posted by officeninj (GAINESVILLE, FL) Dec 28, 2011
Member since Sep 2009
gamers (33%) found this review helpful
I like the puzzle-solving cutesy cut scene flavor that the Lego games provide, and this one was no exception, but MAN there are some harsh load times. If you play beginning to end, you will spend roughly half the time watching a "Loading..." screen.
First time playing Lego games and i was actually pretty suprised at how much i liked it. I should say i was never DYING to play it but it was a steady flow while playing apart from the occasion "wth am i meant to do right now :/ i cant figure this out!!!" haha.. Pretty decent game and the 2 player was better than most.
posted by Batchick21 (HUNTSVILLE, TX) Jul 10, 2012
Member since May 2012
I am a die hard Harry Potter fan, so I just knew I was going to have to play this. I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting much... at all, but I was fairly surprised in the end. The game follows the movie ONLY, though every now and then you'll see a slight nod to the books that the movies don't show. It's really nice for HP fans. The gameplay was fun and fullfilling, the graphics and sound were wonderful, and you truly feel as if you are in the HP universe! Also in the 2nd half of year 7 while in Hogwarts (as Harry and Luna) there is a skeleton doing MJ's "Smooth Criminal" dance, it was HILarious and so awesome! The things I didn't like is that sometimes it felt as if the devs rushed some things. There were plenty of wonderful ideas in the game, ie The Three Brothers side scrolling mini-game, that seemed like there wasn't enough time put into it. To be honest most a lot of the game felt that way. Sometimes the dueling was a bit off balance, and the boss fights were outrageous (another thing that felt rushed). All in all if you are a HP fan you simply must play it, even if for a while just to enjoy the experience. Even those who may not be into HP will enjoy it, though you may be lost as far as the story is concerned. I'd recommend this to anyone in a heartbeat.