Thursday, August 18, 2011

LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7

I was putting off buying LEGO Harry Potter years 1-4 for a while. Very recently I started in with the videogame version of plastic-brick Hogwarts and spell learning! And it is awesome. Traveler's Tales--the company behind other LEGO games like Star Wars, Batman, and Indiana Jones--continues to build amazing and enjoyable games. And each time they build one, the game gets better and more complex. (See non-force using builds, equipment, and batarangs!)

This time, one of my favorite parts of LEGO Harry Potter is the game's use of polyjuice potion. You use cauldrons to brew potions. Once you know the recipe for polyjuice, you then have the option of choosing between characters that you have located in the game. Those who have played LEGO games before will understand that this allows the "free play" aspect of the game to be used while still playing through the first time. What a clever use of the game's already predetermined mechanics! Awesome LEGO! Awesome!

There are many other sweet innovations to this game like shuffling spells and abilities, etc. Consequently, everyone has been very excited about the sequel to this game: LEGO Harry Potter years 5-7. Wait no longer! Apparently it is coming this winter!

And here is a preview:

Enjoy it quickly as I can see this being pulled down rather fast. And keep your building hat on! LEGO wins again!

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