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LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 (Sony PSP)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 9 January 2011
Best game ever. I would recommend this game to everyone. I got this game the day after it came out and i still love it, i think any age group can play it. The gameplay is awesome and the levels never get old the amount of characters you can be is great. The graphics are great and i don't get what people say about it being cut down i think it's just as good as it is on xBox. Great for all
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 17 September 2010
I purchased this game for my nephew for his 10th birthday. Lego and Harry Potter are two of his favourite things so a game combining both was always likely to be a winner. My nephew has been very impressed with the quality and the content of this game so much so that I think it has become his preferred game and his other PSP games are feeling a little like Woody and Buzz after Andy's announced departure to college.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 January 2011
This was a Christmas gift for my 10-year old nephew. He told me that he was really enthusiastic with the game- even more beautiful than he had expected & said he couldn't wait for the PSP edition for the last episode. I'm very happy that he was so pleased with it as finding good gifts for boys is hard at the best of times.
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on 3 May 2012
The Lego games on the home console have always provided an excellent combination of simple child friendly gameplay, shiny graphics and surprisingly funny cutscenes. Not surprisingly they were a huge hit and a great way for children and adults to enjoy games together. On handhelds the story was slightly different. Here you'd find simple gamplay, shiny graphics and surprisingly, technical excellence. Lego Star Wars on the Gameboy Advance was one of the best looking and content stuffed games ever to grace a handheld, and the tradition continued on the DS. On the PSP, the ports from the PS2 were often simply flawless and great for little bursts of joy.

Sadly Lego Harry Potter on the PSP has been the first noticeable drop in that quality. Without a PS2 version of the game, the developers have ported over the DS version. This wouldn't necessarily be a deal breaker, but sadly the sheer laziness of the port is painfully obvious.

First the good, the gameplay is as much fun as ever, collecting lego bits, replaying levels with new characters and playing just to see the next hilarious cutscene are all present and correct. Its colourful, its fun and it all looks and sounds great. Unfortunately what works on the DS doesn't work on the PSP. For starters the game is locked isometrically. Whilst this might have kept things smooth on Nintendo's handheld on Sony's powerhouse the lack of camera control is just plain frustrating. You can't get a look at small details, and jumping has been discarded in all except select areas. Whilst it still plays fine it was obviously crafted with a weaker system in mind.

What really kills the immersion tho are the mini games. On the DS's touchscreen drawing symbols to cast spells and stir potions was an entertaining little diversion. As quicktime events on the PSP, their just irritating. The games flow is ruined by having to stop to tap special combinations on the buttons without the novelty of the DS. Annoyingly, one certain part of the game requires you to select the drawing patterns of spells that don't exist in the PSP version. Whilst there's no penalty for failing, its shows how little the porting team cared.

When it all comes down to it what you have here is a game that's superb on the DS, but not the PSP. Their two very different machines and unfortunately the designers didn't respect that. If your a kid you could probably care less, but otherwise the lousy port nature of this game will ruin the fun.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 10 February 2011
The first three Lego games ported to PSP were fantastic; great controls, graphics fun to play. Sadly, this title is nothing like the others, Traveler's Tales chosing to save money and port the DS version over rather than create one unique to PSP. Thus, mini games such as potion making and building ladders which were originally created for use with a DS stylus and controls are having to be played using PSP controls and it just doesn't work well. Also, the only being able to jump between fixed points (whereas the previous Lego PSP titles had freeplay environments), dialogue boxes, dull graphics and cut scenes that frequently stick become increasingly annoying. Hopefully when Lego Starwars 3 and Lego Pirates of the Carribean come out on PSP they will return to the old, better style. But somehow I doubt it.
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on 8 July 2013
Anyone who loves the Harry Potter books (or films) will enjoy this game, the graphics are great, the characters are well-represented but there's something slightly clunky about this game that doesn't seem to appear in other LEGO games. Perhaps it's because there are definite expectations of what will happen and the sequences must follow each other according to the Potter canon but as much as I love the books, the films and the games on other platforms such as the Wii and the DS, this one leaves a little bit lacking.

It's still fun, and challenging. It's definitely worth the money and the time to play it, it just doesn't make us go Ooooh!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 December 2013
Delighted with this product, the delivery was as requested and on time so no worrying,
Really pleased and would advise anybody to shop this way,
No stress
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 21 November 2010
Having the game on PS3 and PSP formats,I had hoped for a Batman Lego conversion,same graphics,different levels.
Instead I got the Indiana jones 2 Lego,where the PSP version seems to just be a port of the NDS using isometric graphics instead of that full 3D feel that the larger consoles have.
Don't get me wrong,it's still a fun game.It just feels like the PSP getting short shrift again.It's a hand held capable of so much more{just take a look at Metal Gear Peacewalker's graphics and tell me they don't match PS2 Snake Eater}making it superior to the toy that is NDS.
So why does it have to get such poor ports?
Indiana Jones and Star Wars Lego match almost exactly PS3 game play,Batman as I've said,different levels,same style.
It's ok,I just feel it could have been so much better.
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on 18 December 2011
excellent game. games rated for 7 year olds. but the level's are too detailed for youngsters.
when i ordered this game it came very quick. the item was new and brand new sealed. one
negative thing is that the game freezes every three to four seconds when the videos play
in between levels. other than that it's a great game.
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on 13 February 2014
I felt this was jumping on the Harry Potter bandwagon. It feels rushed and not well thought out. And there is at least one level you can't fully complete as there is just not enough studs provided. Younger fans of Mr Potter will probably enjoy.
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