LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
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.
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.
Jaw Dropping Awesome
When I first turned on this game, I was stunned by how beautiful it looks. To me the quality of the graphics could not be better. I didn't want to stop playing the first time I turned it on. I have to admit to already spending several nights staying up past midnight because I just wanted to do one more level before going to bed. Of course, I'm a little sorry the next day when I'm very tired at work, but it's been worth it by far. The development team has really outdone themselves on the Xbox 360 version of Lego Harry Potter. Like the DS version, they really took what fans wanted to see and brought it to light in a new and fun way. You get to wander around Diagon Alley, you get to wander around and interact with people and object in the Leaky Cauldron! You can go into many stores in Diagon Alley and interact with people and things. There's an entire level in Gringots! They gave fans like me exactly what we were looking for, the ability to run around the world of Harry Potter and do lego things. It's really brilliant. The game play starts out when you find out you are a Wizard. You get to play a level involving the Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley with Hagrid. You can play as Hagrid, it's delightful and fun. When you eventually get to Hogwarts, your game play is a little more unique than other Lego games. You have levels, like the Troll at Halloween and the Forbidden Forest, but they are interdispersed with lessons where you learn a new type of magic. Until you've had a lesson on a specific type of magic, you can't use it yet. The lessons are like levels unto themselves and are very fun and diverse. It's been highly entertaining seeing Traveler's Tales famous tounge in cheek attitude towards the Potter Universe. I love how often the game makes me laugh and how difficult it is for me to turn it off each night. As you would expect with any Lego style game, there are a multitude of characters you can unlock along the way to play. It's amazing how much satisfaction you can have when you are like "Look! I'm playing as FANG!" or "Hey Look! I just jinxed Snape!" The game release date was pushed back several times, much to the dissappointment of fans around the world, but the wait was worth it. What the game makers delivered was a very polished game that is just a magical bucket full of fun to play and jaw droppingly pretty. The castle has never come alive so much as it does in this Lego Harry Potter game. This time out they did more of a mix of real graphics with the Lego aspects. The blending of the two is really well done this time. I found it a little weird on the first Indiana Jones game, but for Harry Potter, it looks exactly like you would want it to. All around I can honestly say this game went well beyond what I would have ever expected. I was very pleased with how well they integrated multiple spells, making it interesting and challenging but not so diffucult the younger players will have troubles. Complaints about the game? Few to none. There's been one or two times where a candle holder renders slightly out of place, but poking at it with my wand made it pop into place. Sometimes when studs pop out of an object, if you've completed some task and it pauses to tell you about completing the task, the studs start going away before you can collect them. That always saddens me because collecting studs and buying upgrades is the main point of any Lego game. I will highly recommend to anyone playing the Xbox version of the game, if you find the Red Block for Ghost Studs, buy it and turn it on. When Nearly Headless Nick gives you directions somewhere and leaves a trail of Ghost Studs behind, you can really pick up some stud points if you have that Extra turned on. All in all, Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 for the Xbox 360 is the best Lego game to date. In fact, I would say it's the best Harry Potter game to date by far. This is what you've always wanted from a Harry Potter game, with the tounge in cheek fun yo
LEGO Harry Potter
This is a very fun family game! All of the LEGO games are very fun, but I think this one might be the best. The new addition of magic and moving objects is amazing. The magic/moving objects is kind of like "The Force" from Star Wars. But, instead of your mind, you use your wand. LEGO Harry Potter has a ton of levels, and all of them aren't boring! They are all jam-packed with fun! Great LEGO game, and a must-buy!
Fun for all ages
Being a huge fan of the lego series games has led to playing a lot of them and this one is the best so far. Sure its not perfect and its got its glitches but it is just really fun. And isn't that what is supposed to matter after all. For anyone with children are just looking for a fun casual experience this is the right choice.
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.
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...
Good for kids and families.
Real typical LEGO game, if you don't like the other LEGO games, then stear clear of this. I however enjoy most of the LEGO games. The useual gameplay is back with collecting, platforming and some puzzle elements. The humor is really good and deviates from the core story which I was ok with because it made it fun to watch. There is plenty of replay value to collect all the characters, students in peril, true wizard etc. If you are a fan of LEGO games or Harry potter. Pick it up. Great for younger kids, families and/or fans of the series
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.
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.