. I felt this had some potential so I wanted to focus on the positive next time. The way you weren't getting bogged down in the gamer-type statistics that so many gaming stories tend to was nice; the mechanics Can Be interesting but no one wants half a chapter to be a character sheet. Well some do, but you can just post the sheet elsewhere.
If the story had continued on I would have been really curious to explore the extras and determine how best to use the obliviate and if there's a pensieve feature. With the time spans involved in re-living his lives with no skip ability, I could see him reaching Groundhog Day levels of apathy and smartly using those features could minimize some of the dangers of re-living time. Granted that's probably too much for a relatively light tone fic (minus the heads on platters moments).
Thanks for taking the time to write this! I hope everything is going well for you, whatever you're up to.
Dr Gero chapter 3 . 5/5/2021
I don't know... did Harry pick a different Class or Subtype and I missed it? Or is this supposed to be the normal Harry still (or Hadrian, though wouldn't that make the title "Hadrian Potter: Game of the Year Edition"? On his in-story title screen too?). It just seems too much to do all the inheritance and pureblood tropes on top of the gaming elements without a specific "Lord Harry" subtype or similiar to explore. Because those are super fanon elements (even when this first came out those had been around) and trying to use that as a default setting feels like a very shaky foundation.
There's a lot of potential for creativity and fun here, some of the humor and lampshading is very entertaining if intentional, but if not, is a red flag and the "you can't bash someone when they're a t**t!" reasoning from last chapter had me shaking my head. I'm not even a Ron fan, the holes in that logic are just dizzying whenever I see it.
fuzzybananas chapter 9 . 3/16/2021
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