January 29, 2010

LEGO Harry Potter, School's About to Begin

Well, not about to, more like in four months.  But if you're a fan of the notable novels, the fabulous films, or the lengthy, likable LEGO ... games, you'll have much to rejoice about as Warner Brothers and Traveling Tales craft another entry into their peg-and-block style of popular adventure parodies (phew!), LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4.

I've been a fan of the series since LEGO Star Wars, and much like the addictive RPG aspects of current multiplayer designs, collecting stuff can be hecka fun ... when it's not Middle Eastern flags.  And the LEGO games, while family friendly, aren't necessarily designed for kids.  Their dialogue-less humor, level designs, and extreme length are enjoyable at any age, even more so if you love the movies they're having fun with.  And I love Harry Potter.

IGN printed (are internet articles considered "print" nowadays?) a look at LEGO Potter, praising the look, feel, and overall evolution of the LEGO mechanic.  I'm always amazed how WB and Tt mold these familiar stories and specific story-details to fit their aesthetic, and Potter looks to follow suit even more.  Spells, potions, and even the characters' age in respect to their year seem to be handled expertly.

It looks fun.  I probably won't buy it Day 1, but certainly it'll be an eventual play.

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