Rated 7 out of 10 by TeePoo Disappointed
Having played all the previous Lego games, I was truly disappointed with this one. I expected more advanced challenges and games. Instead you are practically fed the studs, the red brick are too easy to find, and the "challenges" are nothing to speak of. I was more impressed with Indiana Jone 2 and Star Wars. Either they have ratcheted the age of the target audience way down or just dropped the ball. The addition of the stylus is pretty awkward too. If they had just left the stylus as an optional play mode that would have worked for those that do like utilizing it. Also unlike the other Lego games the free play mode in this is just a rehash of the story mode, even down to characters speeches. It has actually gotten boring. I have continued playing only for a personal best. But in only 16 hours of playing I am 80% complete. Disappointed I will say the graphics are great and they followed the story lines pretty much to a tee. This coming from a 48 year old female.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Gamer617 New Harry Potter Lego
The Developers have done it again. Lego Harry Potter is going to certainly be a hit for kids hitting the road on vacations with their parents! The game play is very smooth, it's challenging but not so much that it becomes frustrating. The overall length of the game is great also. Another very nice feature that you find with all Lego games is the ability to finish a mission and save. This give the player a chance to take frequent breaks from the game if they wish to do so. The graphics in terms of movies are very grainy, I do believe they could have been better, however you get the idea, if you have seen and read Harry Potter years 1-4 you will get the picture. Also the sound is quite muffled. It's almost as if it is too soft. Head phones are a must for this game as you will not hear important chimes when playing without them. Overall game rating for me personally 7.7 out of 10... Not perfect but a LOT of fun.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Harry Potter#2 Lego Harry Potter Game! Yes!
So a Lego Harry Potter game is finally coming and I am so exited! I first got interested in Lego games when I played Lego Star Wars the Complete Saga then I was hooked. I looked for more Lego video games on DS. I got both Lego Indiana Jones games, Lego Battles and Lego RockBand. Then I found Lego Harry Potter sets and I thought,"They should make a Lego Harry Potter game," and long behold they did. When I first saw the preveiw on the "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" DVD, I was psyced. I am one of the BIGGEST Harry Potter fans in the intire UNIVERSE and I LOOOVE Legos and Lego games. When I learned they were going to combine them all, I was SOOOOOOOOOOO exited. I've loved all the Lego games and I think this could be a high point in the Lego game franchize. If you like Legos and Harry Potter you should love it, not that I've played but I'm pretty sure I'm going love it and I'm really exited!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Chrisisbliss94 Loved it
I am a huge fan of Harry Potter and I got LEGO years 1-4 a couple weeks ago because gamestop didnt have any of the other Harry Potter games available at the time. I have to admitt, I was skeptical at first, but I fell in love with the game right away. I love how you are able to cast the spells yourself by drawing symbols instead of just pointing the wand at an object and letting the game do the rest and I love how you are able to pick which year and scene you would like to play in a room where you can buy hints, charactors and other items. The game stuck to the plot very well and it wasnt one of those games where you spent half the time watching the charactors act out scenes before letting you play. I also loved how there were some very humorous parts to the game that werent in the story but made the game memorable.
Rated 8 out of 10 by NDSCheater Lego does it again...
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1 - 4 for the Nintendo DS is one of the best games on the handheld by far. This game combines original Lego gameplay with familiar Harry Potter " whack and zap " gameplay. It has co-op multiplayer so you and a buddy can defeat Voldemort together. Being able to progress through four years of Hogwarts is the same as having four games in one. Although some of the controls may seem awkwards at some moments, this game still delivers that feeling of being immersed in the Harry Potter world. With over 20 playable characters, each customizable, this game exceeds all expectations. If your looking for the perfect game to buy as a gift or for yourself, I recommend by Lego Harry Potter: Years 1 - 4. The gameplay is awesome, the visuals are excellent, and the satisfaction is outstanding. Buy it!
Rated 0 out of 10 by gizzmogeek Looking forward to the fun
I've been a fan of the Lego branded games since I first played the Star Wars one. Didn't care for the first Indiana Jones one, but really loved the Batman version. I especially enjoyed the fact that the DS version and the XBOX version were very different allowing me to enjoy both games seperately. It was a nice delight. I am very much looking forward to their interpretation of the Harry Potter franchise. I'm a total Harry Potter nut and am excited they are breaking this into two games, with this one only being years 1-4. This gives me the opportunity to look forward to another game sometime in the future. I am very much hoping that the Privet Drive and the run from the letters isn't all a cutscene. All the other games really only let you start playing once you hit Hogwarts, which is a shame. I would LOVE the opportunity to run around Privet Drive and find things in the cupboard under the stairs. I would love even more the chance to run around willy nilly in Diagon Alley and all the shops there. There is so very much opportunity to widen the playing field and not just give us a castle to run around that I sincerely hope they take the opportunity to do so. Regardless, no matter what is available to play, I know they will do an awesome job. Their track record is stellar so far, I can't wait to see what they will come up with for the Potter universe.
Rated 4 out of 10 by Aaron95 Not Pleased
I bought this game thinking it would be as great as some of these lego star wars games for the DS. Well I thought wrong. When I first started playing it was as if it was lego star wars for the GBA! It was terrible. You do move around with the + pad but you can't jump. It is very limited. The only think that makes it better is that you can use the touch screen for using spells. Unfortunately the spell you use is always the same touch function like rearranging legos into an order and starts in the same spot each time.
It does have character customization but that's pretty much the only good feature.
Rated 8 out of 10 by nintendega Its OK but not as good as the Wii version.
This game is pretty fun but very short. I got it and beat it within 3 hours but i played it a few more times after that. basicly: not good lasting appeal but very high replay value. The Levels are short and the objectives are pretty easy especialy the bosses. If you were to ask me i would say to buy the Wii version if its for a more skilled 13+ gamer. but for a begginer gamer 12 and under i'd say buy this version.
Rated 0 out of 10 by MomLuvsGames Best of Both Worlds!
Way to go! I loved the books and now I can play the games. I loved the previous Lego games - now I get to play w/ Lego and recreate the stories. This is great for families. I play the handheld games w/ my younger son and play the other versions on the t.v. w/ my older boy. This will really help when school is out and they aren't in camps. Thanks!!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Chrimardix fun fun fun
This is a really fun game. Yeah, sometimes it's boring, but it really makes up for with the minigames! Alas, you can on;y do the minigames if you do certain levels. Boo! The videos are funny, too! But if you think differently and your reading my review, I don't mind. You should see it for yourselfif you don't have the game.