LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
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    Lego Harry Potter
    Release date: June 29, 2010

    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 combines two of the most beloved franchises to deliver a magical, fun-filled adventure. Based on Harry's first four books and films -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -- fans can experience Harry's first four years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in a new an exciting way.

    Players will build the adventure from Privet Drive to the Triwizard Tournament in an interactive journey that takes them through some of the most detailed and expansive environments ever created for a LEGO game. Featuring potion-making, spell-casting, puzzle-solving, and more, players of all ages can relive the adventures like never before with the humor and creative customization that is unique to LEGO video games.

    I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised at how much fun this game actually is. I had my reservations about LEGO games, despite their popularity, as being too "kiddie" in nature, but the game play is well thought-out and imaginative.

    From what I have seen, it certainly does help if one has watched the Harry Potter movies to follow along with the storyline....if one wants to call it that. There is a flow and a direction with the game, but there is no voice acting; so if one has not watched the movies, it will be difficult to "follow along" in regards to the characters and the inner-workings of the world of Harry Potter.

    There are many aspects of the game that require problem-solving skills, and the proper use of magic spells.
    Overall, LEGO Harry Potter seems to be a light, quirky and fun game that is suitable for all ages and is surprisingly addictive.