This game is amazing and will last at least 20 hours. It is fun for everyone and will entertain the whole family. The graphics are a leap from the others and the game play has been improved. It actually makes you believe you are in Hogwarts.
The only problem is that there are a number of glitches. Some have been fixed like some that have been mentioned in other reviews here, such as the dungeon glitch. However, there are still some that exist which will actually make it impossible to complete the game. This happens as well as the game freezing at times.
Bought this for my 8 year old as he has all the other lego games. It's great fun which even I love playing with him on!
The levels are consistant with the story lines in the movies and my son loved getting the different spells. He's completed it but is loving going back over the levels and gaining more items etc.
Don't know about the last review as my 8 year old didn't get stuck under the classroom- pehaps there is an issue with his game?
A real must buy item.
Yes this is a 5 star great game as reviewers here have said, BUT there is a serious bug in it. You will at some point get stuck in a room under Flitwick's classroom, there is no way out as the there is a bug in it that will mean you are trapped forever in the room. Google "Harry Potter Years 1-4 stuck in room with Dragon" and read for yourself about this serious issue which renders the game useless. The manufactures are doing nothing to fix the problem, so you will be paying good money for half a game. Please investigate the bug before you purchase and don't waste your money
Well I'm not ashamed to admit it but I am an adult fan of the lego games, having a little brother I enjoyed playing the Lego Star Wars game and have been collecting them ever since.
I missed out on Lego Indy 2 so this is the first time I've got to see a more 'free roaming' aspect of the game and I am liking the improvement, 2 player can split off and exploring hogwarts is very exciting, it took my over 4 hours to look go through Hogwarts destroying and levitating everything in sight.
The actual levels are fun (although there are significantly a lot less bad guys to break to pieces) and the games not as repititive as the others as you experiment with all sorts of spells throughout.
Even when my brother goes to bed I'm still playing the game with all my friends saying Lego Harry Potter, I thought you were a serious gamer? I very much am and while most people are still playing Mw2 (come on, get your wallet out it's time for a change) I'm having great fun with the wizarding world of Harry Potter, worth the money if you fancy a 'relaxed time' playing games and with achievable trophies, this is the best Lego game yet!
We have all the Lego games from Lego Star Wars to Lego Harry Potter and love them all. I have had to resort to playing this game once the kids (5+7) have gone to bed just to get a look in. The occasional camera-angle niggle apart, this is Travellers Tales back on form after the slight dip that was Lego Indy #2.
I have tried to play other Harry Potter games but they're usually frustrating and you have to schlep miles around the castle and grounds to accomplish tasks.
If you had to pick one Harry Potter game from them all, in my book this is the one to go for. It's funny with good cut scenes, it's got most of the key moments, it's got spells (and not great complicated button mashing ones either), and you can play it through as the bad guy too. I'm looking forward to my Voldemort moments.