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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

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GF Rating
7.4

4283 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Another stellar entry into the Lego Saga

posted by WxWxEx (COLUMBUS, OH) Jul 27, 2010

Member since Jul 2010

Ever since I first played Lego Star Wars, I was hooked. The ability to seemingly create the world around you (in hilarious Lego style) captivated my mind. This newest entry doesn't disappoint. Lego Harry Potter is a great game. The player plays through the troubled early years of Mr. Potter (1-4). The graphics are stellar and the slapstick humor we've all learned to love about the franschise is abundant as well. The gameplay itself is pretty much unchanged from previous Lego entries. However, the player does gain the ability to perform various spells on objects throughout the game. The spells were a little confusing at first, since there is no real "tutorial". Once you learn how to use the spells, though, all is well. The soundtrack is ok, though it does get a little redundant after a while. If you're a huge Harry Potter fanatic, then you will love the extra playable characters that you can control in Free Mode. Everybody is there, from Cedric in his Maze Task outfit to Hermione in her ballroom gown. The story mode is challenging at times, but overall is easy. Each story mode (Year 1, Year 2, etc.) takes about 3-4 hours to complete. The one major difference I noticed when compared to other Lego games is the difficulty of collecting 100% of the trademark Lego credits. I only managed to ascertain 100% in four or five missions out of all four story modes. Also, if you're looking for easy achievements by simply completing the missions, you will be in for some heartache. Most of the achievements involve specific actions (like killing 15 spiders with Ron). Another difference in this game involves the exploration of Hogwarts. You can literally roam around for hours unlocking different areas as the game progresses. Overall, I gave this game an 8/10. I'm a big fan of the Lego games. I hope they continue this trend upward.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

One Major Problem With this One

posted by upsetgamer (PLAINVILLE, KS) Jul 12, 2010

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Member since Mar 2004

There seems to be a MAJOR Bug in this game and That is That for some reason I can't Make any Dark Magic Work so There is no Way I can Finish the Game I dont know Why The Program is Like This but The Game should Never Have Been Released As It Is because of The Bugs If a Game isnt Going To work Like it is Supposed to For whatever reason then the Game Isnt a Great Game. I guess You cant Fix a Problem if it is Never considered a Problem. The Game can Be Played Clear To the end but It doesnt Seem to be able to be completed without being able to cast Dark magic with a Dark magic user. This is a Fair game but shouldnt Have The Bugs it does

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Typical LEGO game. But still good

posted by dfloss721 (GRAYSLAKE, IL) Jul 5, 2010

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Member since Jun 2007

Don't change what isn't broken. LEGO games still continue to be a ton of fun to play and carry the same gameplay across all the games. Everything you'd expect from the LEGO games is here. It does a great job again of sticking to the story and making it funny and entertaining.

Instead of building blocks with your hands in the previous games, you use your wand to assemble the pieces and do all kinds of crazy things. You can use tons of spells throughout the game which you'll use in certain situations to beat the levels.

Again, there are a million little collectibles and secrets in this game, same as the previous LEGO games. You need to collect studs, hidden objects, rescue people, etc. It has a lot of replay value if you can stand playing this long game again and again.

All in all a great game, but extremely similar to all of the other LEGO games. Easy controls, decent graphics, fun gameplay, good story, and a long game.

This is not a very easy game to get all the achievements as you will need to replay the game at least twice and spend lots of time trying to find the collectibles. Don't rent to for the achievements.

Milt Drucker- gamertag

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