LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
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"Harry's adventure into Lego land is exactly what you'd want it to be: charming, fun, and chock-full of secrets." - GameSpot.com
"LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is a love letter to fans of the Boy Who Lived. The comedic cutscenes toying with canon, the hundreds of hidden things to find, and the general sense of a great LEGO game paired with a great series really makes this game a standout." - IGN.com
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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 combines two of the most beloved franchises to deliver a magical, fun-filled adventure. Based on Harry’s first four books and films - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneTM, Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsTM, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanTM, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireTM- fans can experience Harry’s first four years at HogwartsTM School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in a new and exciting way. Players will build the adventure from Privet Drive to the Triwizard Tournament in an interactive journey that takes them through some of the most detailed and expansive environments ever created for a LEGO game. Featuring potion-making, spellcasting, puzzle-solving, and more, players of all ages can relive the adventures like never before with the humor and creative customization that is unique to LEGO videogames.
LEGO® Harry PotterTM: Years 1-4 transports players to iconic environments from the Harry Potter books and films and introduces a fun, new way of experiencing the magic of Harry Potter through hilarious cutscenes and new to LEGO gameplay elements such as magical building and spell-casting.
Experience the wonder of HogwartsTM School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: attend lessons, interact with the professors, mix potions, fly on broomsticks and complete tasks to collect LEGO studs.
Players have the freedom to select from 170 playable characters including Harry PotterTM, Ron WeasleyTM and Hermione GrangerTM, as well as many other fan favorites.
Explore iconic settings from the wizarding world including Diagon AlleyTM, the Forbidden Forest, the village of HogsmeadeTM and, of course, Hogwarts castle. LEGO Hogwarts is a grand, immersive 3D environment and the largest, most detailed LEGO game location ever built for everyone to explore and enjoy.
LEGO® Harry PotterTM: Years 1-4 is family friendly gaming at its best. Conjure up fun with a friend and play through Harry’s first four years at Hogwarts as a team with easy drop-in/dropout co-op play.
a completely new experience!mirta000 | May 21, 2014 | See all mirta000's reviews »
I wouldn't recommend going into this game if you haven't read the Harry Potter books, or watched the movies, or played other Harry Potter games. Lego Harry Potter doesn't focus on being accurate, it focuses on being funny!
And funny is what it is good at. Playing this game is a completely different experience to playing other Harry Potter games from other companies. There's pretty much no talking, all characters pull funny faces and fast gestures at each other and every single cutscene brings something unexpected.
Each year is also pretty much as long as a year in previous Harry Potter games. You are guaranteed at least 10 hours of entertainment with this purchase.
Also did I mention local co-op? Grab a friend and play together! Though having a controller to play this game with would be advisable.
LEGO + Harry Potter = Extreme fun!Kordas | Dec. 13, 2013 | See all Kordas's reviews »
Do you remember playing with LEGO bricks? Or perhaps you're still playing with them? Maybe you or your kid loves Harry Potter? This game fuses two great things everybody loves! World created by J. K. Rowling built from LEGO bricks is something one cannot just pass by. Forget putting bricks together one by one to make a construction. Now all you need is wand (and perhaps spell book) and you can immerse in this fantastic LEGO world that recreates Hogwarts and everything that happened from Harry's birth and after years finding out of his supernatural skills all the way to rebirth of Voldemort at the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It's incredibly fun to play, combat is pure joy and humour is here like in every other LEGO game. Every HP fan will easily recognize famous scenes from books and movies. It's something definitely worth checking out (not only for the younger players, but older ones can have a lot of fun too!) and if you have partner to play co-op mode I guarantee you'll sink in to this game for long hours!
A Magical LEGO ExperienceRageKage14 | Oct. 30, 2013 | See all RageKage14's reviews »
Traveller's Tales is back with more LEGO video game magic. For those unfamiliar with the plethora of LEGO titles available, the games are fairly basic puzzle action games with emphasis on collection. Compulsive completionists will have a field day collecting LEGO studs, bricks, and characters. There is a lot of meat here, with a 100% completion taking a dozen hours to complete.
There's not much challenge to the game. You run around the environment, breaking objects and assembling blocks to progress to the next section. There is no hard death penalty, only resulting in the loss of some studs. The game is perfect for kids and family play, as there is no fail state to impede your progress and frustrate younger players.
The real selling point of the games is seeing your favorite franchise brought to life with LEGO charm. It's enchanting to see your favorite Harry Potter characters in LEGO form slinging spells and enchanting bricks, with familiar scenes from the movies playing out with humorous murmers and grunts from the characters. Harry Potter and LEGO fans will get a ton of enjoyment from the game.
Great harry potter funrjb789 | Sept. 26, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
This lego game displays how good the lego franchise of games can really be when they are dealing with a much loves series of books and films. Every single section of the game is filled with Harry Potter humor and its really feels as if you are involved in the wizarding world of Hogwarts and the surrounding ares and the events that unfold through the first four Harry Potter tales. The graphics are great and the cut scenes are hilarious and frequently have Harry Potter references in it. The addition of a co-op mode is also welcome. This game is for anyone who enjoys watching or reading about Harry Potter and those who want a lego themed adventure with a great co-op option.
Lego games are fantastic!punjamin | July 7, 2013 | See all punjamin's reviews »
First off, this will be a little bias but I will try to be fair. Truth be told: I love Traveler's Tales and the Lego franchise! I own all of their games and they keep getting better and better!
Their have been many complaints about this being a horrible port to PC game. Well, that's not entirely true. Granted this game seems like it would be perfect to see on PS, XBOX, or Wii. I found no problem that I couldn't fix in this PC port!
That being said, here are two major problems: 1. For whatever reason, the sound was a major problem. I am running 64 bit Windows 8. When I ran this game it would immediately crash. I did a little research (i.e. google and steam community forums) and found that the issue wasn't with the OS, it was with the sound quality. I had my settings way too high for this game. It needed to be lowered, well this becomes an issue because if you are running HD Audio on all your games, you have to tweak a setting just to launch this game. Not that much of a big deal, but I can see it becoming a problem with some people.
- I am using an XBOX 360 controller (I hate XBOX as a side note, but the controller works well with my Microsoft PC that I had to adapt). Every time I launch the game (same issue with Harry Potter: 5-7 upon initial launch) I have to go under controller options, and select device. With my controller I have to unplug from the USB, plug back in, then press the start button before it will be read. Believe me this game is easier to play with a controller.
All those issues addressed, this game is fantastic. It's great for kids and for adults who are kids at heart. This game was done before Tt/Lego started added actual voice overs to their games so there is just the monotonous grunting/laughing, that was indicative of this company/genre. It is a loveable game that follows along with the movies. Typical Lego game, blow up things, collect studs, unlock characters, solve puzzles, and learn abilities/spells. They have added bonus levels which end in achieving a gold brick. All in all this is a fantastic addition to anyone's Lego collection (or Harry Potter collection for that matter).
One thing I would of done differently: add achievements! I love games with achievements, whether it be Steam, Origin, GWLV, or any such type. not much of a grip. Plus you can't beat the price!