LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Loved this game!
We were excited when we saw a trailer for this game when we bought the latest movie and it certainly lived up to expectations! We have spent many evenings laughing our way through the challenges in the co-op storymode which is lots of fun! It's nice that they used the real soundtrack music and long enough selections from it that it doesn't loop too frequently like some videogame music does and get so annoying when you are stuck. The controls are simple enough once you get used to them but a little awkward from time to time. We are still replaying some of the levels to try and unlock all of the characters and get 100% and it is challenging enough that not everything is straight forward and you do need to work at things. The graphics are adorable and we love that nearly everything in the scenery is interactable and we are constantly surprised and amused by some of the antics of peripheral characters and objects which really enhance play. This is a great game for anyone who likes the previous lego games and Harry Potter fans!
Cool and cute
This game is cool, and cute. I reccomend it to younger kids, but it is hard to read and figure out. Counterless questions are appearing, due to the facts that the spells have odd and weird names, which makes no sense to younger players. The dark setting annoys me, and makes it hard to see what is happening. This is a pretty hard game, and I enjoy it. This is the top LEGO game, but only in my opinion. It follows the storyline from the Harry Potter movies, but some levels are harder then others. It's weird getting used to the controls at first, and the split screen annoys me, (It always has, and I do not like it, considering that I own Indiana Jones 2, LEGO version) it could be a nice change to the next game. We aren't that far through it, but it is a good game for younger players, and young boys will enjoy it. It gets too old for boys and girls at around 5th grade. It's cute and cool. I recommend this game to young boys, and plain old gamers. The man at my working at my local Gamestop said that he has pre-ordered it, too! :o)
very great game!
this game was better than i thought it would be and i beat it after a couple of days and the puzzles can be tough to get through sometimes but i had a lot of fun with this game and never want to trade it in and i tried super mario galaxy 2 at first and didn't like it so i returned it for a refund and got this game instead and i am so glad i made that decision! this game is way better than super mario galaxy and you can redo any level you have completed and this may be the first lego game i ever played but after this i tried lego batman and didn't like it and this may be the best lego game ever i think because it should be and it is so fun to play and buying new spells in the leaky cauldron and buying new characters to play as in free play and entering cheat codes but only a harry potter fan who has seen the first 4 movies at least will enjoy this game but if you are not a harry pottter fan then you will not like this game at all. great game!
I got this game a while ago and I love it. The graphics aren't as good as the newer LEGO games like Lego Star Wars III but they're still good. The controls are great but can take a while to get used to. When I first got it I thought that it might be difficult to cast spells but it proved to be simple. You simply hold down C and a spell wheel pops up and you select your spell, use it as many times as you want, and when you want to switch you just hold down the button and switch. The sound is great. Different spells make different sounds when you cast them and it sounds awesome. The lasting appeal for this game is shocking. I still haven't finished it completely. After you finish the story mode you can go through all the levels again with your new spells you unlocked and discover characters, extras, and so on. There are areas, characters, spells, and extras that you can unlock and buy. Hogwarts itself is huge. And there are dungeons and other areas to discover. This is a great game for Harry Potter fans and even for people who are new to the series.
An ok game, there are some flaws.
I like the game in general, but there are some things that annoy me. For example, there simply isn't enough levels that have much action. Most of the time, it's simply just running around, picking stuff up, putting stuff here and there, firing spells, etc. The few levels that do have action are either too simple or too complicated. The Basilisk level is complicated, but the First Task is simple. Also, a lot of stuff is super expensive. I mean, who asks 1 million studs for Albus Dumbledore or a simple gold brick? Then, there's also the issue of the Free Roam being pitifully small. The only place you get to roam is Diagon Alley and Hogwarts. I think we all want to roam like Privet Drive, the Ministry of Magic, and that Hogsmeade, right? There are more flaws, but I'm not going to mention them.
