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@Gamer (Jun, 2010)
The LEGO games are all-ages' fare, but they're not dumbed down. There's a lot of gameplay - and while it won't likely stump you to often, it's not a pushover either. And the cutscenes are humorous.
90 (Jun 30, 2010)
Il voto che vi apprestate a leggere è di quelli altisonanti e a molti potrebbe sembrare esagerato per un gioco di questa serie, che molti non hanno mai sopportato. Se fate parte di questa categoria, e allo stesso tempo odiate Harry Potter, forse questo non è il gioco che fa per voi. Se invece siete solo dubbiosi, il mio consiglio è di lasciarvi trascinare dalle atmosfere e dal gameplay di questo titolo spegnendo quasi totalmente il cervello e aprendo il chakra della fantasia. Ne ricaverete molte ore di relax condite da qualche risata, il che non guasta mai.
NZGamer (Jul 06, 2010)
It's easy to recommend this game if you're a) a fan of the series, b) a fan of Lego titles, c) have children, or some combination of all those things. Traveller's Tales has gotten pretty darn good at this sort of thing, and while I was expecting it to feel stale this time round, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is one of the best in the series. I can't decide if it beats Lego Star Wars — that just worked well on many levels — but it's most certainly better than both Indiana Jones and Batman. So, hats off to the developers for keeping things fresh — now go buy this game and lose yourself among all the butchered latin phrases that make up spell names in this insanely popular world.
IGN (Jun 28, 2010)
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. There are still a few issues to buff out, but there’s plenty in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 to keep you coming back for more.
PlayStation Universe (Jul 06, 2010)
We're not remotely disappointed though. The LEGO franchise was perfectly fine how it was and LEGO Harry Potter offers an explosion of color and all the addictiveness of collecting studs set against the appealing backdrop of the Potter universe, complete with some fine set-pieces and magical moments. Is it the best LEGO game so far? Well, that's really going to depend on whether you like Harry Potter or not and just how big a fan you are. We're fans of Star Wars, Batman, Indiana Jones and Harry Potter and if we had to vote right now for our favorite LEGO game/movie-tie in...Harry Potter wins!
83 (Jul 01, 2010)
Spielerisch bleiben die Entwickler der bewährten Lego-Formel treu, auch wenn es dieses Mal eine sehr deutliche Tendenz in Richtung Knobelei, fort von der Action gibt - aber auch das kommt der Entspannung zugute. Okay, ich vermisse einmal mehr einen Online-Modus, außerdem fehlt mir das clevere Hub-Prinzip aus Lego Indiana Jones 2 - auch wenn ich nachvollziehen kann, dass es im Rahmen von Hogwarts wohl nicht viel Sinn ergeben hätte. So bleibt ein bemerkenswert umfangreiches, teilweise wunderbar albernes, unkompliziert spielbares Abenteuer für Junge und Junggebliebene, das die Serie zwar nicht um neue Ideen bereichert, aber den Traditionen derselben in Bestform treu bleibt.
1UP (Jun 28, 2010)
So, I hope you can understand now why slapping a grade on this hasn't been easy. I've gone and settled for "B+" because it's a "good" game whose flaws keep it from being "excellent." (Though, it is excellent Harry Potter fanservice.) But regardless of which side you stand on in the "are grades worthwhile" debate, this is really a case where the letter I've chosen is inconsequential. And while I can understand if what I've mentioned here has put you off, Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 has been my very favorite of the Lego bunch yet.
GamingXP (Jul 04, 2010)
Alles in allem kann ich „LEGO Harry Potter: Die Jahre 1-4“ allen Fans der Filme nur wärmstens ans Herz legen. Es macht einfach Spaß, die Geschehnisse der ersten vier Teile auf eine derart lustige Art und Weise nachzuerleben.
Digital Chumps (Jul 23, 2010)
There isn't a LEGO game that I've played that disappointed me. Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment puts together another hit through playful comedy and solid gameplay. While it is certainly geared towards a younger audience, there's plenty of adventure here to be had by all ages.
Hellbored (Jul 16, 2010)
LHP seems to indicate that the franchise has got its Mojo back, but whether it keeps it or not is another matter. Still, for the time being, Potter’s superiority should ensure that old fans will be cheered up and new devotees welcomed into the fold. There is not much here that can be called fresh and inventive but enough minor adjustments have been made to the formula to revive the waning gameplay and provide a decent story and a welcoming return for the classic Lego game.
