Review: LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Vita)

Developer: Traveller’s Tales | Year: 2012 | List Price: $19.99 | Buy from Amazon

HPVITAWay back in the dark ages, one of the first videogame reviews I did was on LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4. It was super short and didn’t really tell you much about what I thought about the game, but you can see it here if you like. Anyway, I was looking for some shorter, cheaper games for Vita the other day, and decided to give the sequel a try. I knew it would be a downgrade as compared to the first LEGO Harry Potter game, which I’d played on Mac. It is, however, still a good game to have on the go, if a little kid-targeted and easy.
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Preview: LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7

After its huge success with LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4, TT Games is finally back with the second instalment in the LEGO Harry Potter series. LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 is currently slated for release on 11 November 2011 (11/11/11) in North America and in Europe a week later. It will be out for pretty much every single gaming console: Nintendo 3DS, DS, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and even Next Generation Portable, which shouldn’t even be out until early 2012. On 6 October, a trailer was released showing some plot elements, new looks, and of course some classic LEGO humour.

What do you think? Personally I’m extremely excited, but I’ll have to wait for a Mac port before I can play.

Review: LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4

Developers: Traveller’s Tales | Year: 2010 | List Price: $19.99 | Buy from Amazon

I remember first hearing about the game on MuggleCast, and thinking how awesome it sounded. Now, even after having the game for months, it is still one of my favourite games of all time, and I have only just completed about 50% of it. Granted, I haven’t been playing that often, but I would say it’s practically impossible to finish the entire game! After finishing all the levels, you unlock the rest of Hogwarts, and every time I play, I’ll see a new room, or mini-level I haven’t seen before. Although it’s such a simple game, and not very difficult, it packs more replay value than any game I’ve ever seen. It’s certainly better than any other Harry Potter game (the EA ones were too simple, and had no replay value whatsoever).

What do you think? Tell us in the comments. Are you excited for LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7?