Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is LEGO:Harry Potter Years 1-4 is the latest offering from the developer Travellers Tales famous for their CSI and LEGO games.It, as the game’s title suggests follows our favorite boy-wizard through the first four years at Hogwarts.The question here is whether it offers something different or if it follows into the footsteps of previous Harry Potter games i.e dull and boring.
Excerpt: We had a bit of a discussion here in the office just a few days ago: what other games could translate well into a Lego title? Lego Call of Duty? Lego Twilight? How about a Lego fitness game… OK, I'll be quiet now - developers could be listening. Either way I imagine that over in Warner Bros. HQ there is a big list, surrounded by dollar symbols, with every future Lego title that can and will be made.
Excerpt: Exploring every nook and cranny is oddly addictive, perhaps because there's usually something new to see or hear. Whether you're climbing the owlery tower to listen to compositions on an old phonograph or playing around in a room full of muggle artifacts and watching a car fly out the window, the incentives that the game offers the true fan seldom disappoint. They're almost enough to make a fellow sigh when he finally finds everything. Almost.
Excerpt: I am a huge fan of Harry Potter. In fact, Lego Harry Potter is a game I knew I would be playing before I was even half way through the first Lego Star Wars game five years ago. The wait has been longer than expected, but it is finally here with the same mishmash of blocky visuals and a canonical take on a beloved franchise that we have come to expect from this series, made as always by developers Traveler‘s Tale.
Conclusion: There isn't a LEGO game that I've played that disappointed me. Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment puts together another hit through playful comedy and solid gameplay. While it is certainly geared towards a younger audience, there's plenty of adventure here to be had by all ages.
Excerpt: I was fully expecting to be unimpressed with LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 . As a Harry Potter fan, I’ve been let down by a vast majority of The Boy Who Lived’s videogame adaptations. I’ve also grown jaded and bored with the LEGO series of games. There’s only so much you can do with that formula of "blast everything, collect studs" gameplay before you get tired of it and beg for something different and fresh.
Summary: The highly popular Lego franchise has covered many of the biggest and best intellectual properties in the world, from Batman to Indiana Jones, with each well crafted title holding a place in many gamers hearts. LEGO Star Wars was the first game to base an entire movie within the Lego universe. Since then there have been several other titles made and announced, the most recent being LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4.