Rated 10 out of 10 by Lt Rey 619 It's here... finally
I've been waiting for them to come out with a LEGO Harry Potter, and it was finally arrived! I love LEGO games esp. Star Wars... and I didn't think there would be another LEGO game to match up to it, but now with Harry Potter here they better watch out. LEGO Harry Potter has a wonderful storyline with great animations and abilities. You can free roam within hogwarts and complete missions within a mission. All though the story goes fast there are still alot of things to do, such as playing the bonus levels and collecting a various of items throughout the game. I can't wait for year 5-7 which I think will be even better. Some puzzles are confusing and some of the abilities don't work correctly at times... but thats because there is so many types of magic you can use which makes it confusing. Certain characters have different magic abilities than other... and I mean there are too many characters to collect in the game. But overall LEGO Harry Potter is a family fun game to be played by anybody who is a fan of the Harry Potter series.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Ivorymomm I cant wait for this game....
First...Im not a huge gamer...but I do LOVE to play the LEGO games of Batman, Indiana Jones, and Star Wars. I happen to be a huge fan at the age of 42 of the Harry potter books and was esctatic to see it come to life on the video games specifically by lego. Second, I play the other lego games with my 3yr old..and looking forward to this as well. I love that the games have the movie's stories to follow along with...and this I expect will be just as enjoyable as the others. In fact...pre-ordered it the day I saw it advertised...and will preorder the sequel when I see it ready too. These are the type of games you keep and play just for fun whenever you have some extra time. Speaking in the way of fun for me and my family....I expect this to be a 5-Star game just like the other Lego movie games. Excellent reincarnation of the movie in lego fashion with lots of game play and fun to be had. Third, I can always count on them to make what COULD seem like a boring game, the EXACT OPPOSITE.... I bet I will be hogging the game system when this is released.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Gutbomber PLAY THE DEMO ON XBOX LIVE!!!
I played the demo and some stuff really leaves me hanging, heres one of the best parts, 1st, instead having like basic moves and combos moves, you have a good amount of attack/help/animal moves/spells,plus you unlock them farther you get, 2nd sometimes you control the way you build, sometimes its frustraiting, but with the time and effort, a 10,000 purple stud is worth it, 3rd now almost every aminal you play has something special, for example on the demo a dog can dig and you get some cool items, also I played as a rat, but on the 2 demo lvls, It serves no purpose. **LIST OF MOVES ON DEMO**: When you shoot the professor on the 1st lvl, he shoots a ray at you, if it hits you, you freeze, something to look forward too. Now you get this ray thing on your wand that kills plants faster when they grab you, on this other one, you can cast a rat and you can be it. I might buy it when it comes out if I have the extra money...
Rated 7 out of 10 by Flynnboy BEST TIME KILLER
THE STORY IS SIMPLE AND HAS THAT LEGO COMEDY THAT IS PRESENT IN ALL THE OTHER LEGO TITLES. THE STORY IS PRETTY GOOD EVEN THOUGH I WOULD HAVE TO SAY, THE LEGO FRANCHISE ISN'T THAT DEPENDABLE ON A SOLID STORY LINE. I MEAN NOBODY EVEN SPEAKS IN THESE GAMES SO THERE WONT BE A GUT WRENCHING STORY OF ITS TIME IN THIS GAME. THE SOUNDS AND MUSIC ARE PRETTY CRISP AND CLEAR. THE VISUALS ARE UP TO SPEED WITH THE GAMES COMING OUT RIGHT NOW. I LOVE THE FREE PLAY AND OPEN SAND BOX FEEL THE GAME GIVES YOU. UNLIKE PREVIOUS TITLES WHERE THE ONLY FREE PLAY WAS IN THE MISSIONS AND SMALL MAIN LOBBY, YOU HAVE THE PUB, THE CASTLE, AND ALL THE MISSIONS YOU CAN NOW FREELY ROAM IN. THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS TO COLLECT IN THIS GAME WHICH ALWAYS GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO DO. I ALWAYS FIND MYSELF TURNING THIS GAME ON FOR A FEW TO KILL SOME TIME AND FIND CHARACTERS OR GOLD BRICKS. THIS GAME IS GREAT FOR ALL AGES AND ALL TYPES OF PEOPLE. IT'S NO GAME OF THE YEAR BY ANY MEANS BUT A FUN GAME FOR CASUAL PLAYING. I WOULD SUGGEST THIS GAME FOR ANYONE WHO HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR AND LIKES TO RELAX AND HAVE AN ENJOYABLE SIMPLE GAME.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Eversoris Lego HP
A lot of recent Lego games that have been released have had a lot of hype but have ended up having the same type of gameplay. Lego Indy 2 was said to have not been as good as the first one because a lot of humor was missing. That's not my opinion. It's what I heard. This one is the first one where actual magic is done, though(besides using the force in Lego Star Wars even though that doesn't really count as magic). The fact that this game is going to have over 100 playable characters sounds good but, it isn't new to the series. I'm not saying this one will be the same. It could end up being a revolution in Lego games or it could be the same old stuff(if not worse). I saw the two previews for it. They looked cool. That's why I preordered this one. I don't know for sure why it is only the first four books/movies that will be featured in this, though. Maybe the setup will be like the Lego Indy series where you get to choose what movie you'll play through instead of bunching it all together in one story. I like Harry Potter as a book/movie series. That's why I have hopes for this one. It could be good. It could be bad.
