“In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, we are giving gamers a truly epic
conclusion to the most successful movie franchise in history,
with delightful gameplay for fans of all ages,”
said Tom Stone, the managing director of T&t Games.
“We have built upon the first game, and are giving fans even more
magical abilities, puzzle solving and exploration, in addition to our
distinctive brand of hilarious LEGO humor and charm.”
Even Warner Bros. seems pleased with the newly announced sequel.
“LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 offers both Harry Potter and LEGO fans
an immersive experience that is fun and accessible for players of all ages,”
said Samantha Ryan, the senior vice president of Development and Production
for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
I sincerely hope that this game is indeed worthy of the praise it was given,
because "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4" failed to live up to my high expectations.
Most of its levels would each take at least 30 minutes to play, and LEGO increased
the game's difficulty, and made it too much like Nintendo's "Legend of Zelda" games,
where strategy is more important then building, or action, or just having fun.