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WarnerBros.Shop reviews LEGO Harry Potter video game
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Wednesday, 05 May 2010 14:36 attended the preview event of the LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 video game last night in New York. You can read our review below, and new images of the video game can be seen in our galleries.


I recently had the privilege of testing the new LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 video game before it was released. Not being a video game aficionado, I was not sure what to expect of the game.

However, I was surprised and pleased to find that I was able to play it without becoming frustrated and I particularly enjoyed the way that the game stayed true to the books, has much humor, and there is much for the player to do to keep them entertained.

My favorite thing to do was cast spells. I also appreciated the wide variety of characters to select from and that you can create your own character. The game is available for the Xbox and Wii systems, and while I did not find the Wii game as easy to play as the Xbox game, that may be because I do not have experience with the Wii system.

Harry Potter fans and video game players in general will find much to enjoy with this new game!

A second review can be read below:

The LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 video game will be released this June, and after attending a preview of the game and getting a chance to play it, I have to say that the game is definitely worth buying!

The game starts out following Harry at Privet Drive and his eventual meeting with Hagrid. They end up at The Leaky Cauldron and have to find their way out. You can play between Harry and Hagrid. The brick wall takes Harry and Hagrid from The Leaky Cauldron into Diagon Alley, where you get to look at all of the shops and famous Wizarding places. There are some laugh -out-loud parts, including how Hagrid always has to hex Draco whenever they cross paths. Throughout the game, golden Galleons, silver Sickles, and bronze Knuts shaped like tiny circular LEGO pieces, which Harry and various other characters pick up for more points.

Harry and Hagrid enter Gringotts, see the goblins that work there just like in the movie, and Harry gets the key to his vault from Griphookv. After an intensely fast cart ride to his vault, Harry gets to the mound of gold his parents left him, and Hagrid stuffs a tiny brown package under his beard. Hary gets to pick his wand at Ollivander's and then goes straight to Hogwarts.

The game continues on through Harry’s first four years of Hogwarts. You have the option of playing the original storyline of the books, or you can explore the magical world, where defeating enemies and seeking dangerous adventures take a backseat. There are also over 100 characters to play as!

This game will take months to finish and you'll have a great time doing it!

Additionally, the official site for the LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 video game has been updated with a new widget, Currency Collector game, and new photos - check them out here.

The LEGO video game, out this June, can be pre-ordered below:

Playstation 3

XBOX 360

PC (Windows)

Nintendo Wii

Nintendo DS

Sony PSP

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 May 2010 16:57