Rated 7 out of 10 by MasterchiefGamer Doesn't feel like Harry Potter
As everybody knows, none of the characters look anything like how they look in the movies or on the cover art of the books. The graphics are pretty much as realistic as a Lego game could get. When you play this it doesn't really feel like Harry Potter. Also, some parts are difficult like only the people who made it could figure it out. If you like looking for stuff 24/7 that are almost impossible to find this game is for you.I'll talk about some positive parts of the game. You can use many spells at any time. You can also use the invisibility cloak and turn into a rat or cat depending which character you are. This game is good if your not into stuff like halo or call of duty, i am into that so this felt weird when i was playing it. To be honest the only reason I have this is because it came with my Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 movie DVD.
Rated 3 out of 10 by GamerGirl28 I HATE the split screen in 2 player mode.
My boyfriend and i have played all of the leggo games to date, and loved them. Then came this one... The story is fine, deviated a bit too much from the books/movies, but i expected that. It's a bit confusing, they just drop you in with little to no instruction on what your doing first, if you know the harry potter story your good, if not.. watch the movies first. My biggest complaint is the split screen in 2 player mode. I have never been a fan of split screen gaming, and i was dissapointed that they added it in here. Since we play all of the leggo games together, it mostly ruined the game for us. The only other problems would be the few glitches towards the end, and that its so dark. we have adjusted the tv settings but it doesn't help much. Best played on back lit tvs, not DLP tvs.
Rated 0 out of 10 by PsiPhiTy For Those Who Believe...
There is a line in an old book that reads... "for those who believe no explanation is necessarily, for those who don't none is possible:... the same could be said of then whole Lego games series, which is a more than adequit expression of art in it's purest form. The art I refer to is Caricature. The entire Lego series is meant as a caricature of the original movies and from what small clip I've seen, this one holds great promise. This 46 year old kid has every intention of funding this game regardless of the ratings, because without people like myself to support these unique art types, they just disappear. I for one await the game with great interest and excitement. If this clip is any example, all us true J,K. Rawlings/Lego/ (insert digital artists name here) fans are in for a real treat.
Rated 5 out of 10 by Louis Longoria Lego Harry Potter
Lego harry potter is a very fun game. I think its best lego game they made so far.The story line is fun,it goes perfect with the movie.Its a really good replaca of hogwarts. One of my favorite things about it is that it takes parts of other lego games and adds all of it in here Example:Lego Batman you can change your suit.Lego harry potter you change your spell.There is one huge problem in the game. it has 2 bad glitches in the game. One is when your stuck in a room and cant get out .You honestly think you can turn off your console but no madder what you do you will have to start a new game which stinks. The second one is that you cant get this gold brick and cant move on in your game.I recomend you wait for the second harry potter that is coming out in October 2010.
Rated 10 out of 10 by x RadicalAura x Best Lego Game of All Time!
This review might be slightly bias considering I am both a fan of Harry Potter and previous Lego games. But I can say that after getting into year 2 and playing for several hours, the game is a blast! There's so much depth in the game compared to Lego Batman and Lego Indy. Beyond the normal story levels, there are various collectibles like red and golden bricks, hundreds of characters, and other bonus levels. If you are a fan of any of the Lego games, this one is the most fun and worthwhile to play and if you are a fan of the Harry Potter franchise, it even makes the game more immersive and entertaining to be able to explore many of the areas in Harry Potter. This game is easily worth $50 and i'd be satisfied with it even if it was a $60 purchase, GO BUY IT!