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POSTED 14/7/10


LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 1-4

WB Games
PS3 (also on Xbox 360, Wii, PC, DS, PSP)

Whilst we await the really bloody obvious in LEGO Tetris (please!), we’ll just have to make do with this latest in a longish line of LEGO games. Although that sounds dismissive, and we don’t mean for that – developers Traveller’s Tales know what they’re doing when it comes to the hallowed blocks, and this first foray of the bespectacled wiz into the realm of gamey plasticness is superbly done.

However, if you don’t know your ‘Dumbledore’ from your ‘grumblebum’, believe a ‘Snape’ to be a blanketesque cape with sleeves and have NFI about anything else in the Harry Potter universe, then you may be armed both with a joypad and a permanent question mark hovering over your head.

If you’re a fan though, stuff like ‘Hagrid’, ‘Hogwarts’ and ‘Quidditch’ will make perfect sense. Even as mere dabblers in the Potter pool, we weren’t left going ‘bwah?” all the way through and had some really good, dorky fun with the walking and the jumping and the sleuthing and the puzzling and whatnot – alone, and with a buddy. If you’ve played LEGO Batman, LEGO Star Wars or LEGO Indiana Jones you’ll know what to expect; the world of the subject gone blocky, with almost too much to do as you collect all manner of bits and bobs to earn points. Our fave being the game’s currency, studs. MMMmmm… studly. Unghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Oodles of activities have almost been shoehorned in here, offering superb value for any Potter nutter, or anybody who likes a challenging collect-‘em-up with a neat-o sense of humour. Now, just to shit the obsessives… VOLDEMORT!!! Heehee.

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