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Harry Potter Years 5-7 Wii
Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 (Wii)
Member Name: cath_del
Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 (Wii)
Advantages: simple controls, nice designs, collectables
My whole family loved the first Harry Potter Lego Wii game, so we decided to buy the next game which was Harry Potter Years 5 -7. It follows on from the previous years of Harry Potter and goes to the final episodes of Harry Potters life at Hogwarts. I purchased it for about £25 at GAME , and I think it is about this price still, but it probably has decreased in price as I bought this when it first came out.
The game is rated for seven plus, and this is about right for the game, as it requires you to think about how to overcome certain obstacles that may be too challenging for younger audiences. The game states that there is supposed fear and violence included within the game, but I didn't see what would be scary about this as most of it was just Lego people re-enacting the Harry Potter scenes. You can play with up to two people as long as you have a Wii remote and nunchucks.
The controls are really simple on this game, as all you do is move around characters and make them do certain movements. You use the joystick on the nunchucks to make the characters walking around and then certain buttons on the Wii remote to make them cast spells or pick up objects. Even my younger sister picked these up and she found them to be some of the simplest controls that she has ever had to used within a Wii game.
The graphics in this Harry Potter Years 5-7 game are really well developed and detailed. All the items throughout the various scenes and worlds that Harry travels through are depicted through Lego blocks, and look pretty realistic. Even when the characters enemies are killed, similar to the first game, they break into little tiny pieces of Lego! The colours used throughout really highlight the different scenes within the game, with colourful outdoor scenes to the dark and scary seeming forests and castles.
The main point of the game is basically to run through the game as it follows the different parts of Harry Potters life. Throughout you will visit the different places such as Diagon Alley, Ministry of Magic and Godrics Hollow - where you will be faced by many challenging enemies and obstacles - that are really challenging yet fun to overcome. The gameplay is never too easy but never too hard, making the game all the more fun to play.
The amount of collectibles that are able throughout the game is really high. It kept me wanting to play throughout the entire game, as all I wanted to do was collect all of them and finally get a 100% on the game. There is the Lego studs, which you must get enough of throughout all the levels to gain True Wizard status, Hogwarts House crests to gain the Golden Lego Bricks, Character Tokens unlocking new characters to play as, Red Bricks to purchase Extras and Students In Peril throughout the game who will reward you with a free Golden Lego Brick if you save them. I have been playing this game ever since it came out, and I still have not been able to collect all the Golden Lego Bricks! These factors make gameplay extend well after you have completed the plot.
Playing this game alone is fun, but it is even more fun if you play with a friend or family member. It's so much easier as you never have to continuously switch between characters and much more fun to work together to complete the challenges.
Overall, this is a great game I would recommend to anyone who loves Harry Potter and Lego as it combines the two to make for a fun experience. With great graphics and interesting gameplay that challenges you, it can be fun for anyone to enjoy. The added bonus of the collectibles makes this a game you'll want to keep going back to complete!
Summary: Great new addition to the Lego game series
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