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LEGO game versions of key Warner Bros movie franchises have been steadily flowing for years, so it was inevitable that the Harry Potter franchise would join the fray. LEGO Harry Potter allows all the muggles out there to experience most of the key events in Harry's first four years at Hogwarts, either as a single player or cooperatively (170 playable characters include the usual suspects like Ron and Hermione, plus exciting fringe options like Hagrid's boarhound, Fang). In attempting to capture the complexities of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter universe, the game arms players will a handful of magic spells which they must use to solve puzzles and unlock access to other story missions. There's definitely a learning curve, as you have to use the spells in the correct order and under the correct conditions to keep moving. The graphics, sounds and LEGO cuteness all work well together. Potter fans are sure to be pleased with this one.

Score: 8.5/10

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Average: 2.9 (8 votes)