Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7

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Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7
Lego harry potter 5-7 cover art.jpg
European cover art
Developer(s) Traveller's Tales
Publisher(s) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Feral Interactive (OS X) [1]
Series Lego Harry Potter
Engine Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues and Lego Batman: The Videogame
Platform(s)
Release date(s) Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
PS Vita
  • NA March 6, 2012
  • EU March 9, 2012
Mac
  • EU March 22, 2012
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Wii Optical Disc, Nintendo DS Game Card, UMD, digital distribution, cloud computing

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7 is a 2011 video game in the Lego video game franchise, developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Warner Bros. Released on November 11, 2011 in North America and November 18 in Europe, the game is based on the Lego Harry Potter line and is based on the final three books and four films in the Harry Potter series: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. The game was released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Microsoft Windows, and iOS.[2] The first trailer of three trailers was released October 6, 2011, and the demo was released on November 1.[5] The game was released on Steam on January 5, 2012.[6] The OS X version of the game was released by Feral Interactive on March 7, 2012.[1] This is the last LEGO game to be released on PSP.

Gameplay[edit]

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 basis gameplay follows the standards of that of the previous game as adapted to the story of the last three books and four films, covering a wide range of new characters, locations and items.[4] The online play feature that appeared in Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 is absent from the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of this game.

Development[edit]

Directly after Years 1–4 was announced, it was speculated that a Years 5-7 would be released in the near future.[7] It was actually revealed to be slated for a Holiday 2011 release on May 19, 2011 by an announcement by Warner Bros. and TT Games.[2] In the instruction booklet for various Lego Harry Potter 2011 sets, a page shows an ad for the game with Harry and Voldemort having a climactic duel (Harry casting Expelliarmus and Voldemort shouting Avada Kedavra, a scene from the final book/movie). During an exclusive gameplay session with TT Games, it was announced that there would be an iOS version to be released on the iTunes App Store later this year. The cover art for the game was released on September 1, 2011. A few days after, they released a trailer featuring Voldemort and Bellatrix. Those two, and a third, are available on the official site.[8]

The game was released on the Mac App Store on the March 22, 2012 for OS X 10.6.8 or later. On May 3, 2012 an iOS port of the DS game was released requiring iOS 5.0 or higher.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (X360) 76.86%[9]
(PS3) 78.71%[10]
(PC) 70%[11]
(Wii) 73.83%[12]
(DS) 68.75%[13]
(3DS) 70.80%[14]
(PSP) 60%[15]
(Vita) 60.78%[16]
(iOS) 70.71%[17]
Metacritic (X360) 77/100[18]
(PS3) 76/100[19]
(PC) 80/100[20]
(Wii) 76/100[21]
(DS) 69/100[22]
(3DS) 71/100[23]
(Vita) 64/100[24]
(iOS) 71/100[25]
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 7.5/10[26]
GameSpot 8/10[27]
GameTrailers 8.2/10[28]
IGN 8/10[29]
Official Xbox Magazine 7.5/10[30]
VideoGamer.com 8/10[31]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[32]
GamesRadar 4/5 stars[33]
The Escapist 3.5/5 stars[34]

The game received generally positive reviews.

IGN gave Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7 an 8 out of 10. They praised its funny cutscenes, the excellent use of the film's music tracks, how much there is to do after the main adventure is cleared, and that the game is simple enough for anyone to pick up and play.[35]

The DLC content for the Xbox 360 version of the game is glitched. Downloading it results in a read-disc error when trying to play the game. To date this bug has not been patched.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Apparates on to the Mac!". 
  2. ^ a b c Phillips, Tom (2011-05-19). "Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 announced". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  3. ^ http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/716562/lego-harry-potter-years-5-7-release-date-announced/
  4. ^ a b Cork, Jeff (2011-05-19). "Harry Potter Saga To Conclude In LEGO Form - News - www.GameInformer.com vgrelease". GameInformer. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  5. ^ Phillips, Tom (2011-11-01). "Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7". LEGO. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  6. ^ "Save 15% on LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 on Steam". Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Watts, Steve (2010-03-03). "TT Games Signs Lego Deal for 6 More Years". 1UP.com. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  8. ^ url=http://videogames.lego.com/en-us/harrypotter57/AboutTheGame/Movies/Default.aspx
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  10. ^ "EGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for PlayStation 3". GameRankings. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
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  12. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for Wii". GameRankings. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  13. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for DS". GameRankings. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  14. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for 3DS". GameRankings. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  15. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for PSP". GameRankings. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  16. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for Vita". GameRankings. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  17. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for IP". GameRankings. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
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  19. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  20. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  21. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  22. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  23. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  24. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for Vita Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  25. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for iOS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
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  29. ^ http://www.ign.com/articles/2011/11/19/lego-harry-potter-years-5-7-review. Retrieved October 26, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  30. ^ "Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7 review". Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  31. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 Review". Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 – review". Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  33. ^ "LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 5-7 REVIEW". Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 Review". Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  35. ^ http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/121/1212849p1.html

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