Lego has been the basis of many great kids games, giving Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 two potential problems: Firstly, we've seen lots of Lego games already, and secondly the movie tie-in games have been pretty weak. Thankfully, Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 is a lot of fun.
You can play as Harry, Ron or Hermione and a host of others that are unlockable in the game. Like others in the Lego series, Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 puts a Lego twist on many of the memorable scenes from the original movies. The unique gameplay idea in this game is the spell system, that allows you to progress through the game using a range of fun magic. There is also a two player cooperative mode.
Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 continues the excellent series of Lego games, and is one of the funniest and most enjoyable Harry Potter games you will find.
The original Lego Star Wars games were completed in my household–I mean, completed like 100%-done-every-brick-in-the-game-found completed. There was something magical about combining Star Wars, Lego, and finding every collectible in the game. And after those games, there wasn’t a new franchise that really captured my interest. Either the franchise didn’t lend itself to the format (Indiana Jones) or the gamplay felt derivative of earlier games (Batman). But now we have Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4, no doubt to be followed by Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7, and then the inevitable combo pack. And I have to say, I was looking forward to this game because the world of Harry Potter seems perfect for a Lego game. Lots of action, spells that are practically force powers, and beloved characters to collect.