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)
Director(s)Arthur Parsons
Designer(s)Jon Burton
Programmer(s)Stephen Harding
Artist(s)Leon Warren
Composer(s)Patrick Doyle
Nicholas Hooper
Alexandre Desplat
SeriesLego Harry Potter Edit this on Wikidata
Platform(s)
Release
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, iOS and Android.[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] The game was released for the PlayStation 4 on 21 October 2016, as part of the Lego Harry Potter Collection, which bundles the game with its predecessor, Lego Harry Potter: Years 1–4, and was also released for the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on 30 October 2018.[5][6]

The game received generally positive reviews, especially to the humour added to the game's narrative.

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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]

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
AggregatorScore
Metacritic(X360) 77/100[10]
(PS3) 76/100[11]
(PC) 80/100[12]
(Wii) 76/100[13]
(DS) 69/100[14]
(3DS) 71/100[15]
(Vita) 64/100[16]
(iOS) 71/100[17]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Game Informer7.5/10[18]
GameSpot8/10[19]
GamesRadar+4/5 stars[20]
GameTrailers8.2/10[21]
IGN8/10[22]
OXM (US)7.5/10[23]
VideoGamer.com8/10[24]
The Guardian4/5 stars[25]
The Escapist3.5/5 stars[26]

The game received generally positive reviews. Review aggregator website Metacritic gave the game wildly different scores dependent on platform, with the PC version scoring the best at 80%, meaning "Generally favorable reviews".[12] Metacritic also gave the PlayStation Vita version a score of 64%, claiming it scores "Mixed or average reviews".[16]

Justin Davis of IGN gave Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7 an 8 out of 10. He 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."[22] Neil Davey from United Kingdom magazine The Guardian scored the game at 4 stars from 5, saying "there's weeks of fun in this package."[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phillips, Tom (19 May 2011). "Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 announced". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  2. ^ Phillips, Tom (1 November 2011). "Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7". LEGO. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Save 15% on LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 on Steam". Archived from the original on 9 January 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  4. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Apparates on to the Mac!". Archived from the original on 22 October 2017.
  5. ^ Phillips, Tom (8 September 2016). "Lego Harry Potter gets PlayStation 4 remaster". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on 9 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  6. ^ Good, Owen S. (September 6, 2018). "Remastered Lego Harry Potter collection coming to Switch and Xbox One - Polygon". Polygon. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  7. ^ Cork, Jeff (19 May 2011). "Hfalscharry Potter Saga To Conclude In LEGO Form - News - www.GameInformer.com". Game Informer. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  8. ^ Watts, Steve (3 March 2010). "TT Games Signs Lego Deal for 6 More Years". 1UP.com. Archived from the original on 27 December 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  9. ^ url="Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  10. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 27 December 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  11. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  12. ^ a b "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 8 September 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  13. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  14. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 18 December 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  15. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 11 January 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  16. ^ a b "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for Vita Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  17. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for iOS Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 27 December 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  18. ^ "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Review: Harry Graduates With Relatively High Marks". Archived from the original on 8 January 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
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  22. ^ a b Justin Davis. "Lego Harry Potter Years 5 - 7 Review". IGN. Archived from the original on 14 September 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  23. ^ "Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7 review". Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
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