Summary: Harry Potter years 5-7 is a good game but limitations keep it from being a great game. Too dark in a lot of areas and a lot of confusion between it and the first game. Since it is a Lego Harry Potter Game I expected more similarities in the playing of this game. As with all the Lego games, and I have them all, they can overload the computer memory in the Wii and freeze it up on occaision.
Not recalled YET, many gliches, hold before asking for replacement
12 December 2011
Summary: After reading these reviews about the gliches, I wanted to add my customer service experience. Tech support very helpful and recommended that if you are having problems, check your console to see if your sound setting is on either stereo or mono NOT SURROUND SOUND. Seems to help may people stuck at the Weasley house/fire scene. Yes, they will send you a replacement disc BUT you have to have your receipt AND they will send you the same disc type you have.
Summary: The first Harry Potter Lego Wii (years 1-4) is a lot of fun and this game (years 5-7) falls right in line, with scenes and sets that are reminiscent of the first game, but with different perspectives. However, we are already finding several places where the game freezes. This makes it very frustrating to play, when you have to repeat everything 5 times (literally) in a row and it still freezes!
Lego Harry Potter Wii - please be aware before playing !
24 May 2012
Summary: Bought the game for my son, he loves the game and all seems good but there is a sort of bug that means it keeps crashing and beeping at certain stages. Basically the graphics and sound require more processing power than the Wii can manage if the game is played quickly on some levels. The get around is to reduce resolution and sound definition and play some zones slowly to reduce the amount that is 'going on'. Then all works ok.
Summary: My family and I love the Lego series games and Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 was the first we all played together. So, of course, when Years 5-7 came out we just had to buy it. As with all of the Lego adaptations of movies into games, a lot of the fun to us is seeing the comedy in all of the little changes so that the game storyline is not exactly like the movie.
Summary: Although this is enjoyable, we had one glitch where the sound went off and was replaced with an annoying high pitched whine for a couple of minutes. Me and my hubby often found the screen too dark to see, which is really off putting. however, our 6 year old loved it - it was bought for him after all :) Personally, I prefer years 1 - 4 .
Summary: As noted by many other reviewers, we have experienced lock-up glitches with this game (the screen freezes and the Wii emits a high pitched scream) requiring us to cycle the power on the Wii to recover. I'm hoping that it's a disk manufacture issue problem rather than a software bug as I have occasionally heard the Wii "clicking" (presumably attempting to re-read bad sectors on the disk). We have returned our copy for a replacement.