3D Juegos (Jun 30, 2010)
No es el capítulo más innovador dentro de la serie de videojuegos LEGO, pero sí el más completo y mejor realizado. Traveller's Tales demuestra su experiencia en la franquicia con un mejor diseño de niveles, prolongadas horas de juego, infinidad de extras y un encanto mágico apoyado por la extraordinaria figura de Harry Potter. Si eres un incondicional de las fichas danesas o un ferviente admirador de la escuela de magos de Hogwarts, no puedes dejar escapar la oportunidad de hacerte con este hechizante título.
The best thing is that both the game and the Hogwarts setting feel genuinely big. You're constantly learning new powers, so even when you're revisiting old areas there's fresh stuff to do: pixies to stupefy, students to rescue from carnivorous sofas, bullies to zap. I went into a frenzy of collecting and zapping, and I'm a full-grown adult. A ten-year-old hopped up on orange Smarties stands no chance.
PlayStation Lifestyle (Jul 02, 2010)
LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 may feature LEGO graphics, but the magic is still there from the Harry Potter series. The visuals and sounds of the game make you feel as if you are actually experiencing Hogwarts, granted from a LEGO perspective, but that perspective is an immersive and a fun title regardless of what age you are. The sheer amount of content available in the game, along with the co-op experience, will keep players coming back for the best Harry Potter title on consoles to date.
80 (Jul 06, 2010)
Everything is a challenge, everything does something, and there's never a moment when you can't interact with the world around you in some way. Objects will come crashing down as you freeze and shatter troublesome Doxies, opening up yet more tasks for you to complete. Jumping on a sofa might spit out a student stuck inside it, or perhaps reveal a character stud, unlocking another of the 160 playable students, teachers, Death Eaters and much more. Not only has Harry Potter and Hogwarts School been perfectly captured and recreated in Lego form, but four entire novels of adventure are contained within its walls. It's been boiled down to a potent, magical concentrate - one that will entrance children and adults alike. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 proudly lifts the trophy as the best in the Lego series... until you smash it for more precious studs, that is.
Spazio Games (Jul 04, 2010)
LEGO Harry Potter: Anni 1-4 merita di essere ricordato come uno dei migliori lavori di Traveller’s Tales , un vero regalo per i moltissimi fan del maghetto. Lo sfruttamento della licenza si è trasformato in una miscela quasi perfetta, laddove la magia e la straordinaria location si fondono in una divertentissima combinazione. I difetti, così come i pregi, rimangono i medesimi che da sempre caratterizzano la saga. Se siete fan e buoni conoscitori delle avventure di Harry, non lasciatevelo assolutamente sfuggire.
Gameplanet (Jul 05, 2010)
Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 is a witty, endearing, wholesome and irreverent adaption of the films, but you don't have to be an avid fan of the series to enjoy Traveller's Tales romp through Hogwarts. Great family entertainment.
LEGO Harry Potter is a solid entry into a fairly overdone franchise. Anyone who has lost interest in the games will not find a lot to pull them back in, unless you just simply love Harry Potter. You can't really fault a game for sticking to what makes it such a huge success, although it is disappointing to see it take steps backwards in areas like online play. Still if you love collecting studs and have yet to grow tired of spending hours trying to get 100% in the LEGO universe Harry Potter is by far the best entry in the series to date.
LEGO: Harry Potter Years 1-4 is certainly the best of the post-Star Wars LEGO games. The story material is handled wonderfully (though if you've never read the books or watched the movies, prepare to be lost), and the gameplay is a great mix of familiar devices and new elements. Although the inevitable follow-up to this title may take a darker turn, I look forward to experiencing it all the same.
XGN (Jun 27, 2010)
Als we de gehele LEGO constructie van LEGO Harry Potter: Jaren 1-4 doorgespeeld hebben en figuurlijk uit elkaar hebben gehaald, dan kunnen we zeker concluderen dat we heel tevreden zijn. Het spel biedt een goed lopend verhaal met mooie graphics, fijne besturing en goede audio. Er is ook meer dan genoeg te doen en de verzamelaars onder ons kunnen zich vele uren vermaken met het opzoeken van alle verborgen items in de game. Bij iedereen die ook maar een beetje van games met humor en een toffe co-op houdt, mag LEGO Harry Potter niet in de collectie ontbreken.
D+PAD Magazine (Jul 16, 2010)
But for good or ill, that’s not to say the game isn’t any fun for the rest of us. By the simple virtue of being a more cleverly designed game than those from recent history combined with the clear love and appreciation for the source material, Lego Harry Potter firmly stands out as the most accomplished title in the Lego series yet.
PSFocus (Jul 07, 2010)
Grafisch is het spel prima in orde. Het is natuurlijk geen Uncharted of een Killzone, maar dat hoort ook niet thuis in deze franchise. Alles komt duidelijk over en de wereld van Harry Potter is op een geniale manier overgezet naar LEGO onderdelen. Over het auditieve hebben we eigenlijk weinig op te merken, want er wordt natuurlijk niet gesproken in de game. De geluidjes waren gewoon okay te noemen, maar het had misschien net iets beter gekund. Het spel wist ons in ieder geval te vermaken en mocht je het verhaal hebben uitgespeeld, dan kan je daarna gewoon alle levels opnieuw doorlopen om de gemiste spullen alsnog te vinden. Kortom: wat ons betreft het kopen waard.
GameSpot (Jun 25, 2010)
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.
Vandal Online (Jun 25, 2010)
Sin duda este LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 es un título divertido que puede gustar a todo el mundo. En esta ocasión, el juego se centra en la interacción con el escenario, buscando el objeto clave y el hechizo que debemos usar. Aunque la premisa es la misma durante todo el juego y resulta algo repetitivo, la buena variedad de hechizos y habilidades y los distintos personajes que podremos llevar hacen que se haga llevadero. Quizás con un poco más de trabajo en este sentido que hubiese aportado más variedad o un mejor ritmo, pero aún así el juego es muy divertido (aunque quizás demasiado fácil) y a buen seguro nos dará bastantes horas de entretenimiento, ya sea solos o en compañía.
Thunderbolt Games (Aug 18, 2010)
But Lego Harry Potter does succeed in being perhaps the best videogame outing for either franchise thus far. While that might not be a particularly meaningful accolade, the game’s playful, fun-focused nature make it hard to criticise to any great degree. If you’re not a fan of either franchise, then Lego Harry Potter probably won’t convert you; but the game’s target audience is, as always, children. Provided the bugs don’t ruin the fun, kids will no doubt love the accessible and faithful treatment given to these two franchises. But Traveller’s Tales still has four films of untapped content to cover, and with years 1-4 providing more than enough of Harry Potter in his Lego form, we are left wondering what else there is to possibly do with the franchise.
Teletext (2010)
It all results in a more complex game than normal for the series and can make the already abstract puzzle logic seem positively random. Everything does usually make some sort of sense at the end though and at least the game hasn't been dumbed down. Even with these changes the game is still the same underneath, but it's still just as hard to dislike despite the lack of underlying change.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (Jul 05, 2010)
Lego-spelen blir aldrig tråkiga, så är det bara, och Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 är inget undantag. Det är dessutom faktiskt nog nästan roligare för de lite äldre än för de yngsta. Men det svårt att säga att någon ska köpa det här istället för exempelvis Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga. Lego-spelen är snarlika spelmässigt och i slutändan handlar det mest om vilket universum man vill ha tolkat i dansk plast. Och så länge svaret inte är "Indiana Jones" kan du vara säker på att ha riktigt kul.
70 (Jun 25, 2010)
Attention ! Lego Harry Potter est destiné aux fans de la saga. En partant de ce constat, le titre se veut parfaitement dans l'ambiance. Les environnements sont plutôt nombreux et les situations se diversifient. Toutefois, en termes de jouabilité, le jeu a les mêmes lacunes que ses prédécesseurs et le gameplay laisse parfois à désirer.
Game Revolution (Jul 01, 2010)
Even though going to a school like Hogwarts is out of the question realistically, I can at the very least wrap myself up with LEGO Harry Potter and imagine my school to be one hell of a kick-ass playground. But I’ll imagine playing in it without the A.I. and targeting system, thank you very much. Reviewus Endium.
Gamekult (Jun 29, 2010)
Encore une fois, Traveller's Tales nous livre avec LEGO Harry Potter : Années 1 à 4 un épisode bien carré de sa fameuse série, dont il reprend un à un les codes sans vraiment s'embarrasser d'innovation. On peut désormais déplacer certains blocs manuellement, les personnages évoluent et gagnent de nouvelles aptitudes, mais le fond n'a quasiment pas changé et on se retrouve donc encore une fois à péter les décors et les réassembler, entre deux cinématiques muettes mais pas inexpressives pour autant. Plus scénarisé que les autres épisodes, plus sérieux et plus guidé également, le titre retranscrit l'univers de J.K. Rowling de belle façon et se destine à ce titre plus aux fans de Harry Potter, qui revivront les grandes scènes des quatre premiers romans/films, qu'aux amateurs du gameplay LEGO. Mais il est évident qu'après six épisodes bâtis sur le même schéma et quasiment le même moteur, il serait peut-être temps pour la série d'évoluer.