Is Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 worth your money now that it is discounted almost everywhere or should you spend the extra for Years 5-7 which is out today? Let’s see!
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Kotaku published a preview of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 earlier today detailing some of the new gameplay elements and features in the last LEGO Harry Potter video game. One notable quote:
Ron Weasley also gets a new skill, the ability to open joke boxes left around the game by his brothers. Inside players will find helpful tools, like an instant swamp, fireworks or a pair of shoes that allow him to walk up walls. If someone other than Ron tried to open a joke box they’ll get punched in the face with a giant boxing glove.
Punched in the face with a giant boxing glove. Awesome.
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 comes out on November 15, 2011, just in time for the holidays. Preorder your copy from Amazon today!
We’ll be reviewing the game once it’s out and will have a review done for Years 1-4 soon.
Warner Bros. is sponsoring a sweepstakes to celebrate the release of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for the iOS platform. Grand prize winner will receive a copy of the game, an 8gb iPod touch to play it on, and a copy of 4842 Hogwarts Castle to build once you get bored of the game.
Going to see Harry Potter this weekend? Need something to do before the trailers start playing? If you have an iOS device*, you can now purchase LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Cost is $4.99. Check out the page on Apple and iTunes for more screenshots and ratings.
* Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation), and iPod touch (4th generation). Requires iOS 4.1 or later. iPad requires iOS 4.2 for compatibility.
PocketGamer.com reported yesterday that Traveller’s Tales is working on porting LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 to iPad and iPhone by the end of the year. No other details yet regarding gameplay let alone the game type, but hopefully it’ll be better than that awful LEGO Batman app.
TRU is putting all LEGO games on sale 20% off. This offer is good until July 25th. Little known fact: the Harry Potter game, 3862 Hogwarts, is due out in August. It may start showing up early at TRU as that seems to be the trend with release cycles. So if you’re patient and diligent, you may be able to score the game during the sale window. Keep your eyes peeled.
For you gamers out there who still haven’t pulled the trigger on LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, buy the game and you can also pick up LEGO Batman, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, or LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure for only $5 bucks. The picture in the ad and the promo online show’s Wii versions of the games, but the ad also says ANY System.
All LEGO Books are BOGO 50%, but you’re probably better off buying them from Amazon to be honest. Case in point: the LEGO Star Wars: Visual Dictionary is $21.99 at TRU, full MSRP. The same book on Amazon is $13.19.
Today is the day that LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 goes on sale. Checking out the scores on for the game on GameRankings.com, they show a solid 80% average score for the game an all major consoles. More reviews are sure to come but this is a good start. Considering the amount of replay value one gets with the LEGO games by Traveler’s Tales, it’s a worthy investment if you’re a fan of Harry Potter, LEGO games, or both. The following is an excerpt from the review on Gamespot.com:
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is easily the best Harry Potter game to date, though if that sounds like a backhanded compliment, consider this: It’s one of the finest Lego adventures to date as well, which is no faint praise. By minimizing the repetitive combat and inconsistent platforming, Traveller’s Tales has also minimized the frustrations, making this excursion to Hogwarts enjoyable for the whole family. Minor flaws, old and new alike, keep Lego Harry Potter from becoming a family-friendly classic, but it’s charming and funny, and most importantly, it’s fun. And that kind of magic is all too uncommon, even in Harry’s world.
GameTrailers.com posted a new gameplay trailer yesterday for LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4. Video is below. You have one more week before the game is unleashed to the general public. If you haven’t gotten your pre-order in yet, there’s still time to do so through Amazon.com. They even guarantees release day delivery if you so choose it at checkout (delivery fee applies and varies). Game is available for Xbox360, PS3, Wii, PSP, DS, and PC. On to the video:
In more video game news, Eurogamer.net has posted a rather in-depth preview of the new LEGO Harry Potter game due out in May, also by TT Games. While you may scoff at the idea of yet another hack’n’slash LEGO game from their tried-and-true formula, it sounds like they tweaked enough of the game play to breath a little bit more life into their game engine. An excerpt:
Far more than a simple interactive menu, the school is the place where Harry and friends will attend lessons, learning new kinds of spells, which will in turn open up more of the story. Starting the game – which, as the title suggests, charts the narratives of the first four books – with no knowledge of magic whatsoever, by the end of the adventure, Harry will have filled up a reassuringly spacious selection wheel of powers.
Sounds like TT Games is including a lot more RPG elements to the game. The game is to be released in May of this year, and can be pre-ordered from Amazon.com with their low price guarantee. The game will be available for the Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, DS, PSP, and Windows PC.
Traveler’s Tales and Warner Bros. Interactive released a new trailer for their game, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4. Ten bucks says it’s the same tired gameplay of roaming, 1×1 rounds collecting, and character swapping/leading/getting stuck in corners to frustrate you to no end, and wand waving to build stuff to overcome obstacles.
Anyways, if you check out the promo website MagicIsBuilding.com, there’s a countdown to a sneak peek of the game which has 8 hours 48 minutes left as of this writing. Hopefully, it won’t be the trailer below.
Update 9:01am 12/8: The countdown reset itself at some point. Users who load up the page now get a countdown at about 24 hours or less. The browser page I had open, when the countdown hit the zero mark, it reset to negative 1 day, like it did for buriedbybricks.