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    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Announced (Plus, it's Coming to NGP)

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    Edited By patrickklepek
    You'll look awfully shiny on NGP's screen, Harry.
    You'll look awfully shiny on NGP's screen, Harry.

    Right, right--we all know that LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is a no brainer. Warner Bros. and Traveller's Tales telegraphed this when the last game was called LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4.

    The wizarding world of LEGO was one of the weaker effects from Traveller's Tales, albeit far better than either iteration of LEGO Indiana Jones. Considering the series was founded with a source of magic (the Force), you'd think "real" magic would have transitioned nicely, but it seemed to make the environments overcomplicated. It's hard to enjoy interacting with what's around you when you don't know what to interact with in the first place.

    Notably, the press release also promises a NGP version of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. The press release doesn't make any mention of that as a codename, either. Much of Sony's PSP successor remains a secret, but it's expected the company's E3 press conference will solve many of our questions.

    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 arrives sometime this holiday season.

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    #1  Edited By patrickklepek
    You'll look awfully shiny on NGP's screen, Harry.
    You'll look awfully shiny on NGP's screen, Harry.

    Right, right--we all know that LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is a no brainer. Warner Bros. and Traveller's Tales telegraphed this when the last game was called LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4.

    The wizarding world of LEGO was one of the weaker effects from Traveller's Tales, albeit far better than either iteration of LEGO Indiana Jones. Considering the series was founded with a source of magic (the Force), you'd think "real" magic would have transitioned nicely, but it seemed to make the environments overcomplicated. It's hard to enjoy interacting with what's around you when you don't know what to interact with in the first place.

    Notably, the press release also promises a NGP version of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. The press release doesn't make any mention of that as a codename, either. Much of Sony's PSP successor remains a secret, but it's expected the company's E3 press conference will solve many of our questions.

    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 arrives sometime this holiday season.

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    #2  Edited By smitty86

    Let me know when there is a Lego Simpsons game. Then we'll talk.

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    #3  Edited By EuanDewar

    Sure why not, those last two were pretty good.

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    #4  Edited By Yanngc33

    I want more lego Batman

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    #5  Edited By Yummylee

    Three Lego Puzzle/Adventure games in one year? This is a record for the series no doubt. Now give me my Terminator Legos!

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    so close...

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    #7  Edited By GunstarRed

    The first Potter game is clearly the best Lego game so far.... less reliance on combat and tons of insane thinsg to do.

     

    I'm sure this one will be awesome too.

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    #8  Edited By Vexxan

    Hope it'll look as good as the LEGO Pirates game.

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    #9  Edited By buft

    literally there Dev kit must be made out of Lego blocks at this point, turn the handle it shits a game out.

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    #10  Edited By LegalBagel

    Granted, the world they are based on and Lego-ifying of the cutscenes is really what makes a Lego game, but I quite enjoyed the first Lego Harry Potter as a relaxing girlfriend-friendly game.

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    #11  Edited By sin13

    I found Harry Potter to be the best Lego game so far. My only one gripe with the game was the hub world was so big you could get lost easily.

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    #12  Edited By NiccciN

    Less glitchy than the first I hope.  Just this evening played through a second time and the 100% chievo didn't pop.  Argh!!

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    #13  Edited By Danteveli

    not big harry potter fan and i think i have played too many lego games in las few years.

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    #14  Edited By landon

    I'm gonna wait for the inevitable years 1-7 complete package.

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    #15  Edited By Cybexx

    I really liked the last LEGO Harry Potter game with its emphasis on exploration and puzzles over combat. Sure it was a bit janky and the puzzles could be a bit obtuse but I had a ton of fun.

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    #16  Edited By HydraHam
    @Yanngc33 said:
    I want more lego Batman
    lego batmanbatmanbatman with commentary from batman, batman and batman
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    #17  Edited By Neverpraying
    @Yanngc33 said:
    I want more lego Batman
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    #18  Edited By AmplifiedMuffin

    I'm honestly getting burned out on LEGO games, but God damn I can't pass this up!

