Excerpt: Being a huge fan of the Lego video game series and an even bigger fan of the Harry Potter series, I was very excited about the pending release of Harry Potter Lego. In this instalment the creators have taken a slightly different approach to Harry Potter Lego, bringing some new and unique ways to solve puzzles that were not available in previous Lego titles.
Summary: Lego Harry Potter is a pretty entertaining game, but only for fans of the books. The inherent difficulty in telling the plot without dialog makes it impossible to follow the plot for anyone not already familiar with the source material and, while the gameplay is easy and fun, it can get repetitive in a hurry. These two combinations make the overall score for the game a bit lower than, say, Lego Batman .
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.
Conclusion: Gameplay: 8 Fun and addictive, it may be simple but it’s easy to lost a few hours in this game at a time. Lifespan: 8.5 The story can be done in around 12 hours but completionists will be at it for a while. overall: 7.5 The formula may not have changed but Harry Potter suits the Lego universe and it’s created a good game all round, though older gamers may find it too easy and simplistic.
Summary: If you’re an adult and have played any quantity of Lego games before, then this latest title probably won’t do too much for you unless you’re a big Lego or Harry Potter fan; however, kids will no doubt love the game, and will give them hours of enjoyment.
Excerpt: LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 comes as the fourth film/book franchise to be tackled in Traveller’s Tales’s tantalizing manner of mixing up beloved and well known characters, plots and places and giving it that brick-by-brick make over. An action adventure game served up for the whole family to enjoy? There was only one way to find out.
Excerpt: Like any good boyfriend, I make it a point to immerse myself in the interests of my significant other. That’s why I hardly blinked when my wife-to-be asked me to pick up Travelers Tales’ LEGO …
Excerpt: The Lego brand has grown remarkably in the world of video games. Taking licensed properties and putting them in the world of Lego was an inspired idea, and has worked over a wide variety of films and characters, including