This is Gaming Cypher’s PS4 review (done by Hemal Patel) of LEGO Harry Potter Collection by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group.
Harry Potter, the boy who lived. It’s been 15 years since the books written by J. K. Rowling were turned into a movie franchise. The Harry Potter series became a huge success. People of all age were going to the movie theatres to watch the movie. You can say I am one of those lucky ones who was born in the era of Harry Potter. I have seen all the Harry Potter movies and read all the novels. I was so into it that once I believed it was true.
LEGO Harry Potter Collection, takes you back to those days. Just starting and listening to the theme of Harry Potter, I felt a sudden surge of watching the movies again, especially Chamber of Secrets, that is the second part of movie series.
The game is basically a port to PS4 as collection of including two different games, that is Harry Potter Year 1-4 and Harry Potter Year 5-7, that are available on last generation consoles as well. We have an option to choose which game we want to play, as they both are not connected in terms of gameplay. The models are basically like Lego blocks which takes you to next level of reminding us of our childhood.
The gameplay is pretty much simple with using different characters and spells. The good thing about this game is that it is full of puzzles, and you can have some time figuring out those puzzles. There are no dialogues in the game. Sometime we do feel the gameplay controls are a bit messed up when we are running through the platform and our player just falls out of platform. But other than that, everything else is perfect. The potions are available to help us get around the blocks. And those potions take almost most of the time for us to get around the places. Using different spells at required locations to get around and using Wingardium Laviosa, is so awesome and out of the world feeling. I never had such fun playing any other Lego game, not demeaning other Lego games, but just a personal preference, because Harry Potter is one my favorite franchise.
The story of the game describes all the details available in game and books. And while playing the game it just feels like walking through a memory lane. Hogwartz is designed the same way it appears in the games and as described in the novel. It just feels like you are actually in a movie. The Quidditch matches, running around on the broomsticks, and wandering around inside Hogwartz and finding different secrets and collectible is really distracting and satisfactory.
All the music and audio files are perfectly matched with the available soundtrack in the movies. Some of the movie scenes are perfectly copied from actual movies, and converted them to Lego blocks. Even the sound and music are the best part of the game.
This has a been a great experience playing this game, most fun is destroying the Lego object and converting back into something new using Wingardium Leviosa spell. This game has been a great experience and an example of how to turn a famous franchise into a game, without any issues. I would give LEGO Harry Potter Collection an 8.5 out of 10.
Here is our LEGO Harry Potter Collection gameplay video:
The LEGO Harry Potter Collection is rated “E10+” for everyone 10 and older by the ESRB and is now available for the PlayStation 4 system at a suggested retail price of $49.99.