LEGO Harry Potter looks charming

As you can see from the Achievements Ahoy! sidebar, I love the LEGO videogames. At the moment, they are the only two retail games I’ve played full and fully, unlocking every silly and frustratingly challenging achievement. Truth be told, the games are fun and engaging, easy to pick up, as well as highly addicting. I rank them, currently, in this order of affection: LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Batman, and then LEGO Indiana Jones. I’m fairly sure that list is going to change the day LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 comes out.

Why? Because I’m in Ravenclaw.

The above video offers a first look at the next LEGO game, which covers Harry’s first four years at Hogwarts. It’s the same ol’, same ol’, with the character designs cute and spot-on, and the background details surprisingly vivid. I can only suspect that, after a few tutorial levels, the castle-school itself will act as the hub world for the game, with moving paintings leading to other levels and such. I just hope that each “year” gets a good amount of attention, and that Hagrid’s special attack involves a butt-stomp.

It’s scheduled for release sometime during 2010, and I for one am wishing for a Time-Turner for Christmas so we can speed things up a bit.

2 responses to “LEGO Harry Potter looks charming

  1. This is on my must-play list. I got a little burned out on the LEGO games after Indy, but Harry Potter is a great IP to be matched up with them.

    I hope they mix up the level selection a bit, I honestly wouldn’t mind something a bit more linear and less hub-like, but I can’t imagine that happening.

  2. I agree. Batman and Indy were fun, but probably not the best matches for LEGO games. Considering there’s already a portkey’s worth of Harry Potter LEGOs, it’s the next best match for the IP since Star Wars.

    I’m just glad that, according to LEGO Indy 2, the camera issues were fixed and split-screen co-op action works well.

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