LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
Why is it so addicting?
I'm fairly certain this game is akin to one of the mortal sins. Some people find guilty pleasures in shady activities, excess, or profanities; I am just as content to draw the curtains, turn the lights down low and sit down to play Lego Harry Potter with my fiancée.
The game itself contains hours of mindless fun blasting the tar out of the scenery and whipping things about in a mad attempt to further yourself along. The story itself loosely follows the progression of the movies, often with annotations from the books, with inserted bits of slapstick humour - all without a single line of dialogue. The game is utterly engaging in its simplicity, a child could master it and yet an adult could still be enthralled with it.
Perhaps more horrifyingly, with the organized yet expansive layout of the content, the creative visuals, well tailored backgrounds, and comprehensive game play, the Lego games end up being better movie tie-in games than the tie-in games themselves!
The demo is up for grabs on, I believe, all of the regular services, so check it out. Just don't let your neighbours know.
Love the Lego franchise!
I know Lego HP2 has been out for a while, but I finally bought it yesterday (6/14). I have the first one, as well as most of the other games between PS2 and Xbox 360. People are saying "this (HP2) is the best yet." Sorry, I can't say that. They're all equally entertaining. I will say though, the parts of #5, where Harry starts having nightmares, the black/white effects were pretty awesome. I thought that was a great addition to the game. I really enjoyed the battle scenes. Unfortunately, once I finished #5, I had to stop because I have not seen Half-Blood Prince or the Deathly Hallows movies yet. I actually have Half-Blood Prince from Netflix as I type this. I would rather watch the films before playing the games for them. I also pre-ordered Lego Batman 2. What could possibly be next? I was told they're making Lego Lord of the Rings.
Great, but not as good as others
I love Harry Potter, but this game simply isn't as good as years 1-4. In years 1-4 you can go in all the houses' common rooms but you can't in this one. You also can't play Quidditch. There aren't any bonus levels either which is a problem for me. Years 1-4 kept me playing for a while but this didn't. Some levels were too long and the game seemed more depressing than before. In years1-4 you could go more places and do more things but this game gets a little boring after awhile. I do have to give props for the graphics as they were very good. I liked the spells in Fred and George's shop. I thought the characters were done very well even though you couldn't play random characters like slytherin boys and girls as you could in years 1-4. It is an ok game and is very fun but is lacking lots of features that were in years 1-4.
Not as good as the first game but worth buying.
This game had a much darker tone than the first game and therefore was not as much fun to play but if you played the first, you'll definitely need this one too.
Best magical game!
This is one of the best games because you can play as villians,heores,and muggles. You can do a lot of spells.
this is gonna be the single greatest lego game i think the only thing that could be better would be lego lord of the rings 1 2 and 3 now that would be a best seller btw im psyched for this game
BEST LEGO GAME EVER !!!!!!!!!
I love plying lego games, but this one will be the best there is. I heard that this game will be open world, how cool is that. You even can take a train to go from Hogwarts to London. This will be the official best lego game ever !!!
I absolutely cant wait for this. I've owned, at atleast one point in my life, every lego game possible. The last 3 books are my absolute favorite of the Harry Potter Series. These games are much like dreams, and to quote one of the most powerful wizards of all time " For in dreams we enter a world entirely our own" - Albus Percival Wilfreck Brian Dumbledore....
The combat and everything was the same as all other lego games, but I must admit, these were way better than EA's version of Harry Potter 7. I highly recommend this to any Lego/Harry Potter fans, and it was super fun.
i love all lego games this one is the best i would know i tested it i am a game tester