Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7

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Lego Harry Potter:
Years 5-7
Lego harry potter 5-7 cover art.jpg
Cover art for Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7
Developer(s)
Publisher(s)
Series Lego Harry Potter
Platform(s)
Release date(s)
  • NA 11 November 2011
  • PAL 18 November 2011
PS Vita
  • NA 6 March 2012
  • PAL 9 March 2012
OS X
  • WW 22 March 2012
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7 is a Lego-themed action-adventure video game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Released on 11 November 2011 in North America and 18 November 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.[1] The first trailer of three trailers was released 6 October 2011, and the demo was released on 1 November.[2] The game was released on Steam on 5 January 2012.[3] The OS X version of the game was released by Feral Interactive on 7 March 2012.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6] It was actually revealed to be slated for a Holiday 2011 release on 19 May 2011 by an announcement by Warner Bros. and TT Games.[1] 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 1 September 2011. A few days after, they released a trailer featuring Voldemort and Bellatrix. Those two, and a third, are available on the official site.[7]

The game was released on the Mac App Store on 22 March 2012. On 3 May 2012 an iOS port of the DS game was released.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic (X360) 77/100[8]
(PS3) 76/100[9]
(PC) 80/100[10]
(Wii) 76/100[11]
(DS) 69/100[12]
(3DS) 71/100[13]
(Vita) 64/100[14]
(iOS) 71/100[15]
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 7.5/10[16]
GameSpot 8/10[17]
GamesRadar 4/5 stars[18]
GameTrailers 8.2/10[19]
IGN 8/10[20]
OXM 7.5/10[21]
VideoGamer.com 8/10[22]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[23]
The Escapist 3.5/5 stars[24]

The game received generally positive reviews. IGN gave Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7 an 8 out of 10. They praised the humorous cutscenes, the use of the film's music tracks, the amount of gameplay available after the main adventure is cleared, and that the game is simple enough for anyone to pick up and play.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phillips, Tom (19 May 2011). "Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 announced". Eurogamer. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Phillips, Tom (1 November 2011). "Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7". LEGO. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Save 15% on LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 on Steam". Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Apparates on to the Mac!". 
  5. ^ Cork, Jeff (19 May 2011). "Hfalscharry Potter Saga To Conclude In LEGO Form - News - www.GameInformer.com". Game Informer. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Watts, Steve (3 March 2010). "TT Games Signs Lego Deal for 6 More Years". 1UP.com. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  7. ^ url=http://videogames.lego.com/en-us/harrypotter57/AboutTheGame/Movies/Default.aspx
  8. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for Vita Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for iOS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Review: Harry Graduates With Relatively High Marks". Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Review". Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  18. ^ "LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 5-7 REVIEW". Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7". Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  20. ^ Justin Davis. "Lego Harry Potter Years 5 - 7 Review". IGN. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  21. ^ "Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7 review". Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  22. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 Review". Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  23. ^ "Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 – review". Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  24. ^ "Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 Review". Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  25. ^ http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/121/1212849p1.html

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