    TT does need to bring some change to the table with this one, though. A lot of the features in the first game *CoughspellwheelCough*were fine and dandy but they just didn't work well enough. And please, for the love of Dumbledore, make sure to thoroughly test the games this time! I've always had glitches in my LEGO games and it's very tiresome.

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    I want to see the zany Lego take on the death of Dumbledore.
    Next Lego game needs to be edgier maybe base it off of the last movie trilogy I watched.  The Girl Who Played With Legos.

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    #20  Edited By microshock

    The Lego games have been getting better and better. Really nice games with a lot to do. I can't say I'll be buying them though

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    #21  Edited By WinterSnowblind
    @Yanngc33 said:
    I want more lego Batman
    Not going to happen, Lego dropped the license after how violent the Dark Knight was and I believe one of their competitors now uses it.  They do have a partnership with Disney though, so sets and games based on Marvel guys are very likely to be next.
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    #22  Edited By djn3811

    Yes, the first one was so fun, probably the best Lego game in my opinion. I can't wait.
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    #23  Edited By xpgamer7

    Why not at this point.

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    #24  Edited By ProfessorEss
    @Xpgamer7 said:

    Why not at this point.

    Haha, seriously tho. There's something about the Lego franchise. No matter how much they milk it and how slowly they innovate it you just can't really get mad at it.

    It's like when Rockstar made GTA3 then everyone started making clones, except this time it's one company making the original AND all the clones - and you can't talk much shit about them cause they're just some videogame-ass videogames doin' what they do. Classic video game tropes piled high and not trying to be anything more.

    I love em, but at this rate I probably won't get around to Harry Potter 5-7 until late 2012 and by then I'll be backlogged like, six or seven deep.

    ...still can't decide whether to go SW3 or PotC next.
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    #25  Edited By fenixREVOLUTION

    I enjoyed the first one, so this can only be a good thing.

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    #26  Edited By ryanwho

    I guess these games do something for someone so more power to them. As far as movie licence games go, this seems to be the best angle. Because you can follow the same story, and yet not. Play with preconceptions and such.

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    #27  Edited By IshimuraD

    They never seem to mess up the Lego games, so I guess I'll be getting this as someone's present this year.

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    #28  Edited By Hizang

    I still need to get the first Lego Harry Potter, man have I fallen behind with games!
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    #29  Edited By SSully

    Expecto Patronum!

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    #30  Edited By radioactivez0r

    Oh goody, opinions stated as facts in a news story.  Lego HP was not one of the weaker ones, it was awesome.  

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    #31  Edited By mostafiew

    Played so much LEGO games while PSN was down

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    #32  Edited By skrutop
    Not sure why that second paragraph was in the article. Padding?
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    #33  Edited By BlatantNinja23

    wait lego harry potter for the neo geo portable? hell ya ill buy that 

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    #34  Edited By toowalrus
    @BlatantNinja23 said:
    wait lego harry potter for the neo geo portable? hell ya ill buy that 
    That's not what NGP stands for- don't be stupid.

    ...it's Neo Geo Pocket.
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    #35  Edited By darthzew

    I wasn't a huge fan of year 1-4, but this might be interesting enough to check out.

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    #36  Edited By BlatantNinja23
    @TooWalrus: Im disgusted in myself for screwing that up, yay me for not proof reading 

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    #37  Edited By ignitionjames

    Hey Harry Potter fans – are you ready for LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7? My name is James, and I’m helping WB Games spread the word about a brand-new Facebook game we just launched on the official LEGO Harry Potter page called “Dueling Club”!

    Starting now, aspiring wizards can create, customize, and share their very own Harry Potter-themed virtual LEGO avatar. But the fun doesn’t end there – pretty soon, you’ll be able to duel using your personalized avatar to compete for high scores, pride, and amazing prizes! Want in on all the fun? Head over to the official LEGO Harry Potter page here:

    http://www.facebook.com/LEGOHarryPotterGame

    Thanks for your time!

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