This is an outstanding game, it's better than I expected. The challenge in the game is great but a little too young for the targeted age sometimes. The challenge in the levels is too easy but when you explore Hogwarts it's hard. The graphics are excellent. I am surprised because Wii doesn't really have good graphics so I am happy. Length is excellent because even though the levels are short, you explore Hogwarts for a while before each level. The storyline isn't anything like the books and barely like the movies and the storyline should be explained a little better. The controls are okay because they could be a little challenging for the targeted age and a little tricky. Interface is excellent (don't know what is, but you know that). The sound is quiet but it's funny when you cast spells on people and they scream. I would totally recommend this game to LEGO game fans and Harry Potter fans.
Nintendega's Review for Lego Harry Potter 1-4
Let me start out by saying, I am a huge Harry Potter fan and have been ever since I was a toddler and as a fan, take it from me: This game is fun!! I beat it within about 18 hours (spread out over about 3 days of course) and they were pretty close to the best 18 hours I've ever had in a game. The gameplay is very fun and not too difficult but in a good way. I mean seriously, who wants to sit there playing a game that is IMPOSSIBLE to beat or a game that is WAY too easy. This one is neither, its straight down the middle. There are, however, a couple points in the game that will be a little confusing but you'll catch on pretty quick. And if you haven't seen the movies or read the books the cutaway scenes or the main objectives may be a little confusing, so basicly this game was aimed at fans of the series, Of which I am and it was no prob for me. The main hub takes place in Diagon Alley which is really fun to explore, especialy in the LEGO version. This version is also much funner than the DS so I deffianitly suggest this one way over the DS version. Overall an amazing game. Pick it up.
Lego Games are never too good.
I do not have the game but my friend did and he said he did not like it. We do like different types of games but I completely believe him with this one. The company is good with Legos, but when it comes to video games, they could not be worse. I had the two Star Wars Lego Games a few years ago, I almost felt bad! The graphics are terrible but that doesnt matter. I hated the game so much, I dont even pay attention to Star Wars anymore. But this is Harry Potter. I am a die hard Harry Potter fan. I have read each and every one of the books and I have played a few of the video games. My friend also really like the Harry Potter books and he said the game was terrible. Also, the first 4 books were not too good. I dont understand how they were able to fit all 4 of those into 1 game, so I am guessing it does not have too much detail and it is very short. From what the other people have said, it also has glitches. I have played 3 of the 7 Harry Potter games and there have never been any glitches in those... they are not Lego games. Like I said before, they are supposed to make Lego's, not video games.
Ugh... This Is The Worst Game Ever!
I bought this game back in January because I thought it would be cute and I am a fan of Harry Potter. How dumb I was to blow $40 bucks on a poor excuse of a game! It has so many glitches, the game play is terrible; you literally have to walk through Hogwarts to get to the next level each time. The magic control is lousy, you have to scroll through different spells to get the one you want. Collecting different characters is also a major pain in the you-know-what; unlike previous Lego games where if you played as the character, he would be available for purchase in the store or if you beat the certain story, you could buy bonus characters, this game requires you to find the character's 'Character Stub' in ridiculous locations and only then could you purchase the character!
Voldemort also is only unlocked after you have collected all of the Hogwarts crests and gold blocks, thus rendering him useless as you would have already beaten this horribly glitched game!
I do not recommend this game even to the biggest Harry Potter or Lego game fan. If you want a better Lego game, go for Lego Star Wars or Lego Indiana.
It sounds like a great game don't anyone think I don't think that, BUT the few things I'm iffy about is that no one is seeming to realize is what features it has and how we'll use them. I really don't want to be lifting something when i have to be shoving it. And I really hope magic isn't specific to different characters, and I really hope they actually have voice acting, I would love to hear Alan Rickman or Maggie Smith or Daniel Radcliffe. On the other hand, I would really love a Harry Potter LEGO game, it would be great. Me and my brother have been brainstorming about a game like this. And its two great things combined, like the Muppets and Queen. So depending on how much it costs and decisions made later in the marketing and advertising scheme, now it would seem like a cool game to get. But people don't order yet!