Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings
Jan 13, 2015LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 may almost be the exact same thing as its predecessor, but it removed all the bugs and it has the better movies?LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 may almost be the exact same thing as its predecessor, but it removed all the bugs and it has the better movies? What more could you ask for?
The gameplay is mostly the same as with every other LEGO game. You can collect studs and you build stuff with LEGO bricks along the way to advance in the game or complete a certain objective. Of course, a Harry Potter twist must be added. You can cast spells like Expelliarmus, Riddikulus, Avada Kedavara, and much more! One of the spells (Aguamenti) has to use the Wii sensor bar which I didn't really enjoy, but it's excusable. All of the spells are fun to use no matter how useless they are.
The hub world in this game is huge! You can explore Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, Knockturn Alley, the Leaky Cauldron, a part of the Muggle World, and the forest from Deathly Hallows Part 1! It's amazing how much there is to see and do in just the hub/overworld! There's so much to collect as with every LEGO game. Character tokens and various gold bricks are scattered around as well as the gameplay-changing red bricks, which may add a cheat (multiplying your money) or just a random thing (mustaches).
Each Harry Potter film (Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows Part 1, and Part 2) is separated into 6 levels. Of course, there are various things to do in between each level. You might have to attend a certain class, go to Hogsmeade, or the level might be locked until you do something for someone. It makes the game a bit longer and adds a lot more replayability.
Like all LEGO games, multiplayer/co-op play is included. I played this entire game co-operatively and it was a blast! It's amazing how much more fun a game can be when playing with a friend as opposed to playing all by yourself. I'd definitely recommend playing with someone else to make the game even more amazing than it already is.
Overall, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is easily my favorite LEGO game, excluding LEGO City Undercover. There's just so much to do that it'd be a wonder if you ever complete it!… Full Review »
Jul 14, 2012This game was terrific, and maybe even better than 1-4. It was really fun playing as Harry through all the battles and intense moments he goesThis game was terrific, and maybe even better than 1-4. It was really fun playing as Harry through all the battles and intense moments he goes through during his older years. Another job well done.… Full Review »
Jun 7, 2012Even worse then the first game. Although this is better then a lot of Harry Potter video games, this one still lacks everything you could wantEven worse then the first game. Although this is better then a lot of Harry Potter video games, this one still lacks everything you could want from a video game. there is no action, bad graphics, no point. It is just one endless Harry Potter quest that most will quit before they're even close to completing the game. Unless you or someone you know is a hardcore harry potter fan, don't get this game.… Full Review »