New Trailer for LEGO Harry Potter Video Game, Reviews Coming Online


Jun 25, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

WB and TT Games let us know that a new trailer has been released online for the LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1 -4 video game. This launch trailer, which contains looks at all four years of the game, can be found right here in our Video Galleries.
In addition to this, a number of comprehensive reviews for the game have made their way online, and give more information about what to expect with this game. Eurogamer, which gives the game a 9/10, notes that:

Unlike Star Wars, Batman or Indiana Jones, Harry’s adventures don’t take him around the world, across a city or to other planets. Pretty much everything that happens to him happens in Hogwarts. Rather than allow this restriction to hold things back, TT Games has instead turned it to the game’s advantage.

You no longer retreat to a hub area and dip into key set-pieces one by one. Instead, Hogwarts is a gigantic, continuous gameplay area full of living detail. When it’s Christmas in the story, everyone wears Santa hats. When the Dementors arrive, looking for Sirius Black, students huddle in corners, terrified. When Gilderoy Lockhart arrives at the school, gaggles of cooing girls follow him around. It’s lovely and hilarious.

The Metro also finds the game quite engaging, and says, in particular, “On top of this each character has their own special equipment and abilities, such as Harry’s invisibility cloak or Ron’s access to Scabbers the rat. Some characters also have natural aptitudes such as Harry’s broomstick-riding, Harmione’s spell-casting or Hagrid’s strength. And there’s the new concept of making potions by finding ingredients in a level and bringing them back to a cauldron (if you get it wrong the game turns you in to a frog as punishment).”
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1 – 4 is available now in the UK, and will be released Stateside on June 29.

23 Responses to New Trailer for LEGO Harry Potter Video Game, Reviews Coming Online

Avatar ImageOddRavenclaw222 says: first comment !!!Avatar ImageOddRavenclaw222 says: Besides that the game loooks really cool can't wait!!!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: this game looks very fun.. i cant wait until it comes out tuesday :)Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: awesome! i pre ordered itAvatar ImageMr. Brightside says: lmao "the game turns you into a frog as a punishment" I'd like to see that!Avatar ImageIloveDobby says: Cool :) too bad i don't have a ps3 or xbox I'll just have to buy it for nintendoAvatar Imagechanngalambeatrice says: Awesome!Avatar Image42sk8ter says: awesome! I can't wait to play it.Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: im really interested to be fang to be honestAvatar Imagejaclyngirl713 says: It seems like they've worked really hard to make this the best it can be. Can't wait till Tuesday!Avatar ImagePhoenix1946 says: With such rave reviews, I am looking forward to a new video game for the first time in years. My last game infatuation was "Blazing Angels" when I got my PS3. I really hate all the mindless violence games that clutter up store shelves. It will be nice to have a go at a game requiring observation and contemplation!Avatar ImageShinyPineapple says: eep!!! cant waait!!!Avatar ImageBuffyIsMyPatronus says: Sounds and looks brilliant! Can't wait to get my hands on it. :)Avatar ImageKaitousblackwings says: I'm so happy!!!! I really loved Lego Batman but I could definitely tell there were some problems with it, but I'm so thrilled that this game is going to be so amazing!!!!! I can't wait!!!! 8DDDDDAvatar ImageFresca says: This game sounds great!I am going to have to buy a Wii.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: This game looks great!!!Avatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: I like the way it looks. I think the graphics look awesome and I can't wait to own it and play it! It's going to rock!Avatar ImageJakk_pf says: Who knows how to get videos from the galleries onto our ipods?? :) Much appreciated :)Avatar Imagecoolgirl224 says: I am sooooo excited for the game to come out! I already preorderd it when I first herd about it about a moth ago! I am sooo excited for Tuesday!!! I CAN'T WAIT TO GET IT!!!!!Avatar Imageemma138 says: this game looks so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: I want to play it!!!!!Avatar Imagehewy says: Looks awsome!Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: May actually get this one

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