My 4,6, and 8 year old and I played this game for three days straight until we finished all the levels, now we keep going back and getting all the extra stuff you can do and we have only completed 50% of the things. I'm not a gamer but I enjoy playing it as much as they do. Those who are not playing enjoy watching it so much they don't even complain about when it will be their turn.
Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 is a great game! You have to get cards that have someone on it and then you buy them in Diagon Alley. You can travel through Hogwarts and fly a broom, go to that garden room, go to Albus Dumbledore's room, Snape's room, Mad-eye Moody's room, travel under Hogwarts, Professer Lupin's room, the cafateria, to Hagrid's Hut and under a tent. There is even more but it would take to long to think about. You can go to Diagon Alley and buy wand upgrades. There is red bricks in this game but only at Hogwarts School. You can buy them at Diagon Alley. You can buy gold bricks at the same store as well. There is that bank with goblins in it there is ten tasks. You collect gold bricks every time you win a level. After you win the level, you can build a level. I would do this after you unlock most of the characters. After I got a bad wizard I did all the levels over again because bad guys can break a black treasure chest and a black cabinet. You should do that. That's the end
If the movie games for HP would take the open world approach that Lego took with this game, they would be awesome also. This game is very cool, stays close to the movies and lets kids feel like Harry and the gang. My 10 year old loved, as did my WIFE!!! Very playable, and very addictive. Challenging enough to keep adults interested, but easy enough for kids to enjoy.