LEGO, why do you keep doing this to us. No sooner have you released the amazing LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, and the slightly less amazing LEGO Star Wars 3, leaving us vulnerable while we're still trying to figure out how we're going to get chance to find all the collectibles, solve all the puzzles, and generally appreciate the plasticy co-op fun, than you go and announce another LEGO game, that's due for release later this year. And far from being just any LEGO game, you only go and announce a sequel to our favourite game of last year, LEGO Harry Potter, only a game that's so good, we gave it a 10/10 in our review. We have families, LEGO. We have a job to do. But now we'll be struggling to balance them all this winter, as LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5 - 7 is a game we need to play. Needless to say, our expectations are as high as a wizard on a broomstick. So long as that wizard's not Ron.
Following the story of the last three books, or the last four films, if you'd prefer, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 follows the 'Arry Potter story as it all starts to get a little bit more sinister, and people find themselves strolling headfirst into death(eaters) and destruction a little more often than they'd like.
In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, we're giving gamers a truly
epic conclusion to the most successful movie franchise in history with
delightful gameplay for fans of all ages, said Tom Stone, Managing
Director, TT Games. We've built upon the first game and are giving
fans even more magical abilities, puzzle solving and exploration, in
addition to our distinctive brand of hilarious LEGO humour and charm.
We certainly hope he's right. While Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One took a slightly different approach to the normal Harry Potter game, turning it into a third person shooter, which, as we found out in our review, had mixed results, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5 - 7 seems to be sticking to the tried and tested formula. As LEGO Harry prepares himself for battle with the LEGO He Who Must Not Be Named, you'll be attending lessons around Hogwarts, learning new spells, solving new puzzles, and generally getting stuck into the co-operative brilliance that the LEGO games are. As they of poor grammar say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it - and LEGO Harry Potter was as far from being broke as it's possible to get.
As soon as we can persuade someone to let us get our grubby hands on it, or at least catch a glimpse of it, we'll burn a hole through our keyboards to write the information up fast enough to bring it to you. Either way, you can expect to hear more by the end of the year. If it lives up to the lofty standards of its predecessor, we may well end up eating our words from the closing comments of our LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean review, but that'd be a small price to pay. Look forward to